Toy Love Stories

Toy Love week in Dunedin


First published in Rip It Up, November 1979

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Toy Love at the Windsor


The eardrums pound with the sheer power of it all. When Toy Love play, pal, the energy is relentless. The songs are rarely over three minutes long and the gaps in between rarely last 30 seconds. Just one after another after another, all delivered with the roar of a DC10.

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Stepping Out - Toy Love's live dates


Known datesJanuary 79

Zwines. 19.

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Toy Love in Australia


Introduction

In 1979 Terence Hogan was an Auckland-based writer and graphic artist involved in comics and music. He contributed to the comics periodical Strips, and designed two of the best-known record covers of the period: the AK79 compilation album, and the picture sleeve of Toy Love’s debut single ‘Rebel’ b/w ‘Squeeze’. 

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Toy Love make Toy Love


As a group I think most of us shared a healthy scepticism towards life, but there was a palpable excitement at the prospect of Toy Love finally recording an album. The band was brimming with songs that they’d been playing live for months, and that deserved to be nailed down for posterity and wider circulation. Also, there had been precious little new material written so far in Sydney and there was a real desire to bear down on that aspect. 

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