Rubberneck (album)

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Rubberneck album cover.jpg
Studio album by Toadies
Released August 23, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Grunge,[1][2] alternative rock, punk rock[3]
Length 36:21
Label Interscope
Producer Tom Rothrock, Rob Schnapf
Toadies chronology
Hell Below / Stars Above
(2001)Hell Below / Stars Above2001
Singles from Rubberneck
  1. "Mister Love"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Possum Kingdom"
    Released: August 30, 1994
  3. "Away"
    Released: 1995
  4. "Tyler"
    Released: 1996
  5. "Backslider"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[4]
Obnoxious Listeners4/5 stars[5]

Rubberneck is the most successful album by American rock band Toadies. It was released in August 1994 on Interscope Records and attained RIAA gold and platinum status in December 1995 and December 1996 respectively. The album produced the band's most popular single, "Possum Kingdom". The song's master track is featured in the Xbox 360 version of the video game Guitar Hero II. It was also released for the video game Rock Band 3 in a pack that contained "Away" and "Tyler" as well.

In 2014, in honor of the album's 20th anniversary, Kirtland Records re-released the album on CD and vinyl on April 1.[7] The album was remastered and also includes five bonus tracks.[8] Three of the bonus tracks are previously unreleased songs from the original album's sessions, including "Run in with Dad" and a cover of Pylon's "Stop It", both of which were previously recorded for Velvet, and "Rockfish", an early version of "Waterfall", a song later recorded for Feeler, the intended follow-up to Rubberneck. The other two bonus tracks are early live versions of "Possum Kingdom" and "Tyler", recorded at Trees Dallas on December 5, 1991 The vinyl only features the original 11 album tracks, and includes a download of the five bonus tracks.

Also in honor of the album's 20th anniversary, current band member Clark Vogeler made Dark Secrets: The Stories of Rubberneck, a 23-minute documentary about the album, featuring original behind-the-scenes footage recorded by Lisa Umbarger as well as newly recorded interviews. It was debuted on March 10, 2014 at The Kessler Theater in Dallas, TX. The documentary was then posted on the internet two days later.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Vaden Todd Lewis (except where noted).

1."Mexican Hairless" (Lewis, Darrel Herbert)1:48
2."Mister Love"2:51
4."Possum Kingdom"5:09
5."Quitter" (Lewis, Herbert)3:33
7."I Come from the Water"2:46
9."Happy Face" (Lewis, Herbert)2:58
11."I Burn"3:33
20th anniversary bonus tracks
12."Run in with Dad"2:07
13."Stop It" (Randall Bewley, Curtis Crowe, Vanessa Briscoe Hay, Michael Lachowski)2:54
15."Possum Kingdom (Live)"4:31
16."Tyler (Live)"4:06


  • Vaden Todd Lewis - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
  • Darrel Herbert - Lead Guitar
  • Lisa Umbarger - Bass
  • Mark Reznicek - Drums
  • Sally Browder - Engineer
  • Tom Rothrock - Producer, Engineer
  • Rob Schnapf - Producer, Engineer
  • Andy Wallace - Mixing
  • Howie Weinberg - Mastering
  • Eric White - Mixing, Mixing Assistant
  • Michael Lavine - Photography

Chart positions[edit]


Year Album Chart Position
1995 Rubberneck The Billboard 200 56
Heatseekers 1


Year Single Chart Position
1995 "Possum Kingdom" Mainstream Rock Tracks 9
Modern Rock Tracks 4
1996 "Away" Mainstream Rock Tracks 23
Modern Rock Tracks 28


  1. ^ "Rubberneck Review". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Texas band Toadies ready for anniversary tour". The Daily Californian. March 22, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2016. Few would argue that Rubberneck is the most influential album of the '90s, but it is distinctly grunge, and it is distinctly Texan. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ Obnoxious Listeners review
  6. ^ CMJ review
  7. ^ "Rubberneck 20th Anniversary". January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Toadies Announce Rubberneck 20-Year Anniversary Edition". January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ Wilonsky, Robert (March 12, 2014). "Exclusive video: The Toadies documentary 'Dark Secrets: The Stories of Rubberneck'". Retrieved April 24, 2014.