Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Toyah


I've always been a punk sympathiser - liked people who are a bit different from the rest. I've always admired strong women with multi-coloured, back-combed barnets (well, I did when I was 7).

The first album I bought with my own money was Anthem. This was Toyah's most successful album - with hit singles "It's A Mystery" and "I Want To Be Free" within. The other songs are mindfully awful, but that's okay; what 7 year-old girl was really listening anyway?

I just lay belly-down, gazing admiringly at her, determinedly peering into the future - dreaming of a day when I could get away with hair like that. I never bothered of course. Toyah was the woman I dared never be, but there were to be plenty of others ...

Toyah Ann Willcox (born May 18, 1958)

3 comments:

Inchy said...

Ah, Toyah. As a teenager, I spent many a long hour in the bathroom thinking deviant thoughts about this woman, and that little lisp? Oooh, you sexy ginger monkey! Warrior Rock indeed!

Roman Empress said...

Ah Inchy, you win the prize for the first comment on my new blog. May the force be with you! I'll dedicate my book to you when I get a publishing deal on the strength of it.

Inchy said...

I am truly blessed. I will name my first-born Chinchilla after you as a token of my gratitude.