A1: SUNRISE (COME MY WAY) (4:58); A2: FREEDOM (9:02); A3: TILL MY DEATH (5:38).
B1: THE PROPHET (7:24); B2: INTRO: POUND OF FLESH (4:33); B3: SHYLOCK (5:52).
CATEGORY: HARD ROCK | DURATION: 38 MINUTES
A year behind the rest of the world, Australia made its first significant contribution to the annals of hard rock with Buffalo’s Volcanic Rock, a Vertigo album with controversial sleeve artwork and a sound which lives up to its title. Repetitive bone-crushing riffs and electric distortion are at the heart of Buffalo’s assault on the senses, which never relents – aside from one quota-filling groove intro – until Volcanic Rock is spent. Twenty years later a clutch of American bands would make similar music and call it things like “grunge”, but what they served up mostly sounds tame compared to this, the original. Play loud.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”