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Few Boys – Secret Times (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 27th, 2015


A. Front

“Secret Times” is the only single released by new beat/synthpop band Few Boys. In 1985, they entered the studio to record this classic which was produced by Axel Henninger (Camouflage). The tracks starts with a spinet intro taken from a work of Johann Sebastian Bach before it evolves to a uptempo synthpop track, similar to many of the 80s Synthpop bands like Depeche Mode and Red Flag. The single was an independent club hit but never made it to a wider audience, failing to have any chart success.

The band never recorded a full album and fell into obscurity after this singles release.

Secret Times 5:23

Secret Times (Secret Dub) 5:26

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Westside Music ‎– WESTSIDE 21009
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Design – Dr. Morbus (2)
Photography By – Dieter Völker
Producer – Axel Henninger*, Michael Münzing, Westside (4)
Written-By – F. Bülow*

Recorded and mixed at Dynaton Studio

Special Thanks:
Our Parents, Brothers & Sisters,
Friends & Westside
Extra Thanks:
Johann Sebastian Bach
for Intro Inspiration;
Pumuckl for having made
the Boys have a good time

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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17 Responses to “Few Boys – Secret Times (Germany 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Sounds like Camouflage.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. Same producer as Camouflage 🙂


  2. Harry Wave Says:

    thanks so very much paul, i love you

    this single, is another of what I was I looking in lossless format

    Muchar thanks for that, regards from perú 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am happy to see that someone other than me loves this 12″. Enjoy Harry 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    I don’t believe I know this one Paul, but I am super jazzed for it. I love anything synthpop, especially in the vein of Red Flag. I have to say thanks in advance because you really know us so well and what we love. I am so grateful for all the new discoveries you share with all of us.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jeff I really love this 12″. I hope it becomes a favorite of yours too 🙂


  4. Jermajesty Says:

    …So we’re different colours, and we’re different creeds…. 😉 😀 😀

    Never heard of these guys, but I love the idea they made one record then disappeared into thin air. So romantic.

    Is this a track you knew from back in the day, or have unearthed recently?

    Is this the start of a one-hit-wonders week?! :O


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I used to play this one quite a bit during my dj days. It was pretty popular but only available in the US as an import so I suspect it couldn’t really reach the masses. It always filled the floor though. As far as a one hit wonder week you never know what I am gonna do. I so love digging out this obscure stuff so that it can be heard again. Hope eveyone gives it a listen 🙂


  5. woz Says:

    I had kind of forgotten about this one. Haven’t heard it in years. Reminds me of Depeche, so it makes sense that it was connected to Camouflage. Camouflage reminds me of Depeche too. Thanks for dusting this one off!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz 🙂


  6. Cory Says:

    Very COOL! Thanks Paul!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I knew you would like it Cory. You’re welcome 🙂


  7. Mark Says:

    Ha! This is a total steal of Human League’s “Do Or Die” Listen to them both and you will see what I mean!! Not that it’s a bad thing… I like the sound!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    It does sound similar Mark 🙂


  8. Talla Says:

    Hey DJ Paul!
    First of all greetings from Germany.
    I like much from the label WestSide and I would like to know
    if you also have the following:


    Would be really great if you could present it here.

    Have a nice day,



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry Talla I don’t have that one at this time 🙂


  9. Disco-D Says:

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for posting this. At least it casts a spotlight onto a forgotten (or unknown) band.
    Personally, I didn’t care for his vocal on “Secret Times”. Bit weak. The music, though well put together, did sound like Depeche Mode “People Are People” done on the cheap! LOL

    However, you must check the B-SIDE to the 7″ of “Secret Times”. It’s called “Flash And Pain”.
    I really liked it at the time, and even now. Not the best song or vocal performance in the world. But, overall sound was quite vibey. The Roland D-50 synth hook had a Johnny Hates Jazz “Shattered Dreams” feel about it. Nice guitar flurries too. Of course, this has never appeared on CD. A shame. Maybe you could feature it here, as an exclusive, one day? Give it a listen… You won’t be disappointed.


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