Ten Years Of Toys (LP)
Radiation Records - 16 €
To celebrate their first decade of existence, Sunderland’s ironic punk trio, Toy Dolls, issued retrospective Ten Years Of Toys, but rather than using the standard-issue “Greatest Hits” formula, the group chose to re-cut nuggets from their career so far, using the then-current line-up of frontman Olga, bassist Dean Robson and drummer Martin Yule. Thus, tracks like “Dougy Giro,” “Fiery Jack” and “Glenda And The Test Tube Baby” are given new leases of
life with a brighter, fuller sound and the inclusion of hard-to-find tracks such as “I’ve Got Asthma” and “Tommy Kowey’s Car” add to the appeal.