Magic Dirt SOSYMagic Dirt should have conquered the world.

In 1993, the Geelong band signed to indie label Au Go Go, though every major label wanted them. Later, they showed they could write pop hits, but their debut EP – now reissued on vinyl and CD – was an uncompromising mix of blazing guitars and attitude.

Twenty-five years after it was released, Signs of Satanic Youth still burns with a raging intensity, and it’s a blistering reminder of the glory days of the early ’90s when the alternative became the mainstream. It’s also a fitting tribute to bass player Dean Turner, a driving force behind the band, who sadly died of cancer in 2009.

Signs Of Satanic Youth is out January 18 via Emergency/Remote Control.

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