Tonio K.: Life in the Foodchain
This blues album, originally released on the Epic label, garnered
outrageous press when it was first issued in 1978 (Stereo Review
called it "the greatest record ever made"). Tonio K. followed
this debut project with several other major label releases until the
mid-1980s, when he shifted his focus primarily to songwriting.
He has written songs with and/or for Wynonna Judd, T-Bone
Burnett, Charlie Sexton, Peter Case, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville,
Patty Smyth, Tanya Tucker, Vanessa Williams, Jules Shear, and The
Pointer Sisters. He currently has a song on the "Batman Forever"
Tonio K. has also been a member of Austin's 16 Tons of Monkeys. The album includes the track "How Come I Can't See You in My Mirror", on which Garth Hudson guests.
Sidemen(only members of the Band listed)
Tonio K. - Life in the Foodchain - 41:45 - 1978 - Epic JE 35545
AMG Rating: Best of Artist