Perry & The Poor Boys – No Fear In Love – 1992

Depending on your definition of first this is the first album from Perry & The Poor Boys. Now that said they had 3 demo’s and an album released in Estonia before this one. While this album was released on the Spark label in Europe it was a self release in the U.S.A. Apparently the album did quite well for a self release which doesn’t surprise me as the quality of this album is fantastic. The album was produced by Mike Roe and he helped out on a few tracks on guitar and background vocals. The album is a mix of reworked previous tracks and some new ones. The re-recorded tracks really improved with some proper production. Lead vocalist Perry Springman when asked about the bands influences said “It’s like Elvis Costello meets REM meets God!” Personally I don’t hear the Costello influence but I can hear the REM influence. To some extent this band was kind of an urban legend but they did exist and they were great. Be sure to give this one a listen if you missed it back then.

1 – Guns – 3:23
2 – LADA – 4:04
3 – Live Like You Mean It – 5:23
4 – The Picture Of Laura – 5:01
5 – Where Can I Hide From You – 3:31
6 – Winter – 4:30
7 – It Must Be Hard For God – 4:04
8 – No Fear In Love – 4:01
9 – I Am Where You Stand – 3:41
10 – Ransom – 5:55

Arranged By – The Poor Boys
Artwork By – Mark Stay
Backing Vocals – Mike Roe
Bass – Stef Loy
Bass, Recorder, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Magnus Sjölander
Drums – James D. Orvis
Engineer – Craig Long, Kirt Shearer
Guitar [Additional] – Mike Roe
Guitar [Guitar Abuse], Harmonica, Backing Vocals – Bo Hallbeck
Keyboards, Accordion, Vocals – Stef Loy
Layout, Photography By – Olli Tuomola
Photography By – Paul Markert
Producer – Mike Roe
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Electric Guitar –

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Copyright © – Poor Boys Music
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Oy Finngospel Ab
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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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