If we’re all on the same page here (and I take it that we are), we can all agree that the mid-to-late 1990’s were the Golden Age of street punk in the greater Boston area. (Okay, maybe a strong Silver Age at worst.) Two of that Age’s quintessential albums are finally making their way to vinyl for the very first time, thanks to our friends (friend?) at State Line Records.
As the cover photo indicates, one of those releases is “Dark Days,” the sophomore album from The Ducky Boys, initially released in 1998 on GMM Records. The other release is none-other than “The End Of An Era” from Ducky Boys’ friends and frequent collaborators The Pinkerton Thugs (who I guess were technically from southern Maine, but that still counts as greater Boston for purposes of this writing). “The End Of An Era” was initially released on Go-Kart Records in mid-2000, more than a year after it was recorded (and a few months after the band first broke up).
Both albums are in the process of being mastered for vinyl as we speak. Stay tuned for more release information (including pre-order details) as it becomes available. In the meantime, refresh your Ducky Boys/Pinkerton Thugs memories below!