Re: Recent Bobby Kimball interview...Wow
Posted by: toto rocks ()
Date: March 19, 2013 08:42AM

Hey Captain,

I would disagree by saying TOTO has not had a bad singer (Except Byron who has a good voice, but was ill suited to the TOTO vocal and otherise style) Bobby being the original singer is by far my favorite TOTO singer. I like his range, his vocal style and he played on some of TOTO's biggest hits and of course was an important part of the the grammy winning IV sound. I Liked Fergie's vocals as well and Isolation was to me a good album (Not Great) with Angel Don't cry & Endless being the standouts. Now when the 7th One came out I had to take a step back and say wow because that is my second favorite TOTO album and Josephs vocals from the studio side were great.

Now the debate is often on live singing and all TOTO vocalists especially as they age have struggled at one time or another vocally because of the high ranges that they have to constantly hit night after night. Bobby and Joseph and really everyone in TOTO were doing drugs alcohol etc at various times and with singers that will kill the voice. Bobby was asked to leave during the Isolation sessions because of it and Joseph was canned when he completey lost his voice in the middle of a gig on the 7th One tour. Half way through the 7th One tour he sounded dreadful. He was okay when I saw them at Ontario Place with 4 shows in two days. Bobby was pretty good when he came back and when I saw TOTO in Vegas back in 99 on the Mindfields tour he was outstanding especially on songs like A Million Miles Away. Over time though and especially FIB you could really tell that he was struggling. Bottom line I like all the TOTO singers, but Bobby given his range and unique sound is my favorite. If TOTO would tour Canada or certain areas in the U.S instead of just Europe I would like to hear how Joseph sounds live. Some of the recent You tube stuff is pretty good others not so much and they have some pretty good back up singers to take some of the strain off. On another note I have read that when Bobby left in 84 Richard Page and Richard Marx were both asked to be the lead vocalists and they both declined, either one especially Marx would have been very interesting to have followed.

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