Best Punk Band - 2012
The ability to combine fast guitar riffs and catchy bass licks has made Agent Orange punk favorites since their inception in 1979. Their fusion of punk rock and surf-like sound distinguishes them from most of their genre, who all seem to have a basic two-minute track on which the majority of the lyrics focuses on anarchy. The band's knack of still having a rather large following throughout the years yet never blowing up à la Social D or the Offspring is most likely because of their energy during live shows, especially that of vocalist Mike Palm. If you think most punk bands are long gone, make sure to catch Agent Orange when they tour your town. Chances are your love for punk will be rekindled.