28. BOYS FROM NOWHERE - 'Jungle Boy'/'1966' (Young Lion LR020) 1986
Conflicting sources indicate either a Columbus or Youngstown location in Ohio for this garage punk band led by singer/songwriter Mick Divvens.
Boys From Nowhere released three powerful 45s in the mid 80s with an influential nod towards The Lyres/DMZ. Mick Divvens has an almost 70s punk rock vocal attack. 'Jungle Boy' came out on their own label which apparently sold poorly at the time but is now a sought after collectors item. The song was compiled on 'Declaration Of Fuzz'...
Despite the negative comments made by Tim Gassen in his 'The Knights Of Fuzz' book I can recommend the first three Boys From Nowhere singles and another one of their 45s will feature higher in my Top 50 at some point.
Johnny Bernardo (drums)
Ted Nagel (bass)
Mick Divvens (vocals/vox organ)
Eric Martin (backing vocals on '1966')
Charlie McNeil (guitar)