RECORD RELEASE PARTY AT THE OLD BUNRATTYS (now the Wonder Bar) IN ALLSTON, 1 PM on Sunday, July 19, 2009.
Back in 1988 Fast Track Records produced a 31 track double-lp entitled Boston Does The Beatles with the exquisite music of John, Paul, George and Ringo being translated by Didi Stewart (“You’re Gonna Lose That Guy”), Berlin Airlift with Rick Berlin (“Eleanor Rigby”), the late Barry Cowsill of The Cowsills – actually from Rhode Island but why quibble – (“Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me & My Monkee”) … you get the picture. Then came Boston Gets Stoned with the late Jimmy Miller, Rolling Stones producer, remastering all but two of the tracks (one by yours truly, “Brown Sugar”, and a Stones’ cover by Mono Mann and The Lyres).
Now comes Boston Gets A Grip…21 years after the release of the Beatles cover album, 14 years after 1995’s Boston Gets Stoned, and here’s what you can expect: The Bristols performing “Seasons Of Wither”, Kip Martin and The Merles singing the song allegedly written about Elissa Perry, Joe Perry’s first wife, “Sweet Emotion”, Recorded at Room 9 from Outer Space in Southie and engineered by Ducky Carlisle, King Memphis doing a very strange rockabilly “Mama Kin” – it actually works in a twisted way. There are nineteen songs on this CD, which makes its debut at the event. There promises to be lots of familiar faces from the Channel / Bunrattys days including Dinky Dawson, engineer on the new Spanky & Our Gang CD who should be there with those discs and Channel T shirts and more.
BostonGetsAGrip.com has details of the event which features Alizon Lissance from Girls Night Out – live and in performance – along with Kenne Highland appearing in Jody Sandwich’s set, Medford’s own Jada Tringale singing “Back In The Saddle”, The Bristols, who are reuniting for this show after 9 years! and Black Number Nine with Charlie Ledger from “Unattached” and the “Fighting Cocks”. Watch for a full review of the CD on TMR zoo soon.