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It is here that I post old records that I've ripped
to Mp3 format (and grouped in .ZIP files) via File Sharing Sites,
album cover scans and, sometimes,
somewhat coherent ramblings related to said shares.

None of the shares here are "borrowed" from other blogs.
All of the items shared are rips of Out-of-Print
(or, at least, very difficult to get)
Vinyl Records from my own collection.

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of what is made available should be pretty wide-ranging.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Neighborhoods: Reptile Men

There Goes the Tuna Melt!

Let me start off by saying that the first thing that I ever do when it comes to posting any of the rather large number of Power Pop albums that I have is to head over to the Power Pop Criminals blog to see if Angelo has already beaten me to the punch. It's not like I'm worried about stepping on toes (although some bloggers are sensitive to such... as if they own the rights to the records that they pirate) and it's not like I don't think it's possible for me to never post anything that no one else has posted. It's just that I'd rather post things that aren't available elsewhere but that deserve attention.

So anyway... PPC has not posted this record! They did, though, post The Neighborhoods' first two records ("Fire is Coming" and "The High Hard One") back in June. Go here now and Get 'em and remember to say "Thank You": http://powerpopcriminals.blogspot.com/2007/06/neighborhoods-fire-is-coming-1984.html

I'd tell you all about The Neighborhoods if I thought I could. Instead I'll just tell you that you should visit their fine Tribute Website at http://www.thehoodsonline.com/ or go read this article at http://www.rockinboston.com/hoods.htm. They also have a MySpace page (of course) and there's a nice article from Trouser Press at http://www.trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=neighborhoods.

What I can tell you is that this Boston Power Pop Trio used to play in a small bar in my hometown on a fairly regular basis and were Amazing! On top of being a great band, they were also three of the nicest guys in the entire world.

If you like Rock & Roll... This is a record you need! If you don't... Please go see a Brain Specialist.

  1. Pure and Easy
  2. Modern Cowboy
  3. Reptile Man
  4. Tommy
  5. Dangerous
  6. The Man…
  7. Peeping Tom
  8. Out of Your Reach
  9. Wailing Wall
  10. Clichés


angelo said...

i linked your post on the first two releases post
thx for the reptile men cd rip, i only had the vinyl

Anonymous said...

many thanks ....great rock album !!!

Anonymous said...

I have this on vinyl. Thanks for the rip!!

Traitor Vic said...


Darke Slashthroate said...

First off- settle down on the half-baked manifesto... or at least buy a better brand of wizzeed.

Meanwhile: three cheers for hosting the Neighborhoods- this album was a serious fave back in the high school / kollij years. SO friggin' rockified that it makes you want to break out an atlas and an anatomical digest, and confuse the two... oh wait, that was the blowhard above.

Tuna Melt- keep up the good work.

Cialis Online said...

I have that album, it is great stuff, one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

I was so in love with that album when it first came out. Hard to believe its almost 23 years old now.

Good stuff.

Anonymous said...


km said...

The link is broke re-upload please.

km said...

great band

Anonymous said...

Any chance of a re-up? Would greatly appreciate it!