A few replies to my Anthem post in the What are you listening to thread, so I thought I’d start a new thread.
I’ve been listening to this for 40 years now. Firstly on cassette, my second tape as a 9th birthday present. Now in it’s 4th format. Don’t know where the cassette went, but I’ve got the LP and CD still. Now streaming.
Still really enjoy it and am hearing new things thanks to the recent V281 headphone amp.
Edit: Just checked the meta data, must have been my 10th birthday, so only 39 years of listening
Toyah were a superb band, and this and The Changeling were in my view their best.
Sadly ridiculed in the 80’s this still has so many powerful non-commercial tracks that just seem perferct for their era, and are frankly rather unqiue, even the poppy/fun charting singles seem as good or better these days.
The drums/synths at the start of Jungles of Jupiter has always made me crank up the volume with any new system purchase or even normal listening - what a beautifully recorded track, same for Masai Boy and several others (especially Marionette).
I’ll never tire of Ieya or Danced either - incredible energy in the 1981 Dury Lane concert which was on BBC2 one Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Can’t find the full concert online now, but have it on betamax.
TOYAH Danced (LIVE DRURY LANE 1981)
Mad as a box of frogs but so much fun for a teenager with a 4 pack of lager sat at home!
The Vow - Love is the law.
Toyah at her haunting story telling best.
That was probably my favoruite off that album, unusual synth sounds at the start too.
Blue meaning is the record of Toyah that I listen to regularly. Especially the first track is predestined for me to present the music of the 80s in its wildness. I don’t prefer single tracks, it is a whole.
Unfortunately I only have the one record.
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