On A Boy Named Goo, America's best known unknown band, The Goo Goo Dolls, up the alternative music ante with thirteen new songs that defy convention, the odds and your preconceptions.
Produced by Lou Giordano (who's worked with everyoune from Pere Ubu and Husker Du to Sugar and the Smithereens) and featuring the Goo's new single and video, "Only One," A Boy Named Goo puts the Goo Goo Dolls front and center in the back-to-basics revolution that began with the Ramones and continues unabated with this rabidly original Buffalo band.
"This is what we sound like to ourselves," asserts guitarist-vocalist Johnny Rzeznik.
It's a sound that has taken the Goo Goo Dolls a long way from their upstate New York stomping grounds, even as it remains true to their raw, uncompromising roots. The group, which also includes bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, got their start on the small, but lively Buffalo music scene in 1986.
Now, it's all come together on A Boy Named Goo. "I look at our career as having three stages," remarkds Rzeznik with a smile. "Drunk, hungover and sober. I wouldn't exactly say we're in our sober phase now, but we are dead serious about making the best music we can."
Which is exactly what the Goo Goo Dolls deliver on A Boy Named Goo: the very best from one of the most promising young bands in America.
1987 Goo Goo Dolls
1991 Hold Me Up
1992 "I'm Awake Now" Nightmare on Elm Street 6 soundtrack 1993 Superstar Car Wash
1994 "Bitch" No Alternative compilation album
1995 "Only One" 7"; A Boy Named Goo