GOO GOO DOLLS – “HOME” CD SINGLE INCLUDES LIVE NON-ALBUM TRACK!


GOO GOO DOLLSOn August 31, 2010, the Goo Goo Dolls 9th studio album – Something For The Rest Of Us will be released on Warner Bros. Records. In the meantime, the CD single  – Home, has been released, with the B side being a live 2010 version of Broadway. The original studio version of Broadway can be found/heard on the 6th studio album from Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up The Girl, released back in 1998 on Warner Bros.

I landed this Goo Goo Dolls CD single at… you guessed it… Super Walmart. It seems as if Super Walmart is the only massive retailer that consistently carries CD singles at this point in time, from what I’ve witnessed by shopping around. These CD singles are a terrific value, they are usually priced between $1 and $2, I bought this one for $1.88. Another value you are getting with this CD single is the live version of Broadway, it is listed on the backside/liner notes as a non-album track. Therefore, this version of “Broadway” can only be had from buying this CD single. I’ve checked itunes to see if this live version of “Broadway” is available there… it is not.

The Rock Music that this Goo Goo Dolls trio creates is and always has been commercially accessible, with an unmistakable leaning towards a mature realism in their songs. Traditional Rock songs with a story have not gone away, the storytelling of Rock legends such as Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty are alive and well and the Goo Goo Dolls are no exception.

The single Home, embodies the personal struggle of being around people that are not really your friends, where conversations with these people are filled with lies. “Empty faces” are referenced lyrically in “Home”, to describe a crowded room of people that one finds them self captured in and I can actually feel the message that John Rzeznik is clearly describing here with his vocals. “Come take me home” is the cry-out chorus of this song and it resonates truthfully as to how I feel when I want to get out of a toxic social setting or situation. Home is a Rock song from the Goo Goo Dolls that I have listened to more times than I can count, ever since I purchased this CD single.

Broadway is a Goo Goo Dolls classic in it’s own Rock ‘N’ Roll right. This live version has all the Rock steadiness I could ask for and leaves me wanting more live Goo Goo Dolls Rock ‘N’ Roll. The saxophone on Broadway lends a thick shade of The E Street Band influence and the ever familiar saxophonist Clarence Clemons comes to my mind. There is something about the combination of a saxophone and Rock ‘N’ Roll that gives me that good times feeling.

I’m looking forward to this new Goo Goo Dolls album, Something For The Rest Of Us, which will be released on October 31, 2010. The Goo Goo Dolls don’t sound like they are caving in anytime soon to a “flavor of the month” sound with their new single Home. If anything, it sounds like the Goo Goo Dolls are doing what they have always done best… playing quality written Rock Music that connects with me.

Goo Goo Dolls:

John Rzeznik – lead vocals & guitar

Robby Takac – bass guitar & backing vocals

Mike Malinin – drums

* For more Goo Goo Dolls info, just click on the link below:

GOO GOO DOLLS – Official Website

Track listing for Something For The Rest Of Us:

Sweetest Lie

As I Am

Home

Not Broken

One Night

Nothing Is Real

Now I Hear

Still Your Song

Something For The Rest Of Us

Say You’re Free

Hey Ya

Solidier

ROCK STEADY GOO GOO DOLLS!

Stone.

2 Responses to “GOO GOO DOLLS – “HOME” CD SINGLE INCLUDES LIVE NON-ALBUM TRACK!”

  1. Very cool that like me you have diverse taste, and I also like the Goo Goo Dolls and I think it was interesting you drew parelles between them and other singer/songwriters such as Tom Petty, I always compared to the another great band the Replacements.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Manny, I have not listened to The Replacements in years… now I’m gonna dig up some of their stuff! It’s funny how some bands just seem to get put on the back burner for much too long. Then again, it’s not like The Replacements are in the “public Rockin’ eye” anymore… and that’s unfortunate but reality.

      From listening to the Goo Goo Dolls for so long, I cannot help but hear through their music, that this band comes from the same mold of musicians and songwriters such as Tom Petty and the others I mentioned. It’s not so much a “sound” comparison as it is a “feel” and songwriting one.

      Thanks for the Rock ‘N’ Roll diversity support! 🙂

      Stone

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