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Toy Love


Sat 3 Nov 2012, 9:00am

Where: Real Groovy, 369 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: velvettiger

Toy lust! Real Groovy Records to release Toy Love double LP

All the singles A’s & B sides, 1979 Demos, a live recording (& a jingle!)

Following on from their release of Toy Love Live At The Gluepot for Record Store Day 2012, Real Groovy were ecstatic to hear Toy Love are the 2012 Legacy award recipients at this year’s NZ Music Awards. They are now proud to announce the release of the Toy Love Double LP, mastered for vinyl, straight from the original analogue tapes, no nasty CDs nor digital sources were used at all.

Collecting all the A & B sides of the three Toy Love singles, plus the best demos from 1979, a live track and a jingle – there are 28 tracks in total.

A 24 page booklet will accompany the release, with the first 400 copies being pressed on split coloured vinyl – so each disc is duo coloured.

For one day only this exclusive split coloured double LP will be available for $49-95 and only available from Real Groovy in person.

Pre-orders for the black vinyl will be taken from Wednesday 10th October - while stocks last.

All tracks have been licensed from Flying Nun for this New Zealand release

Toy Love / Knox - IOUS 7inch

If pressing a collection of Toy Love’s essential material wasn’t enough, Real Groovy in recognition of Toy Love’s influence has pressed 300 x 7 inch singles of Swimming Pool by Toy Love b/w Gagarin by Knox - ious - a 2012 collaboration between Chris Knox and Rackets, and call us fools but we’ll be giving them away during the day with every purchase of the album.

Toy Love DVD collection

Ask anyone who saw Toy Love back in the day and the experience has been seared into their memories. Toy Love were a vivid musical and visual experience. Real Groovy has assembled 17 clips, studio performances, interviews and live shows from the Toy Love archives including the latest video shot for Swimming Pool by Newmatic bassist Jeff Smith – who incidentally shared a stage with Toy Love back in 1980.

Available from Real Groovy for $19-95 they are limited to 500 copies.

Toy Love T-shirts

Two Toy Love designs from 1979/1980 will be available in limited quantity on the day. The Bride Of Frankenstein design and the Lon Chaney design have been created from the original artwork through our pals at Mr Vintage.

Toy Love themselves will be in store from approx 11am.

Real Groovy is situated at 438 Queen Street, and just a stone's throw from the venue of Toy Love’s last performance at Mainstreet on September 20th 1980, and around the corner from the infamous Island Of Real on Airedale Street that hosted many an anarchic Toy Love show back in the day.

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