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Hello Olga! David here from Slovenia. First off let me just say i am a big fan of your music and know about half the songs by heart and hope to see you asap. I have two things i am interested to know.
1. What was the reason for Dave the Nut leaving the band? I love The Amazing Mr. Duncan, but i kinda liked him too...so i wanna know why he left if it isn't too personal.
2. Were The Ramones in any way an influence to you...I looked at some of your interviews and you seemed to mention a lot of cool old school punk bands but i think you never mentioned the Ramones. And if they weren't an influence do you like their music in general? I am just asking this because The Toy Dolls and The Ramones are two of my favorite bands :)
Have a nice day and don't think about disbanding the band for at least another 20 years :)
Thank you! And greetings to beautiful Slovenia!
1. Dave the Nut, though he done his best, wasn't the greatest drummer in the world, and we decided to part company after the European tour of 2004/5. We wish him the very best of luck with future projects, and with his drum making company, (Dave’s drums are outstanding by the way!)
2. I love The Ramones, more so now than in the early days! Thiugh most of the UK punk bands were a much bigger influence on me to be honest, especially early Jam.
Have a nice day yourself too!
Dear Mr Olga OK, so I know you dont generally deal with this sort of issue...but..I have a seven year old daughter named Rudy. Yes Rudy, don't call her Ruby. She likes your band and we have been making her homemade Toy Dolls shirts for a while now (the old logos and such that we can find). But all the homemade shirts turn to mush in the washer/dryer. I would like to buy her an official one (the sand people one), but it appears the sizes start at "Small". She is smaller than this size. Do you have any secret hidden xtra-small shirts somewhere that you keep as a treasure for the right people? She just lost her tooth, and I promised her I would email you about this as a gift... kinda like you are a tooth fairy. Thank you Mr. Olga.
PS: I like your band too. Thanks for playing the guitar.
Hi Scott, Hi to Ruby too, I mean Rudy! Thank you.
Unfortunately that's the smallest size sand colour one we do. There are other designs, where you can buy a small girlies, this should be fine for a seven year old.
Let me know how you get on.
hey Olga! I am 32 years old and I listen your band since I am 3 (thanks to my bro'). You are like my soundtrack of my life! I am from France, from Orleans, I hope you'll come during your french tour! (maybe I can help to book a date?) A friend asked me for going with him at the hellfest festival in june, I said yes, I do not really like metal but I like festivals, party... What was my surprised when I saw you on the line up!!! It will be the first time i'll see your band! I will be so glad to drink some beers or anything else with you guys!
The soundtrack of your life, wow! Good to hear!
The French tour is planned for Spring of 2014, can’t wait!
Yeah, Hellfest are starting to introduce Punk now also!
Now sure what everyone will make of the Punk stage bands!
Hope to see ya there.
Hi Olga, I hope this is the proper place to request this, as it didn't designate on the website which email to send to for guitar suggestions. However, if this is it, I humbly request H.O.! and Alfie from the Bronx. Two favorites there. Cheers.
I will get around to H.O and Alfie on the guitar lessons at some point!
Hello Olga, Do you get nervous when your up on tommys shoulders? I heard that you did have a good fall before, is that true?
Yeah, I did take a fall many years ago! Not really nervous about that in particular though, I am nervous of the whole show!
Hi, Olga! Any chances of a complete acoustic album? I loved the acoustic tracks on the last album... I mean... The Album After The Last One, not Our last album... I mean... Your Last Album... Oh, OK... I think you understood... LOU!
Yes, I am in the process of producing a complete acoustic album, will keep ya posted!
Hi Toy Dolls,
I'm sending you a photo of me and Tommy Gobber. I was glad to meet Tommy in Selestat in a cafe, as we ate this morning. In the evening at the "Lez Artz Festival" you were great. I look forward to many more shows with you.
Would be glad to see my photo in your gallery.
Thank you and see you soon
Roger Honegger :-)
I am sure Tommy Gobber will like your pic!
I will ask Ciaron to add it to the gallery.
We really enjoyed Lez Artz festival, looking forward to being back in France very soon.
Hey Olga, i,m Asier from Navarre, spain. Your music is awesome and when I,m listen toy dolls I always think in all of riffs with guitar or bass, lyrics and rithyms. I like so much LP,s of 90,s but orcastrated is the special, is perfect. In this LP we can hear you with a Floyd rose guitar or tremolo. Also in other LP,s. What is these guitar?.
I hope that toy dols became spain before “viña rock”. I have seen you 2 times. In Vitoria and Orduña. And I want see you a lot of times more.
Thanks for your attention!
Thank you for that!
All the albums have a Les Paul and a Telecaster, the tremelo effect was just done by detuning with the machine head!
See you again in Spain soon!
Hi Olga. Ive done 2.000 km to see you last year and the question is this one:
What do you prefer, octopus or squid?
Well worth travelling 2000km to ask this question!
I guess squid!
Hello Olga, Please come back to Brazil next year (2014) and enjoy England playing in FIFA World Cup. Here are some head cities that loves you, like Curitiba, Porto Alegre, São Paulo and maybe Rio. If possible gig in all these cities, but at least Curitiba! :D
Brazil totally rocks, we miss You Lot.
Hopefully we will be back soon!
Cheers for your support
Dear Olga, I am a long time fan of The Toy Dolls and I would love to take this time to ask two questions.
On Absurd-Ditties (my absolute favorite album) I've always noticed that the mix/recording on "Melancholy Margaret" sounds very different than the rest of the tracks. Is there a reason/story behind this? I've wondered about this for years and found no answer via internet searches.
Also, will there be any tours in the States in the future? You have a big fan base on this side of the pond that would die to see you guys!
Keep rocking out - the new album is great!
Thank you! Absurd Ditties is my favourite album also!
You are the only person to mention that about Melancholy Margaret! I didn’t even notice myself, sounds the same as the rest of the album to me! It was recorded and mixed at the same time! I am wondering what differences you are hearing! Cheers for pointing it out though! Will take another listen.
We will get back to the States at some point!
Hi! Is there any chance to see your fabulous band in France in a small venue instead of festivals in a near future ?
It would be so awesome !
Hi Jean Merci!
Yes, the French club tour is planned to happen in the Spring of 2014.
Hope to see you there!
Happy Monday Olga. I am looking forward to your visit to Manchester in November. Not seen the band since Germany in the 80's. A few of the old boys from back then are getting together fo a reunion. Is Dueling Banjos on the Gig and if not Why not. I loved your version of this. See you Mad Heads soon.
Not sure about Duelling banjos being in the set, but there will be plenty old stuff in there.
Really looking forward to Manchester!
See ya in November!
Hi Olga! I have any questions to ask but I MUST send you a mail after the gig in Festival Zikenstock. First of all, I'm a 22 years old french hardcore fan of The Toy Dolls. Everything in the band is perfect. If only my english and my writting skills were better, I would send you a thousand pages that showed how much The Toy Dolls rocks.
The show in Festival Zikenstock was awesome. Sorry about the guy who throw his gas (?!?!), that was fucked up haha. You guys keep playing, always smiling. Thank you thank you for that.
CHEERS AND KISSES TO ALL OF YOU. I LOVE YOU.
