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Re: The Boys (new album 2014)
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2014, 02:14:18 PM »
I really enjoyed the Duncan Reid & the Big Heads album of the other year, although not exactly punk. The new Boys album from the tracks I've heard seems too 60's infused for me, although like you Uli I'll give it a chance - at some point

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Re: The Boys (new album 2014)
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2014, 10:14:32 AM »
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Re: The Boys (new album 2014)
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2015, 11:15:51 AM »
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Re: The Boys
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2017, 10:39:53 AM »
Duncan about his song on his new album:
https://duncanreidandthebigheads.com/2017/08/30/the-story-behind-the-song-part-2-wouldnt-change-a-single-thing/

Of course, he also tells us about the beginning of The Boys there.
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One day, on hearing that Jack played drums and I played bass, the to be renamed Honest (on account of his oft used phrase “I did, -Honest!” while telling porkies) John Plain invited us over to “jam” with his mates Casino Steel and Matt Dangerfield. They were forming a band to be called “The Boys” who were going to be the next Beatles, if not bigger. An antidote of short, catchy songs to blow away all the rubbish infecting the airwaves and concert halls at the time.

And so I arrived, 18 years old, at 47a Warrington Crescent. There should be a blue plaque there. Inside this damp basement, mould growing on the kitchen wall, was a tiny, four track studio. The electricity was hooked up to a lamp post outside, bypassing the meter. Various intimidating (for this youngster) “adults” (none older than about 26) were taking turns to play the intro bars to Slow Death by the Flamin’ Groovies for about four hours at a time. One of them was a curly haired, confident local called Mick Jones. A good looking fella called Billy Idol had made the long way over from Bromley, a quiet Brian James lurked along with various others who would coalesce over the coming months into various bands.
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Re: The Boys
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2020, 02:27:00 PM »
https://www.punktuationmag.com/interviews/duncan-reid-and-the-big-heads-interview-punktuation-magazine-ramones-theboys/

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...playing all over the world with The Boys but left in 2011 after the band had a “massive fight”.

“It was a huge fight… full on fisticuffs! It had been bubbling up for a very long time and I’m not pointing fingers or blaming anyone because it takes two to Tango, but it got to the point were before every tour I’d be steeling myself for the bickering to come – it was all unplanned and very painful and very sad.”

Over the years Reid’s written songs that have eluded to the breakup of The Boys including ‘All Fall Down’ that appeared on the first Duncan Reid and The Big Heads album, Little Big Head, and the other was ‘Not The Kind of Guy Girls Hug‘ – on their second album.

“The split took me years to get over, ” Reid admits. “But it was around the time of the third Big Heads album ‘Bombs Away’, and we were playing a gig and the crowd was singing the words of my song back to me and I thought ‘Wow having that fight with The Boys is probably the best thing that happened to me!”

“If that didn’t happen I would still be with The Boys and travelling around the world and everything would be so easy. But it did happen and it forced me to do something which has led to four albums that I am very proud of and has lead me to be in the best band that I have ever played in and I’ve ended up in a really good place where I wouldn’t otherwise have been.
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