As the summer of '82 approaches it becomes clear that the early spark
had started to dim. Band members struggle to balance work commitments
with gigging, and the rock & roll lifestyle begins to take its toll
(a cliché but true).
I can't really remember Noiz Boiz splitting. Like an iceberg heading
inexorably toward the equator, the band slowly fell apart. It just seemed
that one week there was a band and the next week it was gone. Many local
journalists had high hopes that Noiz Boiz would go onto bigger and better
things but that burning ambition and desire was never really there.
Over twenty years have passed and some of the people involved with
the band are no longer with us. The single has subsequently appeared
on a compilation LP Raw & Rare British Punk, Volume 3 released
in 1997 and the single can be found for sale on many punk record websites
from Japan to the USA. Strangely enough, the band appear to have been
repackaged and have metamorphosised into a mod band.
Perhaps that is their lasting legacy. Their unique style - a fusion
of punk, metal and powerpop - could never be pigeon holed and I hope
this site is testimony to their impact on the local music scene at the