My Top 1000 Songs #305: Tree Stomp

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Ok, even by the standards of this blog, this one's admittedly pretty obscure. Hell, even you're familiar with Boston post-punk band Volcano Suns--founded by Mission of Burma drummer Peter Prescott--it's pretty obscure, a random track from a 1985 vinyl compilation of Boston indie bands. (Though it was later appended to the CD reissue of the Suns' 1985 debut The Bright Orange Years.)

The song is a punk-flavored adrenalin rush, barely 90 seconds of killer riff, explosive rhythm section, and surprisingly profound soul-searching globe-crossing proclamation, the sort of thing I could hear once on the college station nearly 40 years ago and still feel the need to periodically crank up in the car--yes, it's a song that needs to be played well into the red for full impact--to get my blood racing.

"It's an amazing well-known secret, that I guess I always knew. But I had to go through all this shit to find out it was true!"

Live and out of tune, 1985: