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The Explosion

The Explosion: Flash Flash FlashFlash Flash Flash (2000)
Jade Tree Records

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For a while, there's been alot of good street-punk bands, as well as pop-punk, post-punk, emo and an assortment of other bands with colorful prefixes. But what's happened to all the straight up punk rock bands? It would seem the talent of all those bands that would have been has drained and pooled i.
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For a while, there's been alot of good street-punk bands, as well as pop-punk, post-punk, emo and an assortment of other bands with colorful prefixes. But what's happened to all the straight up punk rock bands? It would seem the talent of all those bands that would have been has drained and pooled into Boston's The Explosion.

From the opening track "No Revolution" to it's final song "True or False", Flash Flash Flash is nothing short of a masterpiece. My personal favorite is "Tarantulas Attack" with lyrics that seem to have come right out of the recent David Arquette stinker "Eight Legged Freaks", and riffs that make ear drums bleed. With social conscience lyrics and killer riffs, The Explosion's Flash Flash Flash is nothing short of a must have for anyone who claims to like punk rock music.

 

 
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ashlee15 (February 23, 2005)

this album was great i couldn't beilve the songs. my mom even thought it was a great cd!! now that tells ya sumin!!

sydslovebuzz (September 20, 2004)

this album is really good. i like it a lot... its one of my favorites really. but not alot of people have heard of them. very political, smart and energetic. a must in your collection.

Anonymous (December 17, 2003)

this is the best punk record to come out in the past few years. its fast, energetic, loud, and full of the energy that has been sucked out of most puk bands these days. Its hardcore, but without being another dillinger escape plan ripoff. My non punk friends like this album, my punk friends like this album, I like this album. That's almost like... ten people right there. Seriously though, its fast, inspired punk rock. Buy it.

Anonymous (September 10, 2002)

Okay - wait - scratch that - then ... is it.. one of the members of the explosion is a DJ at makeoutclub's weekly thing, Start?

Anonymous (September 10, 2002)

no, gibby from Panic runs makeoutclub.

Anonymous (September 10, 2002)

um damien doesn't run makeoutclub

Anonymous (September 9, 2002)

I saw these guys about a month ago and they hadn't broken up. Good show, good band. The only thing I don't get is why everyone is so sure they're like, "straight-up punk rock". For one thing, the bassist runs the notorious Makeoutclub and the bands fans are primarily mod's. I guess that stuff doens't ammount to shit tho, when you get down to it. It just makes me scratch my head in a fashion which is to show I am deep in thought, which I assure you I am not.

They also had a neat little projector screen featuring Dubya and Boobies.

Hamish (September 8, 2002)

From what I understand, they're taking a LONG break from touring, but they're not breaking up.

Anonymous (September 8, 2002)

Yea, that review sucked. My bad.

Anonymous (September 8, 2002)

shitty shitty band band

4131 (September 8, 2002)

Oh, ok.

Anonymous (September 7, 2002)

they played here about a month ago, so nah they didnt break up. Another buddyhead rumor that got out of hand and spread.

4131 (September 7, 2002)

I thought these guys broke up. Can someone fill me in on that.

Anonymous (September 7, 2002)

Horrible review for a great band, sounds like something you'd find on cdnow.com.

-sickboi

Hamish (September 7, 2002)

This band does something that's been done to death and incredibly cliche, and yet they made it sound brand new. Good stuff. And they never dissapoint live.

Anonymous (September 6, 2002)

This band is incredible, but where's the review?

waste_elite (September 6, 2002)

this band is fucking great. pure, undiluted punk rock.

evildeadalive (September 6, 2002)

Great live band too, check 'em out if you ever get the chance.

adam (September 6, 2002)

The Explosion are great, 'No Revolution' is a fantastic song.

Anonymous (September 6, 2002)

you are confusing me with all those labels.

M.O.

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