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Living in Darkness

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Bloodstains (Original Version)
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Too Young to Die
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Everything Turns to Grey
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Miserlou
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The Last Goodbye
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No Such Thing
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A Cry for Help in a World Gone Mad
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Bloodstains (Darkness Version)
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Living in Darkness
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Pipeline
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Breakdown
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Mr. Moto
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America
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Bored of You
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El Dorado
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Interview 1981
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 16   Total Length: 44:53

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Five stars

RobotWar

This is one of the best albums ever made, period. Mike Palm's vision to put the snappy 60s drums and reverb-soaked surf guitar leads into the same monster as early So Cal punk rock created a record of incandescent thrills. Palm's voice here is raw and emotive, one thing that is lacking on the remade albums also on eMusic. Palm is also a great lyricist and his dark and somber musings on modern life are true punk. GET THIS RECORD NOW.

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One of my favorite punk albums

4x8

Punk and surf rock coming together to make a beautiful high energy recording with buzzsaw guitars. Dark lyrics shouted at the world in what feels like desperation during a desperate time that ring true today.

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Prime Early 80's Original So Cal Surf/Skate Core

Dvoodoo

These are the bad ass original Agent Orange recordings, and are a must have if you need to get past what passes for "punk rock" or "alternative" music made these daze. Elements of surf and 80's punk/new wave pop collided in a passionate post-adolescent fury that makes this album a blistering classic of indie guitar rock. It's too bad the band won't see a nickel from your downloads, but you will certainly get your money's worth!

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Awesome!

rickstervc

Back in the 80's, this was one of my favorites. The secret weapon for Agent Orange, I always thought, was their drummer, Scott Miller, who was a great surf-rock drummer. Mike Palm could write a good track, and Bloodstains, Everything Turns Grey, and Mr. Moto are all standouts on a solid album.

They Say All Music Guide

Were they punk, power pop, or surf rock? After listening to Rhino Records’ reissue of Agent Orange’s classic 1981 debut Living in Darkness, that’s probably what the listener will be wondering. By incorporating all three musical elements into one, this influential Orange County, CA. band showed that they were a step ahead of the rest of the punk/hardcore pack. By adding seven hard-to-find cuts (including pre-debut singles and an interview from 1981) to the original album, this reissue of prime Agent Orange material is by far their best release, and the most appealing for newcomers to the band. The group gained some attention in the mid-’90s when it became public knowledge that alterna-punks the Offspring were huge fans of the band, which led to speculation that they lifted the Middle Eastern motif contained in Agent Orange’s “Bloodstains” for their breakthrough hit “Come Out and Play (Keep ‘Em Separated).” The comparison was debatable, but A.O. had lots of other great material, some showcased here — a cover of Dick Dale’s “Miserlou,” “Too Young to Die,” “No Such Thing,” and of course the aforementioned “Bloodstains.” You’d be hard pressed to find a better compilation of Agent Orange material than this reissue of Living in Darkness. – Greg Prato

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