It was a long told rock and roll urban myth, Toadies made a record in
1997 entitled Feeler which was meant to be the follow up to the critically
acclaimed, platinum selling Rubberneck. Alas, it was not meant to be.
Toadies spent months writing, demeoing and finally recording thier
follow up. When the label s response finally came, it wasn t exactly what
the band had been expecting.
Toadies guitarist Clark Vogler says We can t help but feel a bit of redemption
releasing Feeler after Interscope decided it wasn t good enough
and shelved it. We always thought it was going to be a good Toadies
album, and since there were unfinished versions floating around on the
Internet, it was important to us that people hear it as we meant it to be.
Toadies recently re-united with Rob Schnapf, who co-produced both
the Rubberneck and Hell Below/Stars Above albums. They ve chosen
their favorite songs (and a couple others that weren t actually recorded
during the Feeler sessions) and are finally unleashing them on an unsuspecting
world. Not exactly the album that might have been released as the
follow-up to Rubberneck, but the album that SHOULD have been.
Feeler comes after the band s first CD in over 7 years, No Deliverance
which was released in the summer of 2008. No Deliverance spawned a
Top 40 single with the title track at Active Rock radio, has sold over 50k
copies to date and was the #4 selling indie record week of release.