Agent Orange Leave Bloodstains On Stage
Coyote Van Shakedown, The Rawtones, Coldside,
February 23, 2012, Sports Page, Satellite Beach, FL
Agent Orange delivered a 75 minute set of high octane, surf influenced punk, kicking off the show with their own intense, balls out version of “Miserlou.” And then they never let up. Keeping a brisk pace the band charged through such notable tracks as “Secret Agent Man,” “I Kill Spies,” new single “ I Live in a Haunted House,” the classic, “Bloodstains,” and a ladies only moshpit rendition of “Somebody to Love.”
AO frontman Mike Palm seemed genuinely happy to be performing once again on the Space Coast where the band has long had a devoted fan base who turned up in force on a Thursday night. Palm Acknowledged most everyone would have to be at work in a few hours, and was appreciative for the packed room.
Coyote Van Shakedown kicked off the show with a solid and muscular set of punk. The band’s been together just over a year and have shown considerable musical growth. Well received by the audience, they busted out a memorable version of Johnny Cash’s “Stripes.”
The Rawtones followed next, delivering a set of street punk, both crusty and edgy. The band performed songs from both of their CD’s . Animated and agitated, their set was a rough and tumble shot of adrenaline.
Melbourne’s Coldside fronted by duel(ing?) vocalists, performed an unrelenting hardcore set. Standout songs from their set included “Drink till I Die” which at a slower tempo could be mistaken for a David Allen Coe number, and the memorable “Hardcore Hooligans.”
Overall, a solid and memorable show from start to finish. Longtime Agent Orange fan Adam Mullin summed it up best, saying, “They just keep getting better and better, every time I see them.”