Steve Porcaro and David Paich used a Polyfusion modular synthesizer to to create most of the FM timbres on Toto IV. Introducing “Damius”, with a photo courtesy of the book Rock Keyboard.
Porcaro adjusting Damius: “I don’t know about other keyboard players, but I have a bitch of a time making synthesizers stand repeated listening.”
‘Waiting For Your Love’ is a solid pop song from a solid pop album, driven by David Hungate’s bass groove. Toto IV probably didn’t deserve to win album of the year, but it’s tuneful and well played.
*Great B-sides will be back next week.