Neon Boys

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The Neon Boys
Origin New York, New York,
United States
Genres proto-punk
Years active 1972–1974
Labels Shake Records
Associated acts Television
The Heartbreakers
The Voidoids
Past members Richard Hell
Tom Verlaine
Billy Ficca

The Neon Boys was an early 1970s New York City band, composed of Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell, and Billy Ficca. The trio later went on to form the American rock band Television in 1973. Richard Hell also went on to be in the important early NY punk band Richard Hell and the Voidoids.

Some of the Neon Boys' recordings were released on a 1980 EP, backed with two songs by Richard Hell and the Voidoids. The same songs were re-released in 1991 with one more Neon Boys song.


  • "Time" & "Don't Die" (Richard Hell + the Voidoids (Part III)) b/w "That's All I Know (Right Now)" & "Love Comes In Spurts" (The Neon Boys) -- 7" EP (1980 Shake Records SHK 101 EP)
  • "Time" & "Don't Die" (Richard Hell + the Voidoids (Part III)) b/w "That's All I Know (Right Now)", "Love Comes In Spurts" & "High Heeled Wheels" (The Neon Boys) -- 12"/CD EP (1991 Overground Records OVER 19)

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