Neo Boys

Sooner Or Later [KLP242]

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In Portland, OR, in 1978, a radical form of artistic expression some refer to as “punk” or “new wave” was beginning to take shape, and at the heart of this legendary movement was the powerful all-girl punk group the Neo Boys.

Though they were an active band for just five years (1978-83), teenage sisters Kt (bass) and Kim Kincaid (vocals), Pat Baum (drums) and guitarists Jennifer LoBianco and Meg Hentges forged a place for women in the growing punk rock scene, and redefined gender roles in the 80’s movement of rock and roll. They regularly shared bills with The Wipers, opened for Nico, and played their first show with Television. 

Calvin Johnson has been working with the band members to track down the missing tapes of their recordings through a rabbit hole of Northwest basements and closets, and after twenty years of effort, the result is Sooner or Later [KLP242]. A comprehensive double LP collection of Neo Boys recordings from 1977-1982, including the long out-of-print 1980 7” EP (released on Greg Sage's Trap Records), and 1982 self-released EP Crumbling MythsSooner or Later also contains recordings, early demos and live sessions that have never before been available to the public.

The digital version of this album is available from Bandcamp.

  1. Kids
  2. No Venue
  3. Put A Penny In
  4. Never Comes Down
  5. I'm Free
  6. I Don't Belong
  7. Caution
  8. Abnormal Chick
  9. Empty My Head
  10. Give Me The Message
  11. Rich Man's Dream
  12. Never Comes Down
  13. There Is A Place
  14. Movie
  15. WWII
  16. Time May Tell
  17. Little Man
  18. Image Of Guilt
  19. Broken Mirror
  20. Let Go
  21. Running In The Shadows
  22. Poor Man's Jungle
  23. City Unlimited
  24. In Disguise
  25. Split
  26. Days In Heaven
  27. Between Borders
  28. Under Control
  29. Dirty White Lies
  30. Obscure Emotion
  31. No Form
  32. Look
  33. Time Keeps Time
  34. Cheap Labor
  35. Hands Down
  36. Nothing To Fear
  37. Someday Maybe
  38. Ancient Youth
  39. On Common Ground
  40. In This Circle Of Time
  41. Under Control
  42. Nothing To Fear
  43. Falling
  44. Living For A Change