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The Toy Shop

"Synth Pop Art"

LP + Single/7"


Release: 2015
Status: Sold out
The Toy Shop - Synth Pop Art LP + Single/7

The Toy Shop was initially a minimal/synthpop-based solo project for Leeds vocalist, keyboardist & guitarist Paul Klein. He released the single 'The Maze/Live Wires Kill' in 1981 before moving to Sheffield and teaming up with Oldham born keyboardist Philip Walsh in 1982.Their first gig together was in the Star/Webster's inaugural Battle Of The Bandscompetition in May of that year - they went on to win the competition and courted attention from major record labels for a while afterwards. The guys played a handful of gigs including supports to Dead Or Alive, Flock Of Seagulls, Nico and Dr Feelgood.Eventually signing to Towerbell Records they recorded 4 songs but only 2 were ever released - this was the single 'Attack Decade/Never Trust A Stranger' which came out in 1984. After Towerbell's decision not to take up options on their contract Paul & Phil drifted apart and Paul once again recorded solo. He released a single 'Give Me Lip-Lock I Love You' in 1986 before moving on to other projects.Paul now lives in Melbourne, Australia where he still records material for his other project 'Psykik Volts' and hopes to work on new Toy Shop songs in the future. Phil is believed to be living in Sofia, Bulgaria where his musical exploits are not known.
InfraRot sales rank:1,659
InfraRot item number:9946.315
Label:Vinyl On Demand
1.A1 Live Wires Kill 2:04
2.A2 Emmanuelle Automatique 3:01
3.A3 Observing Europe 3:35
4.A4 Sympathise With Synthesisers 2:46
5.A5 Exploit My Sexuality 3:05
6.A6 The Maze 1981 2:52
7.A7 China Pearl 4:05
8.A8 I Feel Love 3:31
9.B1 Attack Decade 3:47
10.B2 Never Trust A Stranger 2:44
11.B3 Little Blue Objects 3:59
12.B5 Television Set 3:08
13.B6 Lucy 2:11
14.B6 Hot Wax 3:34
15.B7 Another Time Some Other Place 4:39
16.B8 Fall In Love With Me 4:04
17.A1: Stereo Vision 3:37
18.A2: The Maze 1983 2:42
19.A3: Info Nympho 2:57
20.B1 (Give Me) Lip-Lock I Love You 2:56
21.B2 Love Pulse 3:18
22.B3: Fizzy Pop 1:57