I am not too sure about everything being perfect, but thank you anyway!!
We really enjoyed Zikenstock, very memorable!
Cant wait to get back to France for some club shows in early 2014!
Thank you for coming!
Hi Olga, we are finally getting to see you live at Nottingham rock city in November. I am Kath still traveling with Nick delivering horses round Europe and the UK. We want to make sure you are doing the cloughy song with him having a strong Nottingham connection. You have so many songs, how do you get to decide which to play at your shows?, we can't wait to see you. All the best, Kath and Nick.
Kath and Nick hi. It is difficult to decode what to play, but I am guessing Cloughy will be in the UK set, as it wasn't in last UK tour.
Cheers to both of ya for coming!
See ya in Nottingham!
Hi Olga, I'm Alan from Argentina , the latest record it's amazing, nice work!
I really hope a next south american tour, I enjoy very much yours concerts, I have a few questions extra-musical
Do you speak any other language apart from english?
What are your favorites TV series?
Hi there Alan, Thank you!
I am sure we will be back at some point!
I can speak English, Geordie, and bit o’ Japanese!
Mmm, probably Coronation Street (UK drama).
Hi Olga, Last year I’ve mailed you if and when you would be coming over to play a gig in Belgium and this was set but didn’t go through since you only did the Netherlands. Any news yet when you are hitting Belgium again?! Has been way too(ooooooo) long ago….
We would love to get back to Belgium! Fingers crossed something will happen soon!
Hello, I’m a french guy, I just see you on Zikenstock, that was great exept the bad joke ….. I know the Toy Dolls many years, from A far out Disc if I remember…….
Well, I’m going to see Die Toten Hosen in Bochum on May 31 and June 1er, (it’s a long way but I like too much this band)
In France, no one knows DTH (exept me) L I try to speak with Loic (zikenstock) and a other one (rock en stock) for ask to them about DTH for coming and play in France and it’s not easy. In Bochum, I will TRY to speak with Campino or von Ritchy after the gig for ask them if they will be interest for play in France. Do you know where I can write if I miss it ?
I hope you inderstand this bad English
Thanks and play again for many years
Cheers! We had a great time at Zikenstock!
Enjoy DTH! Not sure where you can write to them, good luck, they are nice guys.
Olga you rip those guitars to pieces. Can you help me sort out how to play Melancholy Margaret. If you can just tell me the chords for the verse. Love that tune. And one last tour in the states? Maybe a one off show in los Angeles on the way to Japan? Thx Bob
I will bear Melancholy Margaret in mind for the future lessons.
Cant remember the chords of the top of me head!
I just bought my ticket for the Toy Dolls gig in Frankfurt and wondered if you have yet announced the support act for your shows in Germany...maybe I missed it :)! Anyway, I reeeeeally can`t wait to see you guys in march! My favourite band for sure :)
Yes, the band is Radio Dead Ones, though you will probably know that by the time you read this!
In the van now, actually on the way to Frankfurt!
your fans from Brazil claim for a show of Toy Dolls here in Rio de Janeiro. Fans from other cities (São Paulo, Belo Horiznte and Porto Alegre) cry out to hear yous sound LIVE!!! We hope that you answer our asks!!! Have a nice 2013!!!
Guilherme Eugênio Morsch
We will get to Rio at some point! Hopefully on the next South American tour.
Hey whats up man, I'm looking to buy 3 of your records (CD or LP) and obviously I can order them off amazon or something... But I was wondering is there a better way to get them, maybe like directly through the band/label where u guys make more of the money?? By the way congrats on making it in a successful unique cutting edge band. You guys have such a unique sound. Let me know man thanx again
Where did u get those black and white sunglasses, i love them! Xx Jenni
Me mate Neal, gave me the glasses 33 years ago!
Its very difficult to obtain our vinyl, but CDs are easy enough to get, Captain Oi are your best bet,
OLGA!!!! Hi hi hi, this is Matt from the states. Now I gotta Question, I a big big fan and I know that The Toy Dolls have a very devoted following, many many fans all around this earth. My question to you is why do YOU feel that The Toy Dolls never became a mega-band, known by everyone? Oh and one more, what is your favorite song to play live? Thank you much……………..COME TO AMERICA!!!!!
Ha! Not too sure about being a Mega-band with this voice!
Thank you anyways!
We will be back!
Dear Olga Is there a chance that you come to play in Switzerland in 2013? Maybe in Basel?
There is a small chance yeah! When we do the French tour, if not I guess it will be 2014.
We miss you lot!
Hi Olga, I'm writing you from a hospital in Hamburg. Few hours ago I woke up, after my shoulder was rearanged. Now I'm looking forward to see you here in the Markthalle. Last time I saw you was on Sziget. Unfortunately, I won't be able to dance, due to my shoulder. But it would be great to take a photo together.
Oh no Markus, sorry to hear you are in hospital, I guess by the time you read this you would have done in your other shoulder at Hamburg!
Get well soon.
Hello Olga, I am french. I listen to the toy dolls since 17 years... I am a real fan ! You are a very good guitarist, and all your songs are a moments of pleasure. Since 1 month, i take guitar lessons. It would be possible to do one video " play with Olga " with the " wakey wakey intro or outro " ? please. I love this melody. If it's not possible, could you send me the tablature ? thank you for all, your music and you !!!
Hi Julien, 17 years wow! Thank you
I will bear the guitar lesson in mind!
I don’t have the tablature here, but it may be on the internet somewhere!
Hi Olga, my name is Grazielle , do you intend come to Brazil this year? I would like see you here in Porto Alegre city again, maybe next time instead of stay looking at you with my face of silly (like I did last time), I create courage and talk to you hehehehe!!! kisses i love you!!
Brazil maybe this year or next year, its not decided just yet, but we will be back!
Hi Olga, During these times of austerity do you feel that the government should be reducing the pay and numbers of public workers as well as reducing the investment into our country. in essence waiting for other countries to bring us out of a recession? Alternatively should we be investing in our country and attempting to kick start our own economy? In addition can you tell me when and where your next gigs will be. Thanks for the great music.
Yes, and maybe and Frankfurt .
We've been Toy Doll's fans for years, and now we've got two teenage kids who love your music as much as we do, although they will never trust any one called Tracey and snigger if they hear the name Deidre - your lyrics have been a real education.
Can you tell us if you have any plans to visit Australia soon?
Australia would be nice, no immediate plans but I hope it will happen at some point!
Hi Olga! Last year I've been to four of your shows. Had great times like always when you play. Thank you again and thanks to Tommy and Duncan aswell. The shows in Groningen and Hengelo last Oktober gave me an idea. When I saw the kids watching your show there I thought that my four children would love to see you too. They listen to you anyway most days at home at least once. So we bought 11 tickets for the show in March in Bochum Germany (My wife and me, the kids, a few mates and even Granny and Grandpa are coming all the way from England to see you). If I remember rightly the show is on the 7th. My question is, if you would have anything against us bringing the kids along? They'd certainly get equiped with all the ear gear, we'd stay at the "quiet" end and if it gets too much for one of them, one of us grownups could go outside with them.
P.S. Can't wait to see you three again.
Thank you Daniel
By the time you read this we have probably played Bochum, hope ya enjoyed it!
Hope we met up there too!
