Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thursdays Throwback- Toad the Wet Sprocket

It seems that all of our throwbacks are falling squarely in the 80's new wave category. So today I wanted to post something a little different. This band formed in 1986 when singer Glen Philips was only 14 years old and a freshman in High School. They had two albums that didn't get much attention, then in 1991 they released Fear and we finally got to meet..Toad the Wet Sprocket...

There first song released was All I Want...



This song is from their follow up album Dulcinea....Fly From Heaven




Although this never got much air play, it is probably my most favorite Toad song. Being a person of Faith, I love the religious undertones in this song. They are pretty blatant if you know anything about religion, but are easily personalized if you don't.

Toad broke up in 1998 and I cried actual tears. They were easily my favorite band all through High School. Ask Cleo if you don't believe me. I think I may have actually wore a hole through Dulcinea.


Anyway.....Toad....A couple of dorky looking guys with mad skillz.


7 comments:

Ginger Snaps said...

I'm irritated no one commented on my Toad so I'm doing it myself.

That was so great. Thanks for that Ginger.

Why you're welcome. It was no trouble at all. Glad to be of service.

Chops McGee said...

Ahhh.. Toad...

I tell ya what Ginger, I have very mixed feelings about Toad. You see, back in High School I was a big fan. And like any fan I wanted to share what I loved. So I had my older brother, with whom I shared a room, a car, clothes, girlfriends and, well.. everything, give them a listen. Of course he loved them. But then things took a dark and ugly turn. He pulled a Cleo. He got Obsessed. Notice the capital O. He played them CONSTANTLY. And loudly. Did I mention constantly? And by constantly, I mean C O N S T A N T L Y. And we only the had the one album, Fear. It's a good album, dont get me wrong. I would even call it great. But after hearing it when I woke up, when I got home, during dinner, while I was doing my homework for A WHOLE FRIGGIN YEAR!! ARGHHHHHHHH!!!!

Sorry.. I'm okay now. So on the one hand, good pick Ginger. On the other hand, if you ever wanna see me go into a blind rage, just play Walk on the Ocean and say "It's Toad time!"

Cleopatra Jones said...

you know.. .there's a line in a song that my boyfriend sings.... it goes a little something like this....

"You say I'm obsessed, I say I'm in love... Oh me, you've done it now...."


I am clearly not obsessed. I can't help it if someone I was very close to in the pre existance is a famous rockstar. We will find each other on this earth. You'll see...

Chops-just stop hatin'.

Cleopatra Jones said...

Remember Chops-

Jealousy turns saints into the sea. If you con't control yourself, you WILL be swimming through sick lullabies.

lucky for you I've got faith in the haters.

Cleopatra Jones said...

your alibies will choke you.

Unless I do it first. Hey... you wanna go see a midnight show with me?

Cleopatra Jones said...

Hey Chops- Can you say hi to my friend Jenny for me?

Chops McGee said...

Hey! I finally got what you were going for there! Huh.. that kinda took me a while.....

 

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