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The Explosion

The Explosion

(Jade Tree)

The Explosion is a Boston band started in 1998 and considers its sound street punk, 1977 style—a mixture of The Who, The Clash, Misfits, and Sex Pistols. The band is Oi punk in a Ramones “Hey, Hey, Hey” style. The folks in this band have a pretty solid sound, nothing groundbreaking. “These Times” is the standard punk song about not caring. “Hero” asserts the strength of being included in the group’s crew. “Out Tonight” is about going out and raising hell. In “Youth Explosion” sings out the power of youth culture. “Channels” rails against mainstream culture. “Simple Lives” calls out what’s accepted as the good life and rejects it.


The Explosion’s songs, like their vocals, seem to follow all the rules for creating a classic punk rock sound. There is some great bass and drum work on this CD, which, while not being extraordinary, is pretty good.

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