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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Electric Ladies of the 80s @ Islington Assembly Room... @toyahofficial @LeneLovichBand @Islington_AH @Hazel_OConnor

Last night Darren treated Stuart and I to a night watching the Electric Ladies of the 80s show at the Islington Assembly Room in London's glitzy Upper Street.

The much-delayed gig, sadly no longer including Hazel O'Connor having had a stroke, starred Toyah (Wilcox) and Lene Lovich.

Lene was up first. Still mad as a bag of frogs she put on a great show dancing around and whooping like a banshee.

Then after the break came Toyah. Who, it has to be said, really knew how to whip up a crowd. She was engaging, funny, self-aware, self-deprecating, and in fine voice.

We laughed and sang along. Great fun.

Little known fact #1: LL released a cover of “I Think Were Alone Now” 8 years before Tiffany did.
Little known fact #2: LL wrote the lyrics to “Supernature” as made famous by Cerrone in 1977.
Little known fact #3: TW recorded the demo of "Slave to the Rhythm" for co-writer Simon Darlow before it was sent to Frankie Goes To Hollywood to hear. They did their own demo but turned it down to then be given to Grace Jones who had the hit with it. TW is now going to release STTR was a single this summer.

Set Lists:-

Lene Lovich:

Blue Hotel
I Think We're Alone Now (Ritchie Cordell cover)
New Toy
Supernature (Cerrone cover)
Say When
Lucky Number


Drone (Intro)
Thunder in the Mountains
Good Morning Universe
Echo Beach (Martha and the Muffins cover)
Brave New World
It's A Mystery
Rebel Run
Space Dance
Slave to the Rhythm (Grace Jones cover
Neon Womb
I Want To Be Free

Will You (Hazel O’Connor cover)
Rebel Yell (Billy Idol cover)


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