SALVATION ARMY: Live From Torrance and Beyond: LP

A crowd recording of a live performance from May 22, 1982 at Wilson Park in Torrance, released in a limited run of 650 for Record Store Day 2019. This recording showcases the band’s legendary mix of psychedelia and punk during one of their many peaks, in this case right before they were forced by the real Salvation Army to change their name to The Three O’Clock and they became the flagship of the “Paisley Underground,” a name coined by Army leader Michael Quercio. Sound here is nice ‘n’ clear despite its origin, with a solid performance by the band and some choice (early) Pink Floyd and Byrds covers thrown in with some already on-point originals. –Jimmy Alvarado (Burger)