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Toy Dolls are an English punk rock band formed in There is often alliteration in their song titles e. They are probably best known however for their sole UK hit, a punk-rock cover of " Nellie the Elephant ". Their albums usually include a cover version of a well-known hit song, usually sped up to the usual punk rock tempo. Their albums often start with a short intro with a catchy guitar riffand end with an outro, which is usually a slightly longer variation of the intro riff.
Kazoos are also prominent in many of their songs. Most of the band members have nicknames, and are rarely seen without their cartoonish rectangular sunglasses although they appeared bare-eyed on the One More Megabyte album cover. Scott" Scott; and bassist Phillip "Flip" Dugdale. After just a few gigs, Zulu left to form his own band and was replaced by Paul "Hud" Hudson on vocals for one concert. After Hud's departure, the Toy Dolls - Singles 83/84 Dolls became a triowith guitarist Olga assuming permanent vocal duties.
Scott left the band in and was replaced by Dean James for four months over the summer of James later returned to the band from to as bassist. Flip left inmarking the beginning of a revolving door of drummers and bassists that would characterise the Toy Dolls line-up over the years with Olga as the mainstay and only original member. Man Laughing - Unknown Artist - More General Sound Effects were initially grouped with the Oi!
One reason they are associated with Oi! The single quickly sold out its initial pressing of copies, but the band could not afford to press any more, making the single a collectors' item. For Christmasthey released their punk rendition of " Nellie the Elephant ", a classic children's song, which hit No.
Inthey released their debut album Dig That Groove Baby. Intheir re-issue of "Nellie the Elephant" reached No. Since then, the band has continued to release albums and Toy Dolls - Singles 83/84 tour widely, mainly across continental Europe, South America and Japan. After a gap of 14 years since their last gig in Britain, saw a string of UK dates taking in cities from Glasgow to London, including a "homecoming" for a show at Durham University.
The band released a best of album, Ten Years Toy Dolls - Singles 83/84 Toys. In the band released One More Toy Dolls - Singles 83/84 which featured references to computers, mainly in the lyrics of its title track, and in tracks like the outro track.
The band's album Our Last Album? The outro track on the album stated that it was not. The Toy Dolls live shows consist of synchronized choreography, timed moves, dances and jumps and spinning guitars. The band's song "Nellie the Elephant" was used by Tesco in their toy advertisement in October The Album After the Last One was released in Inthe band played one show in Montebello, Quebec for the city's annual Rockfest music festival, marking the first time in the band's year history that they played a show in Canada.
As ofthe band has had 14 different drummers and 12 different bassists. Olga is the only remaining original member of the band. After Olga, drummer Martin Yule had the longest tenure in the band — Yule currently owns a shop in Sunderland called "Hotrats.
Gary Dunn, former bassist Baintermix - Moscow The Toy Toy Dolls - Singles 83/84 —teaches music at City of Sunderland College, and former drummer Trevor 'The Frog' Brewis, teaches music at Middlesbrough College, though Olga moved away from the north east of England a number of years ago, and now lives in London.
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