Restless Records

Album Review

Agent Orange's most essential work came in the early 1980s, but the influential band still sounded quite vital when Real Live Sound was recorded live at the Roxy in West Hollywood, CA, in 1990. Blending punk, power pop, and surf rock, Agent Orange definitely goes that extra mile on favorites like "Too Young to Die," "Bloodstains," "Last Goodbye," and "No Such Thing" as well as exciting covers of everything from the Who's "Shakin' All Over" and the 1960s surf instrumental "Pipeline" to the Dead Kennedys' "Police Truck." Orange's version of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love" is especially interesting -- removing its psychedelic elements, Orange successfully gives the song a ripping punk/surf/power pop makeover. For those who don't own any Agent Orange CDs, the Rhino collection Living in Darkness would be the best place to start, but Real Live Sound is also highly recommended.
Alex Henderson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Fire in the Rain
  2. Everything Turns Grey
  3. Tearing Me Apart
  4. Too Young to Die
  5. It's in Your Head
  6. I Kill Spies
  7. Bite the Hand That Feeds, Pt. 1
  8. Somebody to Love
  9. No Such Thing
  10. Say It Isn't True
  11. Bloodstains
  12. Pipeline
  13. The Last Goodbye
  14. Police Truck
  15. This Is Not the End
  16. Shakin' All Over