Formed in Johannesburg in 1978 by Larry Amos (guitars, vocals), Tim Parr (guitar, vocals), Robbie Whitelaw (bass) and Pierre de Vos (drums). Before their first gig Fuzzy Marcus replaced Robbie Whitelaw because Robbie had to go to the army.

Later Bruce Williams replaced Pierre de Vos. In 1979 they won the SABC’s Battle of the Bands competition and they released their only album Work It Out.

They released two singles from the album “Jo Bangles” and “Take Me To Your Heart”.

They were the first South African band signed by Benji Mudie at WEA Records. Money issues and internal disagreements led to the band breaking up in 1980.

Tribe After Tribe

Formed in Johannesburg in 1984. After the break-up of the Asylum Kids, Robbie Robb (guitar, vocals) formed Boys Next with Fuzzy Marcus (bass), Neils Jensen (keyboards), Bruce Williams (drums).

Williams changed to keyboards when Clive Dickenson came in on drums.

They released the single ‘Between the sky and the stone’ in 1984. In 1985 they changed their name to Tribe After Tribe and released the Bob Dylan cover ‘As I Went Out One Morning (Damsel)’ as a single and the album Power.

Robbie Robb relocated to the USA soon after and a second album – Tribe After Tribe – was released in 1991.

The 1991 release saw a substantial change in the band’s line-up. Joining Robbie Robb were Robby Whitelaw (bass guitar, bass synth, vocals), PK (drums, percussion) and Barry C. Schneider (techno primal drums). Four further albums were released over the following 16 years.