For the next few weeks to celebrate the publication of all of the Boys Own Fanzines in book form I shall feature a few of the tracks released on Boy’s Own and Junior Boy’s Own labels along with a few of the remixes done in their name.
Fire Island consist of Pete Heller and Terry Farley, two of the main men in the Boy’s Own team. Fire Island /In Your Bones was the first single they recorded under the Fire Island moniker and basically sets out the pair’s stall beautifully, preferring the more soulful melodic side of dance music. In both of these tunes you can hear that distinctive sound which is present in all the Fire Island records and the Junior Boy’s Own remixes from that period.
Heller and Farley also recorded under the aliases The Heller and Farley Project and Roach Motel. they were also 2 of the best dj’s I’ve ever heard. If you can get a hold of their essential mix from November 1993 I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Boy’s Own – The Complete Fanzines can be ordered here.
Fire Island – Beat In Your Bones
Fire Island – Fire Island