Posted on | July 26, 2013 |
Yeah, I know. A song that is well known, was a big hit, what’s wrong with this guy?
Nothing, I assure you. I like a lot of songs that were popular at one time, and some have great staying power with me. Toto’s “Hold the Line” is one of those. I mean, I like the piano opening. At the time, it reminded me of some of the exercises my sister played when she practiced her piano lessons. The crunchy guitar with that anthem-atic riff (a killer riff) that plays at dramatic points in the song.
I have to admit, while I like the lyrics the vocals these days tend to leave me cold. A bit calculated to my ears and years. However, Steve Lukather’s epic guitar solo still seals the deal for me every time I hear it.
I had this on 45 when I was kid, playing it so often it got that white-ish look in the grooves, an effect common from crappy record players. It was the sole reason I bought a Toto greatest hits CD. I mean, “Africa” and “Rosanna” are nice songs but I was tired of them by 1987. Radio killed as many good songs via overkill as they kept alive by playing just barely enough.
Okay, thanks for reading and enjoy! Oh, and tomorrow brings a BONUS TRACK! An audio fashion faux paus, so to speak…see you then!