is an alternative rock
band from Boston
, formed in 1986. Its principal members are guitarist Bill Janovitz
Chris Colbourn, and drummer
Tom Maginnis. The band's name is derived from the band Buffalo Springfield
and the first name of the drummer.
guitarist/frontman J Mascis
assisted with the production on the band's first two albums. J Mascis also played lead guitar on the song "Impossible" from Buffalo Tom's self-titled debut.
Buffalo Tom became one of the more popular alternative rock bands by the mid 1990s: "Big Red Letter Day" (1993) peaked at #8 and "Sleepy Eyed" (1995) peaked at #4 on the Heatseekers chart. Their album, Big Red Letter Day
, peaked at #17 in the UK Albums Chart
in October 1993.
The band contributed the track "For All To See" to the 1993 AIDS-Benefit Album No Alternative
produced by the Red Hot Organization
, and the track to the CD School House Rock! Rocks
. Buffalo Tom's song "Sodajerk" was featured on the soundtrack
to the 1994 television series My So-Called Life
. They appeared in a club scene on My So-Called Life
, episode 12, titled "Self-Esteem," playing "Late at Night." The episode originally aired on 17 November 1994. They were also mentioned... Read More