The boys are, 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 Kids are Alright - The Who). The A list of rock's greatest are appearing in the promotional video for 'Honest' John Plain's 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 and Dogs D'Amour) and Verden Allen (Mott The Hoople).
35 years ago Honest John Plain, Matt Dangerfield and Casino Steel formed The Boys. The Boys 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 quickly became known as the 'Beatles of Punk' and released four highly accredited albums and several hit singles before calling it a day in the Summer of 81. During their heyday in 1978/9 both Siobhan Fahay (later of Bananarama) and Hazel O'Connor ran The Boys' fan club. Plain went on to join the Dirty Strangers and recorded 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 have a massive fan base. Earlier in the year Plain went into Rockfield Studios and recorded a solo album with the musicians appearing in the video which will be released later in the year. The new single 'Never Listen To Rumours' is out now and available on iTunes and all good digital music retailers. The release of 'Never Listen To Rumours' is certain to enhance his reputation and increase his popularity even more.