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First Parish Church in Dorchester Steeple Removal

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    Photos of the removal of the steeple lantern at First Parish Church in Dorchester, 24 November 2006

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No need to mention the Standells :-).

Mighty Mighty Bosstones: "The Rascal King."

Richman also did "Roadrunner," which mentions Stop & Shop and 128 (I know, I know, the latter is not technically in Boston, but hey, it's easier to get to 128 from my house in Rozzie than City Hall ...)


Oh, good lord, how could I have forgotten:

"Charley on the MTA"

I swear, early senility is a terrible thing!


Even more songs here:

Lisa Williams

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers have several songs about/set in Boston:
Goverment Center; Financial Zone, and for metro, New England, his love song to the area.

robert sullivan

If you're including songs from Broadway, there's "The Boston Beguine," which Alice Ghostley sang in "New Faces of 1952" and which includes references to Boston Common and the Red Sox.


I was going to post about the half-dozen or so Bosstones songs people had missed, but then I finished reading the thread, and it covered all of them.

Others I can think of off the top of my head:

"Jackson Mann", "The Allston Beat", "Brighton Memories", all by The Allstonians.

"T DJ", Freezepop

"Beantown Bop", The Raging Teens


wow i see this post is old but i'm commenting anyway. i've been making a boston playlist for years and it keeps growing, so psyched to add the ones listed here! here's what i have so far - songs that are about or mention boston:

dirty water by the standells
sweet baby james by james taylor
massachusetts by arlo guthrie
get it like you like it by ben harper
tessie by the dropkick murphys
shipping off to boston by the dropkick murphys from the departed soundtrack
charlie on the mta by the kingston trio
homecoming king by guster
the vineyard by jackopierce
jet airliner by steve miller band
bakc to boston by the peter hostage situation


There's "The Ice of Boston" By the Dismemberment plan from washington D.C., with golden verses such as "and I woke at three am with the radio on with that gladys night & the pips song on about how she'd rather live in his world with him than live in her own world alone, and I laid there head spinning and tring to fall asleep and I thought to myself Aw gladys girl I love you .. but get a life". I swear, it's about boston.

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