NEIGHBORHOODS, THE: The Last Rat: CD

Finally a new CD from this killer Boston outfit, from one of the last shows presented at The Rathskeller on October 24th, 1992. Two discs of vintage ‘Hoods that’s meant to be cranked up loud. “Diane,” “Hoodwinked,” and “Prettiest Girl” stand out, but with thirty-one tunes, you can pick your own crowd pleasers. You’ll be surprised by the handful of covers presented in the set as well. This is great to listen to in the basement with a couple cold ones. But if you are in the Boston area, check your local listings; they are playing live again with some frequency. Now bring on those studio reissues!

 –koepenick (Ram Van, no address listed)