Toad The Wet Sprocket Celebrate 30th Anniversary of “Dulcinea” 

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Toad The Wet Sprocket—the trio of founding members Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols, and Dean Dinning—is still making new music with the same spirit of unwavering independence that started it all over three decades ago. This year marks a new milestone in their journey with the 30th anniversary of the 1994 platinum-selling album “Dulcinea.”

Many of the songs from “Dulcinea” are featured in the band’s live shows, and limited edition “Dulcinea” merchandise and “Greatest Hits” vinyl are available exclusively at the Toad The Wet Sprocket online store. The “Dulcinea” vinyl reissue sold out in two weeks.

After the success of “Fear” (1991), the band re-teamed with producer Gavin MacKillop to record an album inspired by the sound they had developed from their recent touring. Released in 1994, “Dulcinea” was certified platinum by the RIAA. The album features the single “Fall Down” (with a video directed by Samuel Bayer of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” fame) that spent six weeks at number one on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, and “Something’s Always Wrong” that was featured in the movie “Fear” and had a groundbreaking music video that put the band on the Home Shopping Network selling themselves to the lowest bidder. More recently, in 2023, “Fall Down” was featured on the Showtime series “Billions,” with the song showing up on the Shazam charts the following week.

Toad The Wet Sprocket shares the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording, and touring on albums over the course of time. After “Bread & Circus,” they followed with “Pale” in 1990, “fear” in ’91, “Dulcinea” in 1994, and “Coil” in 1997, as well as some compilations along the way. Their most recent releases are “Starting Now” (2021), “New Constellation” (2013), and the EP “The Architect of Ruin” (2015). In 2023, they released the remastered greatest hits album “All You Want.”

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