Sunday, September 14, 2008

TOTO- I'll Be Over You

American rock band Toto photographed during their 2007 tour at the Moondance Jam concert. From left to right: Tony Spinner, Greg Phillinganes, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, and Leland Sklar (Photo from : )

One of the famous American rock band during the 80's , Toto, a Grammy Award winning band founded in 1977. Their music never ceases to enchant me whenever I hear them over the radio. I decided to ask wiki for more information about the band and here’s what I found.

“According to popular myth, in order to distinguish their own demo tapes from other bands' in the studio, Jeff Porcaro wrote the word "Toto" on them. Although one popular rumor is that the name came from Bobby Kimball's "true" last name, 'Toteaux,' this rumor was in fact only a joke popularized by former bassist David Hungate. After the completion of the first album, the band and record were still un-named. David Hungate, after viewing the name on the demo tapes, explained to the group that the word "Toto" in Latin translated to "all-encompassing". Because the band members had played on so many different records and many different musical genres, they adopted the name Toto as their own. The band's name may have elicited a few laughs when they first toured Japan. TOTO is the name of Japan's largest toilet manufacturer. Also, despite their popularity in Africa (largely due to their song of the same name), in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the band's name in many languages is the same as a slang term for the vagina. The name "Toto" is also well-known as the name of Dorothy's dog in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz books and the famous 1939 film.”

One of their featured hits from the album Fahrenheit, I picked I’ll Be Over You as my top choice among their award winning pop songs. Here it is.

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