Live At My Father’s Place is a radio broadcast recording of City Boy performing on Long Island, New York in 1978 on the tour to promote Book Early.
There are five live tracks recorded by the BBC for the Radio 1 In Concert programme available as bonuses on the two-for-one off of City Boy + Dinner At The Ritz.
City Boy Live At My Father’s Place
One of my favourite groups who should have been a much bigger success than they were is City Boy from Birmingham, England.
I classify City Boy as art rock with their strong instrumental skills and clever songs. I see other people consider them to be prog rock but in my opinion, the song is always dominant. They did drift more towards AOR after their first couple of albums.
The BBC and Wikipedia describe City Boy as “a moderately successful English rock band in the late 1970s, characterised by complex vocal arrangements and heavy guitars.”
Think of early 10cc and early Queen and you won’t be too far away.
The BBC broadcast some very early In Concert live recordings on City Boy from late 1975 and before their debut self titled album came out.
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