March 14 — LIGHTNIN’ BAR BLUES, Brownsville Station (1973)

imageThe fact that the Replacements were influenced by the Sex Pistols and Johnny Thunders doesn’t set them apart. But not many punk-inspired bands were equally as smitten by early ’70s bubblegum and power-pop. Meet the Brownsville Station, a Detroit area band whose “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” afforded them the luxury of a nice decade-long career on the fringes of obscurity.


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