The Atomic Fireballs: John Bunkley (vocals); Duke Kingins (guitar); Eric Schabo (tenor saxophone); James Bastch (trumpet); Tony Buccilli (trombone); Randy Sly (piano); Shawn Scaggs (acoustic bass); Geoff Kinde (drums).
Additional personnel: Luis Conte (percussion).
Personnel: John Bunkley (vocals); Duke Kingins (guitar); Eric Schaka (tenor saxophone); James Bostek (trumpet); Tony Buccilli (trombone); Randall Sly (piano); Shawn Scaggs (double bass); Geoff Kinde (drums); Luis Conte (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Mike Plotnikoff.
Recording information: The Armoury Studios (10/1998-12/1998).
Photographers: Ewolf; John Halpern; Amy Guip.
Detroit's Atomic Fireballs bring a fresh attitude to swing on their debut album Torch This Place. Tracks like "Man with the Hex," "Mata Hari" and "Starve a Fever" have a driven energy that shows why the group won many new fans on the 1998 Vans Warped Tour. Torch This Place is powerful fun for anyone into the new swing scene. ~ Heather Phares
CMJ (5/24/99, p.28) - "...The out-of-breath exuberance of the album, with its prerequisite finger-snapping, toe-tapping, piano-and-saxophone melodies, is a virtual timewarp to the pin-striped, zoot-suited '40s....The Atomic Fireballs are not your average neo-swing outfit..."