Toad The Wet Sprocket
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Toad The Wet Sprocket might have gone down in history as another Hootie & The Blowfish, but—for better or worse—the Santa Barbara quartet just never found that much commercial traction. After forming in the late ’80s and scoring ear-pleasing hits (like 1991’s “All I Want”) that typified the alt-rock trend, leader Glen Phillips and crew slogged it out a few years before collapsing in 1998. Phillips regained some momentum with a pair of well-received solo albums, 2005’s Winter Pays For Summer, and 2006’s Mr. Lemons. The band’s reunited frequently since the breakup, which seems not much of an issue these days; its current tour itinerary is a lengthy one for a band that's technically defunct.