“Manuela Run” contains all the strengths discussed so far in our new Toto Tuesdays series, adding in lead vocals by David Paich for the first time.
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Remembering Mike Porcaro, late bassist with Toto: ‘One of the greatest musicians and finest men I’ve ever known’
Mike Porcaro, the Toto bassist who died today after a battle with ALS, is remembered by Steve Porcaro, David Hungate and Steve Lukather.
Most usually focus on Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro’s turns on “Georgy Porgy.” But Toto’s secret weapon turns out to be David Hungate.
“Running Out of Time,” my ass. With ‘XIV,’ Toto has shown they’re not running out of time. In fact, they’ve gotten a second wind.
Songs like “Burn” show how well Toto operated creatively on ‘Toto XIV.’ So why does David Paich say it might be their last album?
Steve Porcaro’s official return to Toto hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. An import bonus track from the upcoming ‘Toto XIV’ fixes that.
The opening cut on Toto’s 1978 self-titled debut set the stage musically. All that remained was to bring Bobby Kimball on for his first vocal turn.
“Child’s Anthem” kicks off Toto’s perfectly constructed, musically all-encompassing debut — as well as Preston Frazier’s new feature, Toto Tuesdays.
If you loved Toto before, this is a song that will speak to that passion. If you wondered whether they still had anything left, “Orphan” answers that, too.
With ‘XIV,’ Toto has produced a visceral, entirely present return, one that acknowledges their best moments even as it builds upon them.