Bush Tetras Boom in the Night
- Released: July 21, 2003
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Roir
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Cowboys in Africa
- $0.99 on iTunes2.Things That Go Boom in the Night
- $0.99 on iTunes3.You Can't Be Funky
- $0.99 on iTunes4.Snakes Crawl
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Rituals
- $0.99 on iTunes6.Moonlite
- $0.99 on iTunes7.You Taste Like the Tropics
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Das Ah Riot
- $0.99 on iTunes9.Too Many Creeps
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Dum Dum
- $0.99 on iTunes11.Stand up and Fight
- $0.99 on iTunes12.Who's Gonna Pay
- $0.99 on iTunes13.It's So Weird
- $0.99 on iTunes14.Funky - (TRUE instrumental)
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Bush Tetras: Cynthia Sley (vocals); Pat Place (guitar); Laura Kennedy, Bob Albertson (bass); Dee Pop, Don Christenson (drums).
Producers: Topper Headon (tracks 1, 3, 5, 14); Bush Tetras, Ken Thomas (tracks 2, 8); Ed Bahlman, Don Christenson (tracks 4, 7, 9); Bush Tetras, Joe Blaney (tracks 6, 10-11); Joe Blaney, Don Christenson (tracks 12-13).
Recorded at Jacobs Farm, Surrey, England; Celebration, Electric Ladyland Studios, Intergalactic Studios and Surf Sound Studio, New York, New York between December 1980 and April 1983. Includes liner notes by Yablonskaya.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
BOOM IN THE NIGHT contains virtually all of Bush Tetras' studio output. It collects their three EP releases along with several demo recordings.
Personnel: Cynthia Sley (vocals); Pat Place (guitar); Dee Pop (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Dee Pop.
Recording information: Celebration, New York, NY (12/1980-04/1983); Electric Ladyland Studios, New York, NY (12/1980-04/1983); Intergalactic Studios, New York, NY (12/1980-04/1983); Jacob's Farm, Surrey, England (12/1980-04/1983); Surf Sound Studio, New York, NY (12/1980-04/1983).
Subtitled "Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983," Boom in the Night was a CD reissue of the 1989 cassette compilation Better Late Than Never, though it omitted one track, the demo "Makin' a Mistake," and resequenced the remaining 14 tracks. The Bush Tetras made a couple of independent label EPs and a single in New York in the early '80s, and then disappeared. The music was simple and relentless, as were the chanted messages of songs such as the seminal "Too Many Creeps." This was punk minimalism down to the point of amateurishness, but no less compelling because of it. The album, which contained the same liner notes as the earlier one, apparently was released to herald the April 1995 reformation of the Bush Tetras. ~ William Ruhlmann