Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cartoons - Toys of Destruction ep (1984, Zig-Tone)

T'aint never heard of this vintage Connecticut quartet 'til I saw this ep sitting in a rack at the nearby Record Theatre, but that didn't stop me from taking a chance on it. Toys of Destruction kicks off with the spicy enough "Society Girl," a pedestrian yet appealing there minute salvo of punked-up power pop. The ep ensues on a downward trajectory from there, with the Cartoons dipping into a ska/dub-lite motif on "Self Conscious," and finally closing things out with the rhythmically attuned, synth-enhanced title track. You have been warned.

01. Society Girl
02. Middle Class
03. Self Conscious
04. Toys of Destruction

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4 comments:

Brushback said...

I used to own this, I was thinking of trying to track it down again (I did find one used copy, but it had call letters written all over it) but I guess I forgot that it only has one good song on it...

I'll gladly take that one good song here, and consider myself done..

Tone and Wave said...

I like the whole thing.

Certainly not the best thing I've ever heard but I like it.

Thanks for posting it.

manofmusic said...

I finally was able to track a vinyl copy down and I love the title song...great synth stabs throughout....thanks for posting this little gem...

http://vinylobscurity.blogspot.com

Jonathan said...

thats my uncles band. try joybuzzer as well. same band era early 90's