The Boo Radleys
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The Boo Radleys were a British guitar band of the 1990's who made experimental indie music, and were briefly associated with the Britpop movement. They took their name from the reclusive character of Boo Radley from Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird.Read More...
They were formed in Wallasey, England in 1988, with singer/guitarist Sice aka Simon Rowebottom, guitarist/songwriter Martin Carr, bassist Timothy Brown and original drummer Steve Hewitt. Hewitt was replaced by Rob Cieka following their first release, the extremely rare Ichabod and I.
In 1992, the band released Everything's Alright Forever but it was 1993's Giant Steps that finally brought the band to a mass audience, in the UK at least. They were on the illustrious Creation Records label with other British greats like the Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, and My Bloody Valentine.
The Boos never were quite able to break in the US, even with the poppier 1995 Wake Up!. The album brought critical acclaim to the band, but was not promoted by their US domestic label, Columbia, and the band was subsequently dropped. During this time, Sice put out a solo album, First Fruits under the name Eggman. 1996 also saw the Boo Radleys bring about another change, the heavier C'mon Kids. The band split in 1999, just months after the release of Kingsize.
Martin Carr went on to form Brave Captain, putting out several albums. Despite a pledge to never play again, Sice formed a new band, Paperlung, in 2005.
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- LyricsSummer's gone, day's spent with the grass and sun
I don't mind, to pretend I do seems really dumb
I rise as the morning comes, crawling through the blinds
I shouldn't be up at this time, but I can't sleep with you there by my side
Wake up, it's a beautiful morning
- LyricsI must be losing my mind
I keep on trying to find a way out
but it's ok you don't lock the door anymore
I, you know I never go out
and you know that I start to forget things
- LyricsWishin I was skinny
Wishin that the whole world knew my name
Wishin I was thrillin, that I would never be to blame
Wishin I was kissin a girl with lips smooth as pearl
Wishin I was pretty
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Ain't that just you
you know the facts, but you
haven't got a clue
about me or my life, why don't
- LyricsGreet the world with tired
but something just ain't right
head of dust and leaves and sand
creeping past your window
I can see the face of love and pain
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