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Anti-Flag are an American PunkRock band from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, Pennsylvania, known for their strongly politically oriented lyrics.

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Anti-Flag are an American PunkRock band from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, Pennsylvania, known for their strongly politically oriented politically-oriented lyrics.



* ''American Reckoning'' (2018)

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* ''American Reckoning'' (2018)
''20/20 Vision'' (2020)



* CoverVersion: "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)", originally by Music/{{Buzzcocks}} and "The Freaks, Nerds & Romantics" by ''Bouncing Souls.'' Both song appear on ''BYO Split'' done with the latter band, who themselves covered Anti-Flag's "That's Youth" here. They also covered some songs by Music/TheClash live.

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* CoverVersion: "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)", originally by Music/{{Buzzcocks}} and "The Freaks, Nerds & Romantics" by ''Bouncing Souls.'' Bouncing Souls. Both song appear on ''BYO Split'' done with the latter band, who themselves covered Anti-Flag's "That's Youth" here. They also covered some songs by Music/TheClash live.



* ProtestSong: Pretty much their entire damn catalogue! They even have a [[TheSomethingSong song with that title]].

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* ProtestSong: Pretty much their entire damn catalogue! They even have a [[TheSomethingSong song with that title]].



--> We're looking for a few good womyn (not a misspelling, but rather a feminist way of spelling the word)

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--> We're looking for a few good womyn (not (this is not a misspelling, but rather it's a feminist way of spelling the word)


* Pat Thetic - drums (1988–89, 1992–present)
* Chris Head - guitar, backing vocals (1998–present), bass (1997)

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* Pat Thetic - drums drums, percussion (1988–89, 1992–present)
* Chris Head - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1998–present), (1997–present), bass (1997)

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* MeaningfulName: Chris '''Barker''' tends to scream rather than sing, and at live shows, he's the one yelling out political slogans and hyping up the crowd.


The band began breaking in the mainstream with their 2003 album ''The Terror State''. Their peak of popularity came with 2006 album ''For Blood and Empire''. However it also had their old fans calling them sell-outs due to being released by a major label (especially as Anti-Flag are known for their anti-corporate lyrics). Even more backlash was aimed at their second major album, ''The Bright Lights of America'' due to some departure from their typical musical style. This album also completed their contract with Creator/RCARecords, so they subsequently moved to another independent label, [=SideOneDummy=], and released ''The People or the Gun'' and ''The General Strike'' in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Their last three albums, ''American Spring'', ''American Fall'' and ''American Reckoning'' have been released through Spinefarm Records.

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The band began breaking in the mainstream with their 2003 album ''The Terror State''. Their peak of popularity came with 2006 album ''For Blood and Empire''. However However, it also had their old fans calling them sell-outs sellouts due to being released by a major label (especially as Anti-Flag are known for their anti-corporate lyrics). Even more backlash was aimed at their second major album, ''The Bright Lights of America'' due to some departure from their typical musical style. This album also completed their contract with Creator/RCARecords, so they subsequently moved to another independent label, [=SideOneDummy=], and released ''The People or the Gun'' and ''The General Strike'' in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Their last three albums, ''American Spring'', ''American Fall'' and ''American Reckoning'' have been released through Spinefarm Records.


Formed in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist Justin Sane and drummer Pat Thetic, the band went through various line-ups, at one point including Justin's sister Lucy. By mid-90's, they consisted of Sane, Thetic and bassist/vocalist Andy Flag. Flag left after the recording of ''Die for the Government'' and was replaced by Sean Whelan, who was then subsequently replaced by Chris Head. However, Chris Head preferred guitar over bass, so the band expanded to four piece with the addition of bassist Jamie Cock. In early 1999, Jamie was replaced by Chris Barker (also known as #2) and the band has carried on with that line-up ever since, releasing their second album ''A New Kind of Army'' the same year. Another, titled ''Underground Network'', followed in 2001.

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Formed in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist Justin Sane and drummer Pat Thetic, the band went through various line-ups, at one point including Justin's sister Lucy. By mid-90's, the mid-1990s, they consisted of Sane, Thetic and bassist/vocalist Andy Flag. Flag left after the recording of ''Die for the Government'' and was replaced by Sean Whelan, who was then subsequently replaced by Chris Head. However, Chris Head preferred guitar over bass, so the band expanded to four piece with the addition of bassist Jamie Cock. In early 1999, Jamie was replaced by Chris Barker (also known as #2) and the band has carried on with that line-up ever since, releasing their second album ''A New Kind of Army'' the same year. Another, titled ''Underground Network'', followed in 2001.


