The Boys (Deluxe Edition) [VINYL] Deluxe Edition
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On the 35th anniversary of the original release of Alternative Chartbusters these two classic albums are to be given a special edition deluxe release on both 2CD & vinyl by Fire Records. Both albums have been digitally re-mastered to the highest quality (personally overseen by Dangerfield) and feature sleeve notes by Dave Henderson of Mojo along with song listing notes by Dangerfield. The albums also come with bonus CDs featuring previously unreleased material including home demos, available via download card on the LP. The Boys self-titled debut album, produced by Dangerfield & Steel, was released in September 1977 and entered the UK charts the following week. In the intervening years, the history of punk rock has been written and re-written and a whole heap of bands have been sidelined. The Boys debut album, re-mastered here some 35 years later still sounds as fresh and immediate as it did back then and it also includes two classic punk rock singles in I Don t Care and First Time (the latter, along with The Undertones 'Teenage Kicks', the ultimate punk anthem of teenage romance and adolescent angst). The album ('The Boys') was filled with the pop punk gems, the kind of immediate salvos that would elevate Buzzcocks into the charts. Along with the Sex Pistols, Clash and the Damned, The Boys were part of the first wave of the mid-1970 s UK punk explosion. Armed with an arsenal of killer Steel/Dangerfield songs The Boys became the first UK punk band to sign an album deal in January 1977 and subsequently released two albums, their self-titled debut and the follow-up Alternative Chartbusters in quick succession. Highly regarded by the music press and their contemporaries, yet somehow criminally ignored by a wider punk audience, unable to grasp their heritage of vintage rock n roll that went back to Chuck Berry courtesy of The Beatles. Their well-crafted songs, together with Steel and Dangerfield s layered harmonies, even led to them being described as The Beatles of Punk .
Top Customer Reviews
Guitarts/singer Matt Dangerfield has done a great job of remastering and theres an extra CD of various songs in demo, or the single versions and a great booklet telling you the story of this band. Definitly an album that stands up well with time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
takes me straight back to 70's and a great period in music.....Published 6 months ago by Ian - Sheppey