Saturday, January 5, 2008

Buffalo Tom - A Sides from Buffalo Tom

All of my favourites on one record, 'Summer', 'Kitchen Door', 'Tangerine', 'Going Underground' Jam cover 18 great tracks, great record.

Buffalo Tom is an alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in the 1980s. Its principal members are guitarist Bill Janovitz, bassist Chris Colbourn, and drummer Tom Maginnis. The band's name is derived from the band Buffalo Springfield and the first name of the drummer, who is the shyest of the three. Combining the two is something of a joke among the members.

Dinosaur Jr guitarist/frontman J Mascis assisted with the production on the band's first two albums. J Mascis also played lead guitar on the song "Impossible" from Buffalo Tom's self-titled debut. Based on Mascis' input, early on the band was sometimes called Dinosaur Jr, Jr.

The band contributed the track "For All To See" to the 1993 benefit album No Alternative, and the track "Lolly Lolly Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here" to the CD School House Rock! Rocks. Buffalo Tom's song "Sodajerk" was featured on the soundtrack to the 1994 television series My So-Called Life. They also wrote the theme song to the extremely short-lived 1999 sitcom The Mike O'Malley Show. In 1999 the song "Taillights Fade" was used in the Breckin Meyer/Elizabeth Berkley independent film Taillights Fade. They also recorded The Jam's "Going Underground" for the 2000 tribute album Fire and Skill: The Songs of the Jam.

Buffalo Tom is a perennial performer at the Hot Stove Cool Music concerts that benefit Theo Epstein's Charity, Foundation To Be Named Later. Other artists involved include Kay Hanley and Peter Gammons.

During 2007, Buffalo Tom performed at the South by Southwest Music Festival and went on a mini Summer tour with shows in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and a few other cities. A new album, Three Easy Pieces, was released on July 10, 2007 through the New West label.

If anyone has a copy of Three Easy Pieces, I would appreciate you dropping me a line.


tricky said...

Three Easy pieces - buffalo tom

great band !!!!


bruce said...

cheers dude....agreed great band , full of many memories for me.... Ive got other albums....need any

Hank said...

Yep, great they are. Had almost forgotten about them, thanks for reminding me.. have some of their older stuff as well if it's needed

bruce said...

I have 'sleepy eye' & 'red letter day' all welcome good music..tricky that link for '3 easy pieces' doesn't work!!! any idea
cheers guys

Grant said...

POsted a tune from 3 Easy Pices on my blog the other day....check it.

gobshyte said...

hello mate.nice post thanks very much for you have any idea whether they ever recorded 'police and thieves' by the clash either officialy or on a live bootleg etc?cheers