I don't remember Boston's Vitamin at all, but that's because I was seven when they broke up in 1983. Most legendary Boston bands of the day live on with their recordings, but Vitamin never actually put out any recorded music during their four years of existence. Now, forty years later we're finally getting an official release. The first song that we can check out is "Black Sheep." And it's weird. It sounds like if DEVO blended with Mission of Burma and decided to get experimental. It even includes a weirdo instrumental version of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" towards the end (we'll pretend that's a shout out to the real Mary's hometown of Sterling, MA). Let's hope that the release of these classics mean that there's more to come from Vitamin in the future.
You can listen to "Black Sheep" below. Recordings 1981 is due out April 16 on Don Giovanni Records. The album includes four studio recordings and nine live recordings from The Underground and The Rat. You can pre-order it here.