Lips wandered off the stage and into the crowd, right in front of me, shredding his ass off and wearing a huge grin the whole time. Lips knows this and works memorable and pointed phrases into many of these songs.
“Protect the constitution, another 21 die,” he deadpans to a Sabbath-style riff on “Gun Control”.
The night that Anvil played the Riot Room, they made it feel like it was Madison Square Garden.
This band missed out on fame and fortune in the ’80s when all their contemporaries blew up.
Sacha Gervasi's documentary follows Anvil on someone's half-baked idea of a comeback tour in Europe - the missed trains, the tantrums, the humiliatingly tiny audiences.