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I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan by [Limb, Chris]
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I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3690 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Limb; 1 edition (2 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070B6510
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #166,834 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Bob Grist VINE VOICE on 2 Feb. 2012
Format: Paperback
I wouldn't just recommend this book (highly) to Toyah fans, but also to anyone who lived through the 80s and appreciated the music of that era. It's a very personal story and one that speaks to all of us who had, in our teenage years, an obsession for a pop star. It's also a great journey through the teenage years and how emotions affect us during such a time of growth. What is most notable here is just how giving Toyah was to her fans back then and of how much she indulged their fandom and friendship, most probably in a manner that many other pop stars of the time failed to do. At times it's a funny read, at others an affecting and inspiring one. It's extremely well written and the author doesn't hold back on describing his motivations at the time (being all too aware that he is no longer that person but able to reflect back upon the he that once existed with both affection and honesty). Definitely recommended by me.
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Whether you are a fan of Toyah's music or not - this book offers a terrific insight into the mind of a superfan that will appeal to 2 different kinds of people: the kind who have always wondered what it is that drives obsession with someone in the public eye, and those of us - like myself - who have lived it.

I myself was a massive fan of Madonna when I was growing up and so much of this book reminded me of the brilliant times I had in my youth, collecting memorabilia, seeing her on TV and eventually seeing her in the flesh and actually meeting her.

However it would seem Toyah was far more gracious than Miss Ciccone, even inviting fans into the recording stuidio with her to lay down vocals and employing one (the author) to manage her fan club!

I have recently discovered the joys of Toyah's early music - check out her Safari albums Anthem & the Changeling for proof of her genius.

Back to the book - it's a light and funny read, I did it in one sitting, It's a real page turner, illustrated throughout with rare pics and featuring some particularly great early gig memories. How I would have loved to see the Rebel Run tour!

Highly recommended!
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I was also a teenage Toyah fan but nowhere near as obsessive as Chris Lamb , the author of this highly enjoyable book about the experiences he encountered whilst following her on tour and just about everywhere else he could possibly have the chance of meeting her. Where most people would nowadays probably see this as verging on stalking, it is refreshing to see that Toyah always has time for her army of avid fans. I recently had the chance of seeing her play live for the first time since I last saw her in the 80‘s and it seemed better than I can remember- superb. I was a teenage Toyah fan and am now a middle aged Toyah fan and if you are too then you'll love this book.
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Chris Limb charts his discovery of Toyah, and the journey through his adolescence and the late 70s/early 80s in such an interesting way that 'I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan' was difficult to put down once I started reading it.

There's much for Toyah fans of a certain age to identify with here, but this book will appeal to anyone who grew up in the 80's, anyone who has been a huge fan of a pop star or band (that's most of the population!), or indeed anyone who simply enjoys great storytelling.

A highly recommended read. Thanks Chris.
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A well written and "unputdownable" read, echoing a lot of my own teenage memories as a Toyah fan. Highly recommended to all those 40 somethings looking for a bit of 70's/80's nostalgia when music was actually good, or for any Toyah Willcox or punk/new wave fans. Perfect as a holiday book to dip into and make you smile.
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Having been way too obsessed with Toyah during the eighties I feel this book tells the story of any Toyah fan who was this devoted to the woman herself from first hearing her music and taking an interest to allowing it to become a full blown obsession where nothing but the object of said obsession matters .It charts the exhilerating highs and crushing lows with an endearing honesty that you cant help but warm to anyone who shares these feelings about modern day stars can still identify with this book too so I would highly recomend this to anyone who shares the authors passion
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The best book i have read in ages, it really relates to how you felt in the 80's, the music the magazines , the anticipation of a new single or album coming out. reading this i could re late to how the author felt and the feelings when you get that first signed photo. magical book , packed with never seen before photos. a real bible for the hard core Toyah Fan.
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this was a brilliant and addictive read...as a long time (and long suffering U.S.)fan of Toyah, I've been well
aware of Chris Limb's efforts for decades,and I'm now so pleased to own a documentation of these amazings years
of Toyah; the 80's alone is worth the price of admission; this is a MUST!
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