EXPLOSION, THE: Bury Me Standing: LP

I’ve never listened to this band before, but I know plenty of people who were really into them ten years ago or so. Their story is a familiar one: Punk band jumps ship from a respectable independent label to a major label and then breaks up after the major label drops them. This album was recorded five years ago and was going to be on a major label before the band got dropped. It’s a pretty slick punk/pop record with some obvious ‘77 punk influences. There is one song in particular which sounds like a Clash cover, but it isn’t. This isn’t your standard major label garbage, and after actually enjoying this record, I’m definitely interesting in hearing what those older records sound like.

 –Mark Twistworthy (Chunksaah, chunksaah.com)