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Boisterous
24/07/99



Please give a brief history of the band, including current line up.

In a very absent minded and disturbed June 1990 Boisterous bounced forward enveloped in beer, piss and half eaten fish suppers. We got together did a few gigs and recorded the BOOT BAIRNS demo. Over the years there has been numerous line up changes. Due to marriages, work commitments and the like we split February 1992 and reformed September 1992. More recordings were done, gigs etc. Then we all had to pack it in, in April 1995 due to Baxter (bass) took ill and Noby started on night-shift. So after many years of pestering from various sources we've raised our ugly heads again.

The line-up now stands as;

Noby - Vocals
Fester - Bass
Lee - Guitar
Daz - Guitar
Pete - Drums

Noby, Daz and Pete are all old BOISTEROUS boys, Lee and Fester are new to the fold.


Discography.

Boots Bairns - demo
Oi! It's A World League - comp LP
British Oi! Working Class Anthems - comp LP
Harry Was A Hooli - 7"
Oi! The New Breed - comp CD/LP
Only Spirit Is Unity - comp LP
Merry xmas Everybody - comp CD
Skip Raiders - LP
More Working Class Anthems - comp LP
Working Class Anthems - double comp LP

Has any band member played in other bands, if so what?

Since the age o f16 we've all been in bands together, on and off. All of us have played in the same bands except Pete. None of them really got any further than the drawing board 'coz they weren't really much cop.

If you could see any band play live, either of the past or present who would it be?

Noby - Slaughter & The Dogs
Fester - Ruts
Lee - Dead Kennedys
Daz - One Way System
Pete - 4-Skins

What is the Punk/Oi scene like in your area?

There's still a few folk around into the bands/music and a couple of bands on the go. The scene is healthier than it's been for a while and as we speak there's a 3 day punk festival on this weekend. Last November there was a successful all-dayer at the now defunct Riverside in Newcastle. Probably the most well known local bands are Rampage and Crashed Out.

Do you think street music will rise again?

Street music oi/punk on Top Of The Pops etc - no! whatever street music means. Up here kids on the streets listen to techno (street music?). Anyway punk only got big in the first place because it was fashionable at the time, once the fad faded the followers of fashion moved onto something else. We're better off without them! Sorry but punk just ain't trendy no more.................ma'an.

What is the favourite song (and what band is it by) of each member of the band?

Noby: Ready Now - Slaughter & The Dogs
Fester: Staring At The Rudeboys - Ruts
Lee: Straw Dogs - SLF
Daz: Out Of Control - Angelic Upstarts
Pete: One Law For Them - 4-Skins

Name 5 10 good things to come out of the North East.

1. Durham Light Infantry
2. Davey Lamp
3. Stepehnsons Rocket
4. Football (all 3 teams in the premier)
5. Sydney Harbour Bridge (built on Teeside)
6. Andy Capp
7. Brown Ale
8. Stottie Cakes
9. Viz Comic
10. Chubby Brown

Plans, gigs and releases planned for 99.

At present we're working on the old set and new material with the aim to start gigging in October. Hopefully we'll have something new out once we pick up a new label.

Any final comments?

Ask Joey Deakin!! Boisterous are back on a mission.... to spread the message of having a laugh with songs old and (mostly) new - come and catch a tune! Lee's got a new bird. Noby's back with his old bag of bones. Fester still rolls his lass in flour to find her fanny! Daz just goes for the soapy tit wank these days (his own tits). As for Pete.... he's still trying to remove the spelks from his dick after the last hole in the fence he shagged!

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