Amid the endless cavalcade of death, misery and woe set before us in 2020 there have been sporadic, fleeting moments of joy to elevate the human spirit. Honestly, there have.
Among 2020’s People Of The Year for us, have been guitar maestro Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox, husband and wife for 34 years, and known, respectively, to music fans worldwide as the leader of King Crimson and one of the ’80s most unique and daring pop stars, who’ve served up treat after treat in their regular ‘Sunday Lunch’ series on Toyah’s YouTube channel.
You may, perhaps, recall their glorious take on Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, featuring Fripp adorned with facial tattoos and Toyah dancing in a jail cell. Or, rather more soberly, their cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”, released to mark VE Day. But wait there’s more… with our dynamic duo recently covering Alice Cooper, Nirvana, Sex Pistols and Guns N’ Roses.
Look out for Fripp’s new instrumental intro to Anarchy In The UK, Toyah’s wild one-woman mosh pit during Smells Like Teen Spirit, Fripp’s gloriously deadpan expression while channelling Slash on Sweet Child O’ Mine and – calm yourselves, men of a certain age – Toyah teaming Alice Cooper-esque smokey eye make up with a ‘Britney Spears circa …Baby One More Time’ school uniform for their newly uploaded December 20 cover of School’s Out.
Not all heroes wear capes. Sir, madam, we salute you.
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- King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.20, €35.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 15:38)on May 19, 2022 at 10:40 am
KING CRIMSON In The Wake Of Poseidon (Early 70s UK second issue of the 1970 10-track vinyl LP on the pink rimmed palm tree label, housed in a textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play ILPS9127)
- Toyah - Thunder In The Mountains - UK - 7" picture disc - £10.00, $12.40, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 09-May-2022 08:49)on May 19, 2022 at 10:40 am
TOYAH Thunder In The Mountains (1981 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also including Street Addict, clear PVC sleeve SAFEP38)
- King Crimson - Lizard - UK - CD album - £10.99, $13.63, €12.97 (New Item) (arrived 20-Apr-2022 09:19)on May 19, 2022 at 10:40 am
KING CRIMSON Lizard (2004 issue UK 5-track digitally remastered CD album) “Lizard” features a lighter, more delicate sound than the earlier albums – an approach perhaps necessitated by an extended instrumental lineup.
- King Crimson - Live In Philadelphia, PA - August 26, 1996 - UK - 2-CD album set - £18.99, $23.55, €22.41 (New Item) (arrived 20-Apr-2022 09:23)on May 19, 2022 at 10:40 am
KING CRIMSON Live In Philadelphia, PA (2014 UK Collectors' Club issue 19-track live 2-CD album set recorded in Philadelphia on 26th August 1996, housed in a picture sleeve.CLUB38)
- Toyah - Four More From Toyah EP - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.92, €9.44 (Back In Stock) (arrived 28-Apr-2022 16:09)on May 19, 2022 at 10:40 am
TOYAH Four More From Toyah (1981 UK 4-track 7" vinyl EP, including Good Morning Universe, Urban Tribesmen, In The Fairground & The Furious Futures, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light wear and the vinyl remains in great condition TOY2)
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