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Thursday, 24 April 2008

THE BOLSHOI - Happy Boy (12" vinyl-rip)


The Bolshoi, were a three piece, originally from Wiltshire but relocated to London to seek fame and fortune. I suppose they could be described as a post-punk goth outfit with traces of Bowie, cropped up at loads of gigs during 1984-85 as support to bands like The Cult, Lords Of The New Church, March Violets amongst others, before going on to headline their own shows by 1987. Happy Boy is the bands second single; a melodic, dark brooding bass driven beast of a tune that was released in August 1985, described as “The best band that nobody’s ever heard of”, not strictly true, cos that accolade goes to the late’n’great Mercenary Skank. I always found The Bolshoi’s output a bit patchy, but this is a stomping single and well worth clicking yer mouse here to have a listen, the b-sides aint too bad either.

2 comments:

John Liedown said...

I did rather like some of their stuff, it has to be said. I remeber 'Fly' being a particular fave, with a bit of a Furs feel to it. This was probably second on the list. Still sounds good to me.
J

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

One of those bands were you like some of their stuff but not all of it is how I found/find The Bolshoi.