Let’s Active only released three full length albums in their short recording career, but those records all but define the sound of college rock radio in the late ’80s.
“Every Dog Has His Day” was the swan song for the band fronted by Mitch Easter, who a few years earlier, made a musical name for himself producing REM’s early albums. Unfortunately, Let’s Active didn’t have the same success REM did, gaining a more modestly sized fan base, but no less dedicated fans. I was one of them. I was one of them. I remember how disappointed I was when I leaned that “Every Dog Has His Day” was going to be their last record.