Ever Since Radio’s “The Makeout Disaster”
Burning Rosewood’s “Quiet”
The Track Record’s “Talk Radio”
Underscore’s “Distance Makes the Hear Grow”
Boy Crazy’s “Egyptian Plover And The Crocodile”
Bands break up, and that sucks. These bands here made a lasting impression before they played their last note. Baltimore's bands of the past have molded the current scene in so many ways that you don't even know, so this month I dedicated the mix tape to these bands, and their most infamous songs.
Remember Ever since Radio, better yet, remember "The Makeout Diaster," one of the songs that identify with the early Maryland scene, where everyone was still playing in VFWs. It's a heart wrenching song, "for you I swear I'll suffer" and has that famous breakdown at the end. Go find it, borrow it from a friend, buy it, you have to own this song.
"Quiet," by the infamous Burning Rosewood. This song is on 80% of mix tapes I make for myself or others personally. If you don't know this song. Put this magazine down... Don't forget, "The best cure for a sore throat... cut it."
"Talk Radio" is a scream at the top of your lungs song with some pretty harsh lyrics. The Track Record's most popular song, another one of those, iconically Baltimore songs.
Taking it back to when I had just started going to shows, we have Underscore--DC's sweethearts. "Distance Makes the Heart Grow," made you sing and dance at a time when not too much more mattered that remembering "those good times, always those good times."
Remember those St. John's Phoenix show back in the day (one & two years ago)? The "HEY!" song, also known as "Egyptian Plover And The Crocodile" by Boy Crazy ends our local bands no longer together. Do you still remember the times to clap, and scream? Boy Crazy was one of Baltimore's best bands, and did it all without a singer.
All thee songs are almost a requirement to be a Baltimore scene, know your past. You can still find every one of these songs online.
Next month we'll continue our mix tape with national bands that broke up...