THE BOYS: "Punk Rock Menopause" , 1st new album since 1981 !!!

June 20 2014 THE BOYS release their long-requested first new studio album since 1981 on Wolverine Records. Featuring the original founder members and creative core of Matt Dangerfield, Casino Steel and Honest John Plain, the new album “Punk Rock Menopause” is packed with 13 iconic new songs bearing the band’s classic trademark blistering guitars, hard-edged melodies, killer hooks and layered harmonies.




THE REVILLOS  Rev-Up!  LP/CD  1980/2001
 Secret Of The Shadow / Rev Up / The Rock-A-Boom / Voodoo / Bobby Come Back To Me / Scuba Boy Bop / Yeah Yeah / Hungry For Love / Juke Box Sound / On The Beach / Cool Jerk / Hippy Hippy Sheik / Motorbike Beat / Where's The Boy For Me?* / Scuba Scuba* / Voodoo 2* / The Fiend* / No Such Luck*.
The Revillos: Eugene Reynolds & Fay Fife: vocals, Farfisa & clavioline / Rocky Rhythm: beat kit / Kid Krupa: guitar / The Revettes (Babs & Cherie): backing vocals / William Mysterious: bass / Hi-Fi Harris: lead & rhythm guitar + Dr. D. K. Smythe (tracks: 8), Eugene Reynolds (tracks: 11, 17, 18), Felix (tracks: 6, 13), William Mysterious (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14 to 16): bass.

The Rezillos are a punk/new wave band formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1976. Although emerging at the same time as other bands in the punk rock movement, the Rezillos did not share the nihilism or social commentary of their contemporaries, but instead took a more light-hearted approach to their songs, preferring to describe themselves at the time as "a New Wave beat group". Their songs are heavily influenced by 1950s rock and roll, 1960s English beat music and garage rock, early 1970s glam rock, and recurring lyrical themes of science fiction and B movies, influences that mirrored those of US bands the Cramps and the B-52s who were starting out at the same time. The Rezillos' biggest hit in their home country was the UK Top 20 single "Top of the Pops" in 1978, but they are best known outside the UK for their cover version of "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight", which featured on the soundtrack to Jackass: The Movie in 2002. Since the Rezillos recorded it, the song has been covered by other punk bands, including Youth Brigade and Murphy's Law.
Released in July 1978, the Rezillos' only studio album "Can't Stand the Rezillo"s is now considered a classic album of the first wave of British punk, but the group split up four months after its release, following internal arguments about their future direction. After the Rezillos split the band's guitarist and principal songwriter Jo Callis briefly joined a couple of unsuccessful Edinburgh post-punk groups, before being invited to join The Human League. He went on to co-write some of The Human League's best known songs during their most successful period, including their biggest worldwide hit, "Don't You Want Me". The Rezillos' vocalists Eugene Reynolds and Fay Fife formed the Revillos, a group with an ever-changing line-up that continued where the Rezillos left off. The Revillos split up in 1985, briefly reforming in 1994 for a tour of Japan, and again in 1996 for a UK tour. In 2001 the Rezillos reformed after being invited to play at Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations, and have continued to play live ever since, as well as releasing new singles occasionally. Wikipedia

Emerging more than a year after Fay Fife and Eugene Reynolds broke a nation's heart by dismantling the Rezillos, the Revillos' Rev Up debut set the stage, immediately, for a mission that was going to take the last band's sound into an entirely new universe -- one that had, sad to say, already been visited by the B-52's' and the Cramps' recent doings, but which was nevertheless ripe for serious exploration.

A dramatic hybrid of day-glo rockabilly, B-movie glitter, and post-punk trash, Rev Up is a howling good time, a blur of wacked intentions and wired energies that settle for a moment on one, two, a dozen classic boogies, but never hang around for long, because there's always another planet to build a drive-in on.

And so, "Secret of the Shadow" blurs into the title track; "The Rock-A-Boom" leaks into "Voodoo"; and the semi-classic single "Motorbike Beat" incinerates everything in sight. Allmusic.com



JOHNNY THUNDERS  So Alone CD [Cardboard sleeve digital remastering] 2013
Pipeline / You Can't Put Your Arms Round A Memory / Great Big Kiss / Ask Me No Questions / Leave Me Alone / Daddy Rollin' Stone / London Boys / (She's So) Untouchable / Subway Train / Downtown / Dead Or Alive / Hurtin' / So Alone / The Wizard.
Produced by Johnny Thunders & Steve Lillywhite.
Johnny Thunders: vocals & guitars / Paul Gray, Billy Rath & Phil Lynott: bass / Mike Kellie, Paul Cook & Steve Nicol: drums /  Peter Perrett: vocal & guitar / Steve Jones, Henri Paul & Walter Lure: guitars / John Irish Earle: saxophone / Pat Palladin: vocals / Steve Lillywhite: piano / Steve Marriott: vocals, piano, harmonica / Chrissie Hynde, Koulla Kakoulli & Pat Palladin: backing vocals.
CD reissue of the 1978 LP: 11-14 are bonus tracks. (11 and 12 are from the singles "Dead Or Alive" and "You Can't Put Your Arms Round A Memory" (b side), 13 and 14 are unreleased outtakes.)

Following the drug-fueled implosion of the Heartbreakers, Johnny Thunders bounced back with his first solo outing, "So Alone". Featuring a veritable who's who of '70s punk and hard rock -- Chrissie Hynde, Phil Lynott, Peter Perrett, Steve Marriott, Paul Cook, and Steve Jones, among others -- the record was a testament to what the former New York Dolls guitarist could accomplish with a little focus. Much like Thunders' best work with the Dolls and Heartbreakers, "So Alone" is a gloriously sloppy amalgam of R&B, doo wop, and three-chord rock & roll. Despite the inevitable excesses that plagued every Thunders recording session, Steve Lillywhite's solid engineering job and a superb set of songs hold everything together. A cover of the Chantays' classic instrumental "Pipeline" leads things off, and is a teasing reminder of what a great guitarist Thunders could be when he put his mind to it. The record's indisputable masterpiece is "You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory," a wrenching, surprisingly literate ballad in which Thunders seems to acknowledge that his junkie lifestyle has doomed him to the abyss.

Songs like "Leave Me Alone," "Hurtin'," and the chilling title track continue the theme of life inside the heroin balloon. Fortunately, all this back-alley gloom is leavened by some memorably animated moments. "London Boys" is a scathing reply to the Sex Pistols' indictment of the New York punk scene, "New York." The funky "Daddy Rolling Stone" features the inimitable Lynott on background vocals, while the rave-ups "Great Big Kiss" and "(She's So) Untouchable" are terrific examples of Thunders' raunchy take on classic R&B. Sadly, Johnny Thunders never followed up on the promise of his solo debut. His subsequent records were a frustrating mix of drug-addled mediocrity and downright laziness. But for one brief moment, he seemed to put it all together. That moment is "So Alone". Allmusic.com

For his first solo LP, the legendary New York Dolls/Heartbreakers guitarist enlisted the aid of ex- Pistols Paul Cook and Steve Jones, some of the Hot Rods, the Only Ones and even old-timers Steve Marriott and Phil Lynott. Choosing material representative of all his prior musical phases, and aided immeasurably by co-producer Steve Lillywhite, Thunders turns in reasonably strong performances, perfectly employing his gutter guitar and New York sneer in a number of (musical) veins, including greasy R&B and a tender ballad. Not since the Dolls' two records has he sounded so lucid and involved — So Alone is Johnny Thunders at his best. The reissue adds two previously unissued cuts, "So Alone" and "The Wizard." Trouser Press
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