Blues End Blue

by The Neats

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Tracks 12-17 recorded live at Newbury Sound on January 28, 1990.

Digital reissue of Crash At Crush and Blues End Blue coming soon. Feedback, questions, info etc. please use the "inquiries" link on the right of the page.

"One Boston band that's been around since the days of Burma, without ever getting a modicum of the respect due them, is The Neats. The Neats are a decade old now and if the fates had dealt them a kinder hand they would've been huge ages ago. They began as purveyors of a weird, unique (for the time) jangle-wheeze psych, but the band's career flickered on and off through the 80s, and as the decade ended they seemed to be stuck in a long hair boogie ass rut.

Now, however, there's a swell new album called "Blues End Blue," which melds hard rock kicking with their old melodicism. Eric Martin's voice and songwriting have always had lotsa top notch potential and "Blues" gives him more room to move than he's had since the combo's debut LP on Ace of Hearts. There's no way they aren't guilty of overt-rockism, but they do it well enough to transcend the genre's douchebaggie confines. And yeah, they'd probably have the longest male hair in Tasmania, but that's no crime, Pippi." - Byron Coley, Spin

"Blues End Blue (originally announced as Dig Deeper) refines the Neats' gonzo approach with bracing power and reasonably clear sound. Shifting between measured R&B and charging rock'n'roll (nothing too swampy this time), the Neats take standard bar-band conventions and crank them up to eleven, steering clear of California-band metalisms or mainstream rock success by keeping things raw-sounding and checking any potential bombast at the studio door." - Trouser Press

Endless gratitude to Steve Fallon and Coyote Records for permission to revive this classic!

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releases December 31, 2037

Phil Caruso
Terry Hanley
Dave Lee
Eric Martin

Originally released by Coyote Records

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