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ITEM — cassette: C 37651 Identifier: C 37346 - C 37816

21-645 ; Dangerous Birds, 01/08/1982. Digital

Scope and Contents

Dangerous Birds had a brief but intense career from 1981-1983, touring the East Coast and releasing three songs: "Emergency" on the Laughing at the Ground EP and the single "Alpha Romeo/Smile on Your Face" on Allston-based Propeller Records. "Alpha Romeo" was selected for Rhino's DIY series compilation Mass. Ave. - The Boston Scene (1975-83) in 1993. "Smile on Your Face" was included in Sub Pop's influential compilation Sub Pop 100 in 1986. Thalia Zedek continued releasing records and performing with the bands Uzi, Live Skull, and Come. She is currently a member of the band E and the Thalia Zedek Band, who record for the Silver Rocket and Thrill Jockey labels.

Live performance recorded at The Channel in Boston, MA.

Thalia Zedek - vocals, guitar ; Lori Green - keyboards, guitar, vocals ; Margery Meadow - bass ; Karen Gickas - drums, vocals


  • Creation: 01/08/1982.

Conditions Governing Access

The Freedman audio collection is largely inaccessible due to ongoing preservation work. However, digital access copies of some tapes are available; please contact the Loeb Music Library for questions about access.


1 audiocassettes

General note

Side 2: Dangerous Birds. Set list for live performance recorded at The Channel in Boston, MA.

Pink Dress

30 Degrees


50 Miles

What Is and What's Not

When the Lights are Low

Go for the Head

Name of the Game

Shut In

Catholic Boy



Repository Details

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