Rare recordings made by David Bowie as a member of The Riot Squad has been released as a four-track EP by record label Acid Jazz as part of their Rare Mod series.
“The Toy Soldier EP” features recordings made when Bowie was a member of the band in 1967. The group – who were initially managed and produced by Larry Page and later Joe Meek – rehearsed at The Swan in Tottenham, with Bowie on vocals, and played live together for approximately nine weeks. There were also six recording sessions, at which Bowie recorded the four titles featured here.
The track listing for “The Toy Soldier EP” is:
Silly Boy Blue
I’m Waiting For My Man (Velvet Underground cover)
Silver Treetop School For Boys
“The Toy Soldier EP” is available now.