Emerging alongside the first wave of UK punk bands, The Boys were always more than three chord wonders. Former Leeds factory workers John Plain, Duncan Reid and Jack Black joined forces with ex-London SS (the infamous punk ensemble) sometime members Matt Dangerfield and Casino Steel, to complete the line-up in the summer of 1976.Having made a name for themselves touring with John Cale in April 1977, The Boys signed with NEMS, carving a niche for themselves on the continent as well as in the UK with their debut single 'I Don't Care', and albums 'The Boys' and 'Alternative Chartbusters'.Signing to Safari in 1979 The Boys released two further albums ('To Hell With The Boys' and 'Boys Only'), as well as the famed 'The Christmas Album' under the pseudonym The Yobs. Despite press popularity and international acclaim, they split in 1981.Now, due to great demand, and to the success of the recent reissue of 'Soda Pressing' and 'Sick On You' on 7" vinyl, we bring you THE BBC SESSIONS - a 3-piece extravaganza comprising two LP's ('The Peel Sessions' and 'In Concert') and the entire collection on one CD. The sessions, recorded in 1977, 1978 and 1980 are an essential part of the music historian's collection, and a rip-roaring initiation to the new convert. The Boys are making a much awaited return to the stage, kicking off with gigs in Japan. A long way to go....curl up with The Boys BBC Sessions three-album set instead...!
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