D.I.Y.: Mass. Ave.: The Boston Scene (1975-83)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like the Los Angeles installment of the series, D.I.Y.: Mass. Ave: The Boston Scene 1979-83 isn't as engaging as its predecessors because the music it covers simply isn't as diverse, energetic, or interesting as the music from New York and England. Boston did have some great bands, however, as evidenced by the paranoid punk of Mission of Burma "That's When I Reach for My Revolver", the garage rock of the Lyres "I Want to Help You Ann", the rootsy Del Fuegos "I Always Call Her Back", and the Cars' raw demo of "You're All I've Got Tonight." While some of the second-string cuts are a little undistinguished, there are some cool obscurities, such as Willie ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like the Los Angeles installment of the series, D.I.Y.: Mass. Ave: The Boston Scene 1979-83 isn't as engaging as its predecessors because the music it covers simply isn't as diverse, energetic, or interesting as the music from New York and England. Boston did have some great bands, however, as evidenced by the paranoid punk of Mission of Burma "That's When I Reach for My Revolver", the garage rock of the Lyres "I Want to Help You Ann", the rootsy Del Fuegos "I Always Call Her Back", and the Cars' raw demo of "You're All I've Got Tonight." While some of the second-string cuts are a little undistinguished, there are some cool obscurities, such as Willie Alexander's "Mass. Ave," Nervous Eaters' "Loretta," Unnatural Axe's "They Saved Hitlers Brain," Neighborhood Threat's "No Place Like Home," and the Neats' "Six," which make Mass. Ave worthwhile for punk and new wave fetishists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/1993
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227117924
  • Catalog Number: 71179

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mass. Ave. (2:44)
  2. 2 Do the Boob (2:19)
  3. 3 Loretta (2:16)
  4. 4 They Saved Hitler's Brain (2:49)
  5. 5 Better off Dead (3:10)
  6. 6 You're All I've Got Tonight (4:13)
  7. 7 No Place Like Home (2:18)
  8. 8 Jackie Onassis (3:52)
  9. 9 I'm Talking to You - Maps (3:04)
  10. 10 That's When I Reach for My Revolver (3:57)
  11. 11 1 + 1 < 2 - Classic Ruins (3:29)
  12. 12 I Want to Help You Ann (2:31)
  13. 13 6 (2:47)
  14. 14 Hey! (Not Another Face in the Crowd) - The Thrills (2:45)
  15. 15 When Things Go Wrong (3:18)
  16. 16 Lonely Hearts - Atlantics (4:23)
  17. 17 Alpha Romeo (2:57)
  18. 18 I Always Call Her Back (3:27)
  19. 19 Knock Me Down (2:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Cars Track Performer
The Del Fuegos Track Performer
Lyres Track Performer
Mission of Burma Track Performer
Neats Track Performer
The Neighborhoods Track Performer
The Real Kids Track Performer
Willie "Loco" Alexander Track Performer
Human Sexual Response Track Performer
Nervous Eaters Track Performer
Outlets Track Performer
Unnatural Axe Track Performer
Robin Lane & The Chartbusters Track Performer
La Peste Track Performer
Dangerous Birds Track Performer
Atlantics Track Performer
The Thrills Track Performer
Technical Credits
Gary Stewart Producer
Ken Perry Remastering
Bill Inglot Engineer, Remastering
Andrew Sandoval Tape Research
Geoff Gans Art Direction
Brett Milano Liner Notes
B.C. Kagan Cover Photo
Joe Viglione Producer
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