FIRESTARTER: Livin’ on the Heat: LP

After spending a decade telling every friend en route to Japan to pick up a copy of Livin’ on the Heat if they see it, I’m finally holding this record thanks to the good people at Secret Mission. Absolute classic modern power pop. No debate, no discussion, it’s all on the table here. After Teengenerate disbanded in 1996, 3/4ths of the band started Firestarter, transcending from garage trash perfection to power pop precision. In my experience, this is not a record that’s known for its mixed reviews. Pick it up, fall in love, and get the first LP too. –Daryl (Secret Mission, secretmissionrecords.com)