Coil (album)

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Toad the Wet Sprocket-Coil.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 20, 1997
RecordedMaster Control in Los Angeles, California & Gopher Sound in Santa Barbara, California, 1996
ProducerGavin MacKillop
Toad the Wet Sprocket chronology
In Light Syrup
P.S. (A Toad Retrospective)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Coil is the fifth studio album by Toad the Wet Sprocket released in 1997. This was the band's last album for 16 years, until 2013's New Constellation.

As with previous albums, Coil was released under the Columbia Records label and produced by Gavin MacKillop.

Track listing[edit]

1."Whatever I Fear"Glen Phillips2:58
2."Come Down"Phillips, Todd Nichols3:13
4."Dam Would Break"Phillips4:06
6."Don't Fade"Phillips4:12
7."Little Man Big Man"Phillips4:01
8."Throw It All Away"Phillips3:03
9."Amnesia"Phillips, Nichols4:22
10."Little Buddha"Phillips3:43
11."Crazy Life"Phillips, Nichols4:07
12."All Things in Time"Phillips3:44
13."Silo Lullaby" (Japan Bonus Track) 4:30

Studio outtakes[edit]

  1. "This Is My Life"
  2. "Hey Bulldog"
  3. "Comes A Time (Band Version)"
  4. "Comes A Time (Acoustic)"
  5. "Don't Know Me"
  6. "Acid"
  7. "Won't Let It"

According to Glen Phillips, the version of "Crazy Life" on Coil was recorded in 1994 during the sessions for the band's Dulcinea album. It was featured on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Empire Records but the band felt it deserved a place on a Toad album and fit this album's themes, so they added a new organ track and cut new background vocals and had Tom Lord Alge do a new mix. The intro fade-in was cut short and the BPMs were pushed up to make the song slightly faster. This has led many fans to believe it is a completely different recording, despite the credits in the liner notes pointing to different studios and engineers for the track which match the Dulcinea sessions.


Year Single Chart Position
1997 "Come Down" Modern Rock Tracks 13[citation needed]
Mainstream Rock 17[citation needed]
Adult Top 40 35[citation needed]
Hot 100 Airplay 51[citation needed]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Coil at AllMusic