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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Toadies - Rubberneck

Time for one of my favorite old school alternative guilty pleasures. Yay Toadies! This album dropped way back in 1994. Yep, I know. Another record that came out in that infamous year. Man - what a great year. What a great time to have been growing up. Being all of 10 - I was very impressionable in terms of music. And having SO many great albums come out that year in SO many different genres probably made me the music lover I am today. I can't imagine how anyone with their ear to the radio at any point that calendar year couldn't have come away with anything less than a huge passion for tuneage. Anyway, Toadies. 1989 in Fort Worth Texas. That's where the journey began. They broke up in 2001 for what seemed permanent after one of their members left the group. They reformed in 2006 though and have been doing shows and even put out an album. There is an album titled 'Feeler' that is the actual follow up to this album. It never saw actual release because it was never finished to the direction the band wanted it. After the breakup - it was thought it'd never come out. So bits and pieces ended out on the internet for people to listen to. With the reformation, they decided to finish up the pieces they didn't like and actually release the album. It should be out sometime in 2011 - potentially as late as the summer. I really enjoy this album. I remember buying it back in the day and playing it over and over. So much in fact that I got sick of it and sold it for 5 dollars. I kind of wish I had it back today because I miss it. It's not going to blow your socks off by any means, but it's solid through and through. A couple tracks are flat out amazing - and I'll list those below. At the very least, check those out. I think you might be a budding Toadies fan and not even realize it. Happy Hump Day B Side!!

1. Mexican Hairless
2. Mister Love
3. Backslider
4. Possum Kingdom
5. Quitter
6. Away
7. I Come From The Water
8. Tyler
9. Happyface
10. Velvet
11. I Burn

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Possum Kingdom
2. I Come From The Water
3. Away

3.75 out of 5 stars


  1. do you think rubberneck is a not to elvis presley? he had a song called 'rubberneckin' and the cover dude looks very much like elvis in his movies.

    anyhow, i don't own this album but 'possum kingdom' is easily one of the best songs of the 90s. and easily in my top ten (top 20?) of all time best songs. you can't be in a bad mood when it's on. it's always appropriate.

  2. You know, I never really picked up on that before. I do agree that the artwork is nearly a dead ringer for Mr. Elvis.

    'From The Water' has the same effect on me too. For some reason, I love that damn song!