Boys Say Go. Yes, the song that would become their name, by those British Depeche Mode, band which definitely influenced Anthony and Joe to go into another musical direction while still being Slow Children. But the future was coming and they were not being left behind.
‘Berliner Kindl Wesse’ was a song inspired by driving around Germany in an orange VW bug. Joe thought this was what they should have been listening to. This instrumental along with ‘Nu Song’, ‘Rain In The Dark’ and ‘Sorry’ were recorded but never released.
The first vinyl came in 1983, the ‘Joey And Maria’ b/w ‘Love is Dangerous’ 7”. Cheap drum machine, plastic Casio keyboard… Dave Stempko played everything on it but the bass. Self-produced, recorded at Pyramid Studio by Larry Lessard and released on BSG’s own label Gender Records. Only 300 copies pressed… a minimal synth masterpiece impossible to find today.
Later that year ‘Bang Bang De Boogie (Then We Dance)’ was recorded at Newbury Sound but the song remained unreleased. Then ‘Easy To Move’ was recorded at Joe Harvard’s So-So-Sound studio in 1984, with Anthony on the lead vocal and toy synth drums. Meant to be included on Harvard’s various artists compilation cassette entitled ‘Buy American’, the project was shelved and only a handful of cassette copies were given to friends. So we can consider it as unreleased. Later in 1984, ‘Do You Wanna Funk’ and ‘Serious Cat’ were featured on Gender Records’ ‘Hit The Floor’ compilation, followed by the ‘Humanity’ b/w ‘Holy War’ 12” single in 1985. These last two songs feature backing vocals by Hank Fay who was on loan to BSG from another synth band called Minks.
And that was it. Fortunately, the recordings by Boys Say Go have been well preserved by Mr. Fagan and we’re very happy to put them together for you new wave / minimal synth lovers to enjoy them all today! Better late to the party than not at all!
‘Easy To Move’ is presented in a limited, hand numbered edition of 200 copies, housed in a heavy matt finish sleeve with double sided insert.
The digital download version available at: Bandcamp/Dead Wax Records/Boys Say Go features ALL the recorded material by BSG, including the tracks ‘Serious Cat’, ‘Holy War’ and the rehearsal recording ‘Euro Band’, not present on our vinyl release.