A. I Don't Want Nobody (I Want You)
B. You're The One
Bomp Records, BOMP 117. 1978.
A. Wrapped Up In A Dream
B. Same Old Song (The Four Tops)
Signal Records, BR01. 1981.
The Boyfriends were:
BOBBY DEE WAXMAN (GUITAR / VACALS)
PADDY LORENZO (GUITAR / VOCALS)
JAY NAP (FIRST BASS PLAYER)
GENE COOPER (SECOND BASS PLAYER)
LEE CRYSTAL (FIRST DRUMMER)
SAL CAPY (SECOND DRUMMER)
The Boyfriends were led by NYC powerpop pioneers Bobby Dee (ex-Poppees) and Paddy Williams: they put out a 45 on Bomp! in 1978, then got picked up by Malcolm McLaren... After Malcolm turned down some deals he probably shouldn't have (as did William Morris after that), the Boyfriends found themselves on their own. "Don't Want Nobody" was their irresistible (and stunningly noisy) debut on Bomp Records, who'd signed Bobby Dee's earlier band the Poppees, only to have them split into these Boyfriends and the Sorrows. They pressed up just 100 copies of their second 45 in 1981, whence "Wrapped Up in a Dream" is a handsome exploration of Paul McCartney's Wings-ier tendencies (one of power-pop's dark little secrets).(description and pressing quantity from Teenline, not sure how accurate it is, and it sounds more Stones-y that Wings-y to me)
Side note: The Boyfriends most powerful live song was probably "I Need Your Love" and although it was never released under the Boyfriends moniker you can hear the Ramones version on Subterranean Jungle.
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