Man, it’s late and I want to post something. I am digging deep tonight. The Toll were out of Columbus, Ohio. In 1988, they released a very underrated album, The Price of Progression. My buddies and I listened to that album repeatedly over the ’88-89 winter. We worked at a small Friendly’s in Wareham, Massachusetts, and the night time closing crew lived for new music. This is one of the few albums we all loved; yet, you’re lucky to find anything on it from any major outlet. The Toll released a follow up album in 1991, Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones. It was okay, but didn’t have the same weight as that ’88 release. Whenever I am feeling nostalgic, I pop TPOP onto my CD player and I am instantly transported back in time. It’s one of my all time faves.
“Jazz Clown Clone” (official video) from The Price of Progression
“Jonathan Toledo” (Live in 2010) from The Price of Progression
“Smoke Another Cigarette” (Live in 1992) from The Price of Progression
“Word of Honor” (Live in 1992) from The Price of Progression
Here is a great review of The Price of Progression from 1989. Now if I could only find it on vinyl somewhere…