The Anabolics

The Anabolics


We are the bastard children of The Shangri-Las and The Clash.


We are The Anabolics. We play garagey power pop. Our songs are about exes we kicked to the curb, people we love, people we hate, cheating, lying, scorned lovers, and stalkers. We have one song that’s in Spanish. It’s called Vaya Con Dios. The rest are in English. We sound like the bastard child of The Shangri-Las and The Clash. We dress in miniskirts, fishnets, go-go boots, sunglasses and leather. We got together in New York City in the summer of 2003. We started playing shows that fall. Where we came from doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is the next move. We have played all over New York and in lots of other places too, across the US, Scandinavia, and the South Pacific. When we play live, people get up and dance. Everywhere we go, we make friends and enemies. Either way, people remember us. We have a full length CD and two EPs out. We’re in the process of recording more songs. More recording and more live shows. That’s the plan. You can check us out at and There are songs and photos and other exciting things there too. You can reach us at We love you.


"On Your Feet Or On Your Knees", full length, released 2003. "3 On 1", three song EP, released 2004. Radio airplay on WFDU, Fairlee Dickinson radio station, and the BBC WM.

Set List

We normally play 8-9 songs...we choose between Trouble, Careena Collins, Vaya Con Dios, Tonight Tonight, Why Should I Cry (Over You), Come Six To My Nine, If You Ain't Mine, Mark of a Madman, Bad Habit, Never Say A Word, Girls Like You, Burning Headlights, Dead or Alive, Lady of the Future, All Bets Are Off, Strychnine, and a few others. Our covers include "I'm The Only One" by the Go-Gos, "Russian Roulette" by Lords of the New Church, "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace" by Terry Reid, and "Got To Choose" by Kiss. Our set is 25 minutes on average.