Song of the Day #4,083: ‘Don’t Fade’ – Toad the Wet Sprocket

It’s always a treat when a Toad the Wet Sprocket song pops up on Random Weekends. With so much else to listen to, it’s too seldom that I fire up their albums on my own.

This song comes from Toad’s 1997 album Coil, their fifth, and their last before a reunion album 16 years later.

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Song of the Day #2,698: ‘All Things in Time’ – Toad the Wet Sprocket

toad_sprocket_coilI’ve written before that Toad the Wet Sprocket is my favorite of the alternative bands that truly belong to the 90s. The band’s debut album, Bread & Circus, was released in 1989 and the four records that make up the heart of their discography were released between 1990 and 1997.

Coil was the last of these and many fans consider it the best. I have difficulty finding much space between this record, 1991’s Fear and 1994’s Dulcinea in terms of quality. That’s a trilogy I’d stack up against anybody’s work from the era.

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