This is Boston Not L.A. and the follow-up EP Unsafe at Any Speed are hardcore punk compilations released in 1982 on Modern Method Records. The compilations feature songs from early Boston hardcore bands, namely: Jerry’s Kids, The Proletariat, The Groinoids, The F.U.'s, Gang Green, Decadence, and The Freeze. Decadence was the only band that didn’t appear on both compilations (their track, “Slam”, on This is Boston Not L.A. was the only song they ever released).
The covers of both records feature mosh pit photos by Phil in Phlash accompanied by large titling typeset in the extra-bold Berthold Block Heavy. The back covers also feature the condensed variant of Block.
The track listing for This Is Boston Not L.A. is set in ITC Avant Garde Gothic, with the inner sleeve / lyrics sheet and vinyl labels set in what appears to be Spartan Condensed. Unsafe at Any Speed uses mostly Helvetica for its track listing and other ancillary text.