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Agent Orange - Pit Stop '96dotdotdotdot
artworkThe day Brazil 2001 played in the pit in early 1996, Mike Palm and Agent Orange stopped by to be interviewed. Being the surf fanatic that I am, I asked Bernard Yin if they could play a couple of tunes on their equipment if AO were willing. He said yes, and this is it. Mike pioneered the surf punk sound in the early eighties, and held sway over the skate punks for a decade. His band is magnificent.
Picks: Tidal Wave, Bite The Hand That Feeds, Hit Man

Track by Track Review


Tidal Wave dotdotdotdot
Power Punk Surf (Instrumental)

Dave Wronski's "Tidal Wave" sounds good in any format. Agent Orange plays it a lot like Slacktone, but with distortion in lieu of surf tone. This is a high powered finale to a great show.

Bite The Hand That Feeds dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This track really shreds, as they say. This classic Agent Orange song goes way back in their history, and in this instro blast form, it's like a tsunami come to make your day. Immense!

Hit Man dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dave Wronski's "Hit Man" first came to light with Jon and the Nightriders. Agent Orange takes the reverb out and slams ample distortion and punk chunk in, transforming from merely hot to incinerating.