We did not know it then, because we were too busy living it, but the Boston music scene in the 9 years between 1975 and 1983 rivaled anything that happened in any city before or after. The knowing were informed denizens of clubs like The Rat, enjoying local bands such as The Freeze, The Lyres, The Nervous Eaters, Unatural Axe, Mission Of Burma, The Neighborhoods, La Peste, Ground Zero, The Rentals and The Cars (and so many more) that are all now part of the great legacy of the City. Radio stations such as WTBS/WMBR, WERS and WBCN sent out the clarion call and like minded "fans" joined a Late Risers Club of devoted supporters of the "arts". We danced at Spit, read The Boston Groupie News and spent all our money on records at New England Music City in Kenmore Square! I am very proud to have been a part of it all and remember it like it was yesterday ............. so to continue our 9th year celebration, let's go back to 1979!
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"No Place Like Home"
Peter Dayton fronting LaPeste at The Rat.
The Nervous Eaters at The Rat
Mono Man of The Lyres left me their debut single at WMBR.
Issue #23 of The Boston Groupie News featuring an interview with the 1979 WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble winners, The Neighborhoods!
My earliest radio family - the talented young staff of 88.1 WMBR, Cambridge including (L-R) Greg Reibman (the real deal), Carter Alan (get off my back) , Dave Wohlman (Me), Thom Lane (were you really that handsome), Albert O (Mrs. Denton), Tony V (TVOD), Carla Nolan (Mr. Denton) and Oedipus (fearless warrior)! Not pictured, but equally influential were (the wonderful Bay State Rock) Carmalita, (the ever effervescent) Dr. Felix Kruell (the always hilarious) Blowfish, (the stand-alone clone) Duane Ingalls Glasscock, and a large assorted cast of colorful characters. We were all wild, beautiful and dammed to a life of rock & roll!