All posts tagged: Toto

Yacht Rock

This is about as “inside” of a post as I have ever written on The Nostalgia Blog. I doubt anyone other than me and my buddy Jon have ever heard of this but that’s okay for two reasons. 1. Some of our most popular posts have been things we thought no one would know/care about. 2. Ahhh, maybe there was only one reason… Now to the post! Yacht Rock is Nostalgic for me on so many goddamn levels it makes me dizzy. So let’s start off slow. Yacht Rock itself is a form of music from the late 70s and early 80s that was defined by mostly its smooth sound. Popular Yacht Rock artists included acts such as: Toto, Doobie Brothers/Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins (before he wrote Danger Zone). Though it was recorded before my time, this type of music dominated E-Z Listening radio stations when I was a child and those were the only radio stations my parents listened to. So without me even knowing it, Yacht Rock became an unofficial soundtrack to …

Things you might not know about: TOP GUN

If you are a longtime reader of this blog (and by longtime reader I’m talking roughly a year) you already know how much I LOVE Top Gun and if you don’t check out our Nostalgia Blog: Top Gun episode found here and find out. Being a diehard fan of this amazing piece of cinema perfection however does not mean you know every little detail about the movie. And with that I give you: Things you might not know about: TOP GUN Highway to…Africa? Toto and REO Speedwagon were offered the chance to record Danger Zone before Kenny Loggins eventually took it over and changed music history forever (it also was probably the nail in the coffin that was Loggins and Messina). The Flying V Among those who were considered for the role of Maverick were Emilio Estevez, Sean Penn, Patrick Swayze, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Matthew Broderick, Michael J. Fox and Tom Hanks. Art imitating life? The film is dedicated to Art Scholl, a stunt pilot who was killed during production when his plane went …