Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Found Vinyl: Toyah - Love Is the Law
Up first is the 1983 album "Love Is the Law," from English performer Toyah. Look at that album cover. Seriously, look at it. It's got a bunch of fencers and a girl that looks like an extra from the 80's movie "Solarbabies." How could i not purchase this monstrosity? So of course i did. It's kind of exactly what you think it would be, a mix of new wave, goth, dance pop, and synth rock. Think like if Siouxsie Sioux, Georgio Moroder, and early 80's David Bowie got together, went on a coke binge, and recorded an album while watching "The Never Ending Story," and you're just about there. Take a listen to album opener "Broken Diamonds," to get an idea of what i'm talking about.
Gets the blood flowing doesn't it?
So, after doing a little research on the divine Ms. Toyah, turns out the girl and her band actually put out seven albums from 1979 to 1983, the above "Love Is the Law" being their final record. Which is too bad. In our current everything-old-is-new-again/revival/remix culture, there is still room for Toyah somewhere in the musical landscape. Reunion album? Someone make this happen. Daft Punk, i'm looking in your direction.
Here's one more jam from the album, "Rebel of Love."
Found Vinyl will be back next week. Oh yeah.