Label: Warner Bros. Records - 2-45750-A • Format: CD Album, Promo Advance • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Produced by Lou Giordano with his trademark full-bodied, immediately accessible, but never washed-out sound, A Boy Terje - Various - Diary N°1 Goo finally got the band across to a wide audience, and deservedly so.
Right from the start, the Goo Goo Dolls sound Goo Goo Dolls - A Boy Named Goo on the right track after Superstar Car Wash 's OK but ultimately go-nowhere feeling -- "Long Way Down" is another stone-cold classic of wounded romanticism wedded to catchy Cheap Trick -tinged punk-pop, Rzeznik 's singing the not-so-secret weapon.
The eternal Replacements tag now makes less sense than ever -- the Goos have their own enjoyable sound, Rzeznik 's a more individual singer than ever, and all three rock out accordingly.
Takac similarly has his own sonic improvements, his formerly rasped high register now just a little more controlled but no less affecting, as winners like "Burnin' Up" and "Somethin' Bad" easily demonstrate.
Rzeznik -sung highlights are equally everywhere -- the commercial but never stupid "Naked," with a great chorus and immediately radio-friendly music, the equally sharp "Only One," and the mighty fine "Ain't That Unusual. Rzeznik 's empathetic vocal, delivering one of his best lyrics on favored subjects of friendship, loss, and fame, matches unfolky strumming and quiet energy, creating a song that feels like both a farewell to the American Dream and to a long-lost partner.
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Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date March 14, Track Listing. Long Way Down. Goo Goo Dolls. Burnin' Up. Flat Top. Only One. Somethin' Bad. Ain't That Unusual. So Long. Eyes Wide Open. Joe Bompczyk. Slave Girl. Goo Goo Dolls - A Boy Named Goo Blood. Disconnected Joe Bompczyk. Slave Girl Mick Blood.
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