Hello Olga, Since you guys are extremely good at making cover versions. Why not making an double disk cover album? I think the fan's would love it. Energetic and funny... Sounds great to me!!
Senna du Pau
That's an idea!
Hello Olga! I’m Thiago from brazil. First I’ld like to congratulate you for this open communication channel. I’m amused by this. This shows how humble you are, and that’s why you are, without a doubt, the greatest legend of punk rock and an inspiration for all the guitarists around the world. I listen to Toy Dolls since I was five, of course your Nellie the Elephant version back then. I would like to know if you plan to play in brazil in 2013 or 2014 (PLEASE DO). I missed your show the last time you came and I regret it EVERY DAMN TIME I listen any of your albums (not my fault thou, I was sick) I listen at least one album of yours EVERY DAY so please, never quit your work. Your music brings me joy and that’s where I gather the straight to beat my pretty lame routine. Be sure that YOUR WORK TRULLY MATTERS to people.
If you do plan coming to São Paulo again, the doors of my house are wide open to you, Duncan and Tom. I have a empty room here and we would gladly cook a awesome meal for you guys.
Sorry for my shitty English.
Take care mate!
Thiago from Brazil hello!
Thank you so much for your kind words.
We will be back in Sao Paulo, be great to see you there.
Thank you very much again.
Hi Olga, First of all I like to say I am a big fan of the toy dolls since 1990 and I am from 82 so I guess that's quite a while. To bad I only could see one show when I was still very young (12) in I think march 1993 Amsterdam Paradiso. First concert ever and the best! Really enjoy watching your shows on youtube and off course listening to the records! Please keep on going until you can't stand up any more! OK now to the questions,
1. Are there going to be more playing with Olga?
2. Can you putt tabs/chords on the site so I can learn more songs and check if I forget some chords.
3. Are you also planning a tour in 2014? maybe holland again?
Greetz Martin Brink
I remember the Paradiso well, I was about 12 last time there too!
2. Maybe at some point!
3. This tour will be continuing into 2014, as for Holland we just recently toured there! So it will be a while before we get back, but there may be a festival from time to time, I hope.
Hi Olga hows you and the lads, I dug out me records "Dig that grove baby Lp" Me 10 year old daughter said who`s that I said " The Toy dolls" "there class" she said "I said there from Sunderland" "even better" she said hahaha. Would be nice to see you back in Sunderland any chance of that ever happening...Stay Mellow.
Hi! Me and the lads are fine thank you!
Cheers to your daughter!
And hope to see ya back in Sunderland in November!
Hey olga! Ive recently got tickets to come see ya in brighton and am really excited! Its my first time coming to see you guys, and i wondered if you would be willing to share the show setlist so i can make a playlist of them tunes for those coming to the show with me so they know the songs fully ready. Also will you meet and greet after or before the show? Itd be amazing to meet you! If you cant answer those questions thats cool, i will understand. Very excited for the show, cheers!
Cheers for getting the tickets for Brighton!
The complete setlist isn’t decided on just yet! And I wouldn't tell ya anyways! nice try!
Will be out after the show, of course, be great to see ya!
Olga, can't tell you how much I am looking forward to seeing you guys playing next saturday in Munich... Last time I saw you was in 1997 (Stuttgart Röhre) after 1991, 1993 and 1995 (most Stuttgart Longhorn). In fact - I am thrilled!!! ... and although my wife thinks I am crazy I think about driving to Karlsruhe as well next friday....
Mate, you brought so much fun and happiness in my life during the last 25 years, how can I ever thank you for that? Any plans for the sunday morning after the Munich show? May I dare to invite you guys and your roadies for a big bavarian breakfast in a Munich restaurant? This is an honest question of a fan who wants to say thank you in a special way to give back a one-tenth of a per cent of joy I got from you during so many years. Let me know if this is something you want to take into consideration asap to get things organized. This is an honest request. In case of any doubts about my seriousness: a friend of mine played some gigs with his band "KGB" together with the Toy Dolls in the early 90's, his name is Ralf Wettemann (drummer), I know he will always confirm my seriousness. If not and anyway, thank you for still playing and bringing joy to people - and please play a lot of the old songs next week as well.
Greetings from Augsburg, Germany
I hope you enjoyed the show!?
We are actually in the van now, just leaving Munich! We had a brilliant time.
Sorry we missed yer breaky invite, but thank you!
KGB were an excellent band.
Hello Sir OLGA concert to be in Poland, Gdynia Ear Music Club on March 16 very ask you to consider one more concert in the south of the Polish Katowice environment.
Very many music clubs and concert parties want to talk about it, you may fall off to organize another show in March or April of this year. I ask you on its own behalf and on behalf of all the fans of the Toy Dolls Polish region. Start the conversation with us, we have the money. We really want to show. VERY please reply. WE ARE A long-time fans of Toy Dolls " PLEASE CONCERT Please reply
Thank you, Regards Marcin Cancer
More shows in Poland would be great!
You need to contact our booking agent:
Hy Olga! The concert in Karlsruhe was very great! I and all who attended had a great time with you! Wish you have a nice trip!
Thank you, we enjoyed Karlsruhe a lot! Cheers!
Hi Olga, My daughter aged 9 received her first Toy Dolls album for her birthday in January. She and her mates thoroughly enjoy Dig That Groove Baby. We have to go a very boring village hall do on Saturday where the children have to come on stage in turn and play their recorder or piano. My daughter and I have hatched a plan that her and her mates will do a brief rendition of Stay Mellow. As it happens, my daughter is pretty handy on the ivories to play along while the others ‘sing’ if she had the music.... I can’t ask my wife to work the song out as she would stop the whole jape and I wouldn’t know the right note even if it hit me. So the question is... do you know where I can buy the sheet music?? I hope 4 kids on a village hall stage does not constitute a violation of copywrite?? Looking forward to bringing Leti and her mates to a gig soon... I last saw you at the 100 club in 1983.
I am glad yer daughter enjoyed her present!
Unfortunately there’s no sheet music available yet, hopefully in the future, a few people have asked, and I know a guy who could write all the songs up, so, fingers crossed it will happen.
Fine to do a rendition in the village hall! Wish I could be there!
100 club 1983, wow!
hi just wanting to know will u be going to see pete of petes practice rooms when u come to sunderland he now has a house in fullwell next door to his mam old house
Ha! Its been a while since we visited Peter Practices place! Would love to visit but we don’t really have time on tour, we will be arriving from Manchester then straight off up to Glasgow.
Say hi to Peter if you see him, we miss him big time.
Nice/Dear The Toy Dolls!
I Papatyi Dániel, I am a 13 year old Hungarian. I am a very big fan, so I made you a game. Please write back to what was then. The translation made with google translator.
A levél óriásfájlt tartalmaz.
Fájlnév: The Toy Dolls.exe (8.8 MB)
Hi Papatyi Dániel
I will check out the game, thank you so much!! Lookin’ forward to it!
hi olga good afternoon here in Brazil.My name is Valter de São Paulo and would like to know how much will be launched new shirt with new prints since I have all previous ones. Parabens the show, I have watching the band's official website. I'm waiting show here in Brazil. Thanks and see you soon.
Greetings to Sao Paulo!
