23 August 2009

DEADLY TOYS- NICE WEATHER EP

























NICE WEATHER
ROLL ON DOOMSDAY
I'M LOGICAL
DEADLY MESS AROUND

From Reditch, the deadly Toys were
Phil Knight- Vocals/Guitar
John Hunt- Vocals/Guitar
David Bootle- Bass
Paul Gardner- Drums
This four song EP, recorded at London's Gooseberry Sound Studio and produced by sound engineer Paul Bonnaud was issued in an edition of 500 copies originally housed in a silk screened sleeve and released in 1979 on the Bonnaud/Hunt Productions Label. (The record has several sleeve variations, the one shown above is one of the later versions) Also, The song titles listed above are how they appear on the first edition of the sleeve. The records labels list the songs titles as Nice Weather, Dooms Day, Mr. Logic and Don't Mess Around. All four songs are great under produced powerpop/wave that feature interesting vocal harmonies and stylistic diversity from track to track with a definite nod to pop songwriting conventions of the 1960's..In the second half of 79 the Deadly Toys recruited guitarist Ian Giles of the Close Rivals but split up soon after.

3 comments:

  1. Deadly Toys were from Stratford. I was the only one living in Redditch. Paul & John lived Stratford area, Dave in Alcester and we rehearsed in Shipston-Upon-Stour at John's Dad's factory. The rest of the facts are spot-on - Phil Knight

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