Co-written by Tot’s Steve Lukather and Bobby Kimball, ‘Good For You’ was one of the strongest songs not to be issued as a single from ‘Toto IV.’
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“Make Believe” is one of the reasons I’m still longing for the day that Toto and Chicago tour together.
“Goodbye Elenore,” the Side 2 opener and first single, reaches an intensity not seen again on Toto’s ‘Turn Back.’
Toto’s “English Eyes” doesn’t offer too much lyrically. Instead, led by Steve Lukather’s stadium-sized guitar, it simply rocks.
Toto aimed for a streamlined feel on ‘Turn Back,’ and this opening track is a competent – though not exactly perfect – execution of that strategy.
Toto’s sophomore release ‘Hydra’ ends with “A Secret Love,” a gorgeous, yet complex ballad with Steve Porcaro’s fingerprints all over it.
“White Sister,” a stand-out moment from Toto’s sophomore album ‘Hydra,’ combines hard-rock strut and progressive rock obliqueness.
Toto moves into solid R&B/funk territory with “Mama,” a David Paich co-write that finds Bobby Kimball delivering his best vocal on ‘Hydra.’
Toto’s proggy “St. George and the Dragon” failed to chart as the lead single from 1979’s ‘Hydra,’ but it’s only grown in estimation since.
Don’t let the seemingly simple time signature fool you. There is plenty of Toto goodness in “Girl Goodbye.”