10/11/2011

MANNISH BOYS - Penetration Sensation

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)
Buy it HERE !

12 commentaires:

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

MANNISH BOYS "Penetration Sensation" (mini lp 7 t 1985)

As requested here's the Mannish Boys mini lp (1000 ex) !

Not a masterpiece !!!

Anonyme a dit…

comment not so fast than request

Mr MR thank so much for the job
great as usual

Sego77

Anonyme a dit…

Not a masterpiece: oh well. Always have had a soft spot for this one. I mean, we all love the underdogs of the rock thing, and this one is amongst the underdogs' underdogs, if you get my drift. Anyway, great blog, a true and consistent labor of love.

Anonyme a dit…

Thanks! Wonder is this will ever get a repress? Hard to drop 35 bucks(exchange rates) on a used record. Awesome post!!

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

No I don't think it will be repressed.
but you can watch on Ebay or other places: I have seen in the past cheaper copies (around 15 bucks)...

Rockandre a dit…

Thanks for this one, MR! Well, not a masterpiece, that's for sure but it's not a absolute piece of shite either! Very listenable, I'd say.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf a dit…

Great post....yeah not a classic album, but still a great slice of Rock'n'Roll. Didn't know they'd recorded anything till now, so hats off to yer MR! I had the pleasure of seeing The Mannish Boys a couple of times in London, once at the Fulham Greyhound and the other at....fuck can't remember, a long time ago. Hope all is well with you, and belated happy 4th Birthday!!!! Time flys when yer having fun. All the best and keep on keeping on!!!!!!

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

Thanks Nuzz !!!
All the best

Anonyme a dit…

Hey, nice post. I saw the cover and had to check my collection, cause looked familiar. I actually have the vinyl. Now I guess I don't have to rip it myself. Thanks.

Anonyme a dit…

Any chance to reupload this one? Thanks!!

kriss kaos a dit…

pourrait re-télécharger cet album?

Marty E. a dit…

Could you please re-up this?