48. THE TOADS - LEAVING IT ALL BEHIND


THE TOADS - 'Leaving It All Behind'/'Babe, While The Wind Blows Goodbye' (Decca 318470) Sept 1965

According to FA&F, The Toads originated from San Mateo, California but this 45 has the folk rock sound of Los Angeles all over it and was almost certainly recorded in L.A.

'Leaving It All Behind' was written, arranged and produced by Gary Usher. Indeed he was also responsible for the Dylanesque flip 'Babe, While The Wind Blows Goodbye' which was co-written by Raul Abeyta, a songwriting collaborator during his early sixties surf days. Maybe The Toads were one of his fictitious groups?

Whatever the true story, 'Leaving It All Behind' is killer folk rock with resplendent jangle that appears to have been ignored for decades until the song was compiled and given title honours for a Misty Lane release.



THE TOADS - Leaving It All Behind


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  1. Distinctly Dylanesque... with a bit of the ol' L.A. jingle-jangle!

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