Double lp ! An Amazing Live lp- a must for New Zealand punk / pop fans as well as fans
of Punk Rock in general! Great sound & incredible performances! Due
to go down with the great live albums of all time - Motorhead's No Sleep Til Hammersmith
, Ramones It's Alive
, Sam Cooke Live At the Harlem Club
and Kiss Alive
! Records so good the band's studio lps were overshadowed just a bit!
Have you heard the TOY LOVE SINGLES & DEMOS lp (we have the Flying Nun / Real Groovy NZ issue, not the Captured Tracks version - HERE
Includes fanzine-style booklet with photos & info... and digital download as well! NOTE: 4 Songs only available on vinyl- not on digital download or on cd!
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.
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
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 16 November, 2012.