REAL KIDS, THE: See You on the Street Tonight: CD

Jan 30, 2019

Crypt digs deep into this legendary Boston band’s, uh, vault for a mother lode of rarities. The first ten tracks are culled from a rehearsal recording and the remaining fourteen or so tracks are taken from assorted live recordings circa 1976-’77. As might be expected, things can get a bit raw sound-wise, but never so much as to be unlistenable and—considering a number of the tunes here were never officially recorded—this’ll easily become indispensable to both fan and completist alike. Great liner notes as well, with back stories on the recordings, commentary about each individual track, and so on. –Jimmy Alvarado (Crypt)