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Toy Love

Live At The Gluepot 1980

Goner
2XLP $20.25

11/27/2012 600385229814 

91 GONE LP 


CD $13.00

11/27/2012 600385229821 

91 GONE CD 


MP3 $9.90

11/27/2012 600385229821 

 


Toy Love’s music was in a constant state of formation and reformation throughout the band’s existence—songs would warp and twist with every playing. So, for all its undeniable power, it appeared unstable, almost fragile, threatening to burst out of its own skin, shards and globs all over the place. Every gig was like another attempt to make this strange creature hold together and live. At times, it would only take off at a few unpredictable points, at others it would lift off immediately and roar through the air, an astonishingly compelling and unlikely flying thing full of dark folds and flashes of light. The best stuff was transcendent, and the near-failures were so often funny or had the buzzy pathos of a crash site, one couldn’t look away. This double-album captures the legendary band in September 1980 at The Gluepot in Ponsonby, Auckland—one of their final live performances. The recording was transferred and prepared for vinyl mastering by Steve McGough at Stebbings from a desk tape recorded by the band’s soundman Doug Hood.

Tracklist

  1. #1 Fifteen

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  2. #2 Unscrewed Up

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  3. #3 Amputee Song

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  4. #4 Toy Love Song

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  5. #5 I Wanna Die With You

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  6. #6 Don't Catch Fire

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  7. #7 Photographs of Naked Ladies

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  8. #8 Lust

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  9. #9 Second to Last Song Toy Love Ever Wrote

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  10. #10 Sheep

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  11. #11 Swimming Pool

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  12. #12 Fast Ostrich

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  13. #13 Good Old Joe

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  14. #14 I'm in Love

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  15. #15 Green Walls

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  16. #16 Horror Comic

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  17. #17 Rebel

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  18. #18 Cold Meat

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  19. #19 Don't Ask Me

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  20. #20 Squeeze

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  21. #21 I Don't Mind

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  22. #22 The Crunch

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  23. #23 Death Rehearsal

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  24. #24 Bride of Frankenstein

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  25. #25 Pull Down the Shades

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Single MP3s for this release are $0.99.

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