We have used the master tapes and have had them digitally transferred and remastered (from Mworks and Woolly Mammoth recording studio).
In 2001 the legendary building that housed Boston's infamous Rat was demolished, but this recording (catalog #528, same as the address for the establishment on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of Boston) remains as evidence of what transpired in that "cellar full of noise." Inspired by Hilly Kristal's Live at CBGB's, this is truly the companion double LP to that disc on Atlantic. Recorded September 27, 28, and 29th, 1976, at the dawn of the "new wave," important and historic live recordings of some of the scenemakers live on within these grooves. Along with Willie Loco there is very early DMZ, so early that the drummer is future member of The Cars, David Robinson, as well as an early, vintage version of Richard Nolan's vital band Third Rail. This is the only place where you can find the original Susan with guitarists Tom Dickie and John Kalishes - The rock history lesson is important to understand the impact of not only the musicians on this album, but the influence of the nightclub which spawned Live at the Rat.
Risks and challenges
The master tapes might not be in the best shape and the final CD might not sound "perfect". Scanning the artwork is time consuming process and can delay the final project by a few weeks. If there are not enough people for kickstarter, then CD might not be made.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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