The Boys - Alternative Chartbusters

The Boys - Alternative Chartbusters

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK LP 1978 (NEMS - NEL 6015)

A1 Brickfield Nights 3:19
A2 U.S.I. 1:46
A3 Taking On The World 2:08
A4 Sway (Quien Sera) 1:17
A5 Do The Contract Hustle 2:04
A6 Heroine 4:35
A7 Not Ready 1:04
B1 Classified Susie 2:29
B2 T.C.P. 2:09
B3 Neighbourhood Brat 1:35
B4 Stop Stop Stop 2:19
B5 Backstage Pass 2:28
B6 Talking 1:22
B7 Cast Of Thousands 3:17

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UK CD 1999 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 104)

1 Brickfield Nights 3:19
2 U.S.I. 1:46
3 Taking On The World 2:08
4 Sway (Quien Sera) 1:17
5 Do The Contract Hustle 2:04
6 Heroine 4:35
7 Not Ready 1:04
8 Classified Susie 2:29
9 T.C.P. 2:09
10 Neighbourhood Brat 1:35
11 Stop Stop Stop 2:19
12 Backstage Pass 2:28
13 Talking 1:22
14 Cast Of Thousands 3:17
Bonus Tracks
15 Teachers Pet 2:24
16 Schooldays 2:26
17 Lies 2:42
18 She's No Angel 3:26
19 You're The Other Man 3:16
20 Silent Night (The Yobs) 3:14

15 B-Side of Brickfield Nights 7", 1978
16-17 Demo recordings
18-19 She's No Angel single by The Rowdies, 1979
20 Silent Night single by The Yobs, 1978

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UK 2xCD 2013 (Fire - FIRECD286). Deluxe Edition

Disc 1
1 Brickfield Nights 3:19
2 U.S.I. 1:46
3 Taking On The World 2:08
4 Sway (Quien Sera) 1:17
5 Do The Contract Hustle 2:04
6 Heroine 4:35
7 Not Ready 1:04
8 Classified Susie 2:29
9 T.C.P. 2:09
10 Neighbourhood Brat 1:35
11 Stop Stop Stop 2:19
12 Backstage Pass 2:28
13 Talking 1:22
14 Cast Of Thousands 3:17
Disc 2 - Bonus Tracks
1 Brickfield Nights (Acoustic Demo)
2 Lonely Schooldays (Schooldays Demo)
3 Lucy (Early Demo)
4 Teachers Pet 2:24
5 Norton (Early Demo Of Kamikazi)
6 Lies (Demo) 2:42
7 She's No Angel 3:26
8 As The Yobs: Silent Night 3:14

Bonus Disc tracks:
1-3: Demo recording, 1977. Previously unreleased
2: Demo recording, 1977
3: Demo recording, 1978. Previously unreleased
4: B-Side of Brickfield Nights 7", 1978
5: Demo recording, 1978. Previously unreleased
6: Demo recording, 1978
7:She's No Angel single by The Rowdies, 1979
8 Silent Night single by The Yobs, 1978

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Jack Black - drums
Honest John Plain - guitar
Kid Reid - bassĀ and vocals
Matt Dangerfield - guitar and vocals
Casino Steel - piano and vocals

Produced by The Boys

Reviews & Opinions

CHAINSAW, JUNE 1978: This is their second album and it's every bit as good as the first. On their first album all their songs were almost the same - on this most of them are typical Boys songs but they try and do something a bit different on this. But...it's not perfect. The two slow songs on this ('Heroine' and 'Backstage Pass') are crap. Still, no album's perfect. Now the good original ideas... 'Sway' is a sort of Mexican/Caribbean song done quite straight until someone shouts "Blow, you greasy wops!" Also, there's some great guitar sounds on 'T.C.P'. This album's good fun - that's what the new-wave is (*or should be) about! ****1/2

RECORD COLLECTOR, 1990 [reviewing 1990 reissues of first two LPs]: Emerging in 1977 from the seeds of seminal punk band London S.S., The Boys were always restricted to the second division of punk's first generation. And hearing these reissues of their first two albums I can understand why. In fairness, Link have kept the original sleeves intact, and the band (especially on the first LP) captured the rawness and aggression of the new wave adequately enough. But this hasn't dated very well, and the songs lack the depth of the Buzzcocks or The Clash. Still, original copies of these two are getting harder to find so punk fans will no doubt welcome these.

SHANE BALDWIN, RECORD COLLECTOR, 1999: Fast and furious new wave of the highest order. [read full review here]

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