Sunday, December 31, 2006

Toy Dolls: Twenty Two Tunes Live from Tokyo (1990)

Long-lived punk outfit Toy Dolls formed in Sunderland, England, in October of 1979, originally comprising singer Pete Zulu (born Peter Robson), guitarist Olga (Michael Algar), bassist Flip (Philip Dugdale), and drummer Mr. Colin Scott. Within a month, and after just a handful of gigs, Zulu left the group, the first in a seemingly endless number of lineup changes to follow in the coming years; with new frontman Hud lasting just one live date, Olga agreed to assume vocal duties, and the remaining Toy Dolls continued as a trio. By the time the group's debut single, "Tommy Kowey's Car," followed in mid-1980, Mr. Scott had exited the lineup as well, with a procession of drummers filling in before the arrival of Teddy Toy Doll (aka Graham Edmundson) toward the end of the year. A handful of compilation tracks including "She's a Worky Ticket" and "Deirdre's a Slag" (a potshot at Coronation Street star Deirdre Barlow) further cemented Toy Dolls' absurdist leanings, and following the exit of Teddy Toy Doll the group tapped drummer Happy Bob (aka Robert Kent, who had previously teamed with Olga in the Showbiz Kids) as his replacement, issuing a self-financed, self-titled EP in September of 1981. by Jason Ankeny (allmusic.com)

[tracks]
1. wakey wakey intro
2. dig that groove baby
3. cloughy is a bootboy
4. lambrusco kid
5. i've got asthma
6. peter practices practice place
7. deidre's a slag
8. ashbrooke launderette
9. bless you my son
10. my girlfriend dad's a vicar
11. spiders in the dressing room
12. popeye medley
13. she goes to finos
14. fistcuffs in frederick street
15. harry cross
16. glenda & the test tube baby
17. wakey wakey outro
18. when the saints
19. wipe out
20. nellie the elephant
21. sabre dance
22. blue suede shoes
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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