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Agent Orange - Living in Darkness (LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Agent Orange - Living in Darkness (LP)

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Brilliant debut album by the Orange County, CA band! 2014 reissue by Drastic Plastic on 150-gram vinyl.

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Were they punk, power pop, or surf rock? After listening to Rhino Records' reissue of Agent Orange's classic 1981 debut Living in Darkness, that's probably what the listener will be wondering. By incorporating all three musical elements into one, this influential Orange County, CA. band showed that they were a step ahead of the rest of the punk/hardcore pack. By adding seven hard-to-find cuts (including pre-debut singles and an interview from 1981) to the original album, this reissue of prime Agent Orange material is by far their best release, and the most appealing for newcomers to the band. The group gained some attention in the mid-'90s when it became public knowledge that alterna-punks the Offspring were huge fans of the band, which led to speculation that they lifted the Middle Eastern motif contained in Agent Orange's "Bloodstains" for their breakthrough hit "Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)." The comparison was debatable, but A.O. had lots of other great material, some showcased here -- a cover of Dick Dale's "Miserlou," "Too Young to Die," "No Such Thing," and of course the aforementioned "Bloodstains." You'd be hard pressed to find a better compilation of Agent Orange material than this reissue of Living in Darkness.

-AllMusic

Tracklist

A1 Too Young To Die
A2 Everything Turns Grey
A3 Miserlou
A4 The Last Goodbye
B1 No Such Thing
B2 A Cry For Help In A World Gone Mad
B3 Bloodstains
B4 Living In Darkness

Original Release Year: 1981

Label: Drastic Plastic

Catalog #: DPRLP49

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: New


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