Hip Hop Be Bop

Death City Boyz

Members:

Andrew Welsh, Fareed Abdallah, John Lindsay, Professor Paul

The Death City Boyz from Hell’s Kitchen, NY, were Andrew Welsh, Fareed Abdallah and John Lindsay with their DJ, Professor Paul. They only had the one release as a group, ‘Bopsey Twins’, which is most notable as it is mixed by the legendary techno and house DJ, Frankie Bones and appears to be the first track he had any input on. Andrew and Fareed (Reed) later appeared as members of the freestyle group Spirit Matter and were produced by Tommy Musto and Frankie Bones aka Musto & Bones. Professor Paul also co-wrote the hip hop track “Back Rappin” by ESP in 1987.

The promo and the official releases are exactly the same but there are two different test pressings so I’ve included the info for the alternate one below.

Thanks to Fab for the images and additional info.

Bopsey Twins [1985]

Label: Snowflake
Catalogue #: SNO 600
Year: 1985
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A
Bopsey Twins (Long Version) [5:51]
Bopsey Twins (Short Version) [5:09]

Side B
Bopsey Twins (X-Rated) [5:33]
Bopsey Twins (Dub) [6:09]

Notes: There is an identical promo and test pressing for this release.

Label: Snowflake
Catalogue #: SNO 600
Year: 1985
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A
Bopsey Twins (Long Version) [5:51]

Side B
Bopsey Twins (X-Rated) [5:33]
Bopsey Twins (Dub) [6:09]

Notes: This alternate test pressing has stickers on the labels and only contains 3 versions.