During the Summer of 2012 I decided to collect as many records by Milan a.k.a. The Leather Boy as I could find. I already had a fair number in my collection but decided to concentrate my efforts on the songs he wrote for other groups.
It took me about four months to track down obscure 45s by The Chanters, The Doughboys, The Unclaimed, Ice Cream and The Downtown Collection. I also added a few released as World Of Milan.
Milan had his own style, even when other groups recorded his songs, I could detect Milan in the mix. He definately followed his own path of ideas and was unique.
I made six CDs and sent some contacts a copy. All I asked for was a small donation to cover my costs and the shipping etc.
Since I compiled this set, Milan has had his story told in the latest Ugly Things.
Maybe one day his work will be compiled professionally by a re-issue label, but until then here's a retrospection of Milan's work remastered direct from original vinyl and NOT sourced from crappy lo-fi sounding MP3s.
MILAN - A RETROSPECTION 1964 - 1969