Tuesday 28th august 2007:
Boys did one hell of a show here in rainy Trondheim last saturday night.
Here´s the setlist:
See Ya Later
Cast Of Thousands
I Don't Care
Living In The City
Sick On You
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:
Boys return to Trondheim!!!!
They´ll headline the Pstereo Festival, on saturday 25th august!
Tuesday 26. september 2006:
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:
See Ya later
Cast Of Thousands
Do The Contract
I Don't Care
Living In The City
Sick On You
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,
and for the many more shows to come, please visit BackstagePass : The Boys' mailing list,
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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) :
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 www.hollywoodbrats.com 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.
cool to see the paper do this piece, but I´m hoping for an even bigger article
it´s closer to the London shows.
If that happens - I will put it up here!
Saturday 3. june 2006:
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Marc Bolan was a fan following The Boys
appearance on his 70’s TV show and they were also one of Paul Weller's
favourites (a Boys sticker appearing on Weller’s guitar on the cover of “All
The death of Elvis Presley had a big impact on their career. Their second single, the classic "First Time" had received rave reviews in the music press and had progressed to the lower regions of the UK charts. Their debut album also entered the UK charts in its first week of release. Unfortunately Elvis died and RCA (who distributed NEMS) concentrated on meeting the huge demand for Elvis records, which resulted in both the single and album slipping out of the UK charts as no one could buy them!
Honest John Plain guested on drums at the sessions where Generation X were auditioning for a vocalist and it was he that suggested they should ignore all the trialists and opt for their guitarist Billy Idol.
The Boys supported The Ramones on their 1980 UK national tour and Joey Ramone was a big fan of the band. The Boys persuaded The Ramones to play their UK Top 10 hit “Baby I Love You” on the tour. The Boys taught Johnny Ramone the chords and Duncan Reid & Casino Steel appeared live on stage singing backing vocals. They therefore became the only people not called Ramone to play live with that legendary band. Following the tour Steel was offered the opportunity to join The Ramones as Casino Ramone.
For more information on The Boys check out The Boys Website at www.theboys.co.uk
For further info contact:
Steve Metcalfe (Telephone: 07786 964444)
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!!!