There will be new shirts within the next 2 months, please keep checking the online shop!
We will back in Brazil before too long!
how are you mate ,I'm doing great i went to the tour concert in Groningen in Holland even bought me a limited edition t-shirt ,thank you for the great music.
I've got a few questions about booking for small groups here in Holland:
1. is it possible ?
2. if it is at what cost ?
and are you planning to go to Sneek (Holland)again sometime?
Greetz to you and Tommy and Duncan
Greetz your pal Jelte
I am fine! Cheers for asking.
Thank you for coming to the Groningen show, we had a wicked time, as usual!
Promoting bands, its not an easy task! I done it myself for a few months about 25 years ago! Hard work! But in answer to your question, yes it is possible! The cost will depend on the band you choose and what advertising/promotion you do!
I hope we can get back to Sneeke at some point!
apart from being fantastic in playing and handsome, i would like to ask you why you don't play in italy anymore ...
think about it... i always have to go abroad to see you.
anyways i see you in munich even if i will have to come by bike.
arrivederci (sciao belo)
Hello to you in Italy!
And thank you!
We played in Italy a couple of years back and had a great time! Italy Rocks!
Anyways, we now have one gig in Milan April 13th 2013, we will be special guests to our mates Ska P.
I hope you can make it to the show, Munich too!
See ya there
how's your expectative for the Christmass crunch this year? I hope it's ok!
I got an impossible to decline offer to you, became the guitar player on my band!!
We'll not give you a penny, and you got to travel 2 times a month to Brazil.
But we are pretty cool lads, and will release our second album.
Ah.... and you'll got to help us to pay the recordind studio...
But relax, we give you a beer or two when you arive in the airport.
I bet you cant wait to start, right?
Well the offer is done, I'm waiting for your agrement.
Christmas was fine thank you!
Oh, cheers for the offer! I will bear it mind! A beer sounds good!
Best of luck with the band! Hope to see you at a show!
I have been a big fan of the group since the 80's. I absolutely love the music. As a matter of fact, I used to sing your songs to my kids when they were little as bed time songs. They loved it then, and that was 15 years ago and they still sing them now.
Do you have any plans for an American Tour? If so, Im in!
Hi Brent, and thank you! Cheers to the kids too
We will be back in USA at some point! Can’t wait to get back!
What happend to Kendra?
Ha, you tell me!
How do Olga,
Please play the UK, and selfishly, Glasgow - last gig was fab!
Why no appearances at the UK punk fest, currently Rebellion, when those fine chappies The Damned, Rancid, Dickies, Cock Sparrer etc all play?
And......would you not fancy a tour with me ole faves The Damned....now that would be splendid.....and to cap it off with Peter and the Test Tube Babies on the bill with me mate Del?
How do Tommy!
We loved playing Glasgow! Had a wicked time there, apart from someone decided to pour a pint into the sound engineers mixing desk! That's a live gig for ya! I remember having to play the last song without the sound system! Great night though!
We do prefer to play club shows to be honest, keep checking the tour dates…should have some UK news soon!
Del is the one o’ best guitar players ever!
Im Pete Zulu's step son and i've just downloaded dig that groove baby, any news on touring the UK?
Pete Zulus stepson Hi!
There should be news of UK touring soon! Please keep checking in!
I was wondering of how many albums Toy Dolls have sold?
I know you pushes out a few in the eighties, but do how many copies have -say- the latest 4-5 albums sold approximately?
Have a flawless day!
I have no idea to be honest! Will try to check!
Greetings to Norway!
Can you guys ship t-shirts to the US? And if so approximately he long will that take?
No problem at all, all the merchandise can be shipped worldwide, should only take a few days.
Since I first heard the Toy Dolls I'm a fan of yours. I'm pretty excited about the show in Karlsruhe! For the first time I can see you live!!
Wow, welcome newcomer Heiko!
Look forward to seeing you in Karlsruhe!
Hope you enjoy it!
Hi Olga, Wé wish you all beutiful and relaxing Christmasdays or just great Christmasparties:-) I marked 8th March and will see if it lucks again to join your concert!
Greetings Sabine & Kids
Same to you Sabine,
See you on March 8th in Germany, Hamburg!
First i want to say you're the best guitarist ever, i'm a big fan from sweden and my question is, any gig plans in sweden? I really want to see you guys and i hope to be so lucky to meet you too..You still that adorable Olga! Xx lots of love ! J
I’ve done a Top 40 tribute to the Toy Dolls.
Top 40 http://youtu.be/62lwDMP-eEY
Top 30 http://youtu.be/5wcK3ypZaSk
Top 20 http://youtu.be/2vk3Fxy0fMQ
Top 10 http://youtu.be/xkNSMywBQq0
My question is what is Olga’s Top 10.
Thank you! I will check the vids out! And I will have to have a think about my top 10 exact order.
I really hope we can get back to Sweden asap!
Top 10 in no particular order:
1. Alecs Gone
2. I’ve had enough o’ Magaluf
3. Her with a Hoover
4. Ernie had a Hernia
5. She’ll be back with Keith someday
6. Barry the Roofer
7. Credit Crunch Christmas
8. Glenda & the Test Tube baby
9. Idle Gossip
10. Dougy Giro
Hello Toy Dolls.
My namne is Peter and i lives in Sweden.
Im à big fan all back since the middle 80:s ( A Far Out Disc ) but im nerver seen you live Is it any chanse to se you in Sweden this year (2013)?
Your last album, THE ALBUM AFTER THE LAST ONE (great name) is really great and with few Gold tracks, (top ten).
Hope to se you guys in Sweden soon.
I really hope we can get back to Sweden, its been a while.
I hope our management are working on it!
Glad you like The Album after The Last One!
Hope to see ya soon
Hi again Toy Dolls
I must say i dont sleep very well lately, its something bubblig in my head ...
la la la la la la la to Finos, i just cant stop playing our songs and when i dont play it its in my head.... hate you boys ... no just joking you are great ... Love you.
By the way are you going to make a new dvd on the: The Album After The Last One Tour.
Peter from Sweden
Hi again Peter!
Sorry about your lack of sleep!
Hopefully we will make another DVD at some point, not sure when though!
I've been a fan of the Toy Dolls since the early 80's, ever since a mate of mine lent me Dig that groove baby. Unfortunately I've never been lucky enough to see you live. I'm living in Tipperary now and I'm wondering if you have any plans to play in Ireland.
All the best,
Hi there Anthony
That's a long time fan! Thank you!
We would love to get to Ireland at some point, seems crazy that we have never been yet! The only time I have been is when I played with The Dickies, we had a great time.
I really hope we can get back!
I'm Álex, from Spain. Me and my friend Ángel would like to know how do you compose your songs. How is the process? What do you do first?
Hope to hear you soon. We are going to see you in Villarrobledo, Albacete, at the Viñarock.
Thank you for everything,
Good questions, but theres no ONE answer! Sometimes it's the melody, sometimes the lyrics or title, sometimes guitar riff, it varies from song to song!
Look forward to seeing you at Vinarock!
I Olga I’m a franch fan and I would like ask you, could you show us how to play “Me N’ John Williams” it’s an amazing song.
Thank you, I have almost forgotton how to play that one, I will check it out, if I can still play it I will make lesson of it!
