The only problem with Fergie Frederiksen’s tenure as frontman with Toto, in my humble opinion, is that it didn’t last long enough.
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Given the results of the recent election, the opening lyrics to Chicago’s “Lowdown” feel especially true for many right now.
“Holyanna” is perhaps Toto’s second best “name” song – after “Rosanna,” of course.
I’ve long thought Peter Cetera was underrated as a bass player, and Chicago’s “Happy ‘Cause I’m Goin’ Home” illustrates the point.
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.
Toto’s “Endless” shares the pop sensibility that made ‘Toto IV’ so popular – but, unfortunately for some fans, not the same lead singer.
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.”
Chicago’s more political material, “It Better End Soon” included, happens to be some of my favorite from their extensive catalog.
As good as some of Chicago’s other ambitious musical endeavors may have been, it could be argued that none matched “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon.”
Every time I listen to “In the Country” from 1970’s ‘Chicago II,’ I feel the freedom of the solitude and being alone in my thoughts, the gentle breeze tousling my hair.