• Dogmatics
  • Thayer St. (Homestead) 1985 
  • Everybody Does It (Homestead) 1986 

These four young Bostonians are dirtbags and proud of it. A prior 45 contained their reverent version of an Eddie Cochran tune; on the brief eight-song Everybody Does It, they tear up Dion’s “Teenager in Love” with wicked glee, rewriting the lyrics to suit a less innocent lifestyle. Elsewhere, guitarist Jerry Lehane shows a talent for penning tuneful hard-rock power-chord originals like “Cry Myself to Sleep,” “Everything Went Bad” and “Drinking by the Pool.” Simple but effective.

[Ira Robbins]