The Toy Dolls
Five CD 74 track round up of the early years of The Toy Dolls.
Disc 1 is debut album “Dig That Groove Baby” which hit No.10 in the Indie Chart back
in 1983. The second disc features 1985’s No.4 Indie Chart album “A Far Out Disc” which includes the Indie hit singles ‘We’re Mad’ (No.4) and ‘She Goes To Finos’ (No.4).
“Idle Gossip”, the band’s third album and an Indie Chart No.12 is to be found on Disc 3 and it includes the ‘Geordie’s Gone To Jail’ hit single.
Disc 4 features 1987’s “Bare Faced Cheek” LP with its seminal ‘Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead’ opus!
The fifth disc features 20 non LP cuts by the band including their ultra-rare debut 45s, their contribution to the legendary “Strength Thru Oi!” compilation plus the not so rare but very important UK National Chart No.3 smash hit ‘Nellie The Elephant’.
The booklet includes notes on each of the albums plus pictures of all the sleeves whilst each disc comes in a cardboard wallet depicting the original artwork. All housed in a sturdy clam shell box!
Peter & The Test Tube Babies
91 track 6 CD box set featuring the entire P&TTB recorded output between 1978-87. Disc 1 is the debut live “Pissed & Proud” LP that hit No.2 in the Indie Chart in 1982 on the
seminal No Future label.
“The Mating Sounds Of South American Frogs” on Disc 2 is the brilliantly named first studio album that hit No.7 in the Indie Chart in 1983. Disc 3 features 26 rare non LP cuts by the band including the Indie Chart hit singles ‘Banned From The Pubs’ (No.10), ‘Run Like Hell’ (No.2), ‘Zombie Creeping Flesh’ (No.2) and ‘Blown Out Again (No.40).
The 18 track demos collection “Loud Blaring Punk Rock LP” is Disc 4, an Indie Chart Hit No.7. Disc 5 features the “Rotting In The Fart Sack” EP (No.3) plus the ‘Wimpeez’ (No. 8) and ‘Keys To The City’ (No.19) singles whilst Disc 6 is the brilliant “Soberphobia” album from 1987, an Indie Chart No.11 hit.
Each disc comes in a cardboard wallet with its original LP art and the clam shell box also contains a 20 page booklet featuring pictures of all the records, rare clippings from the band’s archive and detailed liner notes.