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Toy Dolls

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Long-lived punk outfit Gadget Dolls shaped in Sunderland, Britain, in Oct of 1979, originally comprising singer Pete Zulu (delivered Peter Robson), guitarist Olga (Michael Algar), bassist Turn (Philip Dugdale), and drummer Mr. Colin Scott. Within per month, and after only a couple of gigs, Zulu still left the group, the very first in a apparently endless amount of lineup adjustments to follow within the arriving years; with brand-new frontman Hud long lasting just one single live day, Olga decided to presume vocal responsibilities, and the rest of the Toy Dolls continuing like a trio. By enough time the group’s debut solitary, “Tommy Kowey’s Car,” adopted in middle-1980, Mr. Scott experienced exited the lineup aswell, having a procession of drummers completing before the introduction of Teddy Plaything Doll (aka Graham Edmundson) toward the finish of the entire year. A small number of compilation songs including “She’s a Worky Solution” and “Deirdre’s a Slag” (a potshot at Coronation Road celebrity Deirdre Barlow) further cemented Plaything Dolls’ absurdist leanings, and following a leave of Teddy Plaything Doll the group tapped drummer Content Bob (aka Robert Kent, who experienced previously teamed with Olga within the Showbiz Children) as his alternative, issuing a self-financed, self-titled EP in Sept of 1981. The solitary “Everybody Jitterbug” made an appearance on EMI another springtime, and in 1983 Plaything Dolls released their long-awaited full-length debut, Drill down That Groove Baby. Following a tour to get the Angelic Upstarts, both Turn and Happy Bob remaining the band, nevertheless, leaving Olga the only real surviving initial member; the revolving lineups continuing, however in 1984 a re-recorded edition of the sooner solitary “Nellie the Elephant” cut with bassist Bonny Baz (Barry Warne) and drummer Dicky (Malcolm Dick) reached the very best Five around the U.K. pop graphs. The LP A Much Out Disc adopted in 1985, trailed a 12 months later on by Idle Gossip; regardless of the typical staff turnover, the group celebrated its first 10 years of presence in 1989 with A DECADE of Toys. Incredibly plenty of, another solid 10 years of songs was forthcoming, with few adjustments to the band’s innovative approach and several adjustments with their roster. Cleopatra Information feted the music group on its 20th wedding anniversary with the launch from the best-of collection THE BEAUTIFUL Globe of the Plaything Dolls.

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Full Name Toy Dolls
Music Songs Nellie the Elephant, She Goes to Finos, The Devil Went Down to Scunthorpe, Dig That Groove Baby, We're Mad, Livin la Vida Loca, Tommy Kowey's Car, My Wife's a Psychopath, Glenda & The Test Tube Baby, I've Got Asthma, Dougy Giro, The Lambrusco Kid, James Bond, Alec's Gone, Alfie From The Bronx, Fisticuffs in Frederick Street, No Particular Place to Go, I'm Gonna Be 500 Miles, Spiders in the Dressing Room, Lazy Sunday Afternoon, Cheerio & Toodle Pip, Kids in Tyne & Wear, Olga... I Cannot, Fiery Jack, Blue Suede Shoes, Toccata in Dm, Bless You My Son, Yul Brynner Was a Skinhead, Florence Is Deaf, Sod the Neighbours, Deirdre's a Slag, Back in '79
Albums Dig That Groove Baby, Idle Gossip, A Far Out Disc, Wakey Wakey, The Album After the Last One, Absurd-Ditties, Bare Faced Cheek, Fat Bob's Feet, Our Last Album?, Orcastrated, Anniversary Anthems, One More Megabyte, Olgacoustic, Twenty Two Tunes Live from Tokyo, On Stage in Stuttgart, Ten Years of Toys, Treasured Tracks, Absolutely Live (Remastered), We're Mad! (The Anthology)


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lollipop Chainsaw 2012 Video Game performer: "Turtle Crazy"
Slipp Jimmy fri 2006 performer: "Nellie The Elephant"
Haggard 2003 performer: "Livin' La Vida Loca"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2002 Video Game performer: "Dig That Groove Baby"
Phoenix Nights 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode

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Live aus dem Alabama 1985-1986 TV Series documentary Themselves
The Tube 1982 TV Series Themselves

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Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2012 TV Series Themselves

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