Jan. 24, 2022
IGP Crew Album Review: Goo Goo Dolls - Superstar Car Wash
Well, we've made it around the album review circle again, and we are once again throwing it off to one of our loyal listeners. This week, Mike from Chicago (better known as Chicago Mike) caught us all off guard with something we'd never heard before....
Well, we've made it around the album review circle again, and we are once again throwing it off to one of our loyal listeners. This week, Mike from Chicago (better known as Chicago Mike) caught us all off guard with something we'd never heard before. Hell, this might have even been something we didn't even know existed until now.
It's always fascinating when you thought you were pretty familiar with a band and it turns out you were really only aware of the latter half of their career. As you already know if you've read the title of this episode, I am referring to the Goo Goo Dolls. Yes, we ALL know who they are, because well they were part of the music air supply in the late 90s, early 2000s. To say that they ended up making it big would be quite an understatement.
But what you may not know is, they started off on a very, very different playing field within the industry, and for those that are unaware of this, it may come as quite a shock.
Typically when you hear Goo Goo Dolls, you're hearing one of their wildly popular adult contemporary rock hits like "Iris", or "Slide" while you're sitting in your local doctor's office nervously awaiting your annual colonoscopy appointment, but what you're hearing there while clinching your cheeks in anticipation is very, very far from where the band began.
To be completely honest here, we initially thought 'Superstar Car Wash" was where the band did begin only to find out a short time later that this is in fact their fourth studio album.
Honestly, if you've never heard this album, you should, just based on how insanely different it is from what you think of when you think Goo Goo Dolls. I'm going to stop before I give away any spoilers (I just got this internship to finally pay me, and I'm not giving that up).
Just go listen. It's season 5, episode 3, of Aaron Rodgers' personal assistant's dog's favorite podcast. LET'S GO!!!
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