The 1970s garage punk band from Boston, DMZ, had dissolved in a 1978 train wreck. Jeff "Mono Mann" Conolly decided to take a Vox organ-driven direction next in his Lyres. Lyres evolved into an amorphous group of players moving in and out of the band over the years with certain mainstays like Paul Murphy and Ricky Coraccio, DMZ's drummer and bass player respectively, hanging in longer than most.
The band was firing out short, sharp anthems of their own alongside choice covers to packed crowds that wanted to dance. It was about having fun first and foremost, then building on the music they loved. Listen to this and I reckon that you'll agree that it shows. Jeff "Mono Mann" Conolly laid it out simply for interested parties at the time - "I'm just lookin' for something to make us sound good. No message.We want people to dance when we play.The music comes first, then we put words to it.We don't have anything to say. We're not trying to do anything revolutionary."