1965

THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY * THE AD LIBS * BLUE CAT 102 * USA

Although the some members of the group had recorded previously as The Creators this was the Ad Libs first record, and it hit the turntables running, at least as far as the Mods in Southern England were concerned. The Boy From New York City was their sound, it is another of those songs that valorised the virtues of a cool, hip and, more importantly,  independent guy. This was someone the Mods, boys and girls, liked to identify with; as they did with Mohair Sam and the first person in The In Crowd; both of these songs were a more realistic description, but none the less proud and self affirming, portrait of a man, than earlier examples that the first wave of Modernist's identified with like Gen Chandlers Duke Of Earl.

See also: 

Johnny My Boy

Oo-We Oh Me Oh My

Giving Up


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