"Skippy’s been around since, what, 1961? Skippy is Boston history."
"We wanted to make sure if you were playing a show, before or after us, you were terrified because we made it impossible for you to top what the crowd just saw."
"If a title is strong, unusual or funny, it’s because those are the type of things that will drive me to write a song for that title.”
"There are many moments on the record that are inspired by people who either play in the city or have come through on tour that I discovered. It comes from a lot of local stuff, believe it or not."
"I know this is really random, but you’re like a Boston Greek dad rapper and construction worker and I can totally get you on a show."
Both directed by Jay Hunt of Smoke House Media, they’re back-to-back proud Boston bangers with enough fuel to power the region through the winter and spring until we get the next crop of summer anthems.
There’s a debate about what was the golden era of BCN. Was it ’68 to ’72, when announcers were turning people on to music?
"I feel very humbled by it. It’s crazy … starting when we did and now I’m 25 doing this."
Here, five individuals associated with RAR share their memories of Boston back then, what they gained from having RAR in their lives, and how, in 2019, we can continue to honor the groundwork RAR laid for a better Boston.
"You can’t build a sustainable movement if you aren’t rooted in some type of theory, some type of text, some type of work that’s already been done before."