When I started this project 7 years ago I felt it best not to publish real names so I could not be accused of it having any association with my public sector job. However this was futile as I was still locked up and sacked. My name is Gary Marsden, I was born, bred and still live in Leeds. Although I refer to Anglo Saxon as 'we' I am essentially a solo artist but could not have done it without the support of others. First and foremost my partner who not only co-wrote the lyrics to some of the songs but supported me 100% through the difficult times of my arrest and loss of my well established career. Also other local guitarists feature on some of the tracks. These people have writing or performance credits on the relevant CD sleeves.
I was the Singer/songwriter for BRIK MARINE a moderately successful 80’s Leeds rock band. We
headlined most pub/club rock venues in northern England, supported a few
major bands and played down the bill at a couple of festivals. We reached
the finals of a Battle of the bands competition, have a track on an EMI
compilation album ‘Rock On’( I actually signed a contract with EMI ). Sold few records, made no money, packed in and went and did a proper job
for 20 odd years.
Like most people we think the London Bombings were a Watershed in our
history. For my birthday in January 2006 my partner bought me a new guitar and
all of a sudden these patriotic songs started coming out of us. She
co-wrote the lyrics on ‘This is England’ ‘When Daddy comes marching home’ and ‘Lest' we forget 7/7'... Got
in touch with an old band member who has a studio and an internet based
record company ‘confidential records’ and ANGLO SAXON was born on 23rd of
April 2006 (work it out).
We are not remotely racist…. just extremely proud of our race (the Northern European
mix) who’s ancestors built Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall, York Minster, signed
the magna carta and are the major contributor to today’s western culture.
We are no pacifists... my Grandfather fought at El Alamein and my partners
died in WW1 and if this country was under threat would like you defend it
to the last. However, regarding the current conflicts we are 100% behind
our forces but did not agree with the political decisions to send them and
the sooner they are home safe the better. I think our lyrics reflect that
and it seems rather prophetic that The War Machine has a huge ‘W’ in the
middle of his name.
Anglo Saxon is not part of any political party or organisation. I cannot
believe in a country of 50 million people no one has used the name Anglo
Saxon. Anyway we’ve got it, patented it and we are keeping it. There has
never been any patriotic/nationalist music that has made it into the
mainstream, we would like to be the first but hopefully not the last. If
other musicians/songwriters can follow through the
door we have opened then at least we have contributed something.
I do not profess to be a great musician and hopefully in the future the songs
can be re-recorded with musicians and production that will do them justice.
We have financed everything so far, studio time, CD production etc. and are
into four figures. Over the coming months we will be releasing
more CD’s and posting the lyrics on the web site as we finish more songs.
" Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society." - Aristotle
" A people separated from their history are easily persuaded." - Karl Marx
" It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not." - Andre Gide
" In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
" Tolerance is the virtue of men who no longer believe in anything." - G.K. Chesterton
" To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
" The pen is mightier than the sword " - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
" I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire
“ Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott
" You can cage the singer but not the song." - Harry Belafonte
" Forgive them Father for they know not what they do." - Jesus Christ
Some of our quotes - Not as iconic but we will keep trying !
" Look in your heart and you will find the answer."
" Political correctness is by definition prejudice, at the expense of absolute truth."
" The truth is a dangerous animal "
" You might think it's a shit song but no fucker pays to hear you."
" If we fail to show courage now we will leave Revolution, Civil War or subjugation to our children........... and our children's children "
" I doubt I would agree with anyone about everything, but that's the whole point of freedom of speech."
" Not racist - not fascist - not difficult."
Finally this is from (Rosalind) Roz Caplan, a so called 'language expert' from Greater Manchester Police in her witness statement against me “Although his proclamations are not racist in her opinion he sees this as a get out clause to promote racist views”. My response was..."By using this ‘experts’ twisted logic then 'Forgive them Father for they know not what they do' is a get out clause to show no mercy and kill everyone".....That was the end of that one!
This will only gain momentum with the support of people like you. We may
not be successful but at least we are trying to do something
to contribute to the fight to regain the moral conscience and respect for the heritage of our ancestral
All merchandise....CD’s, T-Shirts and DVD available using paypal.....Good
To anyone who has got this far......Cheers.
Werian se Angelcynn , Waes Hael - Anglo Saxon