Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Goo Goo Dolls: DoTM

I did one of these for this band back in 2008 but it kind of sucked so I decided, at Dave's suggestion, to do a new one.


Goo Goo Dolls
Released in 1987 by Mercenary Records.
Produced by Goo Goo Dolls
Band lineup:
John Rzeznik - guitar, vocals; Robby Takac - vocals, bass; George Tutuska - drums.
Tracks: 14
Highlights:
"Sunshine of Your Love" and "Don't Fear the Reaper"

Jed
Released in February 1989 by Metal Blade Records.
Produced by Goo Goo Dolls and Armand John Petri.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 14
Highlights:
"Down on the Corner" and "Gimme Shelter"

Hold Me Up
Released in October 1990 by Metal Blade.
Produced by Armand John Petri.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 14
Highlights:
"Just the Way You Are" "Never Take the Place of Your Man" and "Laughing"

Superstar Car Wash
Released in February 1993 by Warner Brothers Records.
Produced by Gavin MacKillop.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 14
Highlights:
"So Far Away"

A Boy Named Goo
Released in March 1995 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Lou Giordano.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"Naked" "Name" "Only One" and "Long Way Down"
Notes:
This album reached #27 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Double Platinum in 1996.

Dizzy Up the Girl
Released in September 1998 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Rob Cavallo and Goo Goo Dolls.
Lineup changes:
Mike Malinin replaced George Tutska on drums.
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"Iris" "Slide" "Broadway" "Dizzy" and "Black Balloon"
Notes:
This album has been certified Triple Platinum.

What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce
Compilation album released in July 2001 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Goo Goo Dolls.
Tracks: 22

Gutterflower
Released in April 2002 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Goo Goo Dolls and Rob Cavallo.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"Here is Gone" "Big Machine" and "Sympathy"
Notes:
This album reached #4 on the Billboard 200.

Live in Buffalo
Released in November 2004 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Goo Goo Dolls.
Tracks: 20

Let Love In
Released in April 2006 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Glen Ballard.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Better Days" "Let Love In" and "Stay With You"
Notes:
This album reached #9 on the Billboard 200.

Greatest Hits Volume One
Released in November 2007 by Warner Brothers Records.
Tracks: 14

Greatest Hits Volume Two
Released in August 2008 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Glen Ballard.
Tracks: 22
Notes:
This album consisted of a CD with previously unreleased tracks, b-sides and live performances and a DVD with 23 music videos and videos from live performances.

Something for the Rest of Us
Scheduled for released in August 2010 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Rob Cavallo.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12

2 comments:

  1. I’ve owned three of the Goo Goo Dolls records: Superstar Car Wash, A Boy Named Goo, and Dizzy Up the Girl. Superstar Car Wash and A Boy Named Goo are both excellent (Dizzy Up the Girl has a couple of good songs but overall I think they were trying too hard to be commercially successful with that album).

    What kills me though is that Greatest Hits Volume One does not include the song “We Are the Normal” from Superstar Car Wash. Aside from it being a fantastic song, it was their first semi-hit. It helped open the door for the success they had on A Boy Named Goo.

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  2. I have owned Hold Me Up and A Boy Named Goo. I think I might have owned Superstar Car Wash but don't recall for sure.

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