Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Musical Interlude: 99 (1979)

For years, it'd been speculated that "99", the 2nd single from Toto's 1979 album, "Hydra", was about the numerically code named spy played by Barbara Feldon on Get Smart a decade earlier. In truth, the inspiration for "99" comes from George Lucas' 1971 film, "THX-1138". Go figure.

You might see it etched on his face, but singer Steve Lukather didn't really like "99" all that much, which would explain why it was gradually taken off the band's set list post-"Hydra".

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