🇺🇸MB013: True Hearts / Just Boys 2x7"

  • 🇺🇸MB013: True Hearts / Just Boys 2x7
  • 🇺🇸MB013: True Hearts / Just Boys 2x7

🇺🇸MB013: True Hearts / Just Boys 2x7"

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ORIGINAL STOCK COPIES REPACKAGED

MB013: True Hearts / Just Boys 2x7" (🇺🇸 1977-1980)

If you have an interest in Power Pop as a whole, and the back catalog of MeanBean reissues, the name Terry Carolan will surely ring a bell in your mind. This guy was responsible for forming Florida’s Just Boys in the mid 70’s and after moving to Texas, True Hearts in the late 70’s. For those keeping the stats, True Hearts were on the Cheap Rewards Texas Power Pop compilation, while Just Boys was bootlegged on the Glam-O-Rama Vol. 3 album. Bruce Moody’s fans may also recognize the name, since Terry laid down guitars and backing vocal harmonies on several of Bruce’s songs, such as “Rainy Day”, which appears on the “Get Fresh EP” which we released a few years back. Terry has had a nearly twenty five year solo career, recording songs such as “Holly”, intended for an unreleased 1997 Audities compilation album, but ultimately released on the International Pop Overthrow, Vol-5 album. He also worked with Raspberries bassist, Scott McCarl on his Titan Records album, “Play On” and was a member of Blue Cartoon for their fifth and final album; “Are You Getting On”. More recently, Terry was the driving force behind 2017’s Circus Of Mirth album, by Heirs Of Fortune.

Well, Terry reached out to the MB squad one day saying he had found a stack of original pressings of the Just Boys and True Hearts records, originally released on the Counterfeit Records label, and asked us if we were interested in doing anything with them. We were already fans of both singles so we immediately jumped on the offer and suggested putting together a revamped package to offer these two long lost Power Pop platters together. So what you have here is both original the True Hearts EP (1980), and Just Boys sole single (1977) housed in a new foldout sleeve design recreated with original archival material Terry sent us. It also comes with an insert pack with Terry’s liner notes and archival ephemera. But wait, this doesn’t really end here, as we’ve added a free download card that will give you access to the full Just Boys catalog, with seven previously unreleased and remastered songs, the full remastered True Hearts 1980 unreleased album that this EP came from (released on CD by Kool Kat Musik in 2013), and the 90 page “Just Boys; Legends In Their Own Minds” e-book that documents the band’s calamitous story, from the humble beginning, to the somewhat predictably disastrous end. There are only 60 packages available, so you know that by the time you read this promo text, they will almost be gone! So grab one now before they’re gone forever!

RIYL: Raspberries, Artful Dodger, Badfinger, Caspar McCloud and the likes...


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