He has toured almost constantly up to the present time, usually just him and his guitar, but often with regular guest musicians. 1 on the U.S. Modern Rock charts, as well as No. "All four of us are starting to browse the internet more. Close . The two bands have an almost equal number of hits, and Toad has twice as many albums — so what is the huge difference between them? [12] On June 15, 2008, the band performed at The Norva in Norfolk, Virginia. But Guss says the huge international, overnight success The Cranberries have had is not something he and the other members of Toad — singer/guitarists Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols and bassist Dead Dinning — ever looked for, or wanted. This album, Welcome Home: Live at The Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara 1992, showcased the height of their popularity during the tour for fear. Archived. Toad the Wet Sprocket's first album was released in 1989. The album became the band's first RIAA-certified platinum album. And we always laughed at bands like that. On December 7, 2010, Toad the Wet Sprocket released their first new studio track in 11 years. You search around for awhile and say 'God, people are really like this?". Keep in touch…" The band had recently signed a deal with Primary Wave to handle their back catalog and any future releases, and on December 11, 2010, the band mentioned, both on stage and in an offstage YouTube interview, that they are currently writing songs for their first new studio album since 1997's Coil. The band is still trying to come to grips with displaying its "pop" side next to its moodier vibe, Guss admits. He has a close friendship with the members of Nickel Creek, and they often perform together; they recorded a studio album called Mutual Admiration Society in 2000, released in 2004. The Ballad of Randy Guss Song Statistics. ", "The Empire soundtrack song is one that Todd sings which we recorded for Dulcinea. He was best known as the drummer for the band Toad the Wet Sprocket from its formation in 1986 until he stopped touring in 2017 and left the band in 2020.

The members facetiously adopted "Toad the Wet Sprocket" because they thought it would be "hilarious." We're the only band I know that would leave songs OFF of albums because they could be potential singles. Phillips also released a self-titled EP with his side project Plover, which features Nielson Hubbard and Garrison Starr, and a full-length album for his project Remote Tree Children titled Veteran Of The Loudness Wars. Their new work schedule brings them to The World Theatre in Tinley Park tonight. During summer 2015, the band went on tour with fellow '90s acts Smash Mouth and Tonic. Sometimes it's a little too disorienting doing the routine of a rock band and we can feel like we've moved away from something important. And a few years later, I was driving along the freeway in LA, and a song came on the radio, and the DJ said, "that was by Toad the Wet Sprocket," and I nearly drove off the freeway. The 11-track CD includes brand new studio versions of their hits. Most letters start with, 'you'll probably never read this!' RWT musician and regular cast member Neil Innes, ex-Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and "The Seventh Python," played keyboards with the somnolent band.[7]. This failure is often attributed to the label doing a poor job of promoting the album.
a new record. [17] The band released an EP called Architect of the Ruin on June 16, 2015, In 2018, Toad the Wet Sprocket announced that they had reissued their albums fear and Dulcinea on a deluxe remastered vinyl LP available through their online store. Flamboyant ambidextrous Rex apparently fell off the back of a motorcycle.

In December 2010, the band announced their official reunion as a full-time working band and started writing songs for their first studio album of new material since their 1997 Columbia Records release, Coil. Between 2004 and 2010, Toad the Wet Sprocket performed several short sets together.