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It's as easy to see why radio listeners loved Toto as it is to see why critics hated them. Toto's rock-studio chops allowed them to play any current pop style at the drop of a hi-hat: one minute prog rock, the next hard rock, the next funky R&B. It all sounded great, but it also implied that music-making took craft rather than inspiration and that the musical barriers critics like to erect were arbitrary. Then, too, Toto's timing couldn't have been much worse. They rode in during the middle of punk
ew wave with its D.I.Y. aesthetic, and their sheer competence was an affront. Of course, there's always been an alternate history of popular music not available to rock critics (it's written in record stores and concert halls and on the radio), and in that story, Toto was a smash. Singles like "I'll Supply the Love" and "Georgy Porgy" (featuring Cheryl Lynn) made the charts, and "Hold the Line" hit the Top Ten and went gold. The members of Toto had already influenced the course of '70s popular music by playing on half the albums that came out of L.A. All they were doing with this album was going public.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972386126
catalogNumber: 723861
Rank: 7258

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toto   Primary Artist
Cheryl Lynn   Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Chuck Findley   Horn
Jim Horn   Saxophone,Wind
David Hungate   Bass,Guitar
Bobby Kimball   Vocals
Roger Linn   Synthesizer
Steve Lukather   Guitar,Vocals
Marty Paich   Strings
David Paich   Keyboards,Vocals
Jeff Porcaro   Percussion,Drums
Steve Porcaro   Keyboards,Vocals
Sid Sharp   Strings

Technical Credits

Toto   Producer
Tom Knox   Engineer
Dan Latham   Engineer
Gabe Veltri   Engineer
Philip Garris   Cover Art

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