Amazon, Wikipedia); A Boy Named Goo (Amazon, Wikipedia)
Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (Official, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Last.fm, Wikipedia)
I first heard the Goo Goo Dolls in 1993 when I saw the video for the song “We Are the Normal” on 120 Minutes. I loved the song but for whatever reason never got around to getting the CD (or tape) of Superstar Car Wash at the time. In 1995 when they released A Boy Named Goo, I really like the first few singles and this time did get the album. Sometime afterward I went back and picked up Superstar Car Wash and have owned both CD’s off and on over the years. And in that time I’ve come to believe that these are two of the 90’s most unsung records and they are easily the best Goo Goo Dolls records that I have ever heard (now to be fair, the only other GGD CD that I’ve ever owned was 1998’s Dizzy Up the Girl which I thought was extremely disappointing). I also tend to think of these records as extensions of each other.
If you’re someone who only know the Goo Goo Dolls from their hits but like a lot of college rock bands, I highly suggest that you check out both of these CD’s. I’m sure you can track down some relatively inexpensive used copies of the CD and believe me they are well worth the investment.