MANNISH BOYS Penetration Sensation mini lp 1985
Penetration Sensation° / We Got A Right° / Final Solution° / I Want You You* / Black 'n' Red* / Crawlin' Out The Womb* / Bed 'n' Bored*.
A side recorded Woodside studios, Monmouth, Wales, june 1985
B side recorded live in Geneva, oct 1985
Mannish Boys: Honest J. Plain: guitar, vocals / Gass Wild: lead vocals, guitar / R. Sokkitoem: drums / S. Seror: drums* / P. Bradbrook: bass°
"...I then joined a band called Mannish Boys and we went to America. Jo Jo Laine who was the wife of Denny Laine of Wings was our manager. She took us to America and got us a deal with Tamla Mowtown. They put us in the studio and we did some recordings with the Stones’ producer. They were pretty good recordings and Tamla Mowtown loved it because they were looking for a rock band until we walked into the office and they realised we were white! Jo Jo hadn’t told them that we were white and so we were immediately sacked by Tamla Mowtown because we weren’t black. The guy who was singing, Gass Wild could have been a black guy; they wanted a black rock'n'roll band and she didn’t let them know that we weren’t. We were on loads of money, having a really good time doing these recordings. We did some good tracks and it got to the stage where we actually went into to sign a major deal, my first time ever. We were that close to getting half a million.
- The album was actually released as a limited edition album "Penetration Sensation" with some studio and some live recordings?
The reason that happened was that I was touring with the guys who used to be in the Barracudas, a band called the Fortunate Sons. We played this gig and this bloke who was a massive Boys fan saw us and came up and said in broken English "Do you remember me?" and I did. He had put the Boys on at Annecy and it was the time we had driven from Calais to Annecy and we gone through blizzards and the lot. Jack and I drank a bottle of scotch and Jack was so pissed it was the only gig he ever messed up and he never forgave himself. Anyway this guy asked me what I was doing and I told him that I was doing it for a holiday and a bit of fun. I told him that I was with the Mannish Boys and he recorded a live set in Geneva and put the album out with some studio tapes we’d done as well..." Interview of Honest John Plain (23 August 2000) by Steve Metcalfe (UK Boys site)
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