Formed in 1988, in Liverpool
the Boo Radleys were an indie
, guitar band
who had some hit
s in the Uk
charts during the Britpop
era. However they were championed by DJ
s like John Peel
before this and their best album Giant Steps
was voted album of the year by NME
readers in 1994. Their best known song
is Wake Up Boo!
, and many of their other songs will occasionally pop-up as background music in clips from football highlights.
The Boo Radleys were;
Martin Carr (guitarist/song writer), Sice (vocalist), Tim Brown (bassist) and Rob Cieka (drummer).
They split up in early 1999. Martin Carr has since gone on to form Brave Captain. Sice recorded one album First Fruits under the Eggman moniker.
Albums by the Boo Radleys
1990 Ichabod and I
1992 Everything's Alright Forever
1993 Giant Steps - probably my favourite, but Wake Up! and C'Mon Kids are worth listening to as well
1995 Wake Up!
1996 C'Mon Kids