BROWNSVILLE STATION Un Official Website 1970: No BS 1972: A Night On the Town 1973: Yeah! 1974: School Punks 1975: Motor City Connection 1977: Brownsville Station 1978: Air Special Man, Michigan was the place for Rock & Roll in the 70's bringing us high energy rock & roll with such bands as the Stooges, MC5, Mitch Ryder, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper(he was originally from Detroit but moved to Phoenix when he was young & got together w/ the band & by '71 he was back in Michigan), & Brownsville Station. Brownsville Station were the "Kings of Party" & my older sister, Sally, would agree with that. Brownsville Station played a few shows in the clubs in Buffalo, NY area & my sister never missed them. I was only a kid at the time but she would always go on about what a wild time those shows were (she was so excited when she caught a drum stick by the drummer). Anyway, she bought there 'No BS' album & would play it often. I was always mesmerized by the comic book album cover & I would listen to that record as much as she would rocking out to "Be Bop Confidential", "Rocking Robin", & Guitar Train (No BS & Edgar Winter's They Only Come out at Night were always played by my cool sister Sally). Brownsville Station's classic line-up featured Cub Koda on guitar & vocals, Mike Lutz on guitar/Bass & Vocals, & Henry "H Bomb" Weck on drums & vocals (original drummer was TJ Cronley but he was gone by '71). Other members included bassist Tony Driggins & keyboardist Bruce Nazarian. Their first album released was 'No BS' & it is my favorite album by them as it really captures the spirit of rock & roll & is played the way it is meant to be played. The 3 songs I mentioned earlier are great but the album really takes off on the Kick ass cover of "Roadrunner". The other track that really stands out is the cover of Link Wray's instrumental hit from 1958 "Rumble". They start off playing it & it sounds okay to me but then Cub screams out "Hey C'mon do the "Bleep" song right!!" & the band really launch into an amazing fast paced version of the classic. Brownsville Station reached their peak in '73 with their 'Yeah' album which featured their Smash hit "Smoking in the Boys Room". Yeah is another great album with a great cover of "Sweet Jane". Brownsville Station released a total of 7 great albums which are filled with some great rock & roll. The band split in '79 but Cub Koda continued performing & releasing solo albums. I was fortunate to see Koda around '82 & he put on a hell of a show mixing his solo stuff with Brownsville Station Material & Oldies. Sadly he passed away in 2000.