30 years ago, Buffalo Tom originally released their self-titled debut album, produced by J Mascis. Beggars Banquet released it today in 1992.
In a recent piece on the band, TIDAL wrote that “Their eponymous debut album, Buffalo Tom, recorded by Mascis at Fort Apache, introduced us to a band peppered with teen angst and a knack for loud, distorted walls of guitars that couldn’t quite hide an obvious flair for pop hooks underneath it all. Propelled by the lead single “Sunflower Suit,” a regular at MTV’s 120 Minutes back in the days, the debut established the band as immediate indie darlings.”
Buffalo Tom 30+ years on, continues to make music with their original lineup. In 2017, Beggars Arkive celebrated the 25th anniversary of Let Me Come Over, their third album with a glorious 2XLP vinyl reissue.
If you’re lucky enough to live in their Boston hometown, they are playing this Saturday (8/18) for free from 4:30-5:30 in Boston Common as part of the Wicked Good Festival. Otherwise, those in Minneapolis and Chicago can catch them on Sept 7+8th respectively where they will perform shows with two sets, one of which they will play LMCO in it’s entirety. Then, in late Nov/early Dec, you can find them in Denmark, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK.
"The Pixies are masters of the calculated incongruity” "They give other rockers an object lesson in the first principles of how it should be done." – Mat Snow from his Q Magazine September 1990 review on PIXIES’ third studio album Bossanova released on 4AD! Today marks it’s 28th birthday!
We would like to hear from you ‘All Over the World’ on what your favourite tracks are from this album!
“There are many portals into The Fall’s murky musical world – 60 different band members contributed to 68 albums during their 42-year reign, which came to an end with Mark E Smith’s death in January – but this one is more negotiable, capturing as it does a period when they not only released some of their greatest albums (This Nation’s Saving Grace, The Frenz Experiment), but soared as a singles band too” The Times and The Sunday Times
What Fall fans *really* want, of course, is a deluxe Bend Sinister - and maybe even deluxe versions of the albums that were in that 5-CD set, too, so we could get the Janice Long 1987 session and the Piccadilly Radio 1988 session? Pleeeease!