Posts Tagged ‘Toyah 1982’

The Changeling: Previously Unseen Toyah Photos

July 19th, 2023

A trio of previously unseen photos of Toyah – taken during the recording of The Changeling in 1982 – are included in the preview excerpt of the DVD interview (see post above) with Toyah that is included on the forthcoming 2CD+DVD reissue of the album.

• Click below to pre-order The Changeling. (Photos © Cherry Red/Toyah Willcox)

Brave New World: 40 Years Ago… in Hastings!

April 13th, 2022

40 years ago this very week Toyah was filming the video that would accompany the release of the 1982 single, Brave New World.

In Monday’s repeat of Video Killed The Radio Star on Sky Arts, Toyah recalled filming the sea and beach scenes on 9th April 1982, as well as riding the horse for scenes filmed in London.

Brave New World was directed by David Mallet and the beach scenes were filmed in Hastings and took place incredibly early in the morning, Another location was Battersea Power Station in London later on the same day. There was also studio filming.

The song was written by Toyah and Joel Bogen and produced by Steve Lillywhite. The single was released in May 1982, the only one to be taken from the album The Changeling, and certainly had an effect on me at the time. I still remember the day I bought the single, being mesmerised by the sleeve, and Toyah’s, still stunning, imagery. I loved Brave New World then and still do now. As with Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard), it’s message and lyrics are just as relevant today. It transcends time.

Toyah 60: A Colourful Summer 1982

May 10th, 2018

One of Toyah’s most colourful photo shoots. These great photos were published in European magazine Pop Rocky and the UK’s Jackie in the Summer of 1982, at the height of The Changeling era. Toyah wears various Melissa Caplan designed outfits that were rarely seen anywhere else aside from a couple of television appearances.


Official Toyah Advent: Daily Festive Treats

December 7th, 2014

There’s already been lots of interesting content revealed daily at’s Christmas Advent, including this glorious photo of Toyah, Joel Bogen and Phil Spalding from Hold Tight in 1982. The festive countdown continues right through until Christmas Eve… (Photo Source: The Official Toyah Willcox Website)


Slicing Up Eyeballs: Top 100 Albums Of 1982

May 1st, 2013

Toyah’s ‘The Changeling’ places at #100 in the Slicing Up Eyeballs Top 100 Albums Of 1982 poll, published today. This is the third consecutive appearance for Toyah albums; ‘Sheep Farming in Barnet’ was at #92 in the 1980 poll and ‘Anthem’ at #65 in the 1981 poll. I’m sure most of us are of the opinion that these great albums should be much higher but it’s good to see them being included. Voting in the 1983 poll opens next week.

Classic Toyah: The Saturday Show 1982/83

November 4th, 2012

A few more eightiestastic photos of Toyah taken when she guested on The Saturday Show in 1982 and then presented an edition of the programme, in 1983. View more here. Please click below to zoom. (Thanks again to Ray Sears for sharing his rare photos of Toyah!)

Classic Toyah: Mini Tour 1982

November 4th, 2012

A few photos from the ‘Mini Tour’ in December 1982. Click to zoom. (Thanks to Ray Sears)

Classic Toyah: The Saturday Show 1982

October 22nd, 2012

Fantastic photos of Toyah taken when she guested on The Saturday Show in 1982. Please click below to zoom. (Thanks to Ray Sears for these rare shots)

Be Proud on Top Of The Pops: 30 Years Ago Today!

October 21st, 2012

On this day, 21st October 1982, exactly 30 years ago Toyah made their final studio appearance on Top Of The Pops – performing Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard).

Ieya @ 32 & 30!: Are Lasers Interfering?

September 12th, 2012

Possibly Toyah’s most iconic song? ‘Ieya’ was, of course, originally released as a single on Safari Records in 1980 and included on the album ‘The Blue Meaning’. It was also re-recorded and released again, as ‘Ieya ’82’, in the Summer of 1982, with Toyah performing it on various TV shows, including Hold Tight and the 6.55 Special. The single even charted. Here’s to the 30th (and 32nd!) anniversary of an absolute classic… Ieeeeeeeeeeyyaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Classic Toyah: Rare(ish) Photos

March 23rd, 2012

A few rare-ish Toyah photos. Three lesser seen variations from well-known 1980 (‘The Face’) and 1981 photo sessions, plus great live shots from The Changeling Tour’ and the ‘Warrior Rock Mini Tour’ from July & December ’82. Click on each to view larger. (Thanks to Andi)