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Had the Effigies been born in England rather than Chicago, they could have filled the vacuum left by the Clash in the early 1980s. Influenced in a big way by Stiff Little Fingers, Angelic Upstarts, the Ruts and the Stranglers, the Effigies were one of the few overtly political punk bands to assault Reagan's America in a multi-tiered attack. One listen to the furious "Mob Clash," or the incendiary "Course In Vein" makes most contemporary punk bands sound like they're only along for the ride. Anarchists in the truest sense of the word, the Effigies flew no flags and preached no particular dogma. Instead, they knew the system was rotten at the core and proceeded to rail against the walls of Jericho. (ERIC)

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