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Toto, “Hydra” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Hydra” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

‘Hydra,’ Toto’s second album, confounded critics and fans alike upon its release in October 1979, but it has aged well.

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Jazz + Rock): Yes, Richard Page, Toto + others

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Jazz + Rock): Yes, Richard Page, Toto + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes J.D. Souther, Jose James, Luke Reynolds, Kevin Gilbert, Leslie Johnson, Joni Mitchell, Marc Cary and others.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Rock + Roots): Toto, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Rock + Roots): Toto, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Death Cab for Cutie, James McMurtry, Steve Hackett, Randy Bachman, Richard Thompson and Ringo Starr.

Toto, “Angela” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Angela” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

“Angela,” a song of shifting moods and layered musical complexity, puts the exclamation point on Toto’s bold debut album.

Toto, “Hold the Line” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Hold the Line” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

David Paich has said Toto’s “Hold the Line” came together quickly, yet one wouldn’t know it because the song has so many layers.

Toto, “Rockmaker” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Rockmaker” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Nestled between “Takin’ It Back” and the smash hit “Hold the Line” on Toto’s 1978 debut, the steady and fun “Rockmaker” is too often overlooked.

Toto, “Takin’ It Back” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Takin’ It Back” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

It’s difficult to believe, but keyboardist Steve Porcaro has made only three official vocal contributions to the Toto catalog.

Toto, “Girl Goodbye” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Girl Goodbye” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Don’t let the seemingly simple time signature fool you. There is plenty of Toto goodness in “Girl Goodbye.”

Toto IV found Toto at an early career crossroads: ‘We wanted to make something great’

Toto IV found Toto at an early career crossroads: ‘We wanted to make something great’

The story of Toto can be divided to before April 8, 1982, and after. That’s when they released ‘Toto IV,’ still the biggest album of their lengthy career.

Toto, “You Are the Flower” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “You Are the Flower” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

The music on Toto’s “You Are the Flower” had always been more to my liking that the lyrics. Until I became a father. Then, I got it.