Thursday, July 19, 2001

My mailbox runneth over. Michael writes:
Here are some songs about Beantown off the top of my head:
  • Dirty Water - The Standells (The Charles River and Boston Harbor used to be the most polluted bodies of water in the country, hence the title)
  • Rock and Roll Band - Boston
  • (I think) Man From Tennessee - don't know the artist. The line is “Please come to Boston for the springtime...“
  • Dan adds some truly obscure songs about Boston:
    Well, Jonathan Richman and the Moden Lovers do a number of songs about or mentioning Boston/Massachusetts/New England:
  • Roadrunner (mentions Boston)
  • New England [not the Billy Bragg/Kirsty MacColl song!]
    Mostly I can only think of other stuff by little-known Boston bands:
  • The Allstonians, a ska band, mention their neighborhood quite a bit.
  • A song called "Mix It Up" by Chucklehead is about lack of diversity in Boston.
  • Patrick says:
    The group Boston have a song detailing their rise from unknowns to rock dinosaurs and I think the first line is "We were just another band out of Boston"...
    Patrick then goes on to tell me to plug his blog, because if people visit it, he will make sure he keeps it up to date. That's not the way it works, Patty. If you build it, they will come.

    Finally, Dave has a fine suggestion for the name of the suburb I live in, being slap-bang in the middle of West Hampstead, Cricklewood and Kilburn:
  • West Cricklesburn.
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