WAG 0008, 1995 ANTISEEN/SEDUCER Split 7" Cactus Jack/I Don't Like You/Black Sheep, WAGGLETONE RECORDS, RELEASED SOLEY ON RED COLORED VINYL.
ANTiSEEN, a self-described "Destructo Rock" band from North Carolina, have been playing and touring since 1983. They are the most prominent active representatives of the scum punk genre, but their influence spans the industry, with collaborations with Hank Williams III, one of many artists who list the band as an influence and have covered the band's songs.
The band has recently released a tribute album entitled "Everybody Loves ANTiSEEN." This album features 58 various artists covering songs from ANTiSEEN's 20+ year long history.
The band's members have often changed from record to record, with the only constant members being Joe Young and Jeff Clayton.
The band has a strong love for pro wrestling. They have displayed this by making musical tributes to various wrestlers including Cactus Jack, Sabu, Terry Funk, and Abdullah The Butcher. Non-specific songs include (I'm a) Babyface Killer (sung from the viewpoint of a heel) and From Parts Unknown (a tribute to wrestlers who wear masks).
The band is no stranger to cover songs, and has covered songs by artists such as Hank Williams Sr., Skrewdriver, Ernest Tubb, Hellstomper, GG Allin, Anti-Nowhere League,Broken Talent, Alice Cooper, Dave Dudley, Bob Dylan, Roky Erickson, George Jones, The Kinks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Curtis Mayfield, Roy Orbison, Ramones, Rancid Vat, Rose Tattoo, Steve Sadler, Jumping Gene Simmons, Jack Starr, Sun Ra, Screaming Lord Sutch, The Stooges, Talking Heads, The Trashmen, and The Troggs.
The band prefers to write their own material however. As mentioned before, the band has love for wrestling. However, they also feature songs about militant issues (Stormtrooper, Pledge Allegiance to the Bomb, Warhero), a love for the South (Trapped in Dixie), a lack of shame (Glad I Am The Way I Am, F**k All Y'All, No Apologies), songs that defy political correctness (Animals, Eat 'Em, F.T.K., Spare Change, Watch The Bastard Fry, Melting Pot, O.D. For Me, Hippy Punk), and day to day subjects (I Don't Ask You For Nothing, Backlash, Leeches & Losers, Run My World, Alive & Unwell, People Like You, Misery). According to their coffee table book (Destructo Maximus) Jeff Clayton writes most of the lyrics although on their most recent studio release Badwill Ambassadors, Barry Hannible and Doug Canipe handled most of the songwriting duties.
The band is often considered to be nothing more than a GG Allin backing band because GG did use them as a backing band on his Murder Junkies album. The band has stated that this album was a mixed blessing, stating that although they regret the "backing band" stigma that it gave them, they loved the way the album turned out.
The band's stage show often features wrestling style action, such as Jeff cutting his head open so that he wears a crimson mask, Jeff jumping through (sometimes flaming) tables, and barbed wire shows where the stage is covered in a wall of barbed wire. The Cosmic Commander often acts as the bands "manager" coming on stage before the show begins to taunt the crowd/prepare them for that is about to happen. His dressing style includes brightly colored turbans, wrap around glasses, and sequined jackets, not unlike that of The Grand Wizard. Jeff Clayton also often plays the washboard during shows, destroying it at the end of a song. The methods of destroying it go from simple smashing it against the floor, putting explosives in it and setting it on fire, and elbow dropping through glass washboards.
The band has toured extensively throughout the US and Europe over the years.
The band is credited with the birth of the now dead "Confederacy of Scum." The COS was a group of bands who got together to have a yearly supershow. Some bands that were included in these shows are Rancid Vat, Limecell, Hellstomper, Cocknoose, Frankenstein Drag Queens, Hammerlock, Before I Hang, and The Dead Kings.