Hydra (1979)

Toto (CBS, 32222)

From the beginning of their career, the Toto boys were more popular in Asia and Europe than in the United States. Though Hydra was not as sucessful as Toto's first album, there are a couple of songs on Hydra that are truly loved by a lot of hardcore fans (99, Mama and White sister).

"It became more difficult with the second album Hydra. After a great start, the pressure of expectation on the group was intense. With your first record you don't give it too much tought; you play and the record company invests a lot of money in you and that's it. Afterwards, however, you have to define your course. The danger of getting stuck is particularly great if you don't stay on the ball." (David Paich)

Tracklist

  1. Hydra (Toto)
  2. St. George and the dragon (David Paich)
  3. 99 (David Paich)
  4. Lorraine (David Paich)
  5. All us boys (David Paich)
  6. Mama (David Paich, Bobby Kimball)
  7. White sister (David Paich, Bobby Kimball)
  8. A secret love (David Paich, Bobby Kimball, Steve Porcaro)

Credits

Steve Lukather: guitars, vocals
David Paich: keyboards, vocals
David Hungate: bass
Jeff Porcaro: drums & percussion
Bobby Kimball: vocals
Steve Porcaro: keyboards

Singles:

  1. All us boys
  2. 99
  3. St George and the dragon
Steve Lukather Side Image

Tour dates

  1. 15Oct2019
    Port Chester, NY USA
    Capitol Theatre
  2. 16Oct2019
    Englewood, NJ USA
    Bergen Performing Arts Center
  3. 18Oct2019
    Mashantucket, CT USA
    Foxwoods Resort Casino
  4. 19Oct2019
    Red Bank, N.J. USA
    Count Basie Center for the Arts
  5. 20Oct2019
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    The Met Philadelphia

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