RUN: One of my favourite singles by
anyone, ever! I've listened to this track SO many
times, but can never hear it enough. As with all
of the tracks on Love Is The Law (my favourite
Toyah album), the production and Toyah's vocals
and lyrics are flawless.
NEW WORLD: When I was 14, this
introduced me to Toyah for the first time when
the amazing video came on VH1. I then found the
7", complete with amazing cover artwork, in
a local secondhand record shop. I had found my
musical home. I still think that this is, and
always will be, the best video ever made.
A classic b-side and one of my favourite Toyah
releases. Very similar to how I write my own
DOLL: Another b-side! What is it with
amazing Toyah b-sides? You can imagine my
excitement when this was included in The
Changeling Resurrection 2012 setlist.
1982: Based on my own experience, I can
see why going back to a track and changing the
vocals and style slightly can be a good thing.
Here, it works perfectly - Ieya 1982 should have
been another huge Top 40 hit for Toyah!
Apparently, at the time, it was almost impossible
to find a copy, but fans managed to get it into
the charts anyway.
IN THE MOUNTAINS: Amazing! Another
classic video. The track fills me with
PROUD BE LOUD (BE HEARD): Every time I
hear this I feel like spinning! This is surely a
huge gay anthem!!
THE WORLD: In my opinion, an often
overlooked brilliant Toyah song. Should be
included in a show sometime.
ARE: I agree with Toyah that this track
would have propelled the band to an even greater
height if released as a single. Amazing!!
DIAMONDS: Some Toyah tracks have
"another world" quality and this is one
of them. I love it.
IN FLIGHT: It has been amazing seeing
this track performed live on both of the tours I
have supported. Toyah span round in circles
during this song on From Sheep Farming To Anthem
2011 tour, and every time I hear it now, I think
of that moment.
IS THE LAW: I love the lyrics and the
full sound of this song.
BEACH: Toyah's version of this classic
track is so danceable and never fails to get me
pressing the repeat button.
IS OURS: A gothic and beautiful song. As
good as any Siouxsie & The Banshees single,
and of a similar sound.
AGITATION: All the time giving
advice is a lyric that stayed with me, as so
many people were trying to advise me on what I
should be doing with my career at the time that
this track was released.
A perfect pop track from I. T. C. O. T. C. Q.
VOW: Such a touching and beautiful song,
it has a tribal quality similar to The Riddle.
(THE ACOUSTIC ALBUM VERSION): I really did enjoy
The Acoustic Album. If ever I'm feeling stressed,
this is the perfect antidote.
WOMB: A classic track that really
captures the feel of 70s London.
POOL: Will always remind me of
supporting The Humans at Bush Hall in 2011. The
lyrics to the whole album are some of Toyah's
best and most personal.
Love Is The Law is an amazing album and this
track is a stand out for me.
Will always remind me of spending the Summer of
2011 with my amazing friends Kate Way and Phil
Marriott and various other lovely people at Club
i in London. I met so many great people in 2011
and this song represents them.
DANCING: So surprised this wasn't a huge
hit! I love this track and it is one of my
favourite Toyah solo singles.
MAN: This song has a really spiritual
feel and, as with many of Toyah's other songs, it
evokes a lot of images and feelings in me.
BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS: One of the
best versions of a Christmas song ever. The
memorable TV performance is one of Toyah's most
Is The Law
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In The Court Of The Crimson Queen
Sugar Rush (The Humans)
The Acoustic Album
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