The disenchanting encounters with the LA music business is reflected in several songs, while "She Ain't Nothing Like I Dreamed" shows a clear Dylan influence.
Apparently unconcerned about the audio deterioration with each subsequent track bounce, every instrument and vocal was recorded by itself.
It's hard to imagine a locale less appropriate for intimate basement folkrock than Dallas, Texas, 1971, where bands like Bloodrock and Nitzinger ruled the day.
The range of emotional expression is impressive, from the raw teenage anger of "In The Eyes" through the jazzy sophistication of Eve-sung numbers such as "Love Is" into the almost-commercial mid-60s folkrock nostalgia of "Clifton T", about Bob Long's memories of his maternal grandfather.
The "Toad" album never reached the vinyl stage, but most of the tracks can be found on this CD, available for the first time ever.