Toadies at The Factory in Deep Ellum
Sat Dec 30 2023 – 8:00 PM
location: The Bomb Factory
25+ years. Thats a long time to maintain relevance, especially in the music community. But thats exactly what Rubberneck has done. Released during the height of the grunge era, its mistakenly labeled a grunge record. But its not, not by a long shot. Described as the Pixies meets Metallica, the Toadies had their feet firmly ensconced in indie, alternative, punk and (near) metal to forge a sound truly all their own. 11 songs without a wasted stroke, from the first strum of the instrumental Mexican Hairless announcing the arrival of Rubberneck to the heavy, near post-punk feel of the closer I Burn, the Toadies wasted nary a note, beat or word, 36 minutes of pure original Texas sonic-boogie bliss, this was an album that could only be forged by Texans, attempting to reclaim the rock world from Seattles grungy little fist.