The Treble Boys 1983 independent single, “Julie-Anne” gained much critical acclaim in the music press including Billboard who called the release a “Top Recommended Pick”. The band resisted musical trends and fads of the day and instead focused on strongly crafted songs and rich harmonies. Playing the NYC circuit from 1981-83 they were regulars at CBGBs and were even picked by club owner Hilly Kristal to be the first band featured on the CBGB TV Show. 20 years later, music journalist Jordan Oakes called to invite the band to be a part of the CD, Yellow Pills Prefill released by NumeroGroup, a compilation of that critic’s favorites.
Robert Pizzo - guitar, vocals
Bob Giammarco - bass, vocals
Chris DeGaetano - drums
Richard Younger -vocals, guitar
“‘Julie-Anne’ is a perfectly modern tune, a tribute in disguise. The fact that it sounds like a Hollies song only distracts from the other wonderful touches, like the Blondie / Roxy Music instrumental intro and the pleasingly subtle strain of country in the verses. The drummer on ‘Julie-Anne’ is Andy Newmark, who played on Double Fantasy and with Roxy Music (no wonder). ‘One Kiss’ sounds akin to The Rubinoos at their yearning best. Bottom line: This is one ‘80s record that does not sound dated. The Treble Boys should have had a date with success and been a household name - or at least a venue-hold name. Treble Boys would’ve topped them all.” - Jordan Oakes