I Want A New Toad

I’m not at all ashamed to admit I love Toad The Wet Sprocket. Songs like “Walk On The Ocean” and “Windmills” stand the test of time. Even the band’s b-sides disc had moments of brilliance. But public apathy goaded Toad Glen Phillips into a less-than-stellar solo career. To my surprise, Toad is back and coming to a town near you.

6/15/06 @ 8:00PM – Indianapolis, IN – The Vouge
6/16/06 @ 8:00PM – Madison, WI – Club Majestic
6/17/06 @ 8:00PM – Apple Valley, MN – Music in the Minnesota Zoo
6/18/06 @ 8:00PM – Chicago, IL – Toast of Randolph Street
7/07/06 @ 7:30PM – Portsmouth, VA – Rams Head Live
7/08/06 @ 7:30PM – Charlottesville, VA – Charlottesville Amphitheater
7/09/06 @ 6:15PM – Ashburn, VA – Loudon Summer Music Festival
7/12/06 @ 6:30PM – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook Pavilion
7/13/06 @ 8:00PM – Westbury, NY – North Fork Theater
7/14/06 @ 7:30PM – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
7/15/06 @ 7:30PM – Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus
7/19/06 @ 7:30PM – Columbus, OH – Promowest Pavilion
7/21/06 @ 8:00PM – St. Louis, MO – Live on the Landing
7/22/06 @ 7:00PM – Council Bluff, IA – Star Cove
8/11/06 @ 6:00PM – Veneta, OR – Secret House Vineyard
8/13/06 @ 8:00PM – Arlington, WA – River Meadows Park
8/16/06 @ 7:00PM – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
8/17/06 @ 7:00PM – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
8/18/06 @ 8:00PM – Reno, NV – Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch
8/19/06 @ 8:00PM – Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Concert Theatre
8/21/06 @ 8:00PM – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
8/22/06 @ 8:00PM – Cabazon, CA – Key Club at Morongo
8/23/06 @ 7:00PM – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay

On Glen’s latest album Mr. Lemons he goes jazzy on a Huey Lewis tune, and well, it’s the worst thing to happen to “I Want A New Drug” since Ray Parker, Jr.

Glen Phillips – “I Want A New Drug” (MP3 Link Expired)

Props to Huey, though. It takes a lot of balls (and a legendarily long cock?) to put out a dozen Greatest Hits compilations.

Glen Phillips’ other covers (Björk, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ron Sexsmith) are great. Download ‘em here.

(I’m sure you know this, but for anyone else: TTWS’ crazy name comes from an Eric Idle monologue on this album.)