Unsung Heroes Of 70s Punk

I was sat around the other day spinning various records and I decided to put on the No Thanks! The 70s Punk Rebellion box set as I hadn’t listened to it all the way through and I’ve had it for over a year. There’s some obvious mentions in there; The Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes, New York Dolls – Personality Crisis and Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop to name a few. However once I reached disc two I discovered a fantastic song by seemingly unsung heroes of the 70s punk movement, the song is called First Time and is by The Boys.

It’s a real get up and go punk song, filled with crowd pleasing “oh’s” to sing along to and a really catchy beat. Give it a listen below!

When doing some research on The Boys it seemed they were just victims of poor fortune. They were slowly rising to success until Elvis Presley died when their distrubutor switched all their resources to fulfilling the demand for Presley LPs – thus leaving The Boys without a distributor for their music. They did however manage to release four studio albums through various record labels throughout the 70s but disbanded in 1981. They have since reunited and tour from time to time. So if you see them on a bill at a festival go check ’em out!


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