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Cuddly Toys - Guillotine Theatre


On this date in 1980, Cuddly Toys released their debut album, Guillotine Theatre. It included the singles, "Astral Joe" and "Madman". 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.

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