Loved by critics as well as the Boston club group circuit, the Raindogs had been prepared to break through for mass consumption. Nevertheless, the group’s root base rock sound hardly ever took off on the nationwide level; it didn’t help that their label turn off after launching their second record. Within the ’80s, head Tag Cutler (vocals, electric guitar) fronted the Schemers, a music group that also flirted with graph achievement. In 1990, the Raindogs, called following a Tom Waits LP, released their debut full-length Shed Souls on Atco. Sketching evaluations to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, and Bob Dylan should’ve been good for the group, but press rhapsodies and local stardom weren’t plenty of to sell information. The Raindogs documented another recording, 1991’s Boundary Drive-In Theatre, before Atco folded. Shortly after the music group broke up, organizations with an identical style such as for example Counting Crows as well as the Wallflowers became MTV and radio favorites. In 1995, Cutler released his 1st solo work, Gasboy; it had been chosen as Best CD of the entire year by the LA Instances. The follow-up, Skylolo, made an appearance in 1998. Cutler after that formed Tag Cutler & Lexington 1-2-5 with Mike Tanaka (bass) and Bob Giusti (drums), documenting a self-titled debut in 2000.