Wild Boys

The Wild Boys were mainstay of the scene, playing countless gigs at venues such as the Heath, Zodiac and Swanswell Tavern.

Comments (7)

7 Comments

  1. Alan Rider

    Check out a composite video with a rare Wild Boys live recording from 1981 on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmGIUjHFI4Y

    December 4, 2011

  2. Roy Spencer

    The unknown band playing at the Swanswell Tavern with the Wild Boys was probably the Denizens, from Birmingham. The date was 12 July 1979 and admission was 30p.

    March 2, 2012

  3. marko

    hi
    thanks for that, I’ve updated the captions with your info

    March 3, 2012

  4. Robert Lapworth

    It’s Rob Lapworth, not Ron…but nice to see some of the pictures survived. If the Swanswell Tavern gig was May Day, the band was the Emotion Pictures from Stroud, a Cherry Red signed band I believe. We gigged with other bands from our label on a few occasions. Keep the good work up. I hope you exhibit in the near future, it’s a great record of a great time and you were just as big a part of what was going on as the bands.

    March 7, 2012

  5. marko

    hi Rob (sorry bout name typo)
    thanks for the info. I’ve still got over 20 films to scan and process, but end objective is to do a bit more than just this site.

    Mark

    March 7, 2012

  6. Roy Spencer

    Hi Mark

    The latest Wild Boys set, labelled ‘Zodiac, with support’, was on 7 November 1979 and cost the usual 30p to get in.

    The support wasn’t exactly the International Megastars but an earlier incarnation called State Express. Denim-clad guitarist Idle Rich and vocalist Ratty Ray were in both bands.

    An 18-year-old version of me can be seen to the far left of image 16, with my mates Martin and Janet standing next to me.

    April 19, 2012

  7. marko

    Hi Roy
    thanks for the info.
    I’ve updated the post & glad I got you in the rather faint audience shot.

    April 19, 2012