Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Classyc rock from Boston golden age
Jacques BALL | PARIS , France | 10/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When this first came out towards the end of the seventies it was only a vinyl EP with four songs..but it was a shock for me then when I listenedd to it, like we were having back our lost sound. I wanted more of this wailing Voxx keyboards a la ? and the mysterians plus the Lyres shaped Mosrite guitars bringing again the vintage sound we had all been dreaming of ..- "buried alive" is the perfect example of this -. We would have to wait two more years to enjoy "On fyre". In those 4 songs starting this cd, Jeff "Monoman" Connolly was demonstrating what would be the music of the Lyres after his training years with the awesome DMZ. Until today the Lyres have kept to their faith under the guidance of Connolly. This cd re-issue is a total piece of bliss as it includes the mandatory first "lost" album which never had a chance to be released. Here it is now making this object an absolute must to have. The early Lyres favourites are there from "Help you Ann" to "She pays the rent ", these first renditions of those classic Lyres songs are just fascinating,
The Lyres must have been a band with about a hundred different line-ups in their twenty years of existence.. Here you have the legendary line-up, maybe #2 or #3, with the great Pete Greenberg (ex-DMZ) on lead guitar and Howie Ferguson (on leave from the Real Kids) on drums. Of course all the Lyres records are good but this one is just perfect !!"