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Quincy Quarry Recordings

by The Crumb Sullivans

The Crumb Sullivans are a bare bones, unpolished, folk-punk duo.
Genre: Folk: Field Recordings
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1. Corduroy Jones
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2. Jimmy Told James
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3. The Fighter
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4. Lay Me By The River
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The Crumb Sullivans
Raw, Unpolished, Rock n Roll.

I first discovered The Crumb Sullivans as I was leaving a night of local boxing at the Union Hall in Boston. They were playing music outside the exit door .Two young men, a guitar, and a mandolin. The energy and the emotion they were pouring into the set caught my attention, the fact that the fueled up fight crowd paid little attention, blew my mind. My 10 year old was tugging on my arm to leave, but I couldn’t.

I watched for 3 or 4 songs then politely asked if they had a CD I could buy. “Nope”, the guitarist answered. “Any upcoming shows?” I asked. “Your at one.” he quickly replied. He then asked me if I would like to sign up for their email list. I did. In the months following, I received many emails telling me where I could find them. Outside the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan, a couple all ages basement shows, the New England Aquarium T stop, and so on. I went when I could.

We developed a friendship of sorts. They still didn’t have a CD to offer, so I approached the boys about maybe recording something with them. We did. I always thought they sounded like something Alan Lomax would be interested in if he was still around and wandering the streets of Boston, looking for the next addition to his Library Of Congress recordings. It just sounded right the way it was. So that’s how we recorded it.

The Quincy Quarry Recordings Volume 1, is a 4 song EP, recorded in one take, outdoors, on a Sony 8mm Handycam. Listen close and you can hear the crickets. I hope you find in the boys the same thing I did and will help me spread the word about The Crumb Sullivans. I thank you, and The Crumb Sullivans thank you.

The Baby Shaker


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North East In-Tune

The Crumb Sullivans may be a beautiful exception to this city's conservative nor
Boston’s quaint New England environment is hardly known for breeding eccentrics, but The Crumb Sullivans may be a beautiful exception to this city's conservative norms. Hailing from the capital of Massachusetts comes an acoustic duo that prides itself for its unique blend of folk/rock/punk and its tacky green jumpsuits worn during performances. A compelling melding of Edward Flower’s folksong melodies and The Velvet Underground’s often mellow tempo, The Crumb Sullivans deliver catchy jamming music meant for breezy summer nights spent with family and friends on the front porch.
My personal favorite song of theirs is “December 32nd”, which is about a man who mockingly apologizes for mistreating his lover and promises to return to her on December 32rd. Delivered with a lazy guitar and an upbeat harmonica, “December 32nd”’s sound is folksy but maintains a certain amount of edge through its sarcastic lyrics. The line “I’ll be back on December 32nd, you whore” conveys the man’s annoyance (if not outright anger), which prevents the song from being a carbon copy of a tune from O Brother Where Art Thou’s soundtrack. The narrator’s promise to return on a phony date (December 32nd doesn’t exist, the last time I checked!) also adds a certain amount of humor to the song, making it appealing to people who don’t normally gravitate towards folk music. What I also enjoyed about “December 32nd” was its repetition. The redundant line “I’ll be back” solidified just how much of liar the narrator is.

Other notable songs from The Crumb Sullivans are “December 32nd”, “Corduroy Jones”, “Jimmy Told James”, and “The Fighter”---all of which maintain the same mesmerizing mood as “December 32nd.”


sweet fancy moses!!!
short cd, but packs a wallop!!! i would suggest that anyone who has a strong dislike for main stream radio purchase this cd. these boys sound nothing like the radio. and i mean that in the best way. i stumbled across the lads on myspace, and ordered straight away. also the proud owner of a crumb sullivans t-shirt. good fun....