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This girl is a mystery ...




Toyah Ann Willcox is an English singer and actress who, in a 30-year career, has managed to rank 8 singles in the English Top 40, released 20 albums, wrote 2 books, shot in ten films and presented many TV shows, just that ! She never knew why her parents gave her the name of Toyah ... There is a city in Texas with the same name and Toyah also means "Water" in Indian ... Born with several physical disabilities, her childhood will be punctuated by surgical operations and repeated absences from school. Not to mention an adolescence where she became particularly rebellious and violent, as well as a fairly complicated sexuality. In the mid-1970s, the punk wave boomed and strongly influenced her. It was when she saw the Sex Pistols in concert that she told herself that she could do better than them. In 1977, she created the group "Toyah" while also pursuing her acting career. She knows a 1st success with "Victims of the riddle". Then with the album "The blue meaning" in 1980. But it is especially the single "It’s a mystery" and "Thunder in the mountains", released in 1981, which will reveal her to the eyes of the whole world. Behind many albums, making her an essential figure in England in the 80s, rebellious, avant-garde and provocative at will. To discover or rediscover...


 

Discography (among others ...) :


80s Decade :

• Ieya 1980

• It’s a mystery 1981

• I want to be free 1981

• Thunder in the mountains 1981

• Good morning universe 1981

• Brave new world 1982

• Be proud be loud 1982

• Rebel run 1983

• The vow 1983

• Don’t fall in love 1985

• Soul passing through soul 1985

• World in action 1985

• Echo beach 1987

• Moonlight dancing 1987


90s Decade :

• Out of the blue 1993

• Now and then 1994


2000s Decade :

• Mother 2002

• Latex messiah (Viva la rebel in you) 2007


2010s Decade :

• Fallen 2011

• 21st century supersister 2011

• Winter in wonderland 2013

• Invisible love 2013

• God ceases to dream 2014

• These boots are made for walkin' 2017

• Our hearts stills beat 2018

• Telepathic lover 2019

• Dance in the hurricane 2019

• Step into the new world 2019


2020s Decade :

• Levitate 2021

• Space dance 2021

• Summer of love 2021

• Zoom zoom 2021

• Barefoot on Mars 2021

• The bride will return 2021


 

Tracks :


1981 ... the beginnings completely wacky and so typical of the beginning of 80 across the Channel...



1981 ... the hit that will really reveal her. The provocative side is definitely very trendy at the start of this decade and makes her one of the strong values of the moment...



1981 ... her biggest planetary hit. Once again on a totally crazy clip of which she has the secret...



1981 ... total hair delirium for Toyah the Amazon, Toyah the Valkyrie ... Unquestionably she will remain as a unique model of its kind ...



1981 ... its BIG year. An absolutely exceptional year for her, which sees her produce no less than 4 mega hits, just that !



1982 ... well, then there is total eccentricity. Clips 'aware', she did, but there, we touch Nirvana of total anything ... Long live the 80s !



1982 ... a summary of everything she has been able to do before, that's to say ! And always a first-rate melodic quality...



1983 ... she really should stop the carrot because there, the hair is no longer possible ... lolll



1983 ... incredible, an almost normal title ... But what happens to her ... It's not the same, it's not possible !



1985 ... in total femme fatale mode. The style has evolved, it's clear. Like the sound. A more mature Toyah is undeniable !



1985 ... the metamorphosis is obvious. And rather good. The wacky side, it's nice. But too many wacky kills the wacky...



1985 ... another great year with no less than 3 major hits. Admittedly, that does not equal the year 1981 but still ...



1987 ... her last notorious hit. A nice little cover of Martha & The Muffins to end in style !



1987 ... ended up in the Charts, of course, but the adventure is certainly not over, far from it. Because the bubbling Toyah still has things to say and especially to sing !



1993 ... it will take her 6 years to decide whether to continue the adventure - or not -. And at first glance, it will be we continue and regardless of the results in the Charts ...



1994 ... here she is trying her hand at EuroDance, the 90s oblige. She is far from being ridiculous but how to fight against a competition which is on average 15 years younger in age. Not easy ...



2002 ... there, it is downright 8 years which will separate this title from the preceding title. We thought she was definitely lost but it was bad to know her. Here she is back again !



