Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Boys : Punk Rock Rarities

Casino Steel had been in the influential Hollywood Brats who formed in London in 1972 around the songwriting partnership of Steel (keyboards) and Andrew Matheson (vocals). Similar in style and looks to the New York Dolls they were born out of disgust and aimed to shock. They were originally called The Queen until they had an altercation at the Marquee with Freddie Mercury’s Queen who subsequently had a hit single, forcing them to change their name to the Hollywood Brats. They played regular gigs in London including the Café Des Artistes and the Speakeasy building up a small band of followers, which included Keith Moon of The Who. Their debut album “Grown Up Wrong” captured the raw energy and excitement of the band but was initially only released in Scandinavia in 1974 after the Brats had broken up.
Following the demise of the Brats Steel met up with Matt Dangerfield, who had converted the basement of his rented flat in Maida Vale into a recording studio. 47A Warrington Crescent became extremely important in the development of the UK punk scene in the mid seventies.
Link >>> http://www.theboys.co.uk/

[tracks]
The First Time (Extended Version); I Don’t Care (Original Single Version); Soda Pressing (Original Single Version); Don’t Move Stand Still (Demo); No Leaders (Demo); Cool (Demo); Independent Girl; Lucy; See You Later; Flies; Almost Persuaded; Jap Junk; Rue Morgue; I Love Me; Mummy; Bad Day; Lonely Cowboy; Kamikaze (Original Single Version); Terminal Love (Original Single Version); Jimmy Brown; Little Runaround; Walk My Dog
** Captain Oi! / AHOY
** pw = hangoverhard.blogspot.com
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D** Link >>>> http://lix.in/c52069
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great posts. Your blog has replenished my vinyl collection from 20 years ago, and replaced it to a digital format, for that I truely thank you.

A Dashing Blade said...

Did post a vinyl rip of the HBrats album, it's the only post I've had removed from rapid share because of complaints.

Go figure

Anyway, nice post, tyvm

Anonymous said...

Any possibillity of a re-link?