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Old 01-14-2007, 06:36 PM
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City Boy

Maybe City Boy could make it to your lists -- varied, skilled, albeit a bit "poppy". First five albums I think are the better, e.g. Book Early, Dinner At the Ritz, Young Men Gone West. Or maybe I should put City Boy under the Guilty Pleasures
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:31 PM
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I agree, in the 70's City Boy was my favourite band for several years! It just irks me that people haven't heard of them. We played "Haymaking Time" at our wedding
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:15 AM
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Maybe City Boy could make it to your lists -- varied, skilled, albeit a bit "poppy". First five albums I think are the better, e.g. Book Early, Dinner At the Ritz, Young Men Gone West. Or maybe I should put City Boy under the Guilty Pleasures
I love them too...have everything on cassette or vinyl with the exception of Heads are Rolling and It's Personal....

I think the Cd's are hard to come by...sometimes poorly remastered and usaully pretty pricey...

"Cigarettes that you leave unlit
Just a trace of lipstick on a filter tip
Cigarettes that you leave unlit,
You'd better smoke it, Before you choke on it."
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I love them too...have everything on cassette or vinyl with the exception of Heads are Rolling and It's Personal....

I think the Cd's are hard to come by...sometimes poorly remastered and usaully pretty pricey...

"Cigarettes that you leave unlit
Just a trace of lipstick on a filter tip
Cigarettes that you leave unlit,
You'd better smoke it, Before you choke on it."
Steady Stan, who is around infrequently nowadays, was the resident City Boy expert. I was unfamiliar with them in their time, but have found out about them over time.

Some good stuff, I played a bit on the show, but it's probably a touch to "unprog" for the Moon. I'll try to sneak some in every so often.

It's always good to read about bands like this that people have fond memories of.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:11 PM
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I think last march i heard City Boy on Aural Moon, not sure who was playing them but you played the first 2 albums "City Boy" and "Dinner at The Ritz" I was thrilled to hear it! I think they are proggy enough! : )
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:48 PM
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I think last march i heard City Boy on Aural Moon, not sure who was playing them but you played the first 2 albums "City Boy" and "Dinner at The Ritz" I was thrilled to hear it! I think they are proggy enough! : )
yeah that was me.....
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:06 PM
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Re: City Boy

The song "The Day the Earth Caught Fire"--from the album of the same name--is quite progressive and would fit perfectly on AuralMoon. I don't know about the rest of the album, since I've never heard it.

Also, "Haymaking Time" and "Five Thousand Years/Don't Know Can't Tell"--both from the first album--would fit.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:44 AM
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Re: City Boy

I found a video of "The Day The Earth Caught Fire" here.

This video is perhaps better heard than seen.

Also, I think the song was truncated. The video lasts only four minutes, whereas I think the album version lasts five or six minutes.
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:45 PM
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Re: City Boy

City Boy was a killer band. I have all their albums

City Boy
Dinner At The Ritz
Young Men Gone West
Book Early
The Day The Earth Caught Fire
Heads Are Rolling
It's Personal

Dinner At The Ritz being my favorite
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Re: City Boy

I never heard City Boy back in the day but that youtube video sounds like Supertramp to me, so at least that tune is proggy enough for the Moon.
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Re: City Boy

I recently purchased "Anthology." It was released in 2004 by Discs Online LLC (Resaissance Records) and the quality is quite good.

The track list:
1. 5-7-0-5
2. I've Been Spun
3. (Moonlight) Shake My Head And Leave
4. Dinner At the Ritz
5. Day the Earth Caught Fire, The
6. Heads Are Rolling
7. Beth
8. Hap-Ki-Do-Kid
9. Bad For Business
10. Modern Love Affairs
11. She's Got a Style
12. Need a Little Loving
13. What a Night
14. Surgery Hours (Doctor Doctor)
15. Goodbye Blue Monday
16. New York Times
17. You're Leaving Me
18. Young Men Gone West

too bad... Oddball Dance and Cigarettes were omitted, but a fine piece of art rock history just the same....and affordable...Amazon and CD Universe, both around 13 bucks each...highly recommended!
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