Wednesday, November 28

TOAD THE WET SPROCKET (1986-1998)

For our posting purposes today, TOAD THE WET SPROCKET qualifies as half a "dead band." Despite officially announcing their dissolution in 1998, they've continued to tour together. On practical, economic grounds, one can only suppose. No shame in that.

Apparently, there is still an audience for the sort of light, vaguely rootsy rock that bubbled up in the wake of R.E.M. losing its religion. Toad the Wet Sprocket -- along with COUNTING CROWS, GIN BLOSSOMS, LIVE, and so on -- were there to provide a "softer" alternative to the alternative (read: NIRVANA & PEARL JAM-styled grunge and GREEN DAY & OFFSPRING-styled pop-punk). Not the most impressive of legacies, perhaps -- but one that's proven to be more resilient than we might have predicted back in the day.

TOAD THE WET SPROCKET on MySPACE.

TOAD THE WET SPROCKET on the road in early '08 >>>

Jan 17 2008 8:00P/Jannus Landing/St. Petersburg, Florida
Jan 18 2008 7:30P/HOB Orlando/Orlando, Florida
Jan 19-24 2008 8:00A/The Rock Boat VIII/Miami, Florida
Jan 25 2008 6:30P/Ann Arbor Folk Festival/Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jan 26 2008 6:30P/Ann Arbor Folk Festival/Ann Arbor, Michigan


From the LP DULCINEA, 1994 >>>
[
MP3] "Fall Down"
[
MP3] "Something's Always Wrong"

From the LP FEAR, 1991 >>>
[
MP3] "All I Want"

From the LP COIL, 1997 >>>
[
MP3] "Crazy Life"

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6 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

ah, what a great band that was... Crowing is one of my all-time favourite songs. Thanks for reminding me of the Toad! :)

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Blogger Ranger Rick said...

Fall Down, Crazy Life, Hold Her Down... there's a bit more of a handfull of Toad songs that I really like, but they'd definately go in my Time Capsule!

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In 1986 I was in the High school and I remember that this band was the boom of the year, It is a good band and this performance was so cool, I have their album called "Dulcinea"22dd

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