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New Constellation, Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket

October 19th, 2013

Formed:
1986 in Santa Barbara, CA

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s






Toad the Wet Sprocket

Biography

Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, Toad the Wet Sprocket became one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the early '90s, boasting a contemporary folk-pop sound that wielded enough melody and R.E.M.-styled jangle to straddle both the modern rock and adult contemporary markets. Singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning (the nephew of '50s hitmaker Mark “Teen Angel” Dinning), and drummer Randy Guss formed the group in 1986 in their native Santa Barbara, CA. After honing their sound in local bars, the bandmates entered a nearby studio in 1988 and recorded their debut LP, Bread and Circus, in eight days at a cost of $650. Originally sold as a homemade cassette in Santa Barbara record stores, the album eventually made its way to the Los Angeles offices of Columbia Records, which signed Toad only after agreeing to the band's request to reissue Bread and Circus in its original form, without any alterations or remixes.

Top Albums

New Constellation, Toad the Wet Sprocket
1. New Constell..
P.S., Toad the Wet Sprocket
2. P.S.
Fear, Toad the Wet Sprocket
3. Fear
Dulcinea, Toad the Wet Sprocket
4. Dulcinea
All You Want (Re-Recorded Versions), Toad the Wet Sprocket
5. All You Want..
Playlist: The Very Best of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Toad the Wet Sprocket
6. Playlist: Th..
In Light Syrup, Toad the Wet Sprocket
7. In Light Syr..
Coil, Toad the Wet Sprocket
8. Coil
Bread and Circus, Toad the Wet Sprocket
9. Bread and Ci..
Pale, Toad the Wet Sprocket
10. Pale
Welcome Home: Live At the Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara (1992), Toad the Wet Sprocket
11. Welcome Home..
New Constellation - Single, Toad the Wet Sprocket
12. New Constell..
Walk On the Ocean (Remastered) - Single, Toad the Wet Sprocket
13. Walk On the ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Moment New Constellation 4:06 $0.99
2.

All I Want Fear 3:16 $1.29
3.

Walk On the Ocean P.S. 2:59 $1.29
4.

I'll Bet on You New Constellation 3:46 $0.99
5.

California Wasted New Constellation 3:49 $0.99
6.

Is There Anyone out There New Constellation 3:45 $0.99
7.

Fall Down Dulcinea 3:22 $1.29
8.

Something's Always Wrong Dulcinea 4:56 $1.29
9.

New Constellation New Constellation 3:19 $0.99
10.

Life Is Beautiful New Constellation 3:22 $0.99
11.

Golden Age New Constellation 4:40 $0.99
12.

Rare Bird New Constellation 4:22 $0.99
13.

Walk On the Ocean Fear 2:58 $1.29
14.

Good Intentions P.S. 3:23 $0.99
15.

Enough New Constellation 6:05 $0.99
16.

Get What You Want New Constellation 3:19 $0.99
17.

Fly from Heaven Dulcinea 4:32 $0.99
18.

Windmills Dulcinea 3:46 $0.99
19.

Eye New Constellation 4:28 $0.99
20.

Don't Go Away Pale 4:33 $0.99
21.

Fall Down P.S. 3:22 $1.29
22.

Come Back Down Pale 3:19 $0.99
23.

All I Want Playlist: The Very Best of .. 3:16 $1.29
24.

Throw It All Away Coil 3:04 $0.99
25.

Little Man Big Man Coil 4:01 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Walk On the Ocean (Live), Toad the Wet Sprocket
1. Walk On the Oc..
Fall Down, Toad the Wet Sprocket
2. Fall Down


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