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The Toy Dolls

The Toy Dolls are a British band. They formed in 1979, playing their first ever gig at Millview Social Club, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK, on 20 October 1979. After a couple of gigs, vocalist Pete Zulu left to form his own band. He was replaced by Paul "Hud" Hudson, who himself left after a single gig, leaving Toy Dolls as a trio with guitarist Michael "Olga" Algar to assume vocal duties. This was just the start of the revolving door of drummers and bassists that would characterize the Toy Dolls line-up over the years.

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Close Shave

The band started at Birmingham in 1986 under the line up: Rich - vocals, Paul (Dirk) - guitar, Neil (Lurch) - bass, Steve - drums. With this line up they played a few gigs and recorded some demo tracks and also recorded the song 'The Law' for 'The Sound Of Oi!' compilation. Rich joined the army and was replaced by Martin (Fluffy). They released their first lp in 1988 under the title 'Oi! Kinnock Give Us Back Our Rose' and in 1990 their second lp 'Hard As Nails'. Neil took the vocals duties when Martin left the band and Sid from Section 5 came to bass.

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The Dipsomaniacs

(Norway)
Psych/pop band formed in 1997 by Øyvind Holm.
Band members:
Øyvind Holm
Robert Skjærvik
Arve Gulbrandsen
Thomas Henriksen. Released 5 full albums in the period 1997 to 2003. (Northeast, UK) The band was formed in the Summer of 2007 and features current and former members of The Angelic Upstarts, Red London, Red Alert, Leatherface and The Pits. Heavily influenced by The Clash with a healthy mixture of Punk, Rock and New Wave, The Dipsomaniacs sound could best be described as a cross between a riot and a robbery!

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Call To Arms

Call to Arms is a 5 piece Street Rock'n'Roll band from the South Bay area of Northern California. Since their inception in 2004, the band has recorded a full length album on Brutus Records (Italy), has been featured on the Backstreets of American Oi! volume II, and has a new EP in the works. Musically, the band cites it's roots in Blues, 77 punk, Old School Hardcore, Classic Rock, and Oi! Always on the cutting edge of their genre, Call to Arms writes music straight from the heart featuring slide guitars, walking basslines, and blistering solos.

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Deadline

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Deadline is a female fronted Punk Rock band from London, England formed in 2000. They have released 5 albums and 2 splits with Brassknuckle Boys, their newest album "We´re Taking Over!" came out in March of 2008. Members consisting of Liz (vocals), Hervé (bass), Ryan (guitar), Pascal (drums) and Doudou(guitar).
2) Deadline was a short-lived American punk band that featured future Fugazi member Brendan Canty.

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Runnin' Riot

From an elementary foundation of punk and oi, Runnin' Riot have developed a really solid stock of melodic punk gems, skinhead anthems and street rock attitude. Having now seemingly played everywhere from Michigan to Llandudno, they’ve honed their live presentation even further and serve as a guiding light for the Irish punk underworld. Taken from http://www.nosebleedpress.com/nbrunninriot.htm

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Straw Dogs

There are multiple artists with this name 1. Straw Dogs unleashed a fury of hardcore-laden metal-tinged garage-band kick-ass rock and roll. Between 1986 and 1991 they released two 12"s on Restless/Enigma named, Straw Dogs and Under the Hammer consecutively and one 12" with a CD version on Lone Wolf entitled Your Own Worst Nightmare. Laughably, not one of the downloadable albums or tracks listed and very few of the non-downloadable tracks listed on last.fm are by the Boston-based Straw Dogs.

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Blaggers I.T.A.

BLAGGERS I.T.A (formerly The Blaggers) were an Oi!/punk and agitpop band noted for their strong militant anti-fascist and left wing lyrics and activism. The band forged particularly close links with Anti Fascist Action, donating money to the organisation as well as using themselves as a platform to promote the organisation and its ideology. The band was founded in 1988 by singer Matty Blagg, who had been introduced to Marxism while in prison.

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Ascaris

There are three known artists which share the name Ascaris: 1. Polish death metal band. The band was founded in 1991 in Wrocław. It was not until 1992 that they released their first demo cassette "Crawling Chaos", followed by a full-lenght album "Uncured Sickness" two years later. Two last releases of Ascaris were an EP "Grapes of Wrath" (1996), and an album "Storm of Dilemmas" (2001). The latter contained Death's cover of "Empty Words". The band split-up after releasing their second full-lenght. Guitarist Havran was also a member of Polish thrash metal band Nostredame.

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