Whether about hipster vampires on the make or clandestine gay romance, the menacing ditty put the Toadies on the map for many a rock-and-roll-starved American. Morbid, angry, ambiguous and occasionally funny ("I come from the water/That weren't no easy thing"), the band's roaring album Rubberneck came on like a brainy teen-ager, all wounded ego and looming brawn. On the long-awaited follow-up, last year's Hell Below/Stars Above, the assault was tempered--still plenty of cathartic bashing and howling, but with slowed-down moments, too. (As on "Jigsaw Girl," when singer Todd Lewis makes like a '50s crooner singing to his steady girl, but with one key difference: The heroine is cut into little pieces.) The group broke up last August, but they're back--for a little while, at least--promoting their recently released live disc, Live from Paradise. Enjoy while you can.