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Tuesday 28th august 2007:

The Boys did one hell of a show here in rainy Trondheim last saturday night.
Here´s the setlist:

See Ya Later
Terminal Love
Cast Of Thousands
Box Number
Brickfield Nights
Worm Song
Soda Pressing
I Don't Care
First Time
Living In The City
Sick On You

15 numbers in 45 minutes - that´s not bad!!!
But we could easily have taken more, but the festival had only given the band those 45 minutes to perform.

Monday 20th august 2007:

The Boys return to Trondheim!!!!
They´ll headline the Pstereo Festival, on saturday 25th august!

Tuesday 26. september 2006:

Here´s yesterdays article from Trondheim paper, Adresseavisen ( )
about the London shows.
Sorry, I don´t have time to translate it now, maybe later.
But ask in the forum, someone might help you out there.
The first pic is the front cover of the culture part of the paper.

Here´s the inside article:

Article written by Albert H. Collett, and all pics taken by Albert H. Collett.

Here´s the set list for both nights:

Rue Morgue
See Ya later
Terminal Love
Cast Of Thousands
Do The Contract
Box Number
Brickfield Nights
Worm Song
Soda Pressing
I Don't Care
First Time
Living In The City

Jimmy Brown
Cop Cars
Sick On You
Goodnight Irene

Do The Contract was performed live for the first time since 1981,
except for the gig in Essen, Germany, the week before.
Casino sang lead vocals on Goodnight Irene, not Goodnight Eileen as the writer says,
guess he´s been listening to Keith Richards:-) , which along with Jimmy Brown,
 was performed live for the second time in the Boys´ history.
Heroine and Gabrielle was performed live for the first time ever!
Thanks to Steve Metcalfe for tracklist and history.
For a lot more info and stories from these shows, and previous shows,
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Thursday 21. september 2006:

It says it all, really:

Friday 16. june 2006:

This clip is from yesterdays Adresseavisen (Trondheim newspaper) :

Short in english:
Cas says that the friday 22nd gig is sold out, and that there´s an extra gig on saturday. And that´s
gonna be the last ever London gig´s for The Boys!
He says that there´s mostly young people at the gigs these days, and The Clash and The Pistols are
living in California, but he thinks that some of the guys in The Damned and Generation X
are gonna show up.
He then tells about the Mojo cd featuring The Hollywood Brats, and that the interest in The Boys
exploded with the internet. And that the web site is up now.
But the Hollywood Brats are never gonna play again. It´s a finished chapter.
Then he tells about some dates in a place called Selbu, not far from Trondheim,
where he plays with Stephen Ackles. And then he´ll do a gig on the Color Line boat,
with Ottar Big Hand Johansen.
And there´s talk about a solo tour in Sweden for the fall, to back up a swedish re-release of
his latest album, There´s A Tear In My Beer.
And last, but not least, Cas is working on a remix of Ruby - the big hit that him and
Gary Holton had with in 1980.

It´s cool to see the paper do this piece, but I´m hoping for an even bigger article when
it´s closer to the London shows.
If that happens - I will put it up here!

Saturday 3. june 2006:

The Boys add a second gig at The Barfly on saturday september 23rd!
The friday gig is sold out!

Friday 21. april 2006:

The Boys Press release:

 The Boys say farewell to London with their first London gig in 25 years

 The Boys have just announced they are to play their first date in London for more than 25 years.  They are to appear at the Barfly in Camden on Friday 22 September 2006 on the 30th anniversary of their first ever gig at Islington’s Hope & Anchor.  It will be their only UK appearance during 2006 and their last ever live performance in London.

 Along with the Sex Pistols, The Clash, the Damned and Generation X, The Boys were amongst the first wave of the UK punk explosion in the mid seventies and became the first UK punk band to sign an album deal in January 1977.  Highly regarded by the music press and their contemporaries, their pop approach and use of harmonies led to their description as ‘The Beatles of Punk’, with their debut album entering
the UK charts in September 1977.

 In recent years The Boys have played in the US, Germany, Spain, Japan and Morecombe!  The London show follows intense lobbying from their fans to honour the anniversary of their first
live performance in their home town.

 The Boys Story

 Casino Steel (keyboards/vocals) had been in the influential Hollywood Brats before meeting Matt Dangerfield (guitar/vocals), who had converted his rented basement flat in Maida Vale into a home recording studio. 
47A Warrington Crescent became extremely important in the development of the UK punk scene in the mid seventies.  Mick Jones, Tony James, Brian James, Rat Scabies, Gene October, Sid Vicious and Billy Idol amongst many others were regular visitors.  As well as The Boys, The Damned, The Clash, Generation X and
the Sex Pistols made their first recordings in Dangerfield’s studio.

 The Boys made their debut at London’s Hope and Anchor Pub in late September 1976.  Mick Jones, Billy Idol, Joe Strummer, Tony James and Gene October were all present and the pub was packed for The Boys
debut performance.  They became the first punk band to sign an album deal when they were snapped up by NEMS in January 1977. 

 Having released two albums and three singles with NEMS, they moved to Safari in 1979 where two further albums and five more singles followed. Throughout their career The Boys always had more success overseas
than in their home country.

 Every Christmas they rearranged the ‘B’ and the ‘Y’ and became The Yobs, releasing the classic
punk pastiche, “The Worm Song”.

 Over the last three decades The Boys’ songs have been covered by countless bands, with substantial sales
from Argentina to Germany and Japan.

 The Boys Line-up

 Matt Dangerfield: Guitar/Vocals
Duncan ‘Kid’ Reid: Bass/Vocals
Honest John Plain: Guitar/Vocals
Casino Steel: Keyboards/Vocals
Vom Ritchie: Drums (1999-present)
Jack Black: Drums (1976-1982)

 Some Boys Facts

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The Boys Website


Thursday 17. november 2005:

See some great pics from the Boys gig in Düsseldorf:

Bobbycar-Board - Soundtrack Of Our Lives Festival 2005 w/ The Boys

The Boys got class - no doubt about it!!!