UnderCovers: Smash Hits Volume 1 brings you the first in a series of current artists covering hits from the past.
Our intention is to carry on these great songs with new contemporary recordings that hold true to the original style but are infused with the sound and quality of today.
We are proud to include recordings by Damon Castillo(J N’D), Cormack, Michael Busbee, Ann Marie Milazzo(East Village Opera Company & House of Red),David Polemeni(Boystown),Ze Luis,New English(Featuring Joey Sykes) and Morgan.
Boystown was a five piece rock band from New Jersey formed in 1987 and began playing the same Jersey bars that Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi came from. They played clubs across the USA opened for Jon Entwistle, The Hooters, New Kids On the Block and The Romantics. The single “Way Of The World” was released on the indie UK label AIR RECORDS in 1989 followed by a UK tour. The album was well recived by critics with articles in Kerrang Magazine comparing the bands energy to The Who and lead singer David Polemeni’s vocal to Paul Rogers ( Bad Company), Lou Gramm (Foreigner).
The band developed their sound with producer David Prater (Firehouse, Dream Theatre, Glen Burtnick)who produced seven of the tracks on this record. Oil & Water and Angels With Dirty Faces were produced by Aaron Zigman ( Phil Collins).
The disc you have contains the core members of Boystown. They are David Polemeni, Bobby Guy, Joey Sykes, John Teto and Nelson Williams. I Need Shelter and Get Up were featured on the television show 21 Jump Street. Other songs appeared on HBO and SHOWTIME in films like A Brilliant Disguise and In The Kingdom Of The Blind starring CSI’s William Peterson. In 1990 Boystown were asked by their namesake Father Flanagan’s Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska to do a concert for three thousand children. Boystown is the only rock band to ever play Boys Town.
The CD continues to gain popularity worldwide and has become a cult classic in Germany, France, Belgium and Sweden. In 2006 “Something In The Way You Touch” appeared on the CD Munich’s Hardest Hits and “GET UP” will appear in the film “ALL IN” starring Dominic Swain ( Lolita, Face Off) and Michael Madsen ( Kill Bill).