2007 ... air holes are multiplying, we are not going to lie to each other. Anyway, she continues to believe in it and her enthusiasm and good humor do the rest as they say ...



2011 ... now she comes back every 4, 5 years. Her will to believe in it always and again commands respect, that's for sure. With her, let's face it, nothing is ever over !



2011 ... more than 30 years after starting her career, always and again there. Where most of the colleagues of the time have disappeared, she, on the other hand, continues her adventure in her own way and in the most total carefree manner. What a phenomenon !



2013 ... the decade 2010 will be a little more provided in terms of release of titles. However, this will not allow her to find the Charts path again, but the quality, it, is indeed present, it is already that ...



2013 ... she will have crossed eras and fashions with an ease for the less obvious. It must be said that her youthful spirit will have helped her considerably to achieve this feat ...



2014 ... for each title we say to ourselves that it may be the last and here she is again and again. Nothing seems able to stop her, neither the time, nor the lack of success in the Charts. Beautiful self-sacrifice as they say !



2017 ... covering the cult title of Nacy Sinatra dating from 1966 is a daring bet to say the least. And my faith, its revisited version is far from being ridiculous. From there to say that it is the masterpiece of the year, maybe not all the same ...



2018 ... what is good with her is that we can switch in the blink of an eye from one musical style to another from one title to another. The art and the way of constantly surprising us !



2019 ... an end of the 2010 decade which once again shows that she does not intend to let go. We must therefore imagine that we will find her without problem the following decade ...



2019 ... a year 2019 which will undoubtedly remain as its most abundant in titles for this decade 2010. Quantity, but also quality, what more could you ask for !



2019 ... here she plays it to us as a film soundtrack, an extremely rare thing about her. And why not you tell me ? When we see the result, she should have done it more often ...



2021 ... she will have gone through the 1970s, then the 1980s, then the 1990s, then the 2000s, then the 2010s and here she is in this new decade 2020. Who would've believed that ? She anyway and the story is far from over !



2021...the proof that the story is far from over ! The singer is in Olympic form at the start of the 2020 decade and will prove it time and time again...



2021... new titles follow one another at an impressive speed. And icing on the cake, they are of certain quality !



2021...she shows in a brilliant way that you can have started your career 40 years earlier without being one Iota out of fashion. A remarkable feat to say the least !



2021... she also knows how to perfectly alternate Dance title and much more Intimist title. A truly extraordinary singer who should really serve as a model for all young singers starting out today !



2021... all the titles from her latest album are real successes. The singer is inspired in an incredible way and proves in a masterful way that at the age of 60 everything is still possible in terms of music !


 

2022… Top Bonus : here she brings out one of her titles from 1980 and takes the opportunity to bring out a good number of images of her various performances from the time. Pieces of history...



2023...when the two lovebirds decide to go on tour together, there are bound to be unique moments for the magical duo !


 

Top Bonus : there is Madame's career but here is the link to see Monsieur's career, a career that is also very busy !


 


2020 ... Top Bonus : when Toyah - and Robert - decide to play it for us as a luxury cover and above all a delirious cover. The start of a landmark saga !



2021 ... Top Bonus : after revisiting us from the Deep Purple dating from 1972, she attacks another legendary group namely Led Zeppelin with this revisited version of their title from 1971. Only some exceptional on the program !



2021 ... Top Bonus : one might think that she revisits here the flagship title of Soft Cell released in 1981 but the version of Soft Cell is also a cover of the original title of Gloria Jones dating from 1964. Where the art of revisiting revisited !



2021 ... Top Bonus : who would have thought it possible, here she revisits the Britney Spears title dating from 2003 ! Going from Led Zeppelin to Britney Spears, only Toyah could tempt it...and above all succeed !



2021 ... Top Bonus : another big gap, this time with ZZ Top dating from 1983 on the menu. Always in a crazy mode that will remain truly unique in its kind !



2021 ... Top Bonus : in the series of groups that beat up, she revisits here the title of Judas Priest dating from 1980. We feel through her covers that she has a natural predisposition liked this kind of group to say the least punchy



2021 ... Top Bonus : this time it is the group Hawkwind and its flagship title released in 1972 that she will bring up to date. And once again, it works !



2021 ... Top Bonus : in the series of cult titles, this time she tackles the title of Steppenwolf dating from 1968. Reference title for bikers hence its very particular staging ...



