Dig That Groove Baby Album

Dig That Groove Baby
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1983
RecordedFebruary 1983
StudioGuardian Studios, Pity Me, County Durham
GenrePunk rock, Oi!
LabelVolume Records
ProducerToy Dolls
and Terry Gavaghan
Toy Dolls chronology
Dig That Groove Baby
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Dig That Groove Baby is the first full-length album by the Punk band Toy Dolls, released in 1983. It is considered by many fans to be the best work by the band and contains future live staples such as 'Nellie the Elephant' and 'Firey Jack'. The song 'Dig That Groove Baby' is included in the 2002 video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.


'We recorded in Durham, in a terraced house, in a little town called Pity Me.. crazy name, eh? It took only three days to record and mix, so there was no time to fix mistakes. Happy Bob recorded his drum bits whilst on a lunch break from a local hospital where he worked.'

—Michael Algar referring to the recording sessions.[1]

The album was recorded in February 1983 at Guardian Studios, which were located in a terraced house in the village of Pity Me in County Durham.[2] The album only took three days to record and mix, which left no time to fix any mistakes.[1] The rushed production also meant that Happy Bob recorded his drum parts while on a lunch break from a local hospital that he worked at.[1]


Algar said 'My favourite songs on it are 'Dougy Giro' (it's written from the heart and it's completely true; we knew Dougy well,) and also 'Glenda and the Test Tube Baby' (I really love the chorus, it has minor chords which I like a lot, and it's one of our best)'[1]


Dig that groove baby album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert Gomez[4]

In his 2004 book Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980–1984, music journalist Ian Glasper called the album 'brilliant' and said it 'set the madcap tone that the Toy Dolls would become well loved for.'[1] Algar said that 'I actually think the album has aged very well, and it's always sounded fresh–unlike some of the garbage we have written. It's the most special album for me anyway, because it was our first, but it's also one of the best.'[1]


Track listing[edit]

Dig That Groove Baby Albums

All writing by Michael 'Olga' Algar, except where noted.

  1. 'Theme Tune' – 0:20
  2. 'Dig That Groove Baby' – 3:00
  3. 'Dougy Giro' – 3:16
  4. 'Spiders In The Dressing Room' – 1:56
  5. 'Glenda And The Test Tube Baby' – 3:15 (Referring to a storyline in Crossroads)
  6. 'Up The Garden Path' – 2:43
  7. 'Nellie the Elephant' (Ralph Butler, Peter Hart) – 3:27
  8. 'Poor Davey' – 3:22
  9. 'Stay Mellow' – 2:18
  10. 'Queen Alexandra Road Is Where She Said She'd Be, But Was She There To Meet Me.. No Chance' – 2:17
  11. 'Worse Things Happen At Sea' – 2:39
  12. 'Blue Suede Shoes' (Carl Perkins) – 2:16
  13. 'Fiery Jack' – 2:53
  14. 'Theme Tune' – 0:20


  • Michael 'Olga' Algar - vocals, guitar
  • Phillip 'Flip' Dugdale - bass
  • Robert 'Happy Bob' Kent - drums


  1. ^ abcdefGlasper, Ian. Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980–1984. p. 141.
  2. ^Liner notes.
  3. ^AllMusic review
  4. ^http://robertgomez.org/sounds/record-reviews/dig-groove-baby

External links[edit]

  • Dig That Groove Baby page on The Toy Dolls website

Dig That Groove Baby Album Cover

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Dig That Groove Baby Album

These are the tracks 'Idle Gossip' and 'Dig That Groove Baby' taken from the new acoustic Toy Dolls CD 'Olgacoustic' available now through Secret Records. Singer, guitar player and songwriter ‘Olga’ from The Toy Dolls releases a brand new album of his songs played in a totally naked acoustic format! Featuring Olga’s favourite acoustic versions of 15 of the band's greatest tunes such as 'Dig That Groove Baby', ‘Olga I Cannot’, 'Alfie From The Bronx' and ’Barry The Roofer’. Sims prontos the sims 4. Order now from our website: http://bit.ly/1FtPSWdCheck out the new awesome videos of these tracks on Youtube: youtube.com/user/secretrecordslimitedThis spring and summer the band is embarking on their 35th Anniversary Tour that sees them travelling Europe entertaining their huge fan-base with vigorous live shows. Dates and more info here:http://www.thetoydolls.com/Enjoy and Please Subscribe!For the latest information about our releases, music industry news and other topics that take our interest:Follow us on our Twitter account - @secretrecordsFind and 'friend' us on Facebook - search 'Secret Records'Pinterest: pinterest.com/secretrecordsli/Instagram: instagram.com/secretrecordslimited/Check out our website - www.secretrecordslimited.com

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