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Rubberneck

Toadies Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
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1. Mexican Hairless
2. Mister Love
3. Backslider
4. Possum Kingdom
5. Quitter
6. Away
7. I Come From The Water
8. Tyler
9. Happyface
10. Velvet
11. I Burn

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Toadies ~ Rubberneck

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the '90s May 22 2004
By orso
Format:Audio CD
This is simply one of the best rock records to come out of the '90s. The sound is huge and bone crushing; Todd Lewis's vocals are spot on (great pitch for a rock vocalist); the guitar parts are amazing (love the whammy indulgence throughout--unusual for a '90s "alternative" record); and the songs just slam! My favorites would be Mister Love, Backslider, When I'm Away, I Come From the Water. . . Oh, heck, why bother? Every song on here is great. That's about it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Possum Kingdom NOT about vampires....geesh May 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
It's about something scarier....a serial killer/rapist. It was based off a local urban legend, which in turn was based on a real serial killer that roamed the area in the early 90s. The mind of a serial killer is a much more creepity creepy thing than any mythic freakin vampire. After all, I live in Baton Rouge when that serial killer was going around snatching brunettes a few years ago. I had the willies when, about once every three months, the news would report on the disappearance of a woman and then about three days later they'd find her, sexually assaulted and ruthlessly killed. I never heard a thing about mysterious deaths where weird puncture marks were involved. How comic book store dumb is that?
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Vampires at Possum Kingdom May 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
OK, first things first: This album rocks. Heavy melodic riffs and a great moody singer. Great first album, too bad the second was so mediocre. Todd Lewis, the singer, is currently with Burden Brothers, a Dallas area band who puts on a great live show.
On to my point: "Possum Kingdom" is not about vampires, despite what goth fanboys want to believe. (...)
"The kids have been coming up and telling us that the song fits with all this Vampire stuff, but we didn't even get that. We actually have gotten these vampire-looking people at the shows. I think that we were oblivious to vampire references. Actually, it's just a ghost story. "Possum Kingdom" is a lake by our houses in Texas. You know, in Texas you hang out with your family and tell these ghost stories that are kinda, almost true. People believe those folk tales, and that was one of them. Or, it was based on one and we just took it somewhere else."
I think by "ghost story" she's referring to one of those "this guy raped and killed a bunch of girls here" stories told around a campfire.
Anyway, buy this album. I've had to buy three, since I keep lending it out and not getting it back....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Think before you write reviews, poncho. April 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
The person below saying that this is not a song about rape is completely correct. What you have to take into account is that not everything said is truthful, or in a realistic extreme sense. 90% of the lyrics of that song are metaphor. Psycho-analysation is what is key here. The song is about Vampires, which by most accounts are mythical, so there you go. The vampire himself is with a non-vampire behind the boathouse and they're doing their thing. He's asking her if she wants to join him, if she wants to take that step into his life, if she wants to cross this boundary, if she wants to make love in that capacity, if she wants to be his "dark angel," if you will. And to become a vampire, you gain immortality at the expense of this "life" which in and of itself is just a metaphor because you never lose consciousness. The raw emotion...the feelings of death and morbid lust, a passionate, undying emotion. There is a sense of macabre affinity throughout the song, utmost respect, and desire, in an almost stalkerish overtone that is sometimes eerie, and sometimes bewildering, and at other times will make you complacent. It's a difficult feeling to describe... But I don't believe she says no...
And as for the song "Tyler," that is basically a song about being a rapist. There's nothing you can really say about that. It details sneaking into a girl's house and raping her and then it ends.
So let's review: Possum Lake = No Rape. Tyler = Lots of Rape.
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5.0 out of 5 stars To Daniel P Miller Jan. 29 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The song Possum Kingdom is about Vampires. This has been brought up in interviews with the band. It is about vapire stories that were told at Possum Kingdom lake...not about rape. Please do not trash a good cd if you don't know what you're talking about.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great, if Rape's Okay With You Dec 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
I have scanned over the reviews, and it seems that not one mentions the fact that this band enjoys discussing rape as a subtle theme in their songs. "Possum Kingdom" is a violent song about (...) passion gone awry. He's looking at this girl, fascinated by this girl, wanting her, pressuring her: "Make up your mind...Give it up to me."
What go unsaid, as in most rapes, are the girl's protests. Getting frustrated, he gives her an ultimatum. "Do you want to be my angel" or "Do you want to die?" Since he repeats "Do you want to die" over and over, it appears he's trying to emphasise this to the girl.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Mess with Texas Nov. 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the few good bands Texas can claim as its own. They come from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, which really isn't known for many other bands besides Tripping Daisy & Deep Blue Something. I agree with another reviewer, this is the best rock album a lot of you have never heard yet. It's coming close to that 10 year old mark... wow, I didn't realize it came out that long ago, cuz it still sounds fresh!! They played the hell out of "Possum Kingdom" on Houston radio, as well as MTV... & so did I... it was my favorite rock track to come out that whole year. I cranked this up as loud as possible whenever I drove anywhere... particularly parking lots at school *grin*. They also ended up playing "Away", "I Come from the Water", & the other well known "Tyler" with the controversial lyrics. I don't know how often they got played in other states, though.
I got this album in '95, despite all the radio play of about half the album... it's that good, & still is. It's under 40 minutes of fun rocking sounds that has you gripping on to your steering wheel, tapping your foot hard kinda feel. It rocks hard with catchy riffs & mixed-meter rhythms, but at the same time has a lyrical quality so lacking in many hard rock bands out right now... & I miss that!! "I Burn" is the last & only slow track & it's awesome... acoustic intro with dissonant chords, yummy. But for some reason, you may have problems playing it on your computer (I can't). I've also never been able to play it in juke boxes, so there may be a glitch for just the last track... which is a shame, cuz it's one of the best tracks here. So whether your new to the 90's rock scene, or just looking for stuff you over looked somehow, this is a MUST-have.
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