The band began breaking in the mainstream with their 2003 album ''The Terror State''. Their peak of popularity came with 2006 album ''For Blood and Empire''. However it also had their old fans calling them sell-outs due to being released by a major label (especially as Anti-Flag are known for their anti-corporate lyrics). Even more backlash was aimed at their second major album, ''The Bright Lights of America'' due to some departure from their typical musical style. This album also completed their contract with Creator/RCARecords, so they subsequently moved to an(other) independent label [=SideOneDummy=] and released ''The People or the Gun'' and ''The General Strike'' in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Their latest album ''American Spring'' was released in 2015 through Spinefarm Records.

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The band began breaking in the mainstream with their 2003 album ''The Terror State''. Their peak of popularity came with 2006 album ''For Blood and Empire''. However it also had their old fans calling them sell-outs due to being released by a major label (especially as Anti-Flag are known for their anti-corporate lyrics). Even more backlash was aimed at their second major album, ''The Bright Lights of America'' due to some departure from their typical musical style. This album also completed their contract with Creator/RCARecords, so they subsequently moved to an(other) another independent label [=SideOneDummy=] label, [=SideOneDummy=], and released ''The People or the Gun'' and ''The General Strike'' in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Their latest album last three albums, ''American Spring'' was Spring'', ''American Fall'' and ''American Reckoning'' have been released in 2015 through Spinefarm Records.



* Justin Sane - lead vocals, lead guitar
* Pat Thetic - drums

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* Justin Sane - lead vocals, lead guitar
guitar (1988–89, 1992–present)
* Pat Thetic - drumsdrums (1988–89, 1992–present)



* Lucy Fester - bass (1988–89)



* Lucy Fester - bass (1988–89)
* Sean Whelan - bass (1997)
* Jamie Cock - bass, backing vocals (1998–99)

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* Lucy Fester - bass (1988–89)
* Sean Whelan - bass (1997)
* Jamie Cock - bass, backing vocals (1998–99)
(1997–99)


The band began breaking in the mainstream with their 2003 album ''The Terror State''. Their peak of popularity came with 2006 album ''For Blood and Empire''. However it also had their old fans calling them sell-outs due to being released by a major label (especially as Anti-Flag are known for their anti-corporate lyrics). Even more backlash was aimed at their second major album, ''The Bright Lights of America'' due to some departure from their typical musical style. This album also completed their contract with Creator/RCARecords, so they subsequently moved to an(other) independent label [=SideOneDummy=] and released ''The People or the Gun'' and ''The General Strike'' in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Their latest album ''American Spring'' was released in 2015 throgh Spinefarm Records.

!!Band Members (current in bold)
* '''Justin Sane''' - lead vocals, lead guitar
* '''Pat Thetic''' - drums
* Andy Flag - bass, vocals (1993-1996)
* Lucy Fester - bass (1988-1989)
* '''Chris Head''' - guitar, backing vocals (1998-present), bass (1997)

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The band began breaking in the mainstream with their 2003 album ''The Terror State''. Their peak of popularity came with 2006 album ''For Blood and Empire''. However it also had their old fans calling them sell-outs due to being released by a major label (especially as Anti-Flag are known for their anti-corporate lyrics). Even more backlash was aimed at their second major album, ''The Bright Lights of America'' due to some departure from their typical musical style. This album also completed their contract with Creator/RCARecords, so they subsequently moved to an(other) independent label [=SideOneDummy=] and released ''The People or the Gun'' and ''The General Strike'' in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Their latest album ''American Spring'' was released in 2015 throgh through Spinefarm Records.

!!Band Members (current in bold)
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!!Members:
* '''Justin Sane''' Justin Sane - lead vocals, lead guitar
* '''Pat Thetic''' Pat Thetic - drums
* Chris Head - guitar, backing vocals (1998–present), bass (1997)
* Chris "#2" Barker - bass, vocals (1999–present)

!!Former members:
* Andy Flag - bass, vocals (1993-1996)
(1993–96)
* Lucy Fester - bass (1988-1989)
* '''Chris Head''' - guitar, backing vocals (1998-present), bass (1997)
(1988–89)



* Jamie Cock - bass, backing vocals (1998-1999)
* '''Chris "#2" Barker''' - bass, vocals (1999-present)

!!Studio albums

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* Jamie Cock - bass, backing vocals (1998-1999)
* '''Chris "#2" Barker''' - bass, vocals (1999-present)

(1998–99)

!!Studio albumsalbums:




!!Other notable releases

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\n* ''American Fall'' (2017)
* ''American Reckoning'' (2018)

!!Other notable releasesreleases:



!!The band provides examples of

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!!The band provides examples of!'''''The Bright Tropes of America''''':



* {{Bowdlerize}}: Inverted for single version of "1 Trillion Dollar$". The chorus on album version ends with "fuck the world, kill 'em all", which was changed to "fuck the world, fuck 'em all".

