ive said this before, im sure many times, when i was looking for stuff online about the boys i found sod all. apart from on facebook, which seems to be the place now for finding stuff. really, i thought that thered be loads of sites about the boys. loads of cut outs from sounds, nme etc etc, loads of flyers and posters from 77 and 78. maybe its me and how my search provider looks for things but i couldnt find nothin. they were big were they not? they must have played show somewhere (yesterday i found in a junk shop a big pile of nme's from 1978 and there was not one gig advert that had the boys in it, maybe sounds was where they were at, or i was just unlucky. loads of stuff in there about the rezillos, sham and skrewdriver surprisingly.). ok i found some gear, but nowhere near what i thought i was gonna get me. another point....ive loads of books about punk, flyers, fanzines, the clubs etc etc...and quickly looking through them i found just but one pick. no flyers with their name on it or anything of the sort. what the fuck. im sure theyd be everywhere, but alas no. as i said, nothin. fucking shame thats all i can say, cause these boys were brilliant. their 3rd (im sure) 7 inch here, from the lp alternative chartbusters (their second lp by the way). id have picked 'classified susie', but thats a diffrent matter....anyways...this is stompin 78 style class at its best. punk, new wave, power pop...call it what you arsing well want. its a class tune that gets you singing along, and thats what we want. another interesting fact about them is they would have been the first uk punk band to release an lp (the boys - s.t january 1977 nems), but there was a delay from the record plant and the damned got in there first. if that didnt happen then the boys would have had that crown back in 1976. theres something. this as well seems to be the rarest and most valuable single the boys did, of the uk presses. just shows you how people kept this one, its a total doozie. why nothin about them on the net though. nobends..!!
the boys - single, sleeves and pics