Among the many Boston bands that Limbo Race shared bills with were Someone & The Somebodies, Mission of Burma, The New Models, V;, Art Yard, The Neats, The Proletariat, The Neighborhoods, Lou Miami & The Kozmetix, Native Tongue, The Young Snakes, 'til tuesday, The New Models, and The Del Fuegos.
Drummer Peter Keaveney left the band in early 1981 and was replaced by Mark Poulin. At this time, the band recorded their first tape of the song Cigarettes which received airplay on the MIT radio station WMBR as well as on WERS from Emerson College.
In 1981, the band caught the attention of producer and engineer Dan Salzman who brought them into the studio to record a song, There Goes Kafka, which was included on a compilation of Boston-area bands called A Wicked Good Time Vol.2.
In early 1982, the band added saxophonist Mark Chenevert and recorded their first single, Down & Backwards b/w What It Is, which received airplay on the commercial radio station WBCN. The band began to receive media attention and was invited to play at the 1982 WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble which they went on to win. Interestingly, Limbo Race was not included in the list of bands originally invited but as an alternate; they entered the competition only when another band had to drop out.
The band was picked up by manager Jim Coffman, who also managed Mission of Burma, and began playing shows throughout the northeast including the famed CBGB in New York, the in Washington DC and other venues. In 1993 they also opened for the Thompson Twins and Echo & the Bunnymen at the Channel in Boston, as well for REM at Streets in Allston.
Randy Black went on to form a new ensemble called Dr. Black's Combo which also included saxophonist Mark Chenevert. He also has a lengthy career as a solo artist playing primarily acoustic and recorded a critically well received CD Below The Tapering for Waterbug Records.
Bassist John Neidhart continued playing in numerous Boston-area bands that included The Wickermen, The Sextons, Stardarts, and Jack Frosting.
Mark Chenevert continues to perform as a respected clarinetist and sax player and has played and toured throughout the United States with bands that include Hypnotic Clambake, Chandler Travis, Stone Lily, and other.
Mark Poulin continues to perform as both a drummer and guitarist, notably in a tribute to Roy Orbison.
|Cigarettes||1980||Radio tape||Ted St.Pierre|
|There Goes Kafka||1981||A Wicked Good Time Vol. 2, Modern Method 011||Dan Salzman|
|Down & Backwards b/w What It Is||1982||7" Single, 45, Limborations||John Kusiak/Ken Kanavos|
|Ina's Song b/w Small Talking||1983||7" Single, 45, Limborations||John Kusiak/David Butler|
|Bless Me Father||1983||Radio tape||John Kusiak/David Butler|
|Fluids||1983||Crawling From Within (Compilation), 77 Records||John Kusiak|
|In Your Breath||1983||Crawling From Within (Compilation), 77 Records||John Kusiak|