THE BOY-SCOUTS Run For Your Lives lp 1987
Arabian Night / I Can't Shake It / Breakdown Train / Wasted Time / She Never Said No / I Won't Do It Again / Silly Song / Born In My Head / Nothing Worse / Wild Love!*° / Somewhere In The Night*° / When Autumn Comes*. (*bonus tracks)
Produced by Kid Pharaon except° produced by S. Saunier & Sylfix.
The Boy-Scouts: Erik: guitars, lead & backing vocals / Poison: guitars, piano, organ, backing vocals / Joe: bass, lead & backing vocals / Thierry: drums, backing vocals + Kid: acoustic guitar & backing vocals.
The Boy-Scouts were a french band from Toulouse. They began in 1986 with a single "Wild Love!/Somewhere In The Night" (Gougnaf Mouvement) followed by their only lp "Run For Your Lives" on the local label Swamp Records (remember the first Sinners mini lp)! They appear in 1987, on "Eyes On You", the Closer Records compilation of french bands with a song entitled "When Autumn Comes" The Boy-Scouts split in 1988.
The Boy-Scouts were influenced by bands like the Plimsouls, the Paul Collin's Beat or the Replacements. They play an energic rock'n'roll with a powerpop feeling ! It's a strong album and after all these years it's a pleasure to hear these songs. The band knew how to write good songs! Try "She Never Said No" or "Nothing Worse".
The Boy-Scouts was a good band who recorded a great album. I don't know why they split but it 's a pity ...
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