I'm headed up to Boston tomorrow, where I'll be for New Year's Eve this year. Bye bye, 2005, I hope 2006 is better.
Everyone knows that the Red Sox play The Standells' Dirty Water after every win at Fenway. The first Standells song I ever heard was a cover of Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White by Minor Threat. It wasn't until years later that I finally got around to tracking down the original version of the song and first heard Dirty Water as well. Strangely, the band that first hit it big with a song about Boston was actually from L.A. The song was written by their producer, Ed Cobb, who supposedly wrote it after being mugged on a bridge along the Charles.
The Standells -
Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White