Both Alexandra and I were fans of Toad the Wet Sprocket’s album Fear when we met, and it became a bonding element for us. It’s funny that she and I have very little musical overlap in general but managed to find a few artists who meant a whole lot to both of us. Although I probably would have faked liking these guys if it meant spending more time with her.
After all, it’s the first major single from Toad the Wet Sprocket’s breakthrough album, and I’ve blogged about Toad the Wet Sprocket songs 13 times before.
But no, somehow I’d never made it around to ‘Walk On the Ocean,’ the first song I ever heard, 25 years ago, by a band I still love today.
My second Random Weekend selection is more upbeat than yesterday’s, at least musically. This little blast from the 90s past comes courtesy of Toad the Wet Sprocket, my pick as the best of the 90s alternative bands that dominated that era.
The most depressing thing about today’s SOTD is when I Googled the lyrics, I found them on a site called ‘Oldie Lyrics.’ Have the songs of my late teens and early 20s officially become oldies?
Yesterday’s post might give the impression that music hasn’t played an important role in my relationship with my wife. That’s far from the case. So I’m dedicating the next five days to songs that are inexorably tied to our courtship.
Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Fear came out a year before I met Alex, but I’ll forever associate it with the summer of ’92.