The Soft Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: post-punk new wave jangle pop psychedelic 80s neo-psychedelia Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When Syd Barrett gave up music for art, another Cambridge musician emerged to take on his mantle. Robyn Hitchcock (3 March 1953, London, England) started out as a solo performer and busker before becoming a member of B.B. Blackberry And The Swelterettes, then the Chosen Few, the Worst Fears, and Maureen And The Meatpackers. It was with the last-named that Hitchcock first recorded (in 1976), although the results were not released until much later. His next group, Dennis And The Experts, became the Soft Boys in 1976. The Soft Boys’ first recording session was in March 1977, by which point the line-up was Hitchcock (vocals, guitar, bass), Alan Davies (guitar), Andy Metcalfe (b. 3 March 1956, Bristol, England; bass), and Morris Windsor aka Otis Fagg (drums). The original sessions remain unreleased but the same line-up also recorded a three-track EP - known as the Give It To The Soft Boys - for the local Cambridge label Raw Records. This was released in the autumn...

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