The Boys - The Boys

The Boys - The Boys

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK LP 1977 (NEMS - NEL 6001)

A1 Sick On You 2:06
A2 I Call Your Name 2:08
A3 Tumble With Me 1:56
A4 Tonight 1:25
A5 I Don't Care 2:27
A6 Soda Pressing 2:28
A7 No Money 1:47
B1 First Time 2:19
B2 Box Number 2:33
B3 Kiss Like A Nun 2:05
B4 Cop Cars
B5 Keep Running 3:47
B6 Tenement Kids
B7 Living In The City 2:09

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UK CD 1999 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 101)

1 Sick On You 2:06
2 I Call Your Name 2:08
3 Tumble With Me 1:56
4 Tonight 1:25
5 I Don't Care 2:27
6 Soda Pressing 2:28
7 No Money 1:47
8 First Time 2:19
9 Box Number 2:33
10 Kiss Like A Nun 2:05
11 Cop Cars
12 Keep Running 3:47
13 Tenement Kids
14 Living In The City 2:09
Bonus Tracks
15 Watcha Gonna Do 1:58
16 Turning Grey 2:18
17 The First Time (Long Version) 2:56
18 Lonely Schooldays (Demo) 2:28
19 I Don`t Care (Alternative Version) 2:14
20 Take A Heart (Demo) 3:28
21 Run Rudolph [The Yobs] 2:31
22 The Worm Song [The Yobs] 1:11

15-16 B-Side of First Time 7", 1977
17-20 Demos
21-22 Run Rudolph Run by The Yobs, 1977

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UK 2xCD 2013 (Fire - FIRECD285). Deluxe Edition

Disc 1
1 Sick On You 2:06
2 I Call Your Name 2:08
3 Tumble With Me 1:56
4 Tonight 1:25
5 I Don't Care 2:27
6 Soda Pressing 2:28
7 No Money 1:47
8 First Time 2:19
9 Box Number 2:33
10 Kiss Like A Nun 2:05
11 Cop Cars
12 Keep Running 3:47
13 Tenement Kids
14 Living In The City 2:09
Disc 2 - Bonus Tracks
1 Tumble With Me (Early Demo)
2 It Only Hurts When I Cry (Early Demo)
3 I Don`t Care
4 Soda Pressing
5 First Time - Long Version
6 Watcha Gonna Do
7 Turning Grey
8 As The Yobs: Run Rudolph
9 As The Yobs: The Worm Song

Bonus Tracks:
1-2: 1976 Demos. Both previously unreleased
3-4: I Don't Care 7", 1977
5: Extended DJ version of First Time 7", 1977
6-7 B-Side of First Time 7", 1977
8-9: Run Rudolph Run by The Yobs, 1977

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 50, 1 wk

Credits

Kid Reid - bass, vocals
Matt Dangerfield - guitar, vocals
John Plain - guitar
Casino Steel - piano, vocals
Jack Black - drums

Reviews & Opinions

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]

Additional Notes / Lyrics

Two remasters are listed here. The Captain Oi! one has two songs not on the subsequent Fire reissue.

Images

The Boys - The Boys- UK LP 1977 (NEMS - NEL 6001) The Boys - The Boys- UK LP 1977 (NEMS - NEL 6001) Back Cover

UK LP 1977 (NEMS - NEL 6001). Click here for more

The Boys - The Boys - UK CD 1999 (Captain Oi!	- AHOY CD 101) UK CD 1999 (Captain Oi!	- AHOY CD 101)  Tray

UK CD 1999 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 101). Click here for more

The Boys - The Boys - UK 2xCD 2013 (Fire - FIRECD285)The Boys - The Boys - UK 2xCD 2013 (Fire - FIRECD285) Back

UK 2xCD 2013 (Fire - FIRECD285). Deluxe Edition. Click here for more

 

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