Archive for August 26th, 2006

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Why did I think they had broken up? Toad the Wet Sprocket may be (I can hear all of you making rude noises but I shall ignore you) my all time favorite band. It maybe that I thought they had broken up, because although they have been together since the late 80’s, early 90’s, they have only put out a couple of cds, one of which was a live show and one which was a retrospective, which I don’t think should count.

Bread and Circus (1988)
Pale (1990)
Fear (1991)
Dulcinea (1994)
In Light Syrup (1996)
Coil (1997)

Since they hadn’t really put anything out in almost ten years, I was positive that they were no more. Then I popped in one of their cds and decided to see if they had a website. Sure enough, they’re still around, but they really haven’t put out much since the late 90’s, except for the two cds that I don’t count.

You don’t really hear much about them, which is what I really like. They aren’t having illegitimate children (as far as I know) getting drunk and running over people. This is what I like. Unfortunately, being nice and having nice melodic music is not what sells. Debauchery sells. Being nice and honest gets you a happy wife and a quick ticket to the poor house.

Check their website out, you can listen to their music right on the site. If you don’t like them, oh well, I knew I didn’t like you much anyway. If you DO like them, I love you and can’t wait to kiss your feet.