Boston Music Awards 1992

Date: April 14, 1992
Venue: Wang Center, Boston

An even-keeled, even-tempered awards show? Is it possible? They said it couldn’t be done in Boston, given the tensions and controversies of past Boston Music Award events. Last year’s event was a step toward harmony, though WBCN still withheld support and took some potshots.


Extreme - Stop The World
(Act of The Year)


Act of the year


Diet Pepsi `Uh Huh' Rising Star Award

Stacy Earl

Outstanding rock band


Outstanding rock album

"Abort," Tribe

Outstanding rock single

"Hole Hearted," Extreme

Outstanding debut rock album

"The Neighborhoods," the Neighborhoods

Outstanding pop album

"Music for the People," Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch

Outstanding pop single

"More Than Words," Extreme

Outstanding song/songwriter

"More Than Words," Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)

Outstanding female vocalist

Bonnie Raitt

Outstanding male vocalist

James Taylor

Outstanding local rock band

Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Outstanding new local rock band

Cliffs of Dooneen

Outstanding hard rock/metal band


Outstanding club band

Heavy Metal Horns

Outstanding rock album

"Devil's Night Out," Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Outstanding debut rock album

"The Dog Went East, and God Went West," Cliffs of Dooneen

Outstanding rock single

"Where'd You Go?," Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Outstanding song/songwriter

"Grace in Gravity," Jonatha Brooke (the Story)

Outstanding local female vocalist

Carol Noonan (Knots and Crosses)

Outstanding local male vocalist

Barrence Whitfield

Outstanding video

"Sweet Emotion," Aerosmith

Outstanding video

"Diggin' a hole," Bim Skala Bim

Outstanding R&B album

"Wbbd-boot City!" Bell Biv DeVoe

Outstanding R&B single

"Good vibrations," Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch

Outstanding debut R&B album

"Music for the People," Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Outstanding local R&B/pop act

Classic Example

Outstanding rap act

Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs

Outstanding rap album

"Life of a Kid in the Ghetto," Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs

Outstanding new rap act

Smoov with Da Ruffness

Outstanding jazz act

Pat Metheny Group

Outstanding jazz album

"Secret stories," Full Circle

Outstanding local jazz act


Outstanding jazz album

"Love Comes and Goes," Rebecca Parris

Outstanding jazz vocalist

Rebecca Parris

Outstanding Latin act

Flor de Cana

Outstanding folk act

Patty Larkin

Outstanding folk album

"Tango," Patty Larkin

Outstanding reggae/ska act

Bim Skala Bim

Outstanding country act

John Lincoln Wright & the Sour Mash Boys

Outstanding Irish/Celtic act

Johnny Cunningham

Outstanding blues act

Chris Smither

Outstanding world music act

Boogaloo Swamis

Outstanding producer

Michael Bivins

Outstanding instrumentalist

Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)

Hall of fame award

James Taylor

Special recognition award for the Walden Woods project

Don Henley