"Crazy Life" by Toad the Wet Sprocket - Song of the Week

Another week down, and it is time for another song of the week. This week is one of my favorites, "Crazy Life" by Toad the Wet Sprocket. This was their last single they released before the band disbanded in 1998. While Toad the Wet Sprocket is best known for their hit singles "All I Want" and "Walk on the Ocean", their library of songs is very impressive. Of their five studio albums, I am big fan of their last three, Dulcinea, Fear, and Coil.

"Crazy Life" was featured in the ever popular Empire Records Sountrack, which is filled with some great 90s music. While it may be "Come Down" that most people remember from Coil, I believe that "Crazy Life" is the stronger single.

This song hooks you from the very first guitar riff. It has such a good opening and from there it smooth sailing. Like a lot of the other Toad songs, you can just kick back and enjoy this one. The song's lyrics speak of the controversy surrounding Leonard Peltier, a Native American convicted of murdering two FBI agents in a shoot out at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

While the lyrics are kind of sad, I love the line:
"In the air I'm sensing a change in the weather,
In the end the path is clear."

Anyway, I thought I would bring up a song that you may not have heard before.

Love it, hate it? Let me know.

Here is a live performance of the song:

Top 10 Songs You Should Know Playlist: Week #3

I may have been lazy this week with Thanksgiving and other events but I am trying to hold the Monday theme for this playlist so here it is again. For those that don't know, this is a list of ten songs that you may not of heard before because most of them aren't singles but come from fairly popular artists.

This playlist features some pretty solid songs, my favorite from this list is probably "Jet Pack" but its a tough choice. I tried to stick with the theme and feature 10 artists that haven't been mentioned in previous playlists. This list features quite a few so called one hit wonders with Lit, Marcy Playground, Stroke 9 and Splender but if you get a chance to check out their songs, they are pretty good. There is a reason that these artists had hits and that is because they make good music. This playlist is pretty well rounded so enjoy.

Top 10 Songs You Should Know - Week 3 - Nov. 27-Dec. 3 2006
1. This is your Life - Switchfoot
2. Back to California - The Wallflowers
3. Jet Pack - Eve 6
4. Not Even the Trees - Hootie & The Blowfish
5. Four - Lit
6. Gone Crazy - Marcy Playground
7. Letters - Stroke 9
8. Yeah, Whatever - Splender
9. Crazy Life - Toad the Wet Sprocket
10. Light in Your Eyes - Blessid Union of Souls

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