Barton's brother, Rick went on to be a founding member of Dropkick Murphys, though he has subsequently left the group. He is currently on tour with his new band Everybody Out. Walter Gustafson's post-Outlets resume includes several tours drumming for Gang Green as well as stints with The Freeze and Nervous Eaters. Today he plays with Mung and Con-Sole.
Barton boys' cousin, Somerville, MA guitarist/songwriter Bill Trudell cowrote many Outlets songs and helped define The Outlets' early sound. Trudell released a collection of songs entitled Pleasure Package in June 2008...................Boy's Life With a name taken from a monthly magazine for youngsters, these kids literally crashed a few bars, bringing their music to the club scene in 1980, advocating being "on the edge." (Hence those Boys Life "Keep The Edge" T-shirts!) Early Boys Life justified the moniker by appearing in Boy Scout uniforms for the first three months of their existence. The Malden-based act considered them a "punk" band and was compared to the classic 1976-77 British punkers. The boys averaged 16 years of age. First EP was produced by Cars drummer, David Robinson, and mentioned in Billboard. John's brother Dave (a graduate of Colby College and a former manager of a Strawberries Record Store) managed the act and wrote lyrics. Memorable quote proceeded their appearance at the 1980 Rumble: "We're Boys Life and were here to make you feel old!"The EP made the "Future's Jackpot" column in the well respected CMJ New Music Report. The act opened for friends, The Jam, at the Ritz, The Channel and The Orpheum (5-21-82), as well as a famous jam session with Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton held at the tiny Underground nightclub.
REFERENCES - http://www.thenoiseboard.com/index.php?showtopic=185453 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outlets
THE OUTLETS MYSPACE - http://www.myspace.com/outletsrock
MODERN METHOD RECORDS 1980
1. OUTLETS-KNOCK ME DOWN
2. OUTLETS-YOU TOLD ME
1. BOY'S LIFE-PERFECT LIFE
2. BOY'S LIFE-MORE TROUBLE FOR THE MODERN MAN