Top 5 Concerts in Metro Phoenix This Weekend
Agent Orange - Friday, February 28 - Club Red
Part of that great wave of Southern California punk of the late '70s and early '80s, Agent Orange made great contributions to both the development of hardcore and modern surf rock. "Bloodstains," a song on its 1979 debut EP, championed early on by KROQ's Rodney Bingenheimer, has become a bit of a staple in punk circles.
Rather than discovering one sound and sticking solely to that aesthetic, Agent Orange has made songs like "Fire in the Rain" that were too edgy to be pop and too poppy for certain punk purists, and in the late '80s the band fully explored fusing punk with surf, with Sam Bolle going on to play in Dick Dale's band.