I'm so glad this vintage eighties album has been reissued on CD. It may not look like a surf album, but it features some of the nicest tracks of the era. The Romans's sound is enduring and warm. There are 8 bonus tracks added, most of which are instros. In some ways, the Romans were a supergroup of the punk scene, with Mikey Borens (Monitor) - guitar, Pat Delaney (Deadbeats) - sax, Juan Gomez (Human Hands) - guitar, Keith Mitchell (Mazy Star) - drums, and Michael Uhlenkott (Tikis) - bass. This is the only stuff they did.
1 Runway 2 Iron Cross 3 Tuned Out 4 Shorebreak 5 Birdbrain 6 Nazarene 7 Small World 8 (I'm So) Happy 9 Blob! 10 Motu Tapu 11 Big Neck 12 What Gives? 13 You Only Live Once 14 Black 15 It's A Lie 16 Slave 17 Birdbrain (demo version) 18 Beebs and Jeebs 19 Footsteps 20 Moonlight 21 Chasm