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Billy Borgioli
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Allen Paulino
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John Felice
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  Primevals (not the scottish Primevals)
Formed in 1984, it was basically John Felice and Billy Borgiolli. They did some gigs under that name, but as far as I know, no records, except the track on the Boston compilation CLAWS!.
As Primevals, with another bassist, they also recorded the material for "Nothing Pretty" released as "John Felice and the Lowdowns" in 1987. Pete Taylor left the band just after the recording.
The story says that the scottich Primevals were listened to (and edited in 1984) because at first sight the New Rose owners beleived they was the Felice's Primevals. Back to New Rose records in 1987 with his LP, John Felice has to change the name of the band.

John Felice = vocals & guitar
Billy Borgioli = guitar & backing vocals
Pete Taylor = drums
Dave Pedersen = bass & backing vocals
 

Claws!

Claws! compilation LP
1985 - Throbbing Lobster - LP # Bisque-6

The Primevals - Lose That Girl (Felice)

produced by Andy Paley / recorded at EVS Fleetwood Studios

complete tracklist of Claws! :
True To Me - The Prime Movers
Looking through at you - Capture The Flag
Rockpile - Turbines
Lose That Girl - The Primevals
Tree Stomp - Volcano Suns
Geraldine, I Need Money - Classic Ruins
[w.Billy Borgioli]
It's Only Love - Unattached
Love-Sick Dog (Shoot That Dog) - Wilie Alexander & The Jackals
Friend 'o Mine - Underachievers
Spring - Vandykes
Let Go - Last Stand
Yellow Brick Road - New Parts From Old
Doctor Clown - Actual Size
Pedro Morales - The Mighty Ions


John Felice and the Lowdowns

JOHN FELICE & the Lowdowns - Nothing Pretty
1987 - Ace Of Hearts (USA) - LP # AHS 10003 / CS # AHS 202
1988 - New Rose records (France) # ROSE141 - LP/CD

1988 - SPV (Germany) # 2030070 - LP
2004 - Norton # 302 - CD (newly re-mastered version)

Don't be telling me - 4:44 (John Felice)
Ain't we having fun - 4:43
I'll never sing that song again - 5:22
Not the one - 3:10
Perfect love - 4:54
Nowadaze Kids - 4:07 (JF)
Nothing Pretty - 5:44
Dreams - 4:52
Don't make me wait - 2:35 (Billy Borgioli)
Can't play it safe - 5:09 (JF)

John Felice = guitar, vocal
Martin Paul Rowland = bass, vocals
Billy Borgioli = guitar, vocal
drums tracks played by Pete Taylor


recorded at Normandy Sound, RI / mixed at Soundtrack, Boston / produced by W.Harte (also produced the Lyres)

John Felice and the Devotions

John Felice & The Devotions - Make It Go Away - CD
1999 - One Way Productions (Boston, USA) # 1WP0017

  • Make It Go Away (Felice)
  • I'll Say It (Felice)
  • I'm Not There (Felice)
  • Something Bad (Felice)
  • Looks Like Goodbye (Felice) with Kelly Knapp, from The Bristols, The Darlings, vocals

John Felice
Dana Stewart
(has played in the Cryptones, the Bristols, the Magnolias)
Mark McCormick
Paul McCormick

Produced by Mark Davis and Ducky Carlisle [engineer] at Room 9 From Outer Space

Boston Retroactive

Boston Retroactive - CD
2001 - One Way productions

  • 5. John Felice / The Boston Devotions - I'm not there
  • 6. John Felice / The Boston Devotions - Looks Like Goodbye

Dig the Boston Underground

Dig the Boston Underground - CD
2002 - One Way productions

  • 13. John Felice / The Boston Devotions - Make it go away
   

The Devotions with John Felice 2010

The Devotions - The Devotions - CD
jul 2010 - Crazy Eight Records # C8CD061510

1. I'm Not There 3:07
2. Something Bad 4:20
3. Make It Go Away 3:20
4. I'll Say It 1:59
5. Rock n Roll Sister 3:35
6. Closer(Than I'll Ever Get to Heaven) 3:34
7. Another Forever 2:34
8. Looks Like Goodbye 4:38
9. Keep Away 3:54
10. Detox Queen 4:46
11. Can't Stop Hurting Me 2:39
12. Runaway Self Destruction Blues 3:57
13. Appetites 3:49
14. Everything 2:55
15. What She Don't Know 4:15

Scott Baerenwald - bass and back vox
John Felice - lead vocals and guitar
Diane Gately - drums
Richard Mirsky - guitar and back vox


Recorded jan 1996 at Fort Apache studios in Cambridge, MA, produced by Steve Wynn. Re-mixed during summer 2009 at Kissy Pig Recording Studios, Allston, MA by Chris Brokaw with help from Richard Mirsky and John Felice

CD available through cdbaby.com
  Steve Wynn about the Devotions (27th Jan 1996). Was he speaking about the same sessions ??
"I just came back from Boston (jeez, it seems like I live there these days) where I produced an album for THE DEVOTIONS, a great new band featuring the songwriting and vocals of John Felice who used to be in the legendary Real Kids. Those of you (like myself) who remember and love the Real Kids from the early days of punk rock/power pop will be happy to know that John is still writing those incredible songs packed with unforgettable hooks and raw emotion. I don't know when it's coming out but keep looking." (taken from The WynnWeb )

Modern Lovers 71
Modern Lovers

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Taxi Boys

Billy Borgioli
Billy Borgioli

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Allen Paulino

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