Hi Olga! I'm wondering, if you're touring around the Europe, why don't you come to Poland? And where can I buy glasses like yours?
Greatings from Poland,
There is a gig confirmed in Poland now! March 16th 2013!
Heres the link! Cant wait to get there!
Hi Sir Olga, it´s amazing to have you here, for reading and asnwering your fans! I´m your fan since 1989... I was 8 and my cousin introduced a Toy Doll´s album, and I think It was love since the first listening... So, I would like to know if you have some idea for playing in Brazil again!!! Thanks a lot!!! Marcos From Brazil
Hi Marcos, Sir Olga eh! Ha, thank you
We will be back in Brazil at some point, not sure exactly when yet, but keep checking the tour dates!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Olga, please come back to Sunderland to gig, or even back to Durham uni, have you any plans to tour the uk soon .........pleaseeeeeee xxx Love you big time from Dawn in sunny Sunderland
Dawn from Sunny Sunderland hi,
UK is being discussed at the moment with our management, we had a wicked time last tour! Hope to see ya soon!
Come tour in the U.S! My father turned me on to you guys 8 some years ago, Nellie the Elephant. You guys have fans all over the U.S.!
Thank you! I really hope we can back soon, its been a while!
once you were as thin as a skull today is more, well, cuddly. Tabby has much? took steroids?
Ivo Luan, São Luis, Brazil.
A: Ivo Hi!
Ha! No steroids, just healthy eating, lots of water and training!
Love the new album, 'specially the acoustic tracks at the end, any chance you'll do a whole acoustic album? That would be beautiful, plus I can finally make out the words I missed in the original versions! Firey jack is "knack"..whew, now I can sing along proper.
Sciatica sucks! the Toy Dolls rule!
Thanks for all the years of great tunes, keep 'em coming.
Cheers for that!
I am seriously considering an acoustic album, watch this space!
Should have news within a few months!
I'm Masaki from Japan. My guitar has your signature in 2007 Tokyo. Thank you to signature after stage.
So, I have a question. JCM-800 is very very expensive and maintenance is difficult. So, I got "Marshall The Gov'nor" and "Ibanez TS-9" for imitate your sound. I understood TS-9 settings about "Play with OLGA". I want to know JCM-800's each knob adjustment and if you use "Marshall The Gov'nor" each knob adjustment．
You are my everytime guitar hero! and hope you will keep going!
No problem! Thank you.
Yes, JCM 800 is also expensive in UK!
I have never used a Marshall Guv’nor, but I can tell you the JCM 800 knob usual settings!
Presence 7, bass 3, middle 3, treble 4.5, master volume 2, and pre amp 8.5.
I hope that helps a bit!
And I really hope we can get back to Japan soon!
Olga- I think you're an awesome guitarist with a great sound. I was curious about your setup- is your Marshall amp modded in any way, or is it just stock? And are you guys playing the United States any time in the future? If you do, come to Eugene, Oregon!
Thank you! And thank you!
No, the Marshall is modified, just a standard JCM 800 2203 model.
We will be back in the US at some point, its been a damn long time!
Keep checking the tour dates!
Hellooo, Just wanted to ask. Do u like chicken ? =D
Yo Roy, I guess you mean to eat!? Yeah, I do like chicken!
Hey Olga, I have been coming to your concerts in Stuttgart since the late 80's, first to the LKA then to the Röhre, that concert place which they installed in a dead tunnel (and which they are now tearing down for the bloody train station... ) That means I'm married to the Toy Dolls for almost 25 years now (more than three times as long as to my wife). Just wanted to say thank you for all the fun and hope you will keep going!
Cheers for coming to the Stuttgart concerts!
The Röhre R.I.P
I am sure we will be back in the Stuttgart area!
Thanks again for your loyalty!
Hi Olga, Earlier in the year I messaged you saying I was building up my toy dolls music collection (I was the guy who loved what she had with huey) Anyway, I got a fulltime job and managed to complete my toy dolls collection! (one or two off itunes and the rest on cd!) I love you guys, the fulltime job I had was horrible and I am no longer there, Your music really cheered me up when the going got tough there and one particular song really made me smile. ...Olga I Cannot I used to think was hilarious and Ive shown it to many friends. Now whenever somebody says ahhh or ooooh in an exausted manor, me and my 2nd cousin say olga I Cannot! Its great fun. Anway I was wondering what inspired that song, is Kendra a real girl you used to fancy or is she just a made up character for the song.
Thanks for all the great music :)
Thank you! Good to know we have helped keep your spirits up!
And yeah, Kendra was a real girl, from Durham in the North of England.
Olga, first off, I hope your tour is going great. I've been a fan of you guys since I first heard "Dig That Groove Baby" on the Tony Hawk 4 soundtrack. You personally are my favorite guitar player of all time. Anyway, onto the question. I know you guys planning a US tour is unlikely, or at least that's how it appears according to old tour records. Have you considered doing any one off festivals? I didn't really think there were any punk rock festivals left, but this year were going to Riot Fest in Chicago to see Iggy, Rise Against, The Addicts, Dropkick Murphys, and more. And Riot Fest can be found at several locations. Do you think you might ever end up there? Or - if desperation occurred - maybe joining Warped Tour? I know I'd return to Warped Tour in a second if you ever ended up on the lineup. If none of this is possible, I understand, but I'd love to be surprised.
Mark Gaydosh, Cleveland, Ohio
Thank you for that!
I am sure we will get back to the US at some point, it’s long overdue, keep yer eyes peeled on the updates!
Hello you "guitargenius" Olga! I have suggestions for 3 songs that i like to learn from you. At least try to :) That is:
Howsa bouta kiss babe?
Nowt can compare to sunderland fine fare
Park lane punch up
And its important that the solos are included, theyre awesome!
Would be so nice if you could make play with olga-videos and teach us!
Best regards from an old fan in Sweden
Guitar genius, ha! I like the sound of it! Cheers!
Park lane Punch up is a good idea, will do that next year I reckon!
Hope to see you in Sweden asap!
Hi Olga... I already asked you last year about coming to Brazil and you said about 2013 or 2014. But I'm very worried about Curitiba because we don't have serious people working here to bring us good shows. I saw Roxette this year but Cyndi Lauper didn't come to Curitiba. A lot of shows in Brazil happen only in São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Well I just wanted to reinforce the name "Curitiba" :D
Thank you again, Brazil and Argentina are huge fans. C ya!
Curitiba rocks, don’t worry, when we play Brazil I am sure Curitiba will be included!
My question is simple.
Me and my mate allready have tickets for the toy dolls concert in Utrecht NL.
My 2 friends from Zwolle NL would like to come but haven't got the money for the traintrip ánd the tickets.
Is it possible to put them on a sort of guestlist, so they can join us?
Greetings from Harm,
I will see you.
I hope you enjoyed the Utrecht show! And I hope your friends managed to get some money together to join ya!
Hi there, dear Olga man
I'm David, from Brazil, and I´m just passing through here just to wish you a very, very, happy birthday, with happiness, peace, money, health and light in your path (not necessarily in this order).
Waiting for you guys, next year, for the tour
KEEP DIIGING THAT GROOVE, MAN!!
