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Action/Reaction
     

Action/Reaction

by The Diodes
 
The first Canadian punk band to land a major-label deal, the Diodes played a clean, pop-based sound even as new wave was a few years off from becoming a real movement. Action/Reaction was the band's third album, their first for Orient/RCA, and the last full-length effort before the band's eventual collapse. Like previous releases,

Overview

The first Canadian punk band to land a major-label deal, the Diodes played a clean, pop-based sound even as new wave was a few years off from becoming a real movement. Action/Reaction was the band's third album, their first for Orient/RCA, and the last full-length effort before the band's eventual collapse. Like previous releases, the band worked from an inner bassline hook, with a leaning toward Paul Robinson's crisp, swaying drawl and a Stooges-inspired voodoo din, but the stress on repeated choruses, sluggish beats, and a gaping hole where the smallest electronic element -- such as the warbling keyboard in the single "Strange Time" -- could've sealed everything tight ultimately proved self-defeating. While music scholars were given a lot of material to connect the dots with, Action/Reaction suggested a band of rare sonic insights and a career glorified by a rose-tinted reputation.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2012
Label:
Bongo Beat Records
UPC:
0777000197725
catalogNumber:
1977
Rank:
209865

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Performance Credits

Diodes   Primary Artist
John Catto   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Mike Lengyell   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Ian Mackay   Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar,6-string bass,Group Member
Paul Robinson   Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
John Catto   Composer
Ian Guenther   Producer
Willi Morrison   Composer,Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
George Semkiw   Engineer
Dean Motter   Art Direction
George Whiteside   Cover Photo
Ralph Alfonso   Liner Notes,Reissue Design
Ian Mackay   Composer
Jorge Zontal   Tray Photo
Paul Robinson   Composer

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