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Volcano Suns was an American alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Their music is often compared to the works of bands like Hüsker Dü and Mudhoney. They were founded in 1983 by former Mission of Burma drummer Peter Prescott, the only founding member of the band to remain until their break-up in 1991. Original members include the aforementioned Peter Prescott as drummer and vocalist, Jeff Wiegand on bass guitar and Jon Williams on guitar. This line-up appeared on their debut The Bright Orange Years (1985) as well as it’s follow up, All Night Lotus Party (1986), both appearing on the now-defunct Homestead Records. In 1987, Bob Weston replaced Wiegand on bass guitar and Chuck Hahn replaced Williams replacing for Bumper Crop, the band’s final release on Homestead. Other contributions included Roger Miller on piano and Gary Waleik on sitar.

In 1988, the band moved to Greg Ginn’s SST Records for their 4th and most experimental release, Farced. The line-up however was the same as on Bumper Crop, including Miller on piano and Waleik on sitar. 1989 brought Thing of Beauty, also on SST, which brought David Kleiler to replace Chuck Hahn on guitar. This would be the Volcano Suns’ final line up. The band moved to Chicago-based indie label Quarterstick Records for their final release, Career in Rock in 1991. The album was engineered by Steve Albini, who would later work with Bob Weston in their band Shellac.


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  • smithosilver

    I saw them 20 years ago at TT the Bears and they were a-m-a-z-ing

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • SillyRabbit24

    Wow for a band this good, I thought the play count would be a lot higher. For shame Last FMies!

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • carpenter78

    incredibly good! each and every record rules!

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ZacMagnum


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  • AloneInTheSky

    really good band!

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • mustardog

    I saw them at a club called the Sun Club in '90 I believe. So empty you didn't need to stand up at the front by the stage but I did anyway. Mission was a little before my time, so this was my Peter Prescott moment. I remember him saying at one point of the show: "I'd like to thank this club for naming it after us." 'It's Stewtime' and 'Lummox' tore the house down.

    19 May 2009 Reply
  • agiantblackdude

    I listened to these guys in the early 90's when my bandmate introduced me to Bumper Crop and The Bright Orange Years. Loved it. We got to open for Kustomized and that pretty much blew my mind. Wish they published their lyrics, though. Some of it's pretty unintelligible. I asked Peter once about of lyrics and he said something to the effect of "it's probably a good thing most people can't make out what's being sung".

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
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    16 Nov 2007 Reply
  • StereoNazi

    Shout shout! I listen to these guys now and i'm at University. Would make for good party music... if only other people listened to this stuff.

    28 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Colmeags

    No shout for the Suns! Cmon! Great band, Bumper Crop and All Night Lotus Party were regular listens back in my University days and White Elephant is a great song

    25 Sep 2007 Reply

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