2021 ... Top Bonus : a tribute to the title of the Wilson sisters of the Heart group, title dating from the year 1977. A title tailor-made for Amazons, that's clear ...



2021 ... Top Bonus : after having brought back to the taste of the day mainly Anglo-Saxon, here she arrived across the Rhine with this revisited version of the title of the Scorpions dating from 1984. But whatever the geographical origin of the titles , it beats up every time and she loves it !



2021 ... Top Bonus : the ZZ Top definitely inspire her. Second cover of the group with this time a revisited version of their 1983 title. Never 2 without 3 as they say so what will be the next ZZ Top title taken...? Hum hum...



2021 ... Top Bonus : it would have been damn surprising that she did not revisit Black Sabbath when you see all the groups she has honored so far. It is now done with this revisited version of their flagship title dating from the year 1970 !



2021 ... Top Bonus : going from Black Sabbath to Eurythmics is surprising to say the least, but with her, nothing is impossible. Its revisited version of this title dating from 1983 once again holds up, as always !



2021 ... Top Bonus : we are back in the punchy with this colorful cover of the flagship title of Survivor dating from 1982. Always as effective !



2021 ... Top Bonus : it's Aerosmith's turn to be honored with their title dating from 1989. It would have been very surprising for her that she was not interested in a certain moment where to another to this flagship group ...



2021 ... Top Bonus : while she had mainly tackled titles dating from the 70s or 80s, here she is attacking a much more contemporary title. Here she revisits a title from System Of A Down dating from 2001 and shows once again that punchy will forever remain her favorite field !



2021 ... Top Bonus: here she covers the title of one of a group that is necessarily part of its basic musical culture, namely the Sex Pistols. Title dating from 1977 ...



2021 ... Top Bonus : we take a hell of a leap in time to return this time to 1965 the date on which this Who title was released. Title that will remain as the most emblematic of this now cult group ...



2021 ... Top Bonus : definitely, she is in full nostalgia for the 60s with this time the cover of the title of Velvet Underground dating from 1967. A 'Venus in furs' which sticks to her like a glove ...



2021 ... Top Bonus : here she covers the Rolling Stone title dating from 1968. A revisited version that she takes pleasure in making even more torrid ...



2021 ... Top Bonus : here we are back 25 years later with this revisited version of the title of Right Said Fred dating from 1992. And it is poor Robert who must ensure the blow this time ...



2021 ... Top Bonus : we start again in 1977 with this resumption of the title of Talking Heads. A title once again fits her like a glove. There are titles like that ...



2021 ... Top Bonus : a year 1977 which inspires her at the highest point since she revisits here the title of Iggy Pop dating from that year as well. Another universe very close to her ...



2021 ... Top Bonus : it's Metallica and their 1986 title that will inspire her on this one. Poor Robert will once again pay the price ...



2021...Top Bonus : back to 1969 with the Stooges and what will undoubtedly remain as their flagship title. We feel that these 2 have a certain attraction for Iggy Pop...



2022...Top Bonus : we're going back to a more recent era, this time with an Undertones title dating from 1978. What's certain is that they like to revisit punchy titles...



2022...Top Bonus : an even more recent era this time since they revisit Neil Young here from 1989. Not much in common between the Undertones and Neil Young, that's for sure...



2022...Top Bonus : but what happens to them ? They revisit here a title for the least recent since it is from Green Day dating from 1994. Them who had accustomed us to bring up to date only old standards...



2022...Top Bonus : more and more recent ! Now they are revisiting a title from 2005, who would have thought that possible ? And besides the Kaiser Chiefs...



2022...Top Bonus: it couldn't last, we suspected. We're really going back to the past with this revisited version of Edwin Starr's title dating from 1970. A title that will have greatly inspired others, too, like...Bruce Springsteen and Frankie Goes To Hollywood !



2022...Top Bonus : what, here comes a revisited version of a title by...Michael Jackson dating from 1991! Them who only covered pure and hard rock bands, here they are doing Pop. Incredible but true !



2022...Top Bonus : the magic duo couldn't ignore who ? But on the Who of course and their 1971 title...



2022...Top Bonus : they like the old standards but some much more recent bands like Queen Of The Stone Age and their 2002 title also have their favourites. They still have to be rock, rock, rock !



