Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The vocal ad-lib so awesome he ad-libbed it twice
For Kelly Muse and Andy Robbins, Toto enthusiasts and discerning listeners. I owe this post completely to them. A dubious honor, no doubt.
Ok, so...this tune basically kicks ass, right? I mean come on. However. Check out the ugly vocal moment at 1:10, then AGAIN at 2:37. I decided that "Ooo" deserves its own sentence.
Hold the Line
"Ooooooo"? More like "EWWWWWWWW"! The ad-lib at 3:23 is pretty rough, too. "Love isn't always...love isn't always on tiii-iiime!"
But who am I to talk? HE'S SINGING HIGH C SHARPS IN HIS DAMNED CHEST VOICE!
And this video is fantastic. True, Steve Lukather is trying hard to look like Brian May, but his solo is great, especially the overdubbed harmony stuff at the end. Why is the bass player (David Hungate?) playing a double-necked bass/guitar thing in this video? I don't know. We do what we can to get attention. He was probably trying to justify the purchase. And I do love those old Yamaha electric pianos.
And vests. I love vests.
And the more I hear it...the more I like this little lick. Forget everything bad I just sad.