Brownsville Station

Smokin' in the Boys' Room

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Smokin' in the Boy's Room is a budget-priced collection that distills Rhino's 18-track, Cub Koda-compiled retrospective of the same name to a brief ten-track summary. Eight of the ten tracks here were on that 1993 compilation -- neither "Hey Little Girl" and "I Get So Excited," both taken from 1974's School Punks, were on that set -- and within those eight tracks, most of Brownsville's big tunes are covered, with the exception of "The Martian Boogie." So, considering that it's a budget-priced disc, it's not a bad collection at all, even if Rhino's 1993 Smokin' in the Boy's Room: The Best of Brownsville Station is a much better overall experience. [Rhino Flashback's 2003 release Smokin' in the Boy's Room and Other Hits was repackaged (with a much, much uglier cover) and re-released by Collectables in 2005 under the title Smokin' in the Boys' Room.]

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