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Various - This Is Boston Not L.A. (Used LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Various - This Is Boston Not L.A. (Used LP)

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Awesome collection of early Boston hardcore bands! Rare, 1982 1st Press!

Description

For many punk rock enthusiasts, Boston isn't the first city that comes to mind when thinking of American cities that boasted a strong punk scene in the late '70s and early '80s. While Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco were famous for their punk scenes, Boston's punk scene didn't enjoy nearly as much publicity. But make no mistake: Boston was a punk hotbed back then, and Modern Method Records tried to spread the word with this obscure but excellent compilation. Released in 1982, This Is Boston, Not L.A. spotlights seven Boston punk bands of the late '70s and early '80s: Jerry's Kids, Gang Green, the F.U.'s, the Freeze, the Proletariat, Decadence, and the Groinoids. While the Proletariat -- a very political band with Marxist/socialist leanings -- is heavily influenced by British punk, most of the other bands have more in common with L.A. residents like Black Flag and the Circle Jerks. But whoever their influences are, all of these bands have very substantial, hard-hitting lyrics -- the subject matter ranges from alcoholism on the Freeze's "It's Only Alcohol" and war on Gang Green's "Kill a Commie" to the excesses of slam dancing on Decadence's "Slam." This Is Boston, Not L.A. isn't the last word on Boston's late '70s/early '80s punk scene, but it paints an impressive picture of the Beantown punks who were active during that era.For many punk rock enthusiasts, Boston isn't the first city that comes to mind when thinking of American cities that boasted a strong punk scene in the late '70s and early '80s. While Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco were famous for their punk scenes, Boston's punk scene didn't enjoy nearly as much publicity. But make no mistake: Boston was a punk hotbed back then, and Modern Method Records tried to spread the word with this obscure but excellent compilation. Released in 1982, This Is Boston, Not L.A. spotlights seven Boston punk bands of the late '70s and early '80s: Jerry's Kids, Gang Green, the F.U.'s, the Freeze, the Proletariat, Decadence, and the Groinoids. While the Proletariat -- a very political band with Marxist/socialist leanings -- is heavily influenced by British punk, most of the other bands have more in common with L.A. residents like Black Flag and the Circle Jerks. But whoever their influences are, all of these bands have very substantial, hard-hitting lyrics -- the subject matter ranges from alcoholism on the Freeze's "It's Only Alcohol" and war on Gang Green's "Kill a Commie" to the excesses of slam dancing on Decadence's "Slam." This Is Boston, Not L.A. isn't the last word on Boston's late '70s/early '80s punk scene, but it paints an impressive picture of the Beantown punks who were active during that era.

-AllMusic

Tracklist


A1 –Jerry's Kids Strait Jacket 0:27
A2 –Jerry's Kids Uncontrollable 0:50
A3 –Jerry's Kids Wired 1:22
A4 –Jerry's Kids Desperate 1:15
A5 –Jerry's Kids Pressure 1:25
A6 –Jerry's Kids I Don't Wanna 1:25
A7 –The Proletariat Options 2:00
A8 –The Proletariat Religion Is The Opium Of The Masses 2:14
A9 –The Proletariat Allegiance 1:39
A10 –Groinoids* Angel 1:06
A11 –The F.U.'s* Preskool Dropouts 1:32
A12 –The F.U.'s* Radio UNIX USA 1:01
A13 –The F.U.'s* Green Beret 1:39
A14 –The F.U.'s* Time Is Money 0:20
B1 –Gang Green Snob 0:26
B2 –Gang Green Lie Lie 0:33
B3 –Gang Green I Don't Care 1:01
B4 –Gang Green Rabies 1:26
B5 –Gang Green Narrow Mind 0:41
B6 –Gang Green Kill A Commie 1:07
B7 –Gang Green Have Fun 0:54
B8 –Decadence (2) Slam 1:31
B9 –The Freeze Broken Bones 1:31
B10 –The Freeze Idiots At Happy Hour 0:58
B11 –The Freeze Now Or Never 0:39
B12 –The Freeze Sacrifice Not Suicide 1:08
B13 –The Freeze It's Only Alcohol 1:23
B14 –The Freeze Trouble If You Hide 2:46
B15 –The Freeze Time Bomb
B16 –The Freeze This Is Boston, Not L.A. 2:23

Original Release Year: 1982

Label: Modern Method Records

Catalog #: MM012

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: Used: Cover has only very light wear. Vinyl looks like new. Includes printed inner sleeve in great shape. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.

Vinyl: NM

Cover: VG+

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