The Bright Orange Years

Volcano Suns

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MRG336 | Release Date 2009

The Bright Orange Years is so chock full of catchy songs that it could be any other band's greatest hits album. The Volcano Suns rose out of the ashes of Boston's Mission of Burma and released this masterpiece in 1985. Curiously never released on CD before, The Bright Orange Years is a must-have for any self respecting fan of post-punk, indie rock or hardcore music. Merging noise, aggression and tunefulness seamlessly, it is a wonder that the Volcano Suns were not huge from the get-go. This reissue, remastered by legendary engineer Bob Weston, adds classic 7-inch-only tracks like "Sea Cruise" (featuring backing vocals from the members of Christmas), "Greasy Spine" (featuring a thumping bassline, gospel shouting, Fripp-ish guitar tone and a singalong chant) and "Tree Stomp", plus unreleased tracks and radio sessions.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Jak 02:16 $0.99 Buy
Play Descent into Hell 02:25 $0.99 Buy
Play Truth Is Stranger than Fishing 02:39 $0.99 Buy
Play Balancing Act 03:31 $0.99 Buy
Play Promise Me 02:15 $0.99 Buy
Play (I'm Gonna) Make You Mine 03:09 $0.99 Buy
Play Cover 02:20 $0.99 Buy
Play The Mouth that Roared 03:18 $0.99 Buy
Play Cornfield 03:49 $0.99 Buy
Play Animals 02:28 $0.99 Buy
Play It's Stewtime 03:57 $0.99 Buy
Play Silvertone 03:14 $0.99 Buy
Play Sea Cruise 03:27 $0.99 Buy
Play Greasy Spine 04:01 $0.99 Buy
Play Tree Stomp 01:51 $0.99 Buy
Play Nature and Me 02:04 $0.99 Buy
Play Old Paint 02:36 $0.99 Buy
Play The Central 03:12 $0.99 Buy
Play Local Wise Man 02:06 $0.99 Buy
Play Testify (Live on WERS) 05:05 $0.99 Buy
Play 1999 (Live on WERS) 04:56 $0.99 Buy

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We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

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*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.