Michael Monroe, Martin Chambers, Glen Matlock and more guest in new video from The Boys’ ‘Honest’ John Plain. Oh… and the girls are back in town too!
Track: ‘Honest’ John Plain – Never Listen To Rumours
File under: rollicking return from The Boy himself… and Michael Monroe’s stonking honking sax solo ain’t half bad either
On Monday July 16, the boys were, literally, back in town (flying in from Finland, Norway and the US) to appear in a video by renowned film director Tony Klinger (Get Carter, Shout At The Devil, Deep Purple Over Japan, The Who’s The Kids Are Alright).
Guests appearing in the promotional video for ‘Honest’ John Plain’s brand new single Never Listen To Rumours are Michael Monroe and Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), Martin Chambers (The Pretenders), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Casino Steel (The Boys, Johnny Cash, Carlene Carter), Darrell Bath (The Crybabys/Dogs D’Amour) and Verden Allen (Mott The Hoople).
Thirty-five years ago ‘Honest’ John Plain, Matt Dangerfield and Casino Steel formed The Boys. They quickly built up a reputation as a white-hot live band and in January 1977 became the first punk band to sign an album deal with NEMS. Widely tipped to make it, The Boys had a set of killer songs and were widely respected by both the music press and their peers. They released four albums and gained several hit singles before calling it a day in the summer of 1981.
During their heyday in 1978/79 both Siobhan Fahay (later of Bananarama) and Hazel O’Connor ran The Boys’ fan club. Plain went on to join the Dirty Strangers and record an album with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.
In the years since originally disbanding The Boys, Plain has been involved in various bands and continues to tour and release albums in Europe where The Boys still have a big fanbase. Earlier this year Plain went into Rockfield Studios and recorded a solo album with the musicians appearing in the video which is due out soon.
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