Punk rock pioneers and provocateurs DEAD BOYS will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their landmark first album, "Young Loud And Snotty", with a worldwide tour and a special re-recording of the classic record. "Still Snotty: Young Loud And Snotty At 40" on Nashville-based Plowboy Records is hitting the streets and available online on September 8 with a major U.S. tour kicking off in Dallas, Texas on September 7.
Formed in Cleveland in 1976, the DEAD BOYS were one of the first American acts to combine the proto-punk fervor of bands like THE STOOGES and the NEW YORK DOLLS with a new level of intense energy. 1977 debut LP, "Young Loud And Snotty" was a landmark album in the birth of hardcore punk and produced one of the first great punk anthems, "Sonic Reducer". After one more album, the band split in 1979. They reunited for a few gigs in the 1980s, but following the death of lead vocalist Stiv Bators in 1990, the band members went their separate ways except for two brief reunions in 2004 and 2005. The return of the DEAD BOYS began with guitarist Cheetah Chrome.
With the lineup in place, the group brought the house down at a showcase performance at this year's South By Southwest music fest in Austin, Texas. Writing in Paste magazine, music critic Robert Ham named their set as one of the 10 Best Sets at SXSW 2017. "The group played the entire LP (of 'Young Loud And Snotty') with sweat and fire, wiping away all four decades of the past in the process."
Fresh from that success, the urge to celebrate the classic album was a natural next step.
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