David de Barros
Thank you so much!
See ya in Brazil, yeah!
Happy birthday Olga!!!
And thxs for all Your music, always simply marvellous :-)
SEVESO - MB (ITALY)
Thank you too Giorgio!
I hope you have time to read this as I am one of your biggest and youngest fans(I'm 13). I have loved your instructional video's on learning the songs. Yesterday I learned Dig That Groove and Credit Crunch Christmas. If you would like to see how many fans you have all over the world, go on the Rebellion Facebook page and you will see how many people want to see you guys next year. Please tell me you are playing Rebellion as their is about 6000 people who want to see you. I am currently loving your new album and I hope to see you sometime in the future.
Cheers, of course I have time to read your message! Well, make time anyway!
Wow, well done on learning those 2 !
Will check that Facebook page!
Glad to know you like the new album, CHEEEERS!
HI Olga At first a big compliment for the brillant Show in the Oosterpoort in Groningen:-) Thanķ you. You gave my daughter a brillant "prepaid" "christmas present"!!!!
Will you play in Northern Germany in 2013 too? It would be great to see and hear you again. Maybe in Hamburg, Bremen or Hannover? Greetings from Lower Sachsony to you :-) Sabine & Jolanda
Thank you Sabine & Jolanda
We really enjoyed that show, as usual! twas was a crazy party!
Keep checking the tour dates as Germany has been mentioned for 2013!
hi Olga and band, thanks for a brilliant evening.
really enjoyed your show last night in the melkweg, as I did in 2004, tivoli, and also as much as the first time I saw you live I think it was 1995, also in Tivoli, Utrecht.
Please don't stop, ever.
Best, Niels & Eva
Hi there Niels & Eva
Thank you, we had a great time too!
Will try not to stop if possible! Ha!
My name is Danny and i am 11 years old. Last week my father and i went to the Toy Dolls gig at hengelo.
It was a very good show. After the concert my father made some pictures of you and me together.
We bought some t shirts and the roadies gave me a plektrum and a setlist! It was a very nice day!
I hope so see more Toy dolls shows
Greetings from Danny from Ulft
Danny from Ulft hi!
Thank you, we enjoyed Hengelo a lot!
Cheers for coming, nice you got the plecs and set list! Lucky you!
Hope to see you again soon!
Hello Mr Algar,
Here`s 10 straight for ya.....
#1......What does your breakfast smoothie consist of ?
#2......People who keep on about gigs in the uk really annoy me, what's your take on this?
#3......Four albums you'd take to a desert island?
#4......One of my fav past bands were the Redskins, would you like to of been given Joe Strummers Telecaster like Chris Dean was?
#5......What bass do you have at home to come up with new bass lines on?
#6......Do you give Tommy & Duncan tab sheets to new songs, or do they learn from listening to the demo's?
#7......2007's UK tour was the 1st for 20yrs, how do you think it was received by fans & promotors, & would you have done any of it different?
#8......When the TD's finally bow out, would you reform at a later date purely for financial gain?
#9......Did you receive a silver or gold or platinum disc for 1984's Nellie?
#10....Do you ever get people come up to you in the street & saying "hey aren't you the Nellie guy"?
Cheers for the interview!
1. My daily breakfast smoothie consists of 1 large yoghurt, grapes, a banana, almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds & poppy seeds.
2. Its nice to be asked about gigs in any country! Not annoying at all! Its nice to be wanted!
3. Mating sounds of South American Frogs by Peter + the Test tube babies, Bridge over Troubled water by Simon & Garfunkel, Best of by Ella Fitzgerald, and Classic Toy Dolls by Christophe Sauniere.
4. Yes of course!
5. I have the same as Tommy Goobers, a Music man Stingray.
6. I give Tommy & Duncan the demos, and small notes etc,then we have rehearsals etc.
7. We had a great time, really nervous though, with it being our home country!
8. No, not purely for financial gain, The Toy Dolls/Punk audience know if your doing it just for the money, I would rather get a job stacking shelves in Tescos.
9. Yes a Gold Disc, and silver disc for Dig that Groove baby album, brag brag! But that's where it ends!
10. In 1984/85 yeah, fame eh, ha!
Olga, I’ve been into the punk scene since the early/mid 70s with Iggy Stooge, the Sex Pistols, I even saw the cars open for Foreigner when they got their start. I saw the Ramones opnes in a little 300 seat theatre in Atlanta, Ga. I am dying to see you guys here but since I just turned 50 it may be a road trip to Europe to make sure I see you folks. One thing I do have a question about is that I don’t see anything autographed.I have Iggy, Motorhead, Shane MacGowan. The B-52s (they are from here in Georgia USA. Do you autograph anything as This would make my collection the bragging wall in my house. Thanks in advance and I’m building a tele so I can at least get your pictures on it!! –Dave from Atlanta, Georgia USA
Wow, you have seen some great gigs! Nice one!
We usually just do autographs/pics after live shows!
Building a Tele eh! Sound interesting, would love to see the finished model!
Send us a pic when its done!
Hi Olga, I'm a long-time fan originally from Manchester, now living in Denver, Colorado. Firstly I have to say that I just got the new album and think it stands head and shoulders above many of the others. I'd say it's the most consistant, entertaining and catchy album since Absurd-Ditties. I read your personal review of the album and I think you are a very harsh critic! Sciatica Sucks had me in stitches (I work on a spine surgery unit!) and Draycott Avenue and Cotton Wool Kids are up there with the best of the Toy Dolls. Well done, the band sounds in great form. My question (which is a few years late, but I have to ask) Do the Toy Dolls perform The Anniversary Waltz on Anniversary Anthems? If so, why did you choose to play it so straight (twice)?
Hope you are enjoying Denver.
Thank you for that! Glad you like the new album.
I am certainly happy with the sound/production of it!
In answer to your question, we have never played The Anniversary Waltz live, but yes it's the Toy Dolls playing it on Anniversary Anthems!
Not sure why we played it twice now, I hate it! Seemed like a good idea at the time! I do like the album though!
Dear mr. Olga. I'm a Toy Dolls enthusiast from Horten, Norway looking sooo much forward to your show in August. I know my mates and I will go apenuts (and other relevant apebodyparts) if you'd pull out some Absurd Ditties and Orcastrated songs from your huge reportoire. 15 years ago, when we were 14, we used to drive our parents insane with tapes containing these two albums, AD on one side and Orcastrated on the other, driving around Norway on the holidays, singin along from the backseat. When the tape finished, it would autoflip to the A side, and AD would start again. This would go on for hours. My parents now live at a mental institution. The doctors call it "Chronic Toccatitis". I'm planning on bringing my dad to the show, and if you'd do Toccata, you might cure him, you know, fight fire with fire-style.
Our favorites were Harry's hands, Ernie had a hernia (I'd kill to hear the solo live), Terry talking, Telly addict, Jimmy Saville, Toccata and Alec's gone. Please see what you can do, mr. Olga.
Enjoy the summer! See you soon in Horten!!
Hey! I really hope you enjoyed the show in Horten, Norway!?
We certainly did! Great weather, great setting and lovely people.
Let me know what you got there ok and enjoyed it!
