Toy Porno

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Toy Porno
Starring Dennis Flemion
Jimmy Flemion
Jay Tiller
Brian "Beezer" Hill
Brian T. Komar
Music by The Frogs
Distributed by Self-released
Release dates
  • October 1993 (1993-10)
Running time
122:00
Country United States
Language English

Toy Porno (sometimes written as Toy P) is a self-released experimental art film by The Frogs. The amateur videotape was compiled in October 1993, as a gift for Kurt Cobain. It would soon become frequent viewing material on the Nirvana tour bus, and later on the Foo Fighters tour bus as well. Later, after generated copies began circulating amongst fans, the band began selling copies at shows. The tape is only available in VHS format. The band is planning to release a DVD version in the future, but they want to digitally re-create the compilation from the original masters and need the proper time and funds to do so.[1] The file is available for download online in AVI format through various outlets.[2][3]

The title of the film refers to several short film sketches that feature action figures, dolls and knick-knack toys having adult conversations and performing sexual acts. The shorts sometimes use stop-motion animation. Mingled within the shorts are home videos and concert performances that include many cover songs played in a joking and spontaneous manner.

Sketches[edit]

In the Brian T. Komar Interview, Jimmy Flemion rants about the Patti Smith song, "25th Floor", satirically calling it "23rd Floor", to which the interviewer responds by proposing the interviewee is on drugs.

In Pony Killer (Bagism), the brothers Flemion use the Lennon/Ono "trash bag" technique on a young Asian girl, referring to her as "Yoko".

During a live performance of "I've Got Drugs (Out of the Mist)", Dennis Flemion berates a bumbling soundman, famously singing, "you are not getting paid tonight!"

Video order (track listing)[edit]

  • 1. "Easy to Be Hard"† (Intro) (June 1982)
  • 2. Animal Adventure #1
  • 3. "Someone's Pinning Me to the Ground" (Milwaukee, 27 February 1992)
  • 4. Animal Adventure #2
  • 5. "Here Comes My Girl"† (Garage 1980)
  • 6. Animal Adventure #3
  • 7. "Mr. Right" (Milwaukee, 22 August 1991)
  • 8. Animal Adventure #4
  • 9. "Satan's in the Manger"
  • 10. "Jesus Book #1-3"
  • 11. "He's the Prince" (Minneapolis, 28 October 1984)
  • 12. Over the Flames
  • 13. "Been a Year Since I Had a Boy" (Living Room Tapes, 22 February 1988)
  • 14. Dinosaurs Must Eat
  • 15. "I've Got Drugs (Out of the Mist)" (Milwaukee, 1 November 1988)
  • 16. T. Rex Sex
  • 17. "Blues Jam"/"Hot Cock Annie" (Madison, 1 October 1988)
  • 18. Toy Dog w/ Dinosaur Background
  • 19. "White Rabbit"† (Milwaukee, 18 August 1989)
  • 20. T.V. Nightmare
  • 21. "I'm a Strolling Minstrel"
  • 22. Brian T. Komar Interview Pt.1
  • 23. Covers Medley (Milwaukee, 18 February 1989):
  • 24. Camping Trip #1
  • 25. Camping Trip #2
  • 26. "Yesterday" (June 1982)
  • 27. "I Don't Care If U Disrespect Me (Just So You Love Me)" (Philadelphia, 13 December 1991)
  • 28. Pony Killer (Bagism)
  • 29. "These Are the Finest Queen Boys (I've Ever Seen)" (Chicago, 11 April 1992)
  • 30. "These Are the Finest Queen Boys (I've Ever Seen)" (Milwaukee, 27 February 1992)
  • 31. "Smells Like Teen Spirit"/"Territorial Pissings"† (Milwaukee, 27 February 1992)
  • 32. "Territorial Pissings"† (Chicago, 1 February 1992)
  • 33. "When Doves Cry"† (Minneapolis, 21 August 1984)
  • 34. Segment from the John Ankerberg Show ("Gather 'Round for Savior #2")
  • 35. Clown of Thorns (Louisville, 9 August 1993)
  • 36. "Easy to be Hard (Reprise)"† (June 1982)

† denotes cover song.

Soundtrack[edit]

Music from Toy Porno (later released on CD as Sad Bits and More Sad Bits) is a self-released soundtrack, chiefly composed of piano instrumentals.

Side A[edit]

  1. the angry heavens
  2. poisoning strangers
  3. the first in a series of disasters
  4. waltzing on a window ledge
  5. lost in a snowstorm
  6. lullaby
  7. paper clouds
  8. blue sunflowers
  9. black-eyed sparrow
  10. feathers in bloom
  11. forbidden
  12. a marriage of arrows
  13. lasting kisses
  14. cautious lovers
  15. returning light
  16. living in a house of secrets
  17. burning the wedding invitations
  18. tower of cowards
  19. pledging his devotion to her (always)
  20. spellbound
  21. saddle down whinny will ya
  22. the man you want wears cuckoo fur

Side B[edit]

  1. waking lions
  2. ascending stairs
  3. exiled
  4. twilight fears no wolf
  5. opening windows
  6. whirling in a dying room
  7. two hearts parting
  8. the mist that missed its mark
  9. when rain reigns
  10. the longing
  11. the begging
  12. the queen's escort
  13. stairs go ech, ech, echoing on
  14. the danger in shadows calling
  15. children of deflowerland
  16. le grande display of sorrow
  17. the scolding mildly
  18. Russia in tears
  19. king stranger's court
  20. if there ever was light
  21. palace the ball on the tip of your foes
  22. song for janice
  23. smacking the pussys of a bonofide gangster

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Smashing Pumpkins". Smashing Pumpkins. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "the frogs - toy porn". The Shizz. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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