Group

The Wild Boys

- TWB

Also known as

  • The Cracked Minds

The Wild Boys are an atari demogroup from the UK. TWB was started by two members, Powerman and his cousin Flashbak Jack, in 1989. Powerman was 17 and Flashbak Jack was 13. They were called The Cracked Minds but their demos were so crap that they never released them! They changed their name to The Wild Boys in 1990 as a tribute to The Lost Boys, who they were in contact with and had taught Powerman the sync scrolling technique. They released their first TWB demo (The Wild Demo) around 1990/91, in the scroller on the main menu they gave a greeting to Captain Kirk, as Flashbak Jack had decided to create an organization like The Union, called The Enterprise.

As they thought that The Wild Demo was probably the worst demo ever released on the ST, Powerman decided to improve his skills. He made his own sync scroller (the TLB one used 20 scanlines and he improved it to use 10), a fullscreen, and some 3D stuff. This became the State Of The Art demo which was released in 1991. By this time they recruited several members to their organization The Enterprise.

Powerman started planning the Enterprise Megademo and also recruited 3 new TWB members - Nexus, The Demon X (TDX) and Magnum. Unfortunately many of the Enterprise members didn't seem interested in making screens for the demo so Powerman took the screens that he made and then made some more, and this became the Dreamzone Megademo, released in 1992.

Powerman and Magnum started making a game called Cool J Charlie. They started before Dreamzone was released (there was a preview in the demo). Powerman had an Amiga by this time and the Amiga version of the game was much better than the ST version so they ditched the ST version and the game was eventually released only on the Amiga and the name was changed a bit to Charlie J Cool. The ST version of the game used sync scrolling and would have been one of the few ST games to use this technique.

At various points in their career they released several sound demos. There was a series called Digi-Synth containing modules that Powerman's contacts had sent him. Some were originals and some were Amiga modules. One of this sound demos was Hardcore Dancefloor, containing 5 rave conversions and remixes by TDX. The follow up Slam - Another Hardcore Jam was more hardcore and again contained music by TDX. They also released Waveforms which contained one of the most offensive scrolltexts ever written (by Flashbak Jack). They were at war with The Untouchables at the time. Actually, they were good friends but two of their members (Spy and Argonaut) had made some nasty remarks about their demos, they even made an intro with a TWB logo and a man walking along and shitting on it, so Powerman let Flashbak Jack write the scrolltext for Waveforms and he expressed his opinion of these two guys. In the end they called a truce and became friends. TWB also did a guest screen for the Lightspeed demo by The Untouchables, aswell as a few intros - two for the Ledgers disk magazine by The Untouchables, one for Maggie by TLB.

TWB all lost touch after Charlie J Cool was released (except Powerman and Flashbak Jack). Since that time nothing has been seen anymore from TWB.

In 2013 Powerman announced that he is working on a new game called Charlie J Cool 2.

Productions

Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys
Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys
Atari ST/E - Intro
The Wild Boys
Atari ST/E - Intro
The Wild Boys
Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys
Atari ST/E - Intro
The Cracked Minds
Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys
Atari ST/E - Demo
The Wild Boys Nov 1992
Atari ST/E - Intro
The Wild Boys Sep 1992
Ledgers Diskmagazine Volume 5 - Text (Interview)
Atari ST/E - Diskmag, Pack
The Untouchables Nov 1991
Atari ST/E - Demo
The Wild Boys Aug 1991
Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys Aug 1991
Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys Apr 1991
Atari ST/E - Demo
The Wild Boys Jan 1991
Atari ST/E - Cracktro
Fuzion and The Wild Boys 1991
Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys 1991
Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys 1991
Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys 1991
Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys 1991
Atari ST/E - Intro
The Wild Boys Oct 1990
Atari ST/E - Musicdisk
The Wild Boys 1990
Atari ST/E - Intro
The Wild Boys 1990

Member productions

Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys
Tracked Music
Nexus / The Wild Boys
Atari ST/E - Music
Nexus / The Wild Boys
Atari ST/E - Music
Nexus / The Wild Boys Apr 1993
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Nov 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Nov 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
Nexus / The Wild Boys Nov 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
Nexus / The Wild Boys Nov 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
Nexus / The Wild Boys Nov 1992
Atari ST/E - Music
Nexus / The Wild Boys Nov 1992
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Nov 1992
Tracked Music
Nexus / The Wild Boys Nov 1992
Tracked Music
Nexus / The Wild Boys Sep 1992
Tracked Music
Nexus / The Wild Boys Jun 1992
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Jan 1992
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Oct 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Oct 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Oct 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Oct 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Sep 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Aug 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Aug 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Aug 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Aug 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Jul 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Jul 1991
Tracked Music
The Demon X / The Wild Boys Jun 1991

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