1983-1987

1983-1987

by Burning Image
     
 

Burning Image was a bit of an anomaly in the punk pantheon of the '80s. At the time, hardcore punk was the rage but was becoming formulaic and dumbed down as quickly as the songs were getting faster and shorter. These four guys from Bakersfield, CA, home of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, had more in common with…  See more details below

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Burning Image was a bit of an anomaly in the punk pantheon of the '80s. At the time, hardcore punk was the rage but was becoming formulaic and dumbed down as quickly as the songs were getting faster and shorter. These four guys from Bakersfield, CA, home of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, had more in common with the English "batcave" bands of the period like the Specimen than any hardcore unit. Their goth sound, mixed with a heavy dose of theatrical sensibilities, caught the attention of Jello Biafra, who quickly championed the band as one of his favorites, and he was instrumental in getting Burning Image to open numerous times for the Dead Kennedys. For those who missed the band the first time around, these tracks gather the whole of Burning Image's early unreleased demos: a whole album's worth of songs from the sessions for the rare single "The Final Conflict" b/w "Burning Image, Burning" (along with the single itself, of course). Three tracks -- "Gargoyles," "Anytime, Anywhere," and "Temptation" -- were recorded in July 2003 and contain the same spark as the material recorded 15 years earlier.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2004
Label:
Alternative Tentacle
UPC:
0721616031621
catalogNumber:
316
Rank:
157664

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Burning Image   Primary Artist
Paul Burch   Drums,Group Member
Joel Sparks   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Moe Adame   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tony Bonanno   Bass,Group Member
Anthony Leyva   Bass,Group Member
Moe Adame   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Sparks   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Bonanno   Bass Guitar
Anthony Leyva   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Jello Biafra   Liner Notes
Chaz Ramirez   Engineer,Audio Production
Art Morales   Cover Art
Moe Adame   Producer,Liner Notes
Brian Chan   Artwork
Nick Forcillo   Engineer

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