This list of Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016 includes selections that every fan on your gift list will love.
The only problem with Fergie Frederiksen’s tenure as frontman with Toto, in my humble opinion, is that it didn’t last long enough.
“All Together Now” shows how the Beatles incorporated other genres and infused them with their own rock sound, creating a unique music form.
“Holyanna” is perhaps Toto’s second best “name” song – after “Rosanna,” of course.
While it’s not their best, ‘Mr. Friendly’ is still proof that Toto, even at their weaker moments, was and still is light years beyond other bands.
There are many acts with that didn’t deserve the public’s indifference – including Andy Fraser’s Sharks, Cry of Love and others.
“Isolation,” a catchy track with some clever musicianship, was an apt description of where Toto was in 1984.
What is the link between a 1957 hit and the Beatles’ 1964 track “No Reply”? The answer lends insight into the group’s changing sound and growing lyrical sophistication.
I can almost picture one of Toto’s label execs saying, “The album is a bit too fast; we need a ballad in the middle.”
“Stranger in Town” was written by Toto’s David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, who also composed the smash hit “Africa.” But it couldn’t be more different.