Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Volcano Suns: The Bright Orange Years [Reissue]

Volcano Suns
The Bright Orange Years [Reissue]
Merge Records [1985; re:2009]

Fire Drills Review:
Merge records brings back the classic debut from the Volcano Suns, which consisted of members from the disbanded Mission Of Burma. The record was never released on CD and has never sounded better from the remastering of Bob Weston (Shellac, Nirvana, Sebadoh). The Bright Orange Years is a solid rock punk album from beginning to end and contains a perfect balance of aggression and catchiness. Along with the great album the reissue adds nine extra tracks that include 7-inch only tracks, unreleased tracks and radio sessions.

Key Track: "Jak"

Band With Similar Fire: The Replacements

Volcano Suns MySpace

-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony