Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Toadies- Feeler

The Toadies
Interscope (put this on the shelf 12 years ago and it’s still there)

This is awesome! It’s the lost Toadies album!

After the platinum success of Rubberneck, The Toadies recorded their second LP Feeler in 1997. Interscope Records, in its infinite wisdom, decided against releasing the album. Minus a stray Buzzfest appearance here and there, The Toadies largely disappeared until 2001’s Stars Above/Hell Below (also awesome). The came the break-up, the Burden Bros. and the reunion without bassist Lisa Umbarger.

I remember that, during this 97/98 period, Austin’s 101X would play “Waterfalls”, calling it a new, unreleased track. I suppose that was partially true. The moral of the story is that no one should sign with a major label. The majors have a long history of pulling this kind of shit. Don’t let it happen to you.

The Toadies – Feeler


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