Hello, Olga! First of all - I heard your new album and I think it is the best album of 2012 so far. So congratulations! I`m wondering what is your idea for the future of Toy Dolls? Are we going to wait for another album as long as for this one? Or maybe there will be no new album?
And of course - we are still waiting for you in Poland!
Thank you so much for that! Glad you like the new album!
Not sure about another album or the future at the moment, we are not getting any younger!
Lets see what happens!
And yes WE are also still waiting to get back to Poland, we had a great time there last time!!
Hiya I just wanted to say I Love the toy dolls my dad was forever listening to your records when i was growing up and they where the best records he owned my own daughters are now 3 & 4 and love your music too, I cant find any toy dolls t-shirts for children anywhere though (sadly) when will you be back in the northeast as I'd love to come to a gig, hope your doing gigs when my girls are a bit bigger as they would love the chance to see you play live. Keep up the good work Love Abby (biggest sunderland fan)
Unfortunately there are no childrens shirts at the moment, but you can buy small girlies!
Hopefully we will beack in the north east of UK at some point!
Hi There, We have talked a while ago about the tour of The Toy Dolls. I saw that you guys are touring in october in all of The Netherlands but I didn’t find any news when the tour is hitting Belgium. Did you get any info about this yet? I really would like to know since if the band isn’t coming over to Belgium I will buy tickets for one of the shows in The Netherlands. And actually, you guys should perform at least once every year here in Belgium! J
Thanks for the update!
This time in October its just Holland, Belgium may appear with the German dates next Spring hopefully!
Hope that helps a bit!
Hi Olga! How are you? Just wanted to say "tusen takk" for the great show that you guys put on at Kanalrock this summer! I had a BLAST! Your norwegian was good by the way. I hope you get some nice weather this summer and that you have a great tour! Never stop doing what you do, cus' you're awesome! I don't need a bottle of fizzy stuff when I'm feelin' blue, I just put on some Toy Dolls and it always makes me smile.
I'm gonna finish this off with a rather bad joke; Two harrings were at the beach tanning, and one of the harrings says: I'm gonna pop back in to the water now, I'm starting peel. Have a great summer you guys! See you soon, I hope.
A: Hi Ida
Thank you, Kanal Rock was great, lovely people too.
Ha, good joke!
Having a great summer thank you, I hope you are too, Norwejian summer weather is perfect!
Hi Olga, I am 45 and have just been introduced to your music. Wow all these years i could have been listening to well only the music that digs that groove baby, you don't mind if i call you baby do you?. My best mate Nick and I drive a truck all over Europe transporting horses and most of our conversation is Toy Dolls lyrics which makes us c-c-crazy positivly loonie with no particular place to go. Its thanks to Nick that i am a big fan and for that i thank him as our time in the truck is mad mad mad. We are geordies through and through and even though Diedre is a slag we are telly addicts when we not in the truck that is. I hope i eventually get to see you live but until then we will continue not being able to talk to one another unless its Idle Gossip.
So cheerio and toodle pip for now, your music is fab,
An early starter eh!
Yeah, call me baby! Ha
Cheers for listening and your support! Hopefully you can get to a live show at some point!!
Hi Olga, My name is Danny. I am 11 Years and come from Holland.
My dad and I are big Toy Dolls fans. Yesterday we bought tickets for the concert in Hengelo!!
I hope you play a lot of songs!! I can't wait to see you play. Greetings from Danny !!
Thank you for buying the tickets for the Hengelo gig!
Hopefully we will see you both there!
See ya in Holland, October!
Hey Olga, Your guitar lessons are awesome! I'd really love to learn the solo of Her with a Hoover. Or any part of One more megabyte would be nice too. Keep up the good work! Balázs
Thank you, I enjoy doing them!
I will bear that in mind about One More Megabyte, I am guessing that the solo from Her with a Hoover may have already been done!?
If not then I will do it!
Hey Olga, simple question- many people from Poland are still wondering why you didn't play on Poland Woodstock Festival ? Or are you guys planning to come to Poland anyway ?
A: Hi Szwedzik As soon as our management can find a good promoter in Poland we will be back!
Lets hope it happens soon.
Hello Olga, i like the way you play the guitar, it's amazing!! You give me with the Absurdities album the choice to be a guitar player, like you. i'm working on, since my 16.... Also, thanks for your lessons, i'm looking for the wakey wakey intro (not the theme) with part of tapping, it's just amazing. Do you think you will teach us in your lesson how to play this great moment of music? (started on a D chord or A?...)
Hello Mat. Thank you! Absurditties is my favourite Toy Dolls album! I may do the Wakey Wakey bit you mentioned at some point! I will check out which chord it starts on, its been a while since I played it!
Hi Olga, congratulations for the new album, it is really great! specially "Deccas Drinkin' Dilemma" is one of the best song ever! I cannot stop listening to this song :)
Here the question: Could you please promise your fans that u will not wait other 8 years to give us a new album? thanks in advance :)
Hi Danut Thank you so much! I am pleased you can’t stop listening to Decca! As for another album, mmm, lets wait and see!
Hey, what's the chances of you bringing Hi-Standard over as support on your next UK tour since they played together just recently? Would be so good.
Ha, Hi Boab, I reckon it would have to be the other around, us supporting Hi Standard for sure!
Hi Olga! I wanted to let you know that my band Skeleton Dick played a tribute type show to early punk bands and we all agreed that the Toy Dolls were the only band we wanted to do. I met you a looong time ago in Hollywood. I drove from Houston to see you guys. I gave you a CD of my band at the time, 30footFALL....Anyways, I just wanted to let you know that you've been an inspiration to me for the 20 years I've been playing guitar and I'm glad that you're still around kicking ass! Love the new album and I always look foward to new ones! I've included links to the different songs we did. I hope you like how we did them....Nowhere close to how good you guys sounded when I saw you! Take care, Olga and Keep ROCKIN!!
Skeleton Dick Website - http://www.skeletondick.com/
Hi! Cheers very much for that, will check out the links, looking forward! THANK YOU!
Best of luck with Skeleton Dick,
Hiya... What good news, I just read TD has put out a new album -> rushing to the store as soon as they open :-0
Well, on the media page on your home page, you said fans could ask for requests. I have one! I play bass, and I remember that years ago there were some bass videos on you page - can we see the again, please?
Hope you like the new album!
Yes, Ciaron will reinstating the old bass and guitar lessons with these updates!
I saw on the website that you may be planning a visit in Asia covering Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore but no mention of Thailand?????? Is Thailand on your list??? I grew up with your music in Nottingham in the 80's but have lived in Asia for about 15 years, so it would be great to see you out here and see if you can influence a whole new breed of young Asian punks.
Hi Coconut Lee
(Cool name by the way!)
No plans just at the minute, but I really hope it will happen at some point! We wanna get there!
Hope you are enjoying it there!
I’m not sure what email to use here. I was wondering whether there will be a Japan tour for the new album? I’m in Australia and Japan is the closest the band will get to me. Hear from you soon, cheers.
I really hope we can get back to Japan soon, I will keep ya posted! And also please keep checking the tour dates!
I just wondered: What is your favourite Toy Dolls song? If it`s too hard to pick just one, what are your top ten?
