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HANOI ROCKS: 'Strange Boys' Collector's Edition Box Sets Due This Month

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Posted October 12, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

On October 21, Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS will see their early albums compiled into two collector’s edition box sets, one a 5CD set and the other a 6LP vinyl set, both to be released by Cleopatra Records. Titled “Strange Boys”, these collections offer the band’s first four studio albums, plus the live album “All Those Wasted Years”. These are the complete albums and include several of the group’s signature tunes, such as “Tragedy”, “Motorvatin'”, “Don’t You Never Leave Me”, “Malibu Beach Nightmare”, “Back To Mystery City” and a ton more! These gorgeous sets re-create all of the band’s original artwork and come with a glossy full-color booklet, which contain rare photos and extensive excerpts from the band’s official biography, “All Those Wasted Years”, which will be released for the first time in English this year.

HANOI ROCKS was formed in Helsinki, Finland in 1979 by Michael Monroe (Matti Fagerholm) and his friend, guitarist Andy McCoy (Antti Hulkko). The band saw major success in the early ’80s, having sold over a million albums while touring the world. However, heartbreak struck the band when drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley was killed in a drunk-driving accident after a day of partying with fellow glam rockers MÖTLEY CRÜE. HANOI ROCKS broke up a year later in 1985, only to resurrect themselves in the early ’90s with a reunion tour and several more studio albums. Now, decades later, Cleopatra Records keeps the legacy of HANOI ROCKS alive with this superb reissue that fans will absolutely love!

Track listing:

Disc 1

01. Tragedy
02. Village Girl
03. Stop Cryin’
04. Don’t Never Leave Me
05. Lost In The City
06. First Timer
07. Cheyenne
08. 11th Street Kids
09. Walking With My Angel
10. Pretender

Disc 2

01. Motorvatin’
02. Don’t Follow Me
03. Visitor
04. Teenangels Outsiders
05. Sweet Home Suburbia
06. M.C. Baby
07. No Law Or Order
08. Oriental Beat
09. Devil Woman
10. Lightning Bar Blues
11. Fallen Star

Disc 3

01. Love’s An Injection
02. I Want You
03. Cafe Avenue
04. Nothing New
05. Kill City Kills
06. Self Destruction Blues
07. Beer And A Cigarette
08. Whispers In The Dark
09. Taxi-Driver
10. Desperados
11. Problem Child
12. Dead By X-Mas

Disc 4

01. Strange Boys Play Weird Openings
02. Malibu Beach
03. Mental Beat
04. Tooting Bec Wreck
05. Until I Get You
06. Sailing Down The Tears
07. Lick Summer Love
08. Beating Gets Faster
09. Ice Cream Summer
10. Back To Mystery City

Disc 5

01. Pipeline
02. Oriental Beat
03. Back To Mystery City
04. Motorvatin’
05. Until I Get You
06. Mental Beat
07. Don’t Never Leave Me
08. Tragedy
09. Malibu Beach Nightmare
10. Visitor
11. 11th Street Kids
12. Taxi-Drivers
13. Lost In The City
14. Lightning Bar Blues
15. Beer And Cigarette
16. Under My Wheels
17. I Feel Alright
18. Train Kept A Rolling

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