Dolls were a Welsh rock trio active in the s, known as the Cool Cymru era. They were formed in Newport in by Richard J. Parfitt and Michael Cole,  who met through Donna Matthews later of Elastica who was at the time dating Cole  and working part-time in the same pizza restaurant as Parfitt.
The album was included in Select magazine's top 30 albums of  and Mojo ' s retrospective feature "Top 12 Britpop albums of the 90s", which called it "a devilishly evocative document of the period". The band toured extensively in the UK, Japan and Europe, including several summer festival appearances such as Glastonbury  as well as opening for The Sex Pistols Happy Shopper - 60ft Dolls - The Big 3 their Finsbury Park reunion gig.
The band recorded two sessions for John Peel 's BBC Radio 1 show, in and and appear in the top Peel sessions of all time. Mike Cole once played guitar for Newport's The Darling Buds but was asked Happy Shopper - 60ft Dolls - The Big 3 leave after just three gigs.
The Dolls were included, with Catatonia and others, in a House of Commons Early Day Motionextolling the virtues of Newport's rock and roll credentials. Welsh pop - soul singer Duffy credits Richard Foreign Affair - Tina Turner - Do You Want Some Action!
(Laserdisc, Album) with "changing her life"  and setting her on the road to fame after he hooked her up with manager Jeanette Lee. Carl Bevan took a few years off from music, before getting into producing into Dolls drummer launched a new project, the female-fronted rock and roll band The Lash. The Big 3 was re-released as a 2CD special edition in by 3 Loop Music,  including B-sides chosen by the band and tracks from their Peel sessions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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