How do I tell my neighbors to turn down the booming radio without being the angry anglo?

Hi Everyone –

Does anyone have any recommendation for telling your neighbors to turn their booming car stereo down without being perceived as the angry anglo pr*ck next door?

I don’t understand why people think that it’s OK to hang out on the porch, get all phukered up, and boom the crap out of the car stereo; windows down, doors open. What happened to radios, and communicating in a “non-yelling” way – why does everything have to be loud?

Perhaps I’m hypersensitive to other people space, peace and quiet. But I think it’s good practice to be kind and conscious about how my actions might affect them.

I suspect that when the music’s booming, that’s not the *best* time to say something, and wait for a random low key moment.

Is it as simple as asking “hey man, can you not blast the music from your car when hanging out? The music comes right into our home.” ?

Tough thing is, if I do ask, and they oblige, it’s only for a brief moment as they have historically forgot such conversations.

Sure, we live in the city, and one could argue, if you don’t like it, move. But that’s too easy of a response.

Are there social/cultural aspects I’m totally missing here? If so, does that still give people the right to be that loud?