catalogue

BOYS, THE

ALTERNATIVE CHARTBUSTERS (DELUXE ED (FIRE RECORDS)

BOYS, THE - ALTERNATIVE CHARTBUSTERS (DELUXE ED 60421
format:
2 CD
release:
05.04.2013
label:
FIRE RECORDS
genre:
Hardcore/Punk
item ID:
60421
barcode:
0809236128621
On 17 March 1978, a mere six months after the release of their self-titled debut, a second album "Alternative Chartbusters" followed - once again produced by Dangerfield & Steel.

But, as the AllMusic site now recognizes, "Alternative Chartbusters" was way ahead of its time, a buried treasure that only got dusted off much later: "Condemned at the time for offering up little more than a straight carbon copy of its predecessor, the second Boys' album has since ascended to the pantheon of power pop greats, a combination of the band's own inestimable position at the forefront of what, by early 1978, was already a burgeoning movement, and their seemingly effortless grasp of the rudiments of, indeed, a great pop song."