DOCTOR BISON: The Bloated Vegas Years: LP/CD

Yet another quality reissue from Boss Tuneage and one which I am more than familiar with, having owned the original tracks since the mid 1990s—plus I have known half of the band for the best part of thirty years. Born out of the ashes of The Abs and H.D.Q., the criminally underrated Doctor Bison was responsible for some excellent anthemic, melodic punk rock, which, to this day, lifts my soul in ways that most other bands can’t compete with. The union of Dickie Hammond’s distinctive guitar and Baz Oldfield’s vocals has always been a joy to behold. However, the remastered version results in a cleaner and more powerful production, adding new vigor to the songs. I’m still slightly flummoxed how the digital wizardry works, but I don’t really care as a great record has been improved and it sounds, for all intents and purposes, like a brand new album from the present day. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (Boss Tuneage)