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Interview with Toad the Wet Sprocket
MAY 17, 1994
HOST: Live from New
York City this is Modern Rock Live, the nation's only
Here is a little
information for all you struggling musicians regarding
We welcome Dean,
Randy, Todd and Glen of Toad the Wet Sprocket.
GUEST: Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.
HOST: How long did it take you to put the record together?
GUEST: It was about
3 months total. Just recording and mixing. It had a
HOST: You're in the
studio for 3 months recording. You rehearse. Next
GUEST: Completely unrehearsed!
HOST: Tell us about that. What kind of vibe was in the stadium?
GUEST: It was a little
scary. We played 3 times in the last year. We took
HOST: Going into
the studio with this new record. Was there a lot of
GUEST: They left
us alone. "All I Want" was recognized across the board as
HOST: Left to your
own devices we're going to listen to the first track off
HOST: Toad the Wet
Sprocket on Modern Rock Live. And they brought their
We're going to go
the phones now and talk to Karen from The Point in St.
CALLER: Hello, Toad.
I just wanted to say that I've been a big fan of yours
GUEST: Todd and Randy
were school buddies from the first grade. They met
HOST: Let's go to Cicero, Illinois and speak to Kelly.
CALLER: Hi. I just
wanted to know if there are any stylistic changes in the
GUEST: It's all going
to be Polka music. We're going to be adding the
HOST: Let's go to
Zanesville, Ohio and speak to Todd. Hi, Todd. You're on
GUEST: Hi, guys.
When you're out on tour what's your favorite band to tour
GUEST: It's fun to
bring out bands that people don't really know very well,
HOST: Hey, since
you guys brought your instruments in, would you do a couple
GUEST: Hey, nobody told us we'd have to play!
HOST: It's Toad the Wet Sprocket live on Modern Rock Live.
PLAY SONGS LIVE IN STUDIO
HOST: Live on Modern
Rock Live that's Toad the Wet Sprocket. What was the
GUEST: "Wood Burning."
HOST: And you want to do another one for us? How about "Crowing."
GUEST: Okay. We'll play "Crowing" at your request.
PLAY SONG LIVE
HOST: That's Toad
the Wet Sprocket playing live in our studios on Modern
Next week we'll
visit with Sonic Youth and hear all about their brand new
Let's take some
phone calls. And we talk to Erica listening to us on The
CALLER: I was wondering how you derived the lyrics to your songs?
GUEST: Monty Python!
I don't know. They're things I just work out.
HOST: Do you all have different opinions about what a song is about?
I like to deal less with a situation and more with a
HOST: Let's talk to Clay in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Hi, Clay.
CALLER: I really
like you guys a lot. You came down here to Virginia Beach
GUEST: One never
knows. I figured that out after I heard Sam Phillips'
CALLER: I saw you guys at the festival. You were fantastic.
GUEST: You went to the show.
CALLER: Yeah. Don't
worry about the Rollins Band. Do you guys prefer
GUEST: It doesn't
change that much. As long as people are standing I think
HOST: Well, everyone
at home sit down and listen. Toad the Wet Sprocket is
PLAY SONG LIVE
HOST: Toad the Wet
Sprocket performing live in our studios exclusively on
CALLER: Hello. What is your personal favorite song out of all your songs?
GUEST: I would say
the "Reincarnation" song or "Inside." But I don't
HOST: What's your favorite song, Karen?
CALLER: My favorite song is "Covered in Roses."
HOST: Thanks, Karen.
Thanks guys for coming in. You hit the road on the
GUEST: Yeah. We start in New Orleans.
HOST: So, we'll see you all summer long.
GUEST: I guess so.
HOST: Well, good
luck with everything. And again, congratulations on the