2022...Top Bonus : they like them rock, rock, rock but also protesters like the Cranberries through their 1994 title. As long as the title is original in its form or style, they take it !



2022...Top Bonus : as they have more or less covered the old standards, they are increasingly attacking slightly more recent titles. Like this Garbage title from 1998...



2022...Top Bonus : it's Radiohead and their 1992 title that they bring up to date here with their very particular know-how between Toyah the assumed eccentric and Fripp as a magnificent jester of the Queen...



2022...Top Bonus : here comes their very personal version of the title of the group Hole dating from 1998. Very personal versions unique in their genre and which they have democratized like no one before them...



2022...Top Bonus : the exception that makes the rule, we find them not in pure rock mode but in Dance mode, who would have thought tant possible ? All thanks to this revisited version of the title of Grace Jones dating from 1985...



2022...Top Bonus : hunt the natural, it comes back at a gallop. Back in pure rock mode with this revisited version of the Foo Fighters title dating from 2002. We won't remake them again as they say !



2022...Top Bonus: rare to see him revisit titles from the Germanic sphere and yet this is the case with this luxury cover of Rammstein's title dating from 2005. And why not tell me...?



2022...Top Bonus : at one time or another they had to honor Billy Idol. It's done with this revisited version of its title dating from 1983 !



2022...Top Bonus : you had to dare to take up this particularly punchy title from Slipknot dating from 2008. And again, punchy, the word is weak. Anyway, they did !



2022...Top Bonus : Chesney Hawkes, believing himself to be alone, took the opportunity to revisit Bryan Adams from 1985. But that was without counting the infernal couple...



2022...Top Bonus : poor Chesney is in trouble again and here are the 2 evil people who force him to revisit this Fountains Of Wayne song dating from 2003...



2022...this time we go back to 1994 with this revisited version of the Korn title. And surprisingly the version of our 2 favorite furious is almost a lullaby compared to the original...



2022...we find them here revisiting a Black Sabbath title dating from 1971. And it's once again poor Robert who suffers the assaults of our favorite fury...



2022...title originally released by Richard Berry And The Pharaons in 1959, it was the Sonics who made the best-known version in 1965. Before that of Robert and Toyah of course...



2022...it's the turn of Metallica and their 1983 title to have the privilege of being revisited with 'Sunday Lunch' style. Totally crazy as usual the 2 lovebirds but we love them like that !



2022...Megadeth's turn to be in the spotlight on this one. A revisited version that is much 'softer' than the original and we prefer it !



2022...we will find a little serenity with this luxury cover of the Cardigans title dating from 1998. A little finesse doesn't hurt, on the contrary...



2022...so whose turn is it this time ? Brenda Lee from 1958, no, not possible ? And yes that is indeed its title...incredible but true !



2023...it's poor Robert who must this time cover the title of Right Said Fred dating from 1991. And my goodness, he's not doing so badly...



2023...we suspected that Toyah The Furious was not going to let poor Robert take leadership. So here she is again, revisiting the Velvet Underground song from 1967...



2023...it's the group Golden Earing and its title dating from 1974 which will inspire the 2 lovebirds this time. As always, the result lives up to their excess...



2023...it's Joan Jett and her title dating from 1980 which will set the duo in turmoil this time. When the 80s revisit the 80s...



2023...once again it is the year 1980 which is in the spotlight with this revisited version of Ozzy Osbourne's title. Huge as usual...



2023...we go back in time with this revisited version of the Cream title dating from 1967. Sometimes the infernal couple pushes the delirium a little far all the same...



2023...a relatively recent title is brought up to date this time with this revisited version of Lenny Kravitz's title dating from 1993. Poor Robert once again...



2023...here we are now in 1997 with this Silverchair title, a title which once again allows Toyah to show all her excess...



2023...and here comes Billy Idol and his flagship title of the year 1982. They will never stop surprising us the 2 lovebirds...


 

Top Bonus : 1981...the story of a lifetime



Top Bonus : 1983...the story of a lifetime II



Top Bonus : 1986..the story of a lifetime III



Top Bonus : late 1990's...the story of a lifetime IV



Top Bonus : 2000...the story of a lifetime V



Top Bonus : 2009...the story of a lifetime VI



Top Bonus : 2020...the story of a lifetime VII


 

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