All available from Saturday November 3 this includes the Toy Love double LP, collecting all the A & B sides of the three Toy Love singles, plus the best demos from 1979, a live track and a jingle mastered for vinyl, straight from the original analogue tapes, no nasty CDs nor digital sources were used at all.
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 NZ$49.95 and only available from Real Groovy in person.
Plus, 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 Auckland band Rackets, some might call them fools but they’ll be giving them away during the day with every purchase of the album.
Furthermore, 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 onto DVD (limited to 500 copies) 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.
Finally, two Toy Love designs from 1979/1980, The Bride Of Frankenstein design and the Lon Chaney design have been re-created and turned into t-shirts from the original artwork by Mr Vintage and Real Groovy.
Toy Love themselves will be in store on November 3 from approx 11am.
Real Groovy is situated at 438 Queen Street, and just a stones 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 .