Hydra - Toto

Hydra - Toto


  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 1988-08-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 8

  • ℗ 1979 Sony Music Entertainment

Hydra - Toto Tracks

Hydra - Toto User Reviews

  • Memorable drumming of Jeff Porcaro

    By Reed girl 72
    If I could describe in two words about Jeff Porcaro and his drumming talent it would be Wow! Simply awesome. He knew how to utilize all of his drums and cymbals. Pick any song by Toto and you'll understand why he had such a complete mastery of his instrument. All that is evident in hits like Rosanna.Hold the Line and many more. Even though he is gone. His legacy lives on forever He will always remain the number one drummer who appears every night in my dreams playing drums on my heartstrings forever and ever. Meow . I love him
  • My favorite Toto record

    By Stuck n the 70's
    This album is the "Empire Strikes Back " of Toto albums for me. Steve Lukather's lead on White Sister still makes what little hair I have, stand on end .... 70's were so great
  • Critics whippin' post

    By Pete Clemenza
    This album was the follow-up to Toto's hugely successful eponymous debut album. Given their background as session Musicians par excellence, it's little wonder so many musical influences of the time are heard hear (Styx, ELO, etc...) The rock critics of the day had their talons out for TOTO since day one and they savaged this album. That said, there are some fantastic songs and Moments on this album and live, songs like "hydra" and "white sister" come alive.
  • Absolutely Incredible!

    By bisco2
    This is IMO the greatest Toto album of them all. Just the perfect blend of Prog, pop & jazz. Wow. Such an underrated band!
  • Great album

    By T-Ricardo
    I also disagree with the official review here. This album is terrific and the sound is distinctly Toto. David Paich wrote (or co-wrote) each of these songs and he knows how to bring out the best in this band.
  • Toto:Hydra

    By Captain Kag
    My favorite album from this group.
  • Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

    By Strong-Tower
    I'm not a huge fan of pop/rock music but I can tell you that Toto has several songs that are on my all time favorites list. I don't know what it is about the song "99"; it just takes me far away when I listen to it. I remember hearing it on the TV countdown show, "Solid Gold" when I was much younger and over the years, I've listened to it more and more. It gets a lot of play in my iTunes library.
  • Great album

    By NightRelic1
    I'd totally forgotten about this album. I know I had it on cassette when I was a kid. I agree with everyone else here, the iTunes reviewer got it totally wrong. Toto only sounds like Toto. Yes, they were one among many power pop bands from the time period, but they had a style all their own, distinctive vocals and went places in their music most other power pop bands couldn't go. These qualities made Hydra, their 2nd album, a breath of fresh air and an interesting shift from their first. It definitely was not re-tread and so, didn't do well with people who wanted more of the same.
  • Holds Up Well -- After Nearly 30 Years

    A favorite of mine. I had this on cassette back in 79 and listened to it repeatedly. The music still holds up well. A tribute to the songwriting ability of this amazing group. Updated post, 12/8/11: The sample currently playing on Itunes appears to be a remix of the original album version. Although the vocals are more clear, their higher mix changes the structure of these songs. If you are used to the original mix, these new versions with the crisper vocals will sound a bit odd.
  • ToTofan

    By Blume47
    White sister rocks!! One the best ToTo rock albums.

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