“Figure Out” from Lapdog’s 2nd gig

The band Lapdog formed in late 1998/early 1999 and featured Toad the Wet Sprocket members Todd Nichols and Dean Dinning along with Rob Taylor and Erik Herzog. They played their first gig as Lapdog on the night of 4/10/1999 at Club Nym in Santa Barbara, CA. No known recording exists for that show but they played a second show the following night that was recorded. The setlist from that night was filled with songs that would form the core of their 2000 release “Near Tonight.” “Figure Out” was the first song they played.

“Don’t Know Me” (Coil outtake) from 1997

Toad took most of 1996 off but did play a few shows in North Carolina and Santa Barbara in August/September of 1996 (concerts that debuted songs that would become the foundation of 1997’s Coil). This is one of the tracks they were playing at that time that didn’t make the album. It was played for the first time in Charlotte, NC on 8/20/1996. It’s been on the shelf since their 11/21/1997 show at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. This performance of “Dont’ Know Me” is from a small show they played in Santa Barbara as a warmup for that year’s Rape Crisis Center benefit concert.