Ms Amanda Jones is currently listening to:
The Toadies – No Deliverance
I love this band!!! This is the band that if you ride in my car you will come to know well. I play their albums constantly. They had a couple of hit songs in the 90’s, an album that almost didn’t come out (Hell Below/Stars Above), and a break up. This is the band that I would google to see what was going on with them even after they were broken up. All of us know break-ups don’t always last forever! So imagine my surprise when I read in 2006 around St Patty’s day,that they WERE getting together to play a show – in Texas!? I quickly tried to imagine how I would get there…but eventually realized I couldn’t. Still I held out hope. And then….through the grapevine I hear they are back together!!! AND a new album is coming, and better yet – they are going to be playing in Los Angeles!!! I buy tickets for the man that I live with, and torture with my Toadies CD’s, and we go to The Roxy in the fall of 2008. The show kicks my ass, I lose my voice and I get their new CD. The new CD is fucking awesome.
It’s the Toadies! Todd Lewis (I thought his name was Vaden?) has a voice that kills me and makes me want to scream (in a good way). And the lyrics, jesus, is he really talking about the darkness, things that can kill you in the middle of the night, serial killers, and big bad scary obsessive love!? The music is what rock n roll should always sound like – straight forward rock. Big guitars, great hooks, the stuff that makes you want to raise your hands and pump your fists.