"Word up." -- Clark Vogeler
"I'll be back in two shakes" -- Todd Lewis
"I just want the entire list to know that Mark Rez is no one's bitch." -- Mark Rez
"I just heard:
God is dead!
Satan's in charge now!
Everybody PARTY!!!" -- Mark Reznicek
Ryan: I made $2000
Did you spend it on beer and drugs?
Fan to Todd: You guys kicked ass tonight, you're the best! Todd: Why don't you buy a t-shirt or somethin?
"Todd L. Smells Like" - Written
by next to a suspiciously explicit drawing he drew on Chris Gerty's
T-shirt at the Buzz Monster Mosh in Houston, October 31, 1997.
"Clark is kinda shy...He's new and he's only 15" - Todd
"I'm a funny fucker" - Mark
"We're not one of those kind of bands who can write on the road 'cause it's not like we can whip out the acoustic guitar and get a good song. We have to have the amps cranked up to stage volume and play like that " - Lisa
"So this song is the most direct Brainiac rip off that we were able to accomplish with our limited abilities. This is a song called "Mine"." - Todd
"This is a song called "Push the Hand"....It's about...........hand" - Todd
Corpus Christi 07/06/96 "Thank you very much to the lame limp-dick cock-sucking mother fucker that hit me in the head there. You are a very small, SMALL genitalia of a man. That's what you are there. Fuck you, you cock-sucker. The rest of you guys rock, thanks alot." - Todd Lewis
Around Mid-September the Foo Fighters played a show in Dallas, and as they had done back in 1995, dedicated a song to the Toadies.
"One of my favorite things about seeing Brainiac, was to fuck with them" -- Todd
"Budweiser!" -- Clark
"I fuckin' hate Los Angeles, California, goddamit." -Todd Lewis
One time back in 1991, the Toadies went to a Pixies concert, and gave the band a copy of their Dig a hole/I hope you die" single. Kim Deal said, "You guys sound like us!"
"The Pixies are still the greatest band ever" - Lisa
"We're from Texas, so we're kinda slow." -Todd Lewis
"Hi, I'm Lisa Umbarger, and this is Adam Ant. And this is as close as he'll get to my lap." -Lisa Umbarger
AN PRODUCER: What's your favorite movie? TODD: Breakfast at Tiffany's LISA: No it's not, it's Raising Arizona, because you always wanted to steal a baby and make it a roadie. TODD: Yeah. We used to have a monkey, but then that got expensive. LISA: So we're just going to have to find a baby. DARREL: And that's our favorite movie.
"We have big chickens in Texas." -Todd Lewis
CRIAG WELCH: Um. We have a special guest. MIKE GIBSON: Yeah, you can't throw anything at Todd, or we'll get in trouble.
on Alternative Nation TODD: That was Everclear, and that song is not about my girlfriend. MARK: The next video is from really good friends of ours...(Todd and Mark glance at each other)...Bush, with "Glycerine".
"Mark doing what he does best...playing drums and drinkin' beer. And he's all done playing drums." -Todd's cousin
"It's a fluff video." -Lisa on "Possum Kingdom" video
BEAVIS: Do you think they really killed someone to make this video (Possum Kingdom)? BUTTHEAD: They shoulda killed the people who made it.
ANDREW HUFFSTETLER: Brutal Juice is the greatest band in the world. JOSH (FROM EARL): Hey, well Toadies aren't bad. ANDREW: Toadies are ok! Hey, did you get a load of Todd Lewis' ass, he's got a great ass (pushing video camera to Todd's ass)
"Die Christian scum!" -Lisa Umbarger
"My parents were heavy duty Baptists.........that's why I'm so pissed off at the world." -Todd Lewis
"So, are you the next New Bohemians?" -ROCK WARS Interviewer
"Use the Ladies Room, it's much cleaner." -Mark Reznicek
"Jughead can really wail on those drums." -Mark Reznicek
"Korn...my cat likes their tone." -Clark Vogeler
"mmm, blah blah blah...blah blah..and then you forget the words, and you end up looking like a big stupid motherfucker." -Todd singing "Luck be a Lady"
FAN (at Wetlands): Every song is good! MARK: Damn right.
"I was the guitarist for the Toadies in their heydey." -Darrel Herbert
"Darrel's the kind of guy who gets up at 6 am and jogs." -Mike Gibson
"Toadies suck ass" -backstage wall inscriptions
"Here's another pretty song. Because I'm feeling pretty tonight." -Todd Lewis
TED WOOD (talking to Todd): Come down Jesus and save me! Ahhh, he never works. So I just turn...to alcohol! And the real drugs. TODD: Speaking of real drugs. (looks at Mark)
TODD: You ready for the big rock show? TED WOOD: Yeah. I'm fixing my guitar, but I don't know what's wrong with it. TODD: Did you try putting strings on it? TED: No strings! That's it! How could I overlook something so basic?
LISA: Hi, I'm Lisa of the Toadies TODD: And I'm Todd, also of the Toadies, we're the coolest members of the Toadies.
"Die cheeseheads, die!" -Lisa Umbarger
DARREL: Our video was directed by Tomas Mignon, who's the most... MARK: ...broke guy... DARREL: broke guy on the planet. MARK: he really knows how to gamble that money away DARREL: especially if its ours
"Toadies won some best punk band award. They beat us up pretty bad." -Bad Religion
"The record label doesn't know what to classify us. They tried sending us off as a metal band." -Lisa Umbarger
"People thought we were a vampire band and when we got to Florida, all these vampires kept showing up to our shows." -Lisa Umbarger
"This song's called Waterfall. It's about a waterfall." -Todd Lewis
RLINE CALLER:Who do you think has been the most influential person on modern music? TODD:....PJ Harvey?
SOME REVIEW OF THE BASQUIAT SOUNDTRACK "Not in Love, why did the Toadies make a really bad song sound worse?"
RLINE CALLER: Are you pyromaniacs, or what?
"I hate when people try to read into your lyrics. Besides, I'm usually ashamed of what I write, so the more garbled and unintelligable, the better." -Todd Lewis
RLINE CALLER: What did you do the first time you heard yourself on the radio. TODD: I pulled the car. LISA: And he weeps like a baby.
"More vocals?...AHHHHHH!!! How's that?" -Todd Lewis
AN DIRECTOR:What type of music do you listen to? LISA: I listened to Devo. And I was retarded. But that's not why I listened to Devo.
"Pogo-ing is the next big thing!" -Clark Vogeler
"It's too late to listen to heavy metal. What happened to 'dont rock the jukebox'?" -overheard at a Ft. Worth Fire game while Toadies are blaring
"Clark just turned 21. And I'm 26." -Mark Reznicek
"Thanks for not throwing anything at Todd" -Mike Gibson
"Consider it considered." - Mark Reznicek
"This is all I have for now, but I'm sure there will be much more coming soon...if you have anything at all to add to this page, feel free to Email it to me."