Inspired by some recent rummage related posings from Davey H (vintage cassettes) and Ally (Postcard Records brochure), here’s my contibution to lovelies from the loft – the BOY mail order catalogue ‘Blackmail’.
When Seditionaries closed in 1980 to be refitted and restyled as swishy, squiggly World’s End, BOY at 153 King’s Road sold off any remaining Seditionaries stock and continued production of a few selected Westwood and McClarens designs along side it’s own BOY and Kitsch 22 togs . These are a few of the items from the 1981 2nd edition catalogue – with titles, prices and (designs by in brackets). Check out the long sleeve muslins for £8.50!! – how much do they go for on ebay now?? I had two and binned them. Whoops!
Nigel Shirt (BOY) – £18.50
Stringy Pullover(BOY) – £15
Long Sleeved Muslin (Seditionaries) – £8.50
Adam and the Ants T shirt (BOY)- £4.50
Striped Jeans and Leopard Jeans (Modzart)- £17.50
Crazy Colour – £3.50 – Wraparound shades (BOY) – £3.95
And to continue the theme of New Wave nuggets here’s…..
Sex Pistols – Black Leather.mp3
A post Pistols/pre Professionals period Cook and Jones track recorded but rejected for ‘The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle’.
Adam and The Ants – Ligotage.mp3
An almost XTC’ish ‘Dirk’ era Ants track, only ever recorded as part of a John Peel Session.
X-ray Spex – The Day the World Turned Dayglo (Rough Mix).mp3
Very similar riffing to ‘Black Leather’