Album of the Day
Ann Arbor power trio Brownsville Station found enduring fame with the #3 hit “Smokin' In the Boy's Room,” which was certified Gold on this day in 1974. That ode to high school delinquency closes the band's Big Tree collection YEAH! in suitably raucous fashion, and several other tracks are just as party-worthy. Along with another original (“All Night Long”), the boys smoke on covers of such songs as Robert Parker's “Barefootin',” Jimmy Cliff's “Let Your Yeah Be Yeah” and the Velvet Underground anthem "Sweet Jane" (the wonderfully eclectic track selection reflects guitarist Cub Koda's deep knowledge of music; he later became a renowned music writer). Arguably Brownsville Station's best album, this no-frills set of garage-y rock and heavy boogie has a low-rent charm that will surely inspire you to turn the volume up to 11.