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. 01Aug2019
    Windsor, Ontario Canada
    The Colosseum at Caesars
  2. 03Aug2019
    Highland Park, IL USA
    Ravinia Festival
  3. 04Aug2019
    Highland Park, IL USA
    Ravinia Festival
  4. 06Aug2019
    Durham, N.C. USA
    DPAC
  5. 07Aug2019
    Nashville, TN USA
    Ryman Auditorium

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