Cityboy – s/t – `76 Mercury Debut

i dunno how i managed to grow up without this lp — i find it 30 yrs later ! oh well , better late than never eh : this is a nice grower. not sure how this fell through the cracks:
ha , speaking of some of it reminds me of crack the sky , maybe meets kansas. its really good , let me know what you think ~ IF YOU GUYS DIG THIS , I ALSO HAVE “THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE”..
oh ya , & this one was produced by “mutt” lange , back when he was “robert john” !

my fave tracks here are “5,000 years” , thats the epic here eh ? also love “greatest story ever told” & “haymaking time” !

enjoy ~


Studio Album, released in 1976
Track Listings

1. (Moonlight) Shake My Head And Leave (4:25)
2. Deadly Delicious (4:37)
3. Surgery Hours (Doctor Doctor) (3:01)
4. Sunset Boulevard (6:14)
5. Oddball Dance (5:01)
6. 5000 Years / Don’t Know Can’t Tell (8:38)
7. The Hap-Ki-Do Kid (3:10)
8. The Greatest Story Ever Told (4:46)
9. Haymaking Time (5:30)

Total Time: 45:22

– Steve Broughton / guitar, vocals
– Chris Dunn / bass, acoustic guitar
– Roger Kent / drums
– Lol Mason / lead vocals
– Mike Slamer / acoustic & electric guitars
– Max Thomas / keyboards

Cityboy – Mercury – `76 – MP3 @ 320 kbps

download — here —


~ by akashaman on January 13, 2008.

19 Responses to “Cityboy – s/t – `76 Mercury Debut”

  1. Thanks for spreading the word on City Boy. They actually received a fair amount of airplay in New York City back in the late 70s on WNEW-FM when the debut came out. Even a local lite station would play Haymaking Time. The good old days when rock radio was meaningful and varied.

  2. The Shaman return! And with a great pick! This album has some great tracks. Thanks for posting this!–>D.Moose(umm…you are back for good are you?);)

  3. shaman! so glad to see you back in action. I’ll take this opportunity to thank you for the first Blue record, which is fabulous!

  4. thx for this albumcan u upload “the day the earth caught fire” too?

  5. great post. I only know Young  Men Gone West by them. That one is very 10cc. Can’t wait to hear these, especially since you evoked the holy name of Crack The Sky. Thanks. You post some really cool stuff & I like your intro/warning. Great.

  6. Yes! Nice to have you back as said before! Thank you so much for all the hard work! We really love your site, and I’m speaking for thousands of people.

  7. The link is dead but thanks anyway.

  8. Welcome and many thanks for this.

  9. Nice to have you back again. Looking forward for future diggings.

  10. i hear ya : i was thinking SWEET as well on that track !what a killer lp. i will transfer they`re other great one , soon. ————thanks for feedbax.aka`

  11. thanks guys !!: ok , i just finished transferring “the day the earth caught fire” , will finish it up & post it ltr today !aka`

  12. If they have something in common with Crack the Sky, then I’m gonna check it out…Thanks for sharing.I have a bunch of Crack The Sky to share on my blog. Come visit and thanks again!

  13. oh , speaking of the sparks; i found out about them only 10 yrs ago:[huh?] gratuitous sax & violins being my fave. but i recently bought thier NEW LP on white wax !!!!! , OMG : what a killer lp as well. those guys are in thier own league.alas , i digress.aka`

  14. the Sweet meets Sparks =The Oddball Dance… shoulda said!

  15. that ‘Oddball Dance’ is my fave: has an old Sparks or current Martin Gordon vibe [note to MG: cover this!!]– that ending percussion/production dreamscene breakdown is inspired!

  16. Good album, I never heard of cityboy before today but now I would like to hear the other one too.’Thanks

  17. moose !haha , well ; like ratt said once : i am back for more , dunno about “for good” or not , lol.sorry its been so long , moved the studio & its taken longer than i thought to get set back up :i am gonna do another transfer today , gonna go back to the late 60`s with the more obscure stuff …that cityboy is the shit eh ?i`ll get to thier other one i have soon as well : thanks so much for the comments all !tom

  18. I HEAR ya; my fave Sparks may be <>Kimono My House<>, with the British band led by M Gordon, that i mentioned. He is superactive these days still doing related material!

  19. Thank you very much for this! Without blogs I’d never have discovered City Boy. They’re great!


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