Agent Orange Leave Bloodstains On Stage

Agent Orange Leave Bloodstains On Stage

Coyote Van Shakedown, The Rawtones, Coldside,

February 23, 2012, Sports Page, Satellite Beach, FL

 Surf Punk legends, Agent Orange, on the second date of their most recent tour, positively killed it; showing once again why they have managed to be one of the few acts to manage to go the distance.

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.”