Toad the Wet Sprocket
1986 to 2002
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
US alternative rock band
Toad the Wet Sprocket is an American alternative rock band formed in 1986. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. They had chart success in the 1990s with singles which included "Walk on the Ocean", "All I Want", "Something's Always Wrong", and "Fall Down" . The band broke up in 1998 to pursue other projects but in 2006 began touring the United States as a band in small-venue, short-run tours each summer.
Thoughts on Songs with Toad the Wet Sprocket
3 years ago
It is obviously about Leonard Peltier (though they pronounce the name wrong) and the "Reign of Terror" on the Pine Ridge reservation in the 70's, leading to "The Incident at Oglala". Over two years on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, there were over 200 murders, none investigated, mostly done by whites or "GOONS"...mixed blood 'vigilantes' who were buddies with the chairman, Dick Wilson, who was busy selling off their land underhandedly for his own benefit. AIM came in to protect the people. They were the murder capitol of the country at the time. Look up Incident at Oglala, and learn the whole story.
Albums, Releases & Mixtapes
Toad the Wet Sprocket January 10, 2005