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posted on 3/18/2017 at 02:43 PM
I ordered this DVD on Netflix, and watched it last night. Haven't really listened to much of their music apart from the few hits that are played on radio, but I was really impressed with this one. Great musicians, great songs, etc. Africa is a great song. Gonna start listening to more of their albums now.
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posted on 3/18/2017 at 03:15 PM
Several months ago the Palladia Channel, which is now MTV Live, broadcast what was, I think, they're 30th or maybe 35th anniversary show from somewhere in Europe. I believe it was filmed in 2015...
It was OUTSTANDING....They sounded and played fantastic. They're all top notch musicians, and I always knew Steve Lukather was a very, very good guitarist. However, I never knew he could shred like is seen from this performance. Super sweet tone, technique, everything. He's also a great songwriter and has written most of their music.
What also floored me is how tight the band is. Anyway, they do rebroadcast this show on occasion but it's a shorter version of the actual show then what was broadcast initially. I suspect you can buy a DVD of this performance as well right from their website. I also know they record and release new material on a pretty regular basis.
One last tidbit, which you may already be aware of, is that Lukather is a very in-demand songwriter, producer, and studio guitarist who has played on tons of other records besides Toto's. Probably most famously, Michael Jackson's Thriller album....And probably most famously "Beat It."
He wrote and plays that awesome riff and rhythm guitar part that gives "Beat It" its rock attitude. He also is the person who suggested to Quincy Jones that they get Edward Van Halen to write and perform the solo over his rhythm part.
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