Season 2 - Ep. 15 - The Epic Rock Career of Texas’s Finest Band with Vaden Lewis from Toadies
I am going to be speaking with Vaden Lewis, the frontman for the legendary Texas rock band Toadies, today about well, as much as I can because Toadies are one of my top 5 favorite bands of all time, and I have a lot of questions which 95% we won’t have time for, but let’s see how deep we can get on the 5% that we have time for.
Toadies are going on tour this year to celebrate Rubberneck's 25th Anniversary (which happened during the pandemic). We’ll be speaking to the rock legend himself, Vaden Lewis, right after this!
Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters
Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper
Toadies Website: https://thetoadies.com/
Toadies Tour Dates: https://thetoadies.com/tour-dates/
Toadies Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/toadies
Clark Voegeler's "Dark Secrets - The Stories of Rubberneck": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG2se9IHXJ8
The Loop Rehearsal Space: https://www.thelooptx.com/
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0:00 - Intro
1:04 - How did Toadies music become the dark style that the album Rubberneck put out?
2:45 - How did the Rubberneck 25th Anniversary Tour with Toadies and Reverend Horton Heat come about?
5:51 - How did Toadies get their own day named after them in Fort Worth?
7:31 - Will the Dia De Los Toadies Festival ever make a comeback?
8:45 - How Dia De Los Toadies help create the album Heretics by Toadies
11:40 - What was it like for Vaden Lewis after the original hiatus of Toadies?
13:24 - Are Toadies working on a new album right now?
15:23 - How do Toadies decide on the track list for an album and what's the plan for recording the new album?
19:00 - Why do Toadies have so many dark songs?
22:49 - The making of Rubberneck and talking about "Dark Secrets - The Stories of Rubberneck" by Toadies guitarist Clark Voegeler
24:29 - How did Vaden Todd Lewis of Toadies get his vocal style?
29:07 - How did Toadies decide to start Rubberneck off with an instrumental song ("Mexican Hairless") and decide on the final track list?
32:43 - Did Vaden Lewis ever tell Reverend Horton Heat he got the idea to put an instrumental first from their album?
33:00 - Starting with the reformation of Toadies after their hiatus, did the band feel a lot of pressure to make another Rubberneck album?
38:20 - Did it feel like once Toadies got famous and then disbanded that people would write the band off going forward?
40:38 - Does Vaden Lewis from Toadies have a different opinion of how their music is made and released now versus when they were younger?
43:39 - How did Vaden Lewis open his own rehearsal space called The Loop in Fort Worth?
47:36 - Final words from Vaden Todd Lewis of Toadies
49:03 - Outro