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This US band made their name in the late 90s and early 00s for their politically charged brand of punk rock. Formed by Justin Sane (Justin Geever, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar/vocals), Pat Thetic (drums) and Lucy Fester (vocals) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1988, the original line-up was in a constant state of flux and the band fell apart before it had barely started. Sane and Thetic tried again in 1993, recruiting bass player Andy Flag and building up the Anti-Flag name with a tireless live schedule. Their overtly political stance was readily apparent in both the choice of band name and their frequent tirades against US military and social policy. They made their album debut in 1996 with Die For The Government, which included self-explanatory tracks such as Red White And Brainwashed, Police State In The U.S.A. and Im Being Watched By The CIA. The EP North America Sucks pursued similar themes.