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Toiling Midgets

Toiling Midgets
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Toiling Midgets was formed in San Francisco in 1979 by members of the bands Sleepers and Negative Trend. The group has remained in existence in various forms on and off since then, with guitarists Craig Gray and Paul Hood being the continuing members. Others have included members of Flipper, American Music Club, Gun Club, The Blackouts, and more.
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Releases on file (4)
Toiling Midgets — Sea of Tranquility Toiling Midgets — Sea of Tranquility
(Green Monkey , 2019, LP / DL)
Toiling Midgets — Son Toiling Midgets — Son
(Matador OLE 030-2, 1992, CD)
Toiling Midgets — Dead Beats Toiling Midgets — Dead Beats
(Thermidor T 18, 1985, LP)
Toiling Midgets — Sea of Unrest Toiling Midgets — Sea of Unrest
(Bandcamp no#, 1982/1994, LP / DL)

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2020-10-14
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