Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Backslider: Cream Writer Admits She Likes Toadies, Cowers in Terror

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 2:53 PM

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(OK, take a deep breath. What could they possibly say that they haven't said before?) So, remember Toadies? I do. And guess what, I kinda like 'em. In the pop-grunge vein (cringe!) they managed to write some very catchy songs with surprising longevity. And somehow I still hear "Possum Kingdom" at least once every couple months—whether it be in a mall corridor or on a horrible catch-all radio station. And yes, I sing along. You do too! I obviously don't think the band did anything original, or groundbreaking or particularly great. But Rubberneck does have a special place in my heart due to the fact that I used to listen to it in my attic bedroom—the one with the slanty walls and the green sponge paint—when I was in middle school. (I grew up in the Northeast and our narrow house had three stories; it's wasn't like Little Princess or anything.) And to this day, "Tyler" occasionally makes its way onto my running mixes. Why is it so easy to forgive the faults of music we liked when we were young? So, what does this have to do with anything? Well, I just found out that Toadies are releasing a new album on Aug. 19 and they're playing Exit/In on Oct. 10.

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