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There are three artists with this name:
1. A British duo best known for the single “You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve”
2. An American punk band
3. An British rapper formerly called BangBang
4. A French electronic/indie band
5. An American rapper

1. Johnny Boy are a London-based two-piece, comprising of Lolly Hayes and Davo. They rely heavily on loops to supplement guitars and, quite often, dreamy vocals which results in the sort of “Wall of Sound” effect that Phil Spector would be proud of.

They caught the attention of James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers, who produced the two tracks released as singles: Johnny Boy Theme and You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve. Both of these tracks received critical acclaim; You Are The Generation made it onto various Best Single of 2004 lists and even Johnny Marr’s Best Album list.

Despite this, Johnny Boy have not found success in their native UK. They parted company with Vertigo Records shortly before their eponymous album was due to be released after Vertigo’s lack of promotion saw You Are The Generation chart at a disappointing Number 50 in the UK singles chart. They simply disappeared into the wilderness…

However, 2006 has seen them return, albeit in a fairly limited manner. The album eventually surfaced on Sweden’s Wild Kingdom records, and they played an extremely successful gig in London in June.


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  • armw


    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • coolcat13

    Johnny Boy Theme may be even better than "You Are the Generation...". Actually the entire album is pretty solid. The rest of the album deserves more listens.

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • VictorVB

    What happened to them? [UK indie pop band]

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Lemon5533


    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • iFabrick

    same brobs.

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Lee_White

    I can think of no logical reason why Ned's Atomic Dustbin are in the similar artists. However I would like to take partial responsibility for this

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
  • IVETTE13


    14 May 2008 Reply
  • animale_grr

    you are a cliché!! clichééééééééééé!

    14 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Trevour

    My new favorite band.

    9 Jul 2007 Reply
  • PervySage

    i love.

    27 Jun 2007 Reply
  • frehal

    Same song many different names. Kind of funny.

    22 Feb 2007 Reply
  • Justyware

    Fifteen Minutes is great

    4 Jan 2007 Reply
  • distinkt

    Kick ass!

    10 Aug 2006 Reply

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