SummaryThis live double CD set from legendary Boston rockers The Neighborhoods contains 29 songs recorded live on October 24, 1992 during the band's final show at the late-lamented and equally legendary Rathskeller in Kenmore Square, Boston MA. The tracks include 24 Hood's originals and five ripping cover tunes. The songs each touch on every phase of the Hoods' storied career, featuring tunes culled from almost all of the band's studio recordings, but given the full Hoods live workout on this double CD set. The CD's also feature 5 previously unreleased songs from the band's 1992 basement demos, known to Hood's cognoscenti simply as the "Last Of The Mohicans."
The 1992 Hoods line-up featured founding member and Boston rock icon David Minehan on vocals and guitar, accompanied by his longtime sidekick bassist and vocalist Lee Harrington and drummer Carl Coletti. That line-up performs on 21 songs. The Hoods, circa 1979 line-up of Minehan, drummer "Careful" Mike Quaglia and bassist John Harcorn reunite to play 6 of the band's classic songs, while long-time bandmates Minehan, Harrington and Quaglia join up on 2 of the tracks. In addition, Brad Whitford, superstar guitarist from Aeroosmith and producer and mentor to the Hoods, also sits in on 2 songs, the Hoods' classic "Roxxanne" and an Aerosmith-flavored cover of the Rufus Thomas gem, "Walkin' The Dog."
The album was mixed by David Minehan at his Boston/ Waltham studio, Woolly Mammoth Sound. In keeping with the band's hard-won reputation as a stellar and stalwart live act, there are absolutely no overdubs, edits, samples, or autotune on the live CD's... NOTHING!!! It's pure, un-cut, 100% live.
The present day Hoods consist of original and founding member David Minehan on guitar, his long time bassist and cohort Lee Harrington and drummer Johnny "Rock" Lynch. The band has been playing a handful of shows again since 2004 and recently opened for Iggy and the Stooges at the House of Blues Boston in August of 2010 and several shows for the Joe Perry Project in 2009/ 2010. The band was inducted into the Boston Music Awards Hall of Fame in 2005 and had a new, original song "Parasite" featured on the Guitar Hero 2 game and soundtrack. A new full length studio CD is in production and will be released this year.