Diodes , The "Action/Reaction" TURQUOISE VINYL LP
Side A: That Was The Way It Was, Cat Walker, Strange Time, Polaroid, Action Re-Action
Side B: City Of The Dead, Rocket Over & Under, Everything I Am, Edge Of Darkness, Survivors
The third album from Toronto's The Diodes got a lovely CD reissue courtesy Bongo Beat a few years ago, but the original 1980 vinyl version is still the only vinyl edition of this essential, often overlooked gem of Canadian punk and rock'n'roll. From the super catchy title track to the utterly infectious Catwalker, to the perfect rock swagger of Rock It Over and Under, this is an album that needs to be experienced on vinyl. Slick remastering, beautiful packaging, and you also get an MP3 download card.
"A nonstop parade of virile mid-tempo guitar-crunch that’ll have you wishing the record was packaged with a leather jacket and a bottle of beer."
-AJ Ramirez, Pop Matters