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Inverted for the single version of "1 Trillion Dollar$". The chorus on the album version ends with "fuck the world, kill 'em all", which was changed to "fuck the world, fuck 'em all".



* ContemptibleCover: The cover art for ''The Terror State'', which features Justin's niece amongst rubble holing an automatic handgun had to be replaced by a simple black one with just the band's logo and album title in some stores.
* CoverVersion: "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't)", originally by Music/{{Buzzcocks}} and "The Freaks, Nerds & Romantics" by ''Bouncing Souls.'' Both song appear on ''BYO Split'' done with the latter band, who themselves covered Anti-Flag's "That's Youth" here. They also covered some songs by Music/TheClash live.
* FunWithAcronyms: "Operation Iraqui Liberation".

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* ContemptibleCover: The cover art for ''The Terror State'', which features Justin's niece amongst rubble holing holding an automatic handgun had to be replaced by a simple black one with just the band's logo and album title in some stores.
* CoverVersion: "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't)", Shouldn't've)", originally by Music/{{Buzzcocks}} and "The Freaks, Nerds & Romantics" by ''Bouncing Souls.'' Both song appear on ''BYO Split'' done with the latter band, who themselves covered Anti-Flag's "That's Youth" here. They also covered some songs by Music/TheClash live.
* FunWithAcronyms: "Operation Iraqui Iraqi Liberation".



* LighterAndSofter: ''The Bright Lights of America'', somewhat.
* LongRunnerLineUp: Since 1999.

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* LighterAndSofter: ''The Bright Lights of America'', somewhat.
[[PlayingWithATrope somewhat]].
* LongRunnerLineUp: Since Type 2 since 1999.



--> We're looking for a few good womyn (not a mispelling, but rather a feminist way of spelling the word)

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--> We're looking for a few good womyn (not a mispelling, misspelling, but rather a feminist way of spelling the word)



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Justin Sane sings most of the band's songs, but current bassist Chris Barker and a former one Andy Flag also had their fair share of lead vocals, both pretty much creating a VocalTagTeam with him, either switching vocals with each next song, or (especially in Chris' case) sharing leads on the same song.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Justin Sane sings most of the band's songs, but current bassist Chris "#2" Barker and a former one Andy Flag also had their fair share of lead vocals, both pretty much creating a VocalTagTeam with him, either switching vocals with each next song, or (especially in Chris' case) sharing leads on the same song.



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Naturally, as a PunkRock band. Simplicity of their music is somewhat referenced to in "Indie Sux, Hardline Sux, Emo Sux, You Suck".

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Naturally, as a PunkRock band. Simplicity The simplicity of their music is somewhat referenced to in "Indie Sux, Hardline Sux, Emo Sux, You Suck".



* WarIsHell: Another one of their common lyrical themes.

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* WarIsHell: Another one of their common lyrical themes.themes.
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* {{Sampling}}: Among others they have sampled MartinLutherKingJr or Mumua Abu Jamal.

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* {{Sampling}}: Among others they have sampled MartinLutherKingJr UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr or Mumua Abu Jamal.


* CoverVersion: "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't)", originally by Music/{{Buzzcocks}} and "The Freaks, Nerds & Romantics" by Music/BouncingSouls. Both song appear on ''BYO Split'' done with the latter band, who themselves covered Anti-Flag's "That's Youth" here. They also covered some songs by Music/TheClash live.

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* CoverVersion: "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't)", originally by Music/{{Buzzcocks}} and "The Freaks, Nerds & Romantics" by Music/BouncingSouls. ''Bouncing Souls.'' Both song appear on ''BYO Split'' done with the latter band, who themselves covered Anti-Flag's "That's Youth" here. They also covered some songs by Music/TheClash live.


* CoverVersion: "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't)", originally by TheBuzzcocks and "The Freaks, Nerds & Romantics" by BouncingSouls. Both song appear on ''BYO Split'' done with the latter band, who themselves covered Anti-Flag's "That's Youth" here. They also covered some songs by TheClash live.

