In the mid-eighties Bill Janovitz (vocals, guitar), Chris Colburne (vocals, bass) and Tom Maginnis (drums) founded the rock band Buffalo Tom at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Obviously, the academic institution near Boston was an excellent breeding ground for noisy guitar bands at that time, because at about the same time Dinosaur Jr. and the Pixies started their career from there. No wonder J. Mascis, mastermind and front man of Dinosaur Jr., produced the Buffalo Tom debut. Due to a lot of airplay on college radios and extensive tours through the USA, Europe, Australia and Japan, Buffalo Tom gained an excellent reputation until the early nineties
In 1992 the formation released their third album "Let Me Come Over". The trio had developed many of the songs during their previous concert tours and tested them live for audience success, others had been written at home in a quiet chamber. Accordingly, "Let Me Come Over" combined the energy of a power trio with acoustic guitar ballads, whose most powerful, "Taillights Fade", became the band's trademark.