Double 180 gm vinyl LP pressing. Ruby Vroom was Soul Coughing's 1994 debut album. The album's sound is a mixture of sample-based and guitar-based tunes. The album's lone guest is Rachel Benbow Murdy, band founder Mike Doughty's ex-girlfriend, who supplies a vocal on "Janine". Ruby was named after Ruby Froom, daughter of record producer Mitchell Froom-a frequent collaborator of Ruby Vroom producer Tchad Blake-and singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega. The album was recorded at Sunset Sound Factory in Hollywood, Blake and Froom's usual haunt-a storage room near the studio's lounge was filled with vintage keyboards and road cases filled with toys-whistles, baby rattles, children's toy xylophones. Many of these ended up in the songs.