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(Message started by: RogueUK on Jan 8th, 2005, 12:33am)

Title: ONE song?!
Post by RogueUK on Jan 8th, 2005, 12:33am
This is my worst nightmare, lol...

Ok, a friend of mine who knows how much I like the GGD has finally given in to my endless waffling and asked to hear one of their songs...but...ONE of their songs? How on earth can I narrow it down that far?! So first thought was, come on here and get advice from you guys  ;D What one song should I play to this guy to get him hooked? If it's any help, he really digs the Cranberries...apparently someone told him The Goos sound like The Cranberries (which is news to me, but never mind) Since I don't know much about The Cranberries, um, could anyone recommend a Goo song with that in mind?

I was thinking of maybe 'Slide'. Or 'Broadway'. But...I need to get this right...if I get it right we have a new convert  ;) and you all know how good it is when THAT happens  ;)

So...suggestions would be appreciated  :D

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by TomOAus on Jan 8th, 2005, 12:54am
here is gone

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by urbanpotions on Jan 8th, 2005, 1:08am
long way down

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by SuzieGoo on Jan 8th, 2005, 1:22am
My first instinct is to say Name. And not because it is my absolute favorite song of all songs (and I don't mean just Goo songs).  But because you get to hear the guitar work, John's voice and they rock out a little at the end....

...BUT you could always win him over with the songs that first started winning over the masses:

~ We Are The Normal
~ Long Way Down
~ Name

That is if he will buy into the idea that he has to hear two or three to get a better idea of how talented they are.  How they have different sounds....all equally entertaining.  

Good luck with that.  Let us know how it turns out.   ;D

~ Suz

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by RogueUK on Jan 8th, 2005, 1:29am
I'm trying to persuade him to let me send him some files in an email, instead of downloading...he says he has a slow connection anyway so sending the files is better...quicker, I think...? You just have to open them, and that only takes a minute or so, doesn't it?

Also, I think you can send up to about 4 or 5 songs in a Hotmail email attachment...so I would have a bit more room to manouvre with song selections. ;D

I'm wondering about including 'What a Scene' in the list...hmm, two people have suggested 'Long Way Down', must give that one some thought...

I think I have to screw Robby over though, which I don't wanna do... :( but objectively, I think Rzeznik is more likely to sell him on the band. Robby is more of an aquired taste I guess...but I still feel bad about it... :-/

I'm a bad, bad, disloyal human being...

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by GlitteringGoo on Jan 8th, 2005, 1:55am
I would go with the radio version of Naked, that's what got me hooked on Goo many moons ago.  ;D

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by SassyMay on Jan 8th, 2005, 7:07am
You can bribe him and play lazy eye here is gone broadway dizzy black balloon or if he likes the first song you play for her then maybe he'll listen to another one and then another cuz she can't get enough of it up untill he's heard them all! :D :D :D :D :D :D

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by Iris74 on Jan 8th, 2005, 9:43am

on 01/08/05 at 01:29:11, RogueUK wrote:
I'm wondering about including 'What a Scene' in the list...hmm, two people have suggested 'Long Way Down', must give that one some thought...


Since I am familiar with the Cranberries, What A Scene is what I'd go with.  I'd stay almost entirely away from DUTG. It's WAAAY too polished of a sound.

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by LouAndNic on Jan 8th, 2005, 10:31am
Hmm well that's really tough.  If it really *has* to be one song then we'd probably suggest "Slide" which was the deciding factor for us getting hooked.

Hope that helps a little bit, it's so hard to choose just one!!

Good luck :)

Lou & Nic

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by Sarah on Jan 8th, 2005, 10:40am
I've won over EVERYONE with Big Machine. It hasn't failed for me yet.

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by RogueUK on Jan 8th, 2005, 2:30pm

on 01/08/05 at 10:40:17, Sarah wrote:
I've won over EVERYONE with Big Machine. It hasn't failed for me yet.


I :love: Big Machine. If I absolutely HAD to pick a favourite Goo song that would probably be it. But it changes periodically...for a long time it was 'So far away'...

Hey Sarah, I like what you've done with the avatar ;)

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by Sarah on Jan 8th, 2005, 3:01pm

on 01/08/05 at 14:30:28, RogueUK wrote:
Hey Sarah, I like what you've done with the avatar  ;)


Hehe, thanks!
Just a little update to keep people from pasting their face over mine.  ;)

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by RogueUK on Jan 12th, 2005, 3:52pm
Aha, hahahaha...*dances*

I am soooo happy. How's this for GOOd work, you guys...as well as the original guy I mentioned, now someone else wants me to send them Goo stuff...in the thread this guy and I were talking in, I posted that if anyone else wanted GGD stuff I would mail them with it, and someone DID! He says he's heard a few songs and liked them, and wants to hear more!

AND THAT'S NOT ALL!

On yet ANOTHER site (there are many of them) I have two banners I made in my sig, a Robby banner and a Johnny banner, with lyrics on and stuff...anyway...and at the top of the banners it says "The Goo Goo Dolls. Don't know who they are? Then go and find out!" And someone DID go and find out. After seeing my sig, she went and downloaded a bunch of Goos songs, and loved them, and now she's talking about buying the albums, and she's already been checking out the official GGD site for more info... ;D

I am so darn proud of myself. *gives self a pat on the back for successful Goo-spreading* ;D

Title: Re: ONE song?!
Post by jovi_goo on Jan 12th, 2005, 5:59pm
Wow, just one song?!? I'd go for either All Eyes on Me, Bullet Proof, or What a Scene! Maybe Big Machine too. LOL. I'm not very helpful, sorry! One of those 4 though! GOOd luck :)

-Kelly



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