Subtitled “Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983,” Boom in the Night was a CD reissue of the 1989 cassette compilation Better Late Than Never, though it omitted one track, the demo “Makin’ a Mistake,” and resequenced the remaining 14 tracks. The Bush Tetras made a couple of independent label EPs and a single in New York in the early ’80s, and then disappeared.
The music was simple and relentless, as were the chanted messages of songs such as the seminal “Too Many Creeps.” This was punk minimalism down to the point of amateurishness, but no less compelling because of it. The album, which contained the same liner notes as the earlier one, apparently was released to herald the April 1995 reformation of the Bush Tetras.
-William Ruhlmann, allmusic.com