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Conversation with Clark Vogeler of The Toadies – Audio Posted!

4 September 2010 17 Comments

By: Andrew

Clark Vogeler

I’ve come from the water (literally) to inform you all that at the bottom of this semi-brief synopsis is a link you can employ to stream or download our conversation with Clark Vogeler of The Toadies.

It’s always good to have bands from our youth on the program. And when I say “youth” I mean bands whose songs we identify with the years of our lives where the only thing that mattered was having fun. The Toadies are still releasing records and have a strong touring business in 2010. The first time I saw the band live was in 2008 at a sold out Bowery Ballroom. These guys are polished and put on such a great show. I implore all of you to check them out subsequent to reading the text below and listening to our entire conversation from beginning to end. Let the ethos of All Knowing Force guide you either back to, or to The Toadies for the first time. No, I don’t have any clue if I used that word properly, but it’s a college-level word that I always wanted to use.

We commenced by welcoming Clark Vogeler, guitar player of The Toadies, to All Knowing Force.

We talked about their show last summer at the El Rey in Los Angeles, CA.

We then moved to their new old record, Feeler. This was supposed to be the follow-up to Rubberneck. It was eventually released in August 2010 on Kirtland Records. Clark then spoke about their dealings with Interscope in regards to the Feeler release.

Album Cover for The Toadies album Feeler

The Album Cover for Feeler

Talk moved to acquiring new fans, and how they plan to build the Toadies brand.

We talked about bands reuniting, possibly doing a package tour with bands from the same genre.

And we touched on Soundgarden, and potentially the worst album ever, Chris Cornell’s solo record last year. Clark stated Jimmy Iovine from Interscope was the man behind that Cornell debable as well as the man that was behind the shelving of Feeler nearly a decade and a half ago.

Spoke about wanting to tour with both Clutch and Hum.

The Toadies are on tour in September on the East Coast and the Midwest. All the links you need are below. Feeler is available now.


Official Site for The Toadies

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  • Carla said:

    I’m not a Toadies fan – never was and probably never will be.

    I do urge listeners to check them out. I know two people that went to their show here in New York in 2008 (that you mentioned on the show) and said it was off the charts. These are two of the most critical people I know.

    Give them a shot. I enjoyed this interview by the way. Very laid back.

    Chris Cornell should be ashamed of himself.

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  • XXxxxXX said:

    They will always be lumped in with one hit wonders. It’s unfortunate because they have a great catalog.

    Rubberneck is one of the most important albums of the 90’s as it was right at the end of grunge and right at the beginning of what came next.

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  • Andrew said:

    Clark Vogeler was really cool. I think you should all either revisit them or visit them for the first time. They are definitely worth a couple of listens. Ultimately, it’s up to you guys to decide. I hope you all enjoyed the interview. It was amazingly easy and a lot of fun to do.

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  • T Spratt said:

    The only thing this band ever did was bridge a gap.

    There isn’t sense in promoting a new album no one gives a shit about.

    That Disturbed review is bullshit. You guys have one tracked minds.

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  • BEAR said:

    I took the liberty of downloading LEGALLY the new CD. It goes hand in hand with what Clark said on the show. This will please current fans but won’t earn them new ones. I’m going to check them out live on the current tour though.

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  • Aspen Jeff said:

    The reason Interscope didn’t release this after Rubberneck is because it sucked. Don’t blame Interscope, Clark. Your record sucked.

    Strangely enough, I enjoyed the interview.

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  • Flora said:

    Feeler sounds dated. I would say not in a bad way. I kind of get the vibe mentioned by Clark during the show where he says they really dont play for new fans. I’m going to the show here in NY with my boyfriend. What’s a coupla dollars? We’ll see how it goes.

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  • Jesus said:

    I had not a clue these cats were still gigging.

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  • Lyla said:

    The band doesn’t care what anyone of us think b/c they’ve cultivate a following and as per Clark’s own words, they don’t care about marketing.

    Rubberneck was great; no denying that. The public on heard Possum Kingdom so what was there really to follow up?

    Andrew mentioned Seven Mary Three. Their CD was better than Rubberneck. American Standard holds up today. There isn’t a bad song on that CD but they royally fucked up on their follow up.

    I can see why Interscope wasn’t high on Feeler.

    Clark Vogeler is the man. Open books kick major ass.

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  • yatshu said:

    i hear the animosity towards interscope everywhere, either praise or hate

    regardless toadies deserved another album after rubber neck, i got rubber neck from bmg music service, buy 1 get 12 free. didnt take it out of my cd player for a year, this one and weezer’s blue album

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  • Christian said:

    dude, interscope has fucked more bands than any big label, they’re cognisant of it which makes it worse

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  • UriahJ said:

    Where do all you ppl listen to this stuff?

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  • MMARules3423x said:

    Saw them the other night at Paradise in Boston. Great show. You guys don’t know what you’re missing. Pretty good interview, by the way. Always glad to hear Andrew in “opinionated mode.”

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  • Andrew said:

    @UriahJ: You should check out Rhapsody. I don’t believe Feeler is currently on there, though. The one before it, No Deliverance, is though.

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  • MiSSiON DiSTRiCT said:

    I saw them in New York a week ago. They’re just a great, raw, no frills rock band. Catch them if you can. All I really knew was Slider and Possum Kingdom. I’ve since bought their albums used on Amazon.

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  • Paris said:

    This is my first time at a computer in many days.

    I went to this show at Blender on the recommendation of Andrew and Darius. I’m not a Toadies fan nor did their music really make it out here in France to the masses. I went with my girlfriend and they were majorly kick ass live. Their last 2 albums I listened to and picked up (both suck except for track 1 on No Delivarance). I’d go see them live any time given the chance.

    You should all go read the Soundgarden review. GOLD!

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