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I was a teenage toyah fan Paperback – 2 Nov 2011
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It reminded me a little of Andrew Collins' excellent two autobiographical books Where Did It All Go Right?: Growing Up Normal in the 70s and Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now: My Difficult 80s: My Difficult Student 80s which covers similar ground.
Chris Limb is an excellent and talented writer and I got so much into this book that I couldn't stop reading it. Unfortunately though, this is a very short book (I finished it in just a couple of hours and am no speed reader) and it left me feeling a little short-changed as I would have loved to have read more. I would have liked to have learned more about the author and the rest of his life at the time and I would also have liked to have read about his experiences in running the Toyah Willcox fanclub from 1986. To stop the book just as he was taking over the fanclub seems to be delivering just half a book, which is a shame and the only reason I didn't give it a 5-star review.
I really hope that the author writes the rest of the story - or a completely different one would be fine as well as I would certainly be interesting more of his work.
The book captures how different things were back then without everything being so immediate as it is today with downloads and the internet... being a fan back then was all about anticipation and imagination and guess work. The excitement of walking into a news agent and unexpectedly seeing a magazine smothered in a photo of Toyah was amazing - or turning on the telly and seeing her bouncing about on TV... or the ultimate... walking into a record shop and seeing a new album! I remember when Warrior Rock came out on album. I saved for weeks and knew the release date. So on the day I gave my dad my money as he worked in London and asked him to get it, poor dad! He got home and I listened to side one and side two and loved it...to my horror when i played side 3 i realized that the lable on the record was wrong and in fact i had two copies of side one and side two! The next twenty four hours dragged by until my dad got home from work the following evening with the exchanged albums... it really was hell!
I feel this book is almost an historical documentation of the 80's - we will never see the likes of again.
Also, it is easy now to forget what an amazing star Toyah was and still is. To see a career fall from grace at one point with the media, then to have a renaissance especially more recently with The Changeling Resurrection Tour. It's really great how a piece of work can remain the same and yet change. Seeing Toyah Live recently is like a dream come true because she now performs all the stuff that i wanted to see her sing live back in 81-83... I always wanted to hear stuff from the first 4 albums live and now here it is....but in smaller venues :)))
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Chris Limbs journey to the point that i almost felt i knew him.
Thanks to Chris and Toyah for keeping the dream alive even though after a gig it takes more time to recover!
Great book x x x
hardly put it down since its arrival and finished it very quickly . i wish it was longer and perhaps a little more detailed , but i realise memories of thirty years ago are probably quite hazey .
i would recommend this book to anyone old enough to remember their own days of musical discovery and feelings associated with the trials of becoming an adult .
heres hoping to a follow up book . enjoy .
Reading this book reminded me of the first time I saw Toyah on t.v, as well as my first Toyah gig, also found it intresting Chris was also a Gutterheart, so was I!
Love it!, also recommend picking up a copy of Mick Mercers photo book of Toyah(with photos from the early 80's as a companion piece to this,it is avalible through LULU BOOKS for abour £12!)
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