12 Songs, 39 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
jimmy v-sax

jimmy v-sax

the more i listen, the angrier i get at the other reviews. I wish that iTunes would let us listen before we purchase. I am disappointed.

Bill, a U2 fan

Bill a U2 fan

GREAT ALBUM!! The only thing that stinks is it's the only one they did. I've had this CD for years and it still sounds fresh & timeless. It never tires. This album is on fire! (Hence the name 'Torch This Place') Not a single bad song. I think there's only like one mid tempo song the rest are fast & swinging right out of the gate. If you like swing with attitude and gritt buy this album! This guy has the coolest voice and the band is awesome! Only wish I'd seen them live and they'd put out another album. If you like modern swing check out the band 'Big Bad Voodoo Daddy'. They tour like crazy and have great albums...check'em out...also check out The 'Brian Setzer Orchestra' same thing with them as well.


Great band

Love this group

About The Atomic Fireballs

The Atomic Fireballs were formed in Detroit in 1996 by John Bunkley and James Bostek. The two of them met when Bostek's wife was working with Bunkley and introduced them. Although the group plays their own brand of high-energy swing music, they list their influences to be as far ranging as Louis Jordan and Black Flag. The lineup of the group is Bostek on trumpet, Bunkley on vocals, Tony Buccilli playing trombone, Duke Kingins on guitar, Shawn Scaggs on double bass, Eric Schabo wailing tenor sax, and Randy Sly on piano. Their first album was the self-released Birth of the Swerve (1998). The album was good enough to garner the interest of major labels. That meant that the follow-up, 1999's Torch This Place, was not an independent release but rather on Atlantic. ~ Gary Hill


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