Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Newsense Records re-release A-Boys First Album

The A-Boys were one of the first and best-loved of the 1980s Boy Bands. They followed the trusted model of putting diverse people together into one room (or in this case, van) and making sure there was something for everybody. There was the brainy one, the good-looking one, the angry one and the crazy one. For a while they were the best-selling artists on Oldsense Records, going triple-platinum with their albums, "The A-Boys", "Van full of Lovin'" and "Love is a pileup (but nobody gets killed)".

Tracks from the First album:

1. Theme From The A-Boys.
2. Oh Won't You Please (Get on the Plane).
3. You're Crazy, Fool!
4. Drink Your Milk.
5. Gonna Make a Love Boat (Outta this Old Farm Equipment)
6. Bad Attitude.
7. I Love It (When a Plan Comes Together).

After the success, there was the inevitable split and solo careers. BA, became Grand Master T and tried his hand, unsuccessfully, at rapping, which was a shame as "You're Crazy, Fool!" and "Bad Attitude" showed he had a delicate soulful voice. Faceboy released only albums and 12" singles because his face looked too small on 7" singles; and when he refused to issue CDs, soon disappeared. Hannibal went on to become a German air ace and won the Iron Cross. And Murdock became a widely respected, if hard to work with, musician releasing many albums that nobody bought.

Next Week: The Spice Team and Take That Mysteries DVDs are finally released.