FIRESTARTER- Livin' On The Heat LP
Firestarter’s sophomore stunner from 2003, processes a grandeur that somehow surpasses their debut. The album is more daring, with the band taking more chances, resulting in a brilliant and inimitable hybrid of punk and power-pop. Beginning with a sweeping call to arms in “The Beat Goes On”, Livin’ On The Heatcomes across as the band’s true statement of purpose, their love letter to Rock’n’Roll itself. They prove it mightily throughout, especially on “Keen Reaction”, “Modern Raids” and “Hard Games”, all moments only this band could conjure.
The initial pressing’s scarcity has made Livin’ On The Heatsomewhat of a hidden treasure, especially outside of Japan. The second triumph from our Automatic Heroes --- Firestarter!