PUNKNET 77 - Boys



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One of the all time best powerpop band, the Boys where formed in London 1976. Their line-up was: "Honest" John Plain (guitar), Matt Dangerfield (guitar), Casino Steel (keyboard), Kid Reid (vocals) and Jack Black (drums). They disbanded in 1982.

Whole bio will be here sooner or later.

NOTE: There was also another (OK, maybe dozen, but ...) Boys in the America. They were a power pop group that released a handful of 45s.

Discography:

I Don't Care / Soda Pressing (NEMS NES-102) 4/77
First Time // Watcha Gonna Do / Turning Grey (NEMS NES-111) 7/77
** LP ** The Boys (NEMS NEL-6001) 11/77
Brickfield Nights / Teacher's Pet (NEMS NES-116) 6/78
** LP ** Alternative Chartbusters (NEMS NEL-6015) 7/78
Kamikaze / Bad Days (SAFARI Recorrs SAFE-21) 10/79 (Some with 16 page songbook)
** LP ** To Hell with the Boys (SAFARI Records 1-2-BOYS) 11/79
Terminal Love / I Love Me (SAFARI Records SAFE-23) 1/80
You Better Move On / Schoolgirls (SAFARI Records SAFE-27) 4/80
Weekend / Cool (SAFARI Records SAFE-31) 9/80
** LP ** Boys Only (SAFARI Records BOYS-4) 10/80
Let It Rain / Lucy (SAFARI Records SAFE-33) 11/80
** LP ** Odds and Sods (Totenkopf TOT-910) -90
** LP ** Live at Roxy (Receiver RRLP-135) -90
** CD ** The Boys/Alternative Chartbusters (DOJO LOMA CD 12; with 2 b-sides) -93
** CD ** Windsong - Live in Concert (1980 & 1977) (with Vibrators; Windsong WIN-CD-036) -93
** CD ** Best of the Boys (Dojo DOJO-137) -95
** CD ** Complete Punk Singles Collection (Anagram CDPUNK 85) 11/96
** CD ** Powercut unplugged (Revolution REX-013) -96

Before Chrismas their letter mixed up and they became THE YOBS. Also their names changed to Noddy Oldfield, Ebenezer Polak, Kid Vicious and H.J. Bedwetter. The Yobs made ffollowing "X-mas records":
Run Rudolph Run / The Worm Song (NEMS NES-114) 12/77
Silent Night / Stille Nacht (YOB Records) 12/78
*** LP ** The Yobs' Christmas Album (SAFARI Records RUDE-1) 10/79
Rub-A-Dum-Dum / Another Cristmas. SAFARI Records YULE-1. 12/81

Most important tracks on compilations:

Punk Collection: I Don't Care (RCA PL-42339) -77
DiY 3: Teenage Kicks - UK Pop I (1976-79): Brickfield Nights (Rhino Records R2 71173) -93

Boys links:

Boys - official ... and GREAT!
Boys - The Rough Guide to Rock
Boys - Trouser Press
Boys - Audities' Encyclopedia of Modern Pop
Boys - Anagram Records
Boys - All-Music Guide
Boys - Tabs


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Created by JJu: April 1, 1996        I remember those Brickfield Nights ... and those Boys

Last Updated: February 16, 1999