Bros ‎– Drop The Boy

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ATOM 3 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Single) CBS ATOM 3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ATOM QT3 Bros Drop The Boy (Art Mix)(12") CBS ATOM QT3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CBS 651360 6 Bros Drop The Boy (Shep Pettibone Mix)(12", Maxi) CBS CBS 651360 6 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
ATOM T3 Bros Drop The Boy (Shep Pettibone Mix)(12", W/Lbl) CBS ATOM T3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CBS 651360 6 Bros Drop The Boy(12", Maxi) CBS CBS 651360 6 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
651360 6 Bros Drop The Boy(12", Single) CBS 651360 6 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
ATOM T3 Bros Drop The Boy(12", Single) CBS ATOM T3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
QY·3p-90122 Bros Drop The Boy(12", Single, Promo) Epic QY·3p-90122 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
CBS 651360 7 Bros Drop The Boy(7", S/Sided, Promo) CBS CBS 651360 7 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
ATOM W3, 5 099765 136098 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Shape, Single, Pic) CBS, CBS ATOM W3, 5 099765 136098 UK 1988 Sell This Version
651360 7 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Single) CBS 651360 7 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
ATOM 3 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Single) CBS ATOM 3 Ireland 1988 Sell This Version
651360 7 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Single) CBS 651360 7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
651360 7 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Single) CBS 651360 7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
651360 7, CBS 651360 7 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Single) CBS, CBS 651360 7, CBS 651360 7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
651360 0 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Single, Ltd) CBS 651360 0 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
ATOM P3 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Single, Ltd, Pos) CBS ATOM P3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ATOM B3, ATOM 3 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Single, Ltd, Spe) CBS, CBS ATOM B3, ATOM 3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
QY·5P-90038 Bros Drop The Boy(7", Single, Promo) Epic QY·5P-90038 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
12·8P-8014 Bros Drop The Boy(CD, Mini, Single) Epic 12·8P-8014 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10・8P-3052 Bros Drop The Boy(CD, Mini, Single) Epic 10・8P-3052 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
CBS 651360 3, 651360 3 Bros Drop The Boy(CD, Mini, Single) CBS, CBS CBS 651360 3, 651360 3 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CD ATOM 3, 651360 2 Bros Drop The Boy(CD, Single) CBS, CBS CD ATOM 3, 651360 2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version

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ThomasBear

ThomasBear

January 16, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Drop The Boy, 7", Single, 651360 7

Unimaginably annoying and yet insidiously catchy remnant from the 80s.
Listening to this retrospectively – at an extremely young age, “Drop The Boy” was one of the first pieces of music I ever got into that was not actual children’s music – I was struck by how well produced this was. Nowadays of course, this kind of thing is considered laughable, but these guys were IT back then.
Side A is just that track, with some vague homoerotic lyrical undertones (and let’s not go into Bros’ clean cut and super smooth accompanying image…), at a chugging 88 bpm (according to my mixer) that would most likely have brought out the best and worst of dance moves in discos across Europe – and all along, you can cringe along to the faux manly vocals, the sort that our contemporary Robbie is capable of and these guys were not. Yes, this song was about as “boy band” as you could possibly get, even if there were only two or three of them at any time.
Side B “The Boy Dropped” is a piano driven reinterpretation of the same track, most likely a sequel, though I can barely bring myself to listen to it more than twice on account of the singer’s spine tinglingly irritating attempts at sounding – or most likely, being – Michael Jackson. At least Wacko Jacko was kinda cool back then but this doesn’t do them any favours.
By far the greatest value in this product lies in its potential for being used in conjunction with other deviant music – perhaps some crazy breakcore or twisted drum n’ bass would do the trick, or any other music that hovers at a chugging 88 or 170+ bpm. Since the pressing appears to be rather poor (quite thin and a little too flexible) this is something where an eighties CD compilation is guaranteed to be better… unless of course you happen to be a closeted Bros fan and you desperately want the B side, in which case there’s obviously something wrong with you…