Toy Dolls

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: punk punk rock punk'n'roll ska british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links: Official Homepage Wikipedia


From Sunderland, England, the Toy Dolls is a punk trio centred around lead singer Olga (Michael Algar). Other personnel, at various times, comprised some five bass players, 14 drummers and 39 drivers and roadies - and that was only by the end of the 80s. The Toy Dolls have long been a cult attraction, their scampering, hyperactive anthems to the absurd earning them a dedicated following. However, they achieved a UK Top 5 chart hit with a breakneck revision of ‘Nellie The Elephant’ in Christmas 1984. Its ludicrous nature was not out of place with their standard fare: ‘Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead’, ‘Nowt Can Compare To Sunderland Fine-Fare’, ‘Geordies Gone To Jail’. They also launched attacks on UK television personalities such as Deirdre Barlow from the famous soap opera Coronation Street (‘Deirdre’s A Slag’) and presenter Anne Diamond. They did little, however, to reinforce their punk street credibility by...

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