First Word is proud to present the debut album from the hottest new funk band in the UK - the incredible 6ix Toys. After launching The Haggis Horns & kidkanevil to massive critical acclaim, 6ix Toys are the latest act to join the ever-growing First Word roster. 6ix Toys are a 7-piece funk powerhouse currently based in Liverpool. A major part of the local funk and jazz scene the band comprises drums, bass, keys, guitar, trombone and sax with the addition of No Fakin' DJ Fred Ruddick on the cuts. After the massive success of their debut single - an unstoppable cover of The Prodigy classic 'Voodoo People' the boys have followed up quickly with their long player.
Dangerous Toys is an Austin, Texas-based hard rock band with often humorous lyrics. Founded in 1987, Dangerous Toys had released four full-length albums and one live album before unofficially disbanding at the turn of the millennium. The R*tist 4*merly Known as Dangerous Toys is the fourth album by Dangerous Toys. The album's title is a parody of the name used in reference to American recording artist Prince from 1991 - 2000. The album cover art work is also a parody of Prince's album Lovesexy.
There hardly is a time in world history more politically polarized than the 20th century, which divided the globe in two camps — capitalism and communism — divided at the height of the divergence by the infamous Iron Curtain. The Cold War was very much a war of ideologies and each side relied heavily on the ideological unity of its people, often employing the power of the visual arts — graphic design, animation, illustration — to drive its message home. From 1924 to perestroika the USSR produced 41 animated propaganda films. Their target was the new nation and their goal was to win over the hearts and minds of the Soviet people.