John P Strohm has selected a number of songs from Boston related artists of the late 80s / early 90s in an article for Louder Than Words.
Here's what he says about his selection of Buffalo Tom:
There was a girl who used to crash with Blake Babies sometimes who came in from the suburbs. She knew these guys Buffalo Tom and she said she was managing them. She had a bunch of demo tapes that we ignored. It just didn’t occur to us that she could be cooler than us. Then when people around town started talking about Buffalo Tom I made the connection: “Oh, that band that we have, like, 100 tapes of.” J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. took them under wing and produced their first album, so obviously they’ve got my attention at that point. We became great friends – and fans of each other’s bands. For the final Blake Babies tour, we actually chose to open for Buffalo Tom in Europe over a competing offer to open for Nirvana on the Nevermind tour. And that was before Nevermind was out. And….I don’t really want to think about that anymore. We had a great time with our friends overseas while we were in the process of breaking up.