The Boys Next Door “These Boots Are Made For Walking” video (1978, YouTube)

Nick Cave‘s first incarnation – “The Boys Next Door”.  Their only LP “Door, Door” is worth checking out for historical value alone, but the excellent track “Shivers” is a real treat – and a real indication of where Cave’s sound would be a dozen years later…

The Boys Next Door’s promo-video for the single ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’ (Nancy Sinatra cover – March, 1978), taken from the 1978 compilation LP ‘Lethal Weapons’ (released by Mushroom record’s punk offshoot label Suicide).

Quote from Chris Löfvén:

“What a Blast to see that after all this time! A good copy too. I do recall that the set was The Boys’ idea and they made the hearts themselves. Do I get a credit as director, cameraman & editor?”

  • Video produced by: Chris Löfvén
  • Cameraman: Chris Löfvén
  • Director: Chris Löfvén
  • Editor: Chris Löfvén
  • Band Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Track: These Boots Are Made For Walking
  • Album: Leathal Weapons compilation
  • Composed By: Lee Hazlewood
  • Produced By: Greg Macainsh (Skyhooks)
  • Label: Suicide (Mushroom’s punk offshoot label)
  • Chart Position:
  • Release Date: March, 1978
  • Footage Information: A Chris Löfvén Production

Line-up:

  • Nick Cave — Vocals [ Boys Next Door (1973-1980) — The Birthday Party (1980-1983) — Man Or Myth? (1983) — Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1983-present) — Grinderman (2007-present) ]
  • Mick Harvey — Guitar [ Boys Next Door (1973-1980) — The Birthday Party (1980-1983) — Man Or Myth? (1983) — Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1983-2009) — solo (1995-present) ]
  • Tracy Pew — Bass [ Boys Next Door (1973-1980) — The Birthday Party (1980-1983) — Man Or Myth? (1983) ]
  • Phill Calvert — Drums [Boys Next Door (1973-1980) — The Birthday Party (1980-1983) — Blue Ruin (1985-1989) — In Vivo — The Sunday Kind –Sugarhips — Bulletproof — The Enthusiasts ]
  • Later Member: Rowland S. Howard — Guitar [ The Obsessions — The Young Charlatans — Boys Next Door (1978-1980) — The Birthday Party (1980-1983) — Crime & The City Solution (1984-1987) — These Immortal Souls (1986-1992) — solo (1999-2009) ]

via The Boys Next Door – These Boots Are Made For Walking (1978) – YouTube.

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