Your new album was great! Hope to see you in Oslo, Norway soon :-)
In no particular order, I will pick 5, mmm I would say
Ive had enough o Magaluf
Glenda and the test tube baby
Barry the Roofer
Credit crunch Christmas
We play near Olso on August 4th! Check out the tour dates and hope to see ya there!
I have just recorded some The Toy Dolls guitar Covers, I hope you like them althouth they are full of mistakes ;-p
I also recorded One more megabite...but I have to edit the video first.
Bye friend, and thanks because I have enjoyed your music for many years :-)
Hey Urtzi, I am always making mistakes, don’t worry! I will check out the link! Thank you.
Cheers to you for listening throughout the years!
Since you are interested in opinions on the new album!
I think it comes in behind Absurd Ditties, Idle Gossip, Anniversary Anthems, and Orcastrated, about even with Dig That Groove, Baby, and above the rest. Just ahead of One More Megabyte (I actually really like that album, even though I gather you don't so much.)
Actually, it was totally a pleasant somewhat surprise. I was a bit worried, partly because Our Last Album? wasn't my favorite, and partly because a lot of older punk bands have been putting out kind of disappointing albums lately, I think. I don't think I had heard a great punk album since RandyTheBand, and that was, what, '06?
So with that said! I definitely think the standout tracks are Kevin's Cotton Wool Kids and Don't Drive Yer Car up Draycott Avenue. Those are the ones I always catch myself singing the most. Behind those, Credit Crunch Christmas, Molly Was Immoral, Gordon Brown Gets Me Down (though I think were I a Brit, Maggie Thatcher would scare me more than Gordon Brown would bore me...), and Decca's Drinkin' Dilemma.
The others I don't listen to as much, I guess because I skip to my favorite tracks, but I still like most of them. Dirty Doreen is a good song with a great solo, though the verses sound a bit much like Idle Gossip mixed with Bitten by a Bed Bug. Sciatica Sucks is interesting, but I find I usually listen through half of it and then skip. I might like it more if it were shorter. I actually liked your bedroom recording of Marty's Mam better than the album version. I think I liked your vocals better than the group vocals. I like some parts of Down at the Old 29, but other parts, not as much. I think my least favorite track on the album is B.E.E.R. I don't hate it, but it doesn't really do much for me, lyrically or musically. Kind of standard. I think I've only listened through it twice.
I guess it is now coming off like I was being critical on a lot of those songs. Just pointing out which I think were the standouts really. It is an excellent album with really only 2 weak tracks, and it is getting the most play of anything in my collection at the moment.
Also, you should come to the US! You haven't been here since... before I had heard you guys, so I've never had a chance to see you!
Thank you for that! Very interesting to hear your view!
Some good points, and cheers for taking the time to listen to it!
Hi Olga, I have just been seeing you in Barakaldo. But there's something I'm not really sure about. Would you rather have the power of flight or invisibility?
Thanks for the show and good luck.
Thank you! Oh, the power of flight for sure!
Just saw this:
and thought "sounds so great - but wait, this could be much better, which less double bass drum, less metal guitar-screams, just pure guitar sound...who could that play?" oh, I know!
I know you're from the U.K., so I know you know this fabolous guy called Dr. Who, so why doesn't exist any version of Toy Dolls yet?!?
Greets from Germany,
Ha, cheers for that Katrin, interesting indeed!
Maybe a Toy Dolls version in the future, who knows!
Greetings to Germany
Hi Olga, my name is Ricardo from Los Angeles. I see that you're fond of Fender USA Telcasters with a Seymour Duncan at the bridge.
My question is; who does your Guitar work? Do you set up, solder and or re-fret your own instrument?
Do you have a tech that travels with you?
Thank you for your time!!!!!!!!
Yes, we have a guitar technician, Keith, who travels with us, he does all the guitar work/repairs!
I have know idea how to do it, apart from the intonation & action.
Olga Hello my name is Valter. I wonder if there show schedule Brazil for this year. I await response. Thank you!!!!
Hi Valter, there has been a lot of mail asking about South America this year, but I think its either gonna be 2013 or 2014. Hope to see ya there!
Olga, my name is Morandini, from Sao Paulo, and I would like to know what are the model of your instruments, provided you use the pickups on fender telecaster, if they are the original factory and the amps, pedals and effects. Thank you!
Hi Morandini, greetings to Sao Paulo!
My guitar is a Fender USA Telecaster, with a Seymour Duncan Alnico bridge pick up.
No pedals/effects. The amp is a Marshall JCM 800 100 watt 2203 amp.
Hope this helps a bit!?
I just read on your website that you are planning to come to Belgium around October. Do you know where this will be? Will it be back on ‘Pukkelpop’ or another festival? I’m just checking so I can buy my tickets on time. By the way, I love the new album. The sound is better than the album before and it seems to me that the sound is also more like Toy dolls in the beginning so I was pleasantly surprised! And I’m guessing that all the Toy Dolls fans will feel the same about it. So way to go!!!! Keep making great records than I will keep on buying them! J ha
And one for the money, two for the ….
Thanks for the info
Yeah, we have been told that the main club tour is likely to start in Belgium, its not Pukkelpop however, it will be a club show, details should start coming in soon.
Thank you so much, I am please to hear you like the new album! Thank you!
See ya in October in Belgium!
Hi Olga, Tommy Goober and Mr. Duncan
Today I got the new Toy Dolls album! Absolute dynamite! :-)))
Where did you get these crazy ideas always brilliant!
Listen to The Toy Dolls since I was 14 Age (now 32 soon)! Your songs really make life worth living! :-)))
Wish you a warm "Thank you" cry with happiness could! Really looking forward to the show's come to love will still be safe in Hünxe (Ruhrpot Rodeo) there! Hope you are coming in many club's in Switzerland, Austria and Germany! Will this be where I will be able to spare and would not have the time or money! How about for you to play in Winterthur (Albani Music Club) or in Dornbirn (Conrad Sohm)? Winterthur was one of my more than ten concerts Toy Dolls, which I will never, never, never forget! I'm sure we'll see! Thanks again and God Save The Toy Dolls! :-)))))))))))
Your Roger Honegger
Thank you very much indeed, nice to know you like the new album so much!
We are also looking forward to the Rurhpott Rodeo festival, it's a really good one! Especially now Stiff Little Fingers have been added to the bill! Brilliant!
I also hope there’s lots of gigs in Switzerland, Austria and Germany too!
Lets see what happens, we should start hearing about the club shows within a couple of months.
Cheers for your support!
Any chance you could do a gig or two in Jakarta, Indonesia?
Big ask, I have been living in Indonesia for some years avoiding the cold back home.
Folks over here are wild to see and hear all forms of music, not so many bands from the west make it this far afield.
Did you ever consider doing a cover version of George Formby’s Ace of Spades, the original hardcore stuff? B4 Motor Head tried. Or a kazoo version of the old Doctor Who intro music with a moody Moog & meaty bass for an intro to gig…
Al (ex-Liverpool lad)
Hi Al, there were serious talks of Indonesia in June, but nothing got confirmed unfortunately, still a chance of it happening at some point though! Along with Malaysia and Singapore regions.
Will bear those ideas in mind, cheers for that!
You made a good move getting’ yerself away from here, been freezing this week!
Hope to see ya soon