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* CoverVersion: "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't)", originally by TheBuzzcocks Music/{{Buzzcocks}} and "The Freaks, Nerds & Romantics" by BouncingSouls.Music/BouncingSouls. Both song appear on ''BYO Split'' done with the latter band, who themselves covered Anti-Flag's "That's Youth" here. They also covered some songs by TheClash Music/TheClash live.


Anti-Flag are an American PunkRock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, known for their strongly politically oriented lyrics.

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Anti-Flag are an American PunkRock band from Pittsburgh, UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, Pennsylvania, known for their strongly politically oriented lyrics.



The band began breaking in the mainstream with their 2003 album ''The Terror State''. Their peak of popularity came with 2006 album ''For Blood and Empire''. However it also had their old fans calling them sell-outs due to being released by a major label (especially as Anti-Flag are known for their anti-corporate lyrics). Even more backlash was aimed at their second major album, ''The Bright Lights of America'' due to some departure from their typical musical style. This album also completed their contract with RCA, so they subsequently moved to an(other) independent label [=SideOneDummy=] and released ''The People or the Gun'' and ''The General Strike'' in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Their latest album ''American Spring'' was released in 2015 throgh Spinefarm Records.

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The band began breaking in the mainstream with their 2003 album ''The Terror State''. Their peak of popularity came with 2006 album ''For Blood and Empire''. However it also had their old fans calling them sell-outs due to being released by a major label (especially as Anti-Flag are known for their anti-corporate lyrics). Even more backlash was aimed at their second major album, ''The Bright Lights of America'' due to some departure from their typical musical style. This album also completed their contract with RCA, Creator/RCARecords, so they subsequently moved to an(other) independent label [=SideOneDummy=] and released ''The People or the Gun'' and ''The General Strike'' in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Their latest album ''American Spring'' was released in 2015 throgh Spinefarm Records.

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Anti-Flag are an American PunkRock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, known for their strongly politically oriented lyrics.

Formed in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist Justin Sane and drummer Pat Thetic, the band went through various line-ups, at one point including Justin's sister Lucy. By mid-90's, they consisted of Sane, Thetic and bassist/vocalist Andy Flag. Flag left after the recording of ''Die for the Government'' and was replaced by Sean Whelan, who was then subsequently replaced by Chris Head. However, Chris Head preferred guitar over bass, so the band expanded to four piece with the addition of bassist Jamie Cock. In early 1999, Jamie was replaced by Chris Barker (also known as #2) and the band has carried on with that line-up ever since, releasing their second album ''A New Kind of Army'' the same year. Another, titled ''Underground Network'', followed in 2001.

The band began breaking in the mainstream with their 2003 album ''The Terror State''. Their peak of popularity came with 2006 album ''For Blood and Empire''. However it also had their old fans calling them sell-outs due to being released by a major label (especially as Anti-Flag are known for their anti-corporate lyrics). Even more backlash was aimed at their second major album, ''The Bright Lights of America'' due to some departure from their typical musical style. This album also completed their contract with RCA, so they subsequently moved to an(other) independent label [=SideOneDummy=] and released ''The People or the Gun'' and ''The General Strike'' in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Their latest album ''American Spring'' was released in 2015 throgh Spinefarm Records.

!!Band Members (current in bold)
* '''Justin Sane''' - lead vocals, lead guitar
* '''Pat Thetic''' - drums
* Andy Flag - bass, vocals (1993-1996)
* Lucy Fester - bass (1988-1989)
* '''Chris Head''' - guitar, backing vocals (1998-present), bass (1997)
* Sean Whelan - bass (1997)
* Jamie Cock - bass, backing vocals (1998-1999)
* '''Chris "#2" Barker''' - bass, vocals (1999-present)

!!Studio albums
* ''Die for the Government'' (1996)
* ''A New Kind of Army'' (1999)
* ''Underground Network'' (2001)
* ''The Terror State'' (2003)
* ''For Blood and Empire'' (2006)
* ''The Bright Lights of America'' (2008)
* ''The People or the Gun'' (2009)
* ''The General Strike'' (2012)
* ''American Spring'' (2015)

!!Other notable releases
* ''North America Sucks'' (1995) (split album with d.b.s.)
* ''Their System Doesn't Work for You'' (1997) (compilation of tracks from the above release and a few unreleased song)
* ''Mobilize'' (2002) (an album consisting half of newly recorded studio songs and second half of live songs)
* ''BYO Split Series Volume IV'' (2002) (split with The Bouncing Souls)
* ''A Benefit for Victims of Violent Crime'' (2007) (EP, another half studio/half live release)

