Articles by: Perplexio

Chicago, “Oh Thank You Great Spirit” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Oh Thank You Great Spirit” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago is typically associated with horns, but “Oh Thank You Great Spirit” makes it clear that the rhythm section was the band’s heart and soul.

Toto, “Don’t Chain My Heart” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Don’t Chain My Heart” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

The one thing that shines through on “Don’t Chain My Heart” is a joy in performing together. Toto is having fun.

Toto, “Gypsy Train” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Gypsy Train” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

By opening 1992’s ‘Kingdom of Desire’ like this, Toto served notice to listeners that they were in for something completely different.

Chicago, “Feliz Navidad” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Feliz Navidad” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998): Saturdays in the Park

“Feliz Navidad” is an upbeat Latin-tinged Christmas carol from the legendary Jose Feliciano – or at least it was until Chicago got a hold of it.

The Terry Kath Experience (2017): Movies

The Terry Kath Experience (2017): Movies

‘The Terry Kath Experience’ isn’t a documentary you merely watch; it’s one you experience and you feel.

Toto, “Can You Hear What I’m Saying” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Can You Hear What I’m Saying” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

It’s a pity “Can You Hear What I’m Saying” is a product of an era that Toto would prefer to forget. This song remains a joy to listen to.

Chicago, “Hideaway” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Hideaway” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

As Chicago’s “Hideaway” illustrates, Peter Cetera could and did rock. But was this the beginning of the end?

Toto, “Home of the Brave” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Home of the Brave” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “Home of the Brave” isn’t just a song. It’s the storming crescendo of 1988’s ‘The Seventh One.’

Chicago, “Song of the Evergreens” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Song of the Evergreens” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Musically, Chicago’s “Song of the Evergreens” is brilliant. Where the disconnect occurs are the vocals.

Toto, “These Chains” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “These Chains” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Sometimes, favorites jump out and grab you – and other times, as with Toto’s “These Chains,” they sneak up and catch you unaware.

Close