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MessageSujet: STREET TOYZ    Lun 18 Mar - 17:39


Street Toyz plain and simple was a
band in Overdrive! Like it or leave it, they raised the bar for every
band that played the Dallas scene in the 80's...and then they shut that
bar down! Other bands took their lead from the roadmap that Street Toyz
paved; their professionalism was second to none, their product rivaled
that of the majors, and their live show...well that was the cherry on
top of the sundae.
In the summer of 1985, Jimmy K Simmons and John Leasure formed Street Toyz (The original working name for the band was Soakin' Wet).
John and Jimmy eventually moved to Dallas, Texas, which would
ultimately become home base for Street Toyz. They obtained an apartment
(boy...if walls could talk) and rented a rehearsal room at Musicians
Exchange. The year was now 1986 and the guys decided on Chris Debray (drums) and David McKnight
(bass) as the rhythm section to complete the band...and so started the
foundation of the band and a long wild trip. Jimmy buckled down and
wrote the music and arrangements for the songs on the original album and
John completed the songs lyrically (with the exception of "She's Alone"
written completely by Jimmy).
The eighties were rolling along full speed ahead and the band was living
the life of rock stars (well rock stars without a lot of money...but
whatever the band lacked in money they more than made up for in the
women department). Street Toyz also kept good company with other
talented musicians. Down the hall was a newly formed band called Tracy
Lords (later changed to Lord Tracy). Tracy Lords/Lord Tracy was made up
of Terry Glaze (fresh out of the band Pantera as their front man),
Barney Wolfe, Chris Craig, and Jimmy R.
In 1987, Street Toyz entered the Planet Dallas Recording Studios and recorded Some Assembly Required.
When the album was finished, they had to let David go and thus began a
continuous rotation of bassists in and out of the band. The guys lived
this band as if it were a day job and refined their live show so that it
was flawless - and many industry people took notice. One of those guys
was Madd Maxx from ZRock Radio. He saw Street Toyz play at one of their
many performances at Dallas City Limits and thus began a long beloved
relationship between Madd Maxx and the band. He took such a liking to
the band that he was playing every one of our tracks in regular
rotation; this was huge considering that ZRock was 'THE' metal radio
station for the entire US at the time.

Some Assembly Required remains a highly
sought after album by hard rock aficionados and those who can get their
hands on a copy usually wind up shelling out $50-$60 for the vinyl. For
those long-time fans who have wanted the album at a decent price,
remastered and with bonus tracks – the wait is over! FnA Records were able to get into the vaults and obtain the original well-preserved reels for Some Assembly Required
and then had those 5 tracks from that album fully remastered. Tracks 6
to 8 features unreleased songs from what Jimmy K. Simmons considers the
"best and most cohesive" version of the band and those tracks definitely
show how the band was progressing and why they were catching the
attention of the majors. The last 3 tracks showcase some of Jimmy's
flair for writing powerful, melodic, and catchy tunes and were recorded
with long-time friend Bo Bullock.
FnA Records were able to get their hands on the last remaining
handful of STILL SEALED 1987 vinyl records of Some Assembly Required and
is making them available to the first handful of fans that want this
collector's item!!! Additionally, FnA Records will be selling the new
album entitled Some Assembly Required + More Assembly Required
in CD format, as an autographed CD fan pack, and as a CD/Vinyl
Collectors package. Those who rocked hard and played hard on the Dallas
rock scene in the 80's recognized that Street Toyz
was a notch above the competition. They gave way to bands like Lord
Tracy and Pantera and played host to an on-going rock-n-roll party night
after night.
"We enjoyed the ride and a ride it was! And here it is, twenty-five
years later, and thanks to FnA Records we get to prolong and relive that
memory just a little bit longer"
, says band leader Jimmy K. Simmons. "We
hope that you enjoy these tracks as much as we enjoyed creating them,
and we thank everyone of you that was there that helped us live out our
dreams and those of you who are now carrying on the legacy by keeping
our music alive in your hearts."


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