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!!The band provides examples of
* AlbumTitleDrop: ''For Blood and Empire'' in "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man".
* AntiPoliceSong: "Fuck PoliceBrutality"
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Inverted for single version of "1 Trillion Dollar$". The chorus on album version ends with "fuck the world, kill 'em all", which was changed to "fuck the world, fuck 'em all".
* CarefulWithThatAxe: Screaming is not uncommon in their music.
* ClusterFBomb - "Fuck the Flag" and "Your Daddy Was a Rich Man, Your Daddy's Fucking Dead" are prime examples.
* ContemptibleCover: The cover art for ''The Terror State'', which features Justin's niece amongst rubble holing an automatic handgun had to be replaced by a simple black one with just the band's logo and album title in some stores.
* CoverVersion: "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't)", originally by TheBuzzcocks and "The Freaks, Nerds & Romantics" by BouncingSouls. Both song appear on ''BYO Split'' done with the latter band, who themselves covered Anti-Flag's "That's Youth" here. They also covered some songs by TheClash live.
* FunWithAcronyms: "Operation Iraqui Liberation".
* IwoJimaPose: On the cover art for ''A New Kind of Army'', where four punks raise an upside-down American flag.
* LighterAndSofter: ''The Bright Lights of America'', somewhat.
* LongRunnerLineUp: Since 1999.
* LongTitle: "When You Don't Control Your Government, People Want to Kill You", "You Can Kill the Protester, but You Can't Kill the Protest", "Your Daddy Was a Rich Man, Your Daddy's Fucking Dead", "The Project for a New American Century" "If You Wanna Steal (You Better Learn How to Lie)", "Sodom, Gomorrah, Washington D.C. (Sheep in Shepherd's Clothing)"...
* LuckyCharmsTitle: "1 Trillion Dollar$"
* LyricalColdOpen: "You've Got to Die for the Government", "Death of a Nation", "Rank-N-File", "Spaz's House Destruction Party", "Gifts from America",
* NumericalThemeNaming: Chris #2.
* OneSteveLimit: Chris Head and Chris Barker. It's also why the latter is called #2.
* PretenderDiss: "Captain Anarchy" and "Punk by the Book".
* ProtestSong: Pretty much their entire damn catalogue! They even have a [[TheSomethingSong song with that title]].
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Turncoat! Killer! Liar! Thief!
** This is! The end! For you my friend! I can't! Forgive! I won't forget!
* PunnyName: Justin Sane and Pat Thetic.
* ReligionRantSong: Their early song "Fuck the Pope".
* RhymingWithItself: From "A New Kind of Army"
--> We're looking for a few good men
--> We're looking for a few good womyn (not a mispelling, but rather a feminist way of spelling the word)
--> Who are not afraid to fight against '''tyranny'''
--> But who refuse to fight with '''tyranny'''
* {{Sampling}}: Among others they have sampled MartinLutherKingJr or Mumua Abu Jamal.
* StageNames: Most members.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Justin Sane sings most of the band's songs, but current bassist Chris Barker and a former one Andy Flag also had their fair share of lead vocals, both pretty much creating a VocalTagTeam with him, either switching vocals with each next song, or (especially in Chris' case) sharing leads on the same song.
** Drummer Pat Thetic provided spoken vocals for "Anatomy of Your Enemy".
* TheSomethingSong: "ProtestSong", "Mumia's Song", "Consumers Song", "This Is Not a Crass Song".
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Naturally, as a PunkRock band. Simplicity of their music is somewhat referenced to in "Indie Sux, Hardline Sux, Emo Sux, You Suck".
--> Indie kids are bunch of snobs.
--> They complain my timing's all off.
--> I think timing is for stupid fucks.
--> Why do they think I play punk rock?
* TitleTrack: On ''A New Kind of Army'', ''Underground Network'' and ''The Bright Lights of America''. Played with on ''Die for the Government'' as the song is titled "You've Gotta Die for the Government".
* VocalTagTeam: Between Justin and either Andy Flag or Chris Barker depending on who is in the band. With Chris he sometimes even share lead vocals on the same song. Usually done in two ways - either [[SopranoAndGravel Justin sings and Chris is yelling his lungs out]], or both just scream.
* WarIsHell: Another one of their common lyrical themes.

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