I love hitting shuffle.
Do you know the link between these songs?
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Don’t know of any link. The first one blows and the second is a masterpiece. But that’s just, like, my opinion, man.
Both written by Westerberg, and the Goo Goo Dolls had two very good albums, in my opinion.
Well, I think the goo goo dolls really went downhill after “a boy named goo”, once they had a ballad that was a billborad hit, that’s pretty much all they made anymore.
I agree. I enjoyed almost every album from Jed up to A Boy Named Goo. The video posted is from their third album, two before A Boy…, sad to see them decline afterward into making pop radio favourites.
It’s funny, for the longest time Goo Goo Dolls were considered ‘Mats’ wannabes. Their sound and look mirrored them somewhat closely. A definite case of wearing an influence on one’s sleeve. I saw the Goo Goo Dolls open for the Replacements in 1991 in Toronto and they impressed me greatly. The highlight being a rip roaring cover of Prince’s “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man”. Alas my last Replacements show of many so I guess I will always have a soft spot for the Goo’s.
Further to your Westerberg video though… Such a wonderfully bittersweet song. It will remind of the waning days of Autumn forever. And proof positive Pablo is one one of the best songwriters America has ever produced.
Thanks for reminding me. :)
I will always have a soft spot for the Goo Goo Dolls, because they got me into the Replacements. :) I saw them in concert last summer in Newcastle, and was happy to hear a set of predominately old (good) songs.
I’ve been listening to Tim a lot lately, its always my May/June album. And yes, he is defintely one of the greatest songwriters. Sadness with a dash of hope…
This connection I did not know. I love it when I accidentally learn something, it’s the best possible way to learn.
Indeed, it is! Musical trivia is always helpful too. You know, for trivial pursuit nights! :)
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