Coil (album)

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.[2]

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

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

Track listingEdit

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 outtakesEdit

  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 Chart Position
1997 Billboard 200 19[3]


Year Single Chart Position
1997 "Come Down" Mainstream Rock[4] 17
Adult Top 40[5] 35
Hot 100 Airplay 51[citation needed]
Triple A Airplay[6] 2
Heritage Rock[7] 13
Active Rock[8] 32
Alternative Airplay[9] 13
Radio Songs[10] 51
Canada Top Singles[11] 38
Canada Rock/Alternative[12] 6


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Coil at AllMusic
  2. ^ Blistein, Jon (2013-06-05). "Song Premiere: Toad the Wet Sprocket Find a 'New Constellation'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  3. ^ "Toad the Wet Sprocket - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  4. ^ "Toad the Wet Sprocket - Mainstream rock". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  5. ^ "Toad the Wet Sprocket - Adult Top 40". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  6. ^ "Toad the Wet Sprocket - Triple A". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  7. ^ "Toad the Wet Sprocket - Heritage Rock". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  8. ^ "Toad the Wet Sprocket - Active Rock". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  9. ^ "Toad the Wet Sprocket - Alternative Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  10. ^ "Toad the Wet Sprocket - Radio Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  11. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (2013-07-17). "Top RPM Singles: Issue 3274". Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  12. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (2013-07-17). "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 3244". Retrieved 2021-06-14.