I love Toadies. I really do. What else can you say about a band who just plays flat-out fun rock and roll and likes to drop D?
Following on the heels of 2008’s No Deliverance (which includes Nothing To Cry About, my favorite Toadies track), their 2012 release continues more of the same, which is anything but a negative. These guys figured that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Get Low gives us a steady driving drum beat with repeating power chords, which in this day and age seems to be a lost art; just keeping things simple and heavy. Magic Bullet gets funky, and throws some suicidal and homicidal thoughts right into some twisted minds in suburban America. The distorted vocals on Laments Of A Good Man are enough to drive you to a room with padded walls, and with the split time chorus, you’re gonna wish you were already there.
Hey wait, what happened to “flat-out fun rock and roll”? It all depends on your definition. For me, you don’t have to be singing about sunshine. Naked/Dead/blue-eyed dolls on a pink cover works too…right?
If you had to listen to two tracks: Get Low / Summer Of The Strange