boston not LA predates the bosstones.... 1982
According to Clif Hanger, vocalist for The Freeze, the song\album title was coined not to insult Los Angeles, but to encourage other Boston acts to find their own unique, local sound rather than emulate other bands from other areas.
Awesome. Nice poster...
Everything started with these guys back in 85, along with Gang Green and a ton of other great Boston Bands. The Irish thing, the plaid, the dog, everything here is perfect. They started it, everyone else just followed .