By The Boys website, Jul 29 2017 09:18AM
40 years ago today The Boys released their second single, Honest John Plain's "FIRST TIME".
Honest John Plain: "FIRST TIME will always have a special meaning for me as through it I managed to break the Steel/Dangerfield stranglehold on The Boys. Matt Dangerfield & Casino Steel formed The Boys in late 1975. They were the driving force behind the band and we were dominated by the Steel/Dangerfield songwriting partnership, the Lennon & McCartney of punk. At that time it was extremely difficult for me, or anyone else for that matter, to get a look in with the songwriting duties. That is until I came up with FIRST TIME. From that moment I was taken seriously as a songwriter in the band alongside Matt & Cas."