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Cuddly Toys - It's A Shame


On this date in 1982, Cuddly Toys released their third single, "It's A Shame". It was backed by "Fall Down". Both tracks appeared on their second album, Trials And Crosses. The London band used to be called Raped, a non-marketable name to say the least. After a few years they changed their name to Cuddly Toys, shifted towards being a cross-dressing glam punk/new wave act (instead of a pure punk band) and, in the process, alienated their original fans. However, Cuddly Toys was big in Japan. They were done under either name by 1982.

Not Trials And Crosses but...
Blogload: Cuddly Toys - Live At The Marquee 1982 (includes both sides of this single live -


Anonymous said...

I downloaded this awhile back. It was pretty cool.

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