Toadies celebrate ‘Rubberneck’ anniversary with Chicago show (Episode 783)


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At last, the Toadies have taken the “Rubberneck” 25th anniversary tour on the road, a tour that lands at Metro in Chicago on October 9th.

Bassist Doni Blair called in just as the band was set to take the stage in Kansas City. Discussed in this episode:

  • The legacy and impact of the “Rubberneck” album.
  • The Texas explosion of the 90s (including Tripping Daisy, Hagfish, Course of Empire and Reverend Horton Heat).
  • Hagfish had a one-of-a-kind anthem back in the day. 🐱
  • Frontman Vaden’s voice… it’s supernatural.
  • Chicago bands Doni has fond memories of, including Triple Fast Action, Tripping Daisy and Smoking Popes.
  • The recent “Damn You All to Hell” EP.
  • The “ballsy” choice to cover David Bowie.
  • New music on the way.
  • It’s time to bring back “Summer of the Strange.”
  • Comic books, from Warlord and Jonah Hex to Metal Men and Ghost Rider.
  • We both learned how to read because of comics.

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