View Full Version : Just saw Goo Goo dolls live a couple weeks ago


fuzzyroes
03-17-2014, 10:45 PM
Great band to check out live. A lot of their songs come off a lot better in a live setting.

The 2nd song they busted into was this:

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Was fucking sweet

Trotskilicious
03-17-2014, 11:34 PM
and our next contestant in "I can't believe he's not a troll..."

D.
03-17-2014, 11:50 PM
they came through kcmo with some other band kind of like them last year. i was like, "okay maybe" but then i found out it was at the SPRINT CENTER AND TICKETS WERE RIDIC LIKE $50 LOL NOPE

D.
03-17-2014, 11:53 PM
like i'd totally go for maaaaybe $15-20 at the midland which is like 3,500 not sprint center which is 19,000 and never tickets under $50

Trotskilicious
03-17-2014, 11:54 PM
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D.
03-17-2014, 11:54 PM
: dead :

Catherine Wheel
03-18-2014, 09:09 PM
Goo Goo Dolls are the Bon Jovi of alternative rock. And this is coming from someone who actually used to like them.

fuzzyroes
03-18-2014, 10:26 PM
like i'd totally go for maaaaybe $15-20 at the midland which is like 3,500 not sprint center which is 19,000 and never tickets under $50

Yeah that's understandable. I wouldn't bother to check em out if it was at some Arena.

I saw em at the Hard Rock casino. It's a super small little venue, and theres a little floor area like 5 rows deep right in front of the stage that you can walk right up to.

They're not a band I'm super into or anything though. The only album I've even owned by them was A boy named goo. I had the night off and was doing a little gambling and heard they were gonna be playing. I won 500$ on a slot machine so I figured I'd check it out. Turns out a few friends were there too.

It was really a good show and a lot of fun. I wasn't sure what to expect because I saw a few performances by them on tv a couple years back where Reznick couldn't hit any of the notes but he sounded spot on. I'd recommend checking em out if they ever come to town again.

fuzzyroes
03-18-2014, 10:32 PM
Goo Goo Dolls are the Bon Jovi of alternative rock. And this is coming from someone who actually used to like them.

They're definitely a pop band. But come on, Bon Jovi? I get that Rezneck is of the "heartthrob" type (I've never been to a show in my life with so many gorgeous women in attendance) but they actually have a nice, textured soulful sound live. It isn't some kind of "you give love a bad name!" crap.

fuzzyroes
03-18-2014, 10:35 PM
and our next contestant in "I can't believe he's not a troll..."

What's so bad about the Goo Goo Dolls? I realize they're not a "cool" band to be into but they definitely feature some good song writing. We're all adults here.

Catherine Wheel
03-18-2014, 10:53 PM
Of all the bands similar to Goo Goo Dolls (Vertical Horizon, Matchbox Twenty, Third Eye Blind, Tonic) I think the only ones I can tolerate are probably Tonic.

Trotskilicious
03-18-2014, 10:56 PM
What's so bad about the Goo Goo Dolls? I realize they're not a "cool" band to be into but they definitely feature some good song writing. We're all adults here.

i dunno if we all actually are

redbreegull
03-18-2014, 11:13 PM
goo goo dolls are just a mediocre pop band with a ton of crap out, but they do have some pretty good, classic songs. They're like Paul Westerberg lite lite. I can't not enjoy it when I hear Name or Black Balloon though. I guess when I grow up I will understand that I need to not do socially unhip things like enjoy 90s pop music :(

Trotskilicious
03-19-2014, 12:38 AM
90s pop music

you mean

smashing pumpkins
pearl jam
nirvana
soundgarden

?

redbreegull
03-19-2014, 12:53 AM
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fuzzyroes
03-20-2014, 08:13 PM
goo goo dolls are just a mediocre pop band with a ton of crap out, but they do have some pretty good, classic songs. They're like Paul Westerberg lite lite. I can't not enjoy it when I hear Name or Black Balloon though. I guess when I grow up I will understand that I need to not do socially unhip things like enjoy 90s pop music :(

I hear ya man. I really like those 2 tracks too. Don't get me wrong, the only full album I've ever listened to by them is a Boy named goo (which I think is a really solid album). I'm not a huge fan, but they have enough good songs to put on a good show. Some of their newer tracks are pretty good too: Let love in, Broadway. I was kinda drunk at the show, but it greatly surpassed all of my expectations.

I just get surprised by a lot of peoples reaction to the band. I told a few buddies that I checked out the show and they were all "hahaha What?!? You actually saw the GOO GOO DOLLS!?!"

Trotskilicious
03-20-2014, 09:10 PM
look fuzzy, i know it's going to be upsetting, but there are way better bands to revisit than goo goo dolls

Trotskilicious
03-20-2014, 09:10 PM
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oh i see you are still using the phrase pop music to describe popular music you don't like

Trotskilicious
03-20-2014, 09:12 PM
pop music:

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redbreegull
03-20-2014, 09:12 PM
I'm not sure you have any idea what is happening here whatsoever trotskilicious

Trotskilicious
03-20-2014, 09:13 PM
it's also punk as shit where did this "grunge" crap come from

Trotskilicious
03-20-2014, 09:13 PM
oh, christ, you like that song? jesus.

redbreegull
03-20-2014, 09:20 PM
ohmahgod let me tell you bout this edgy idea i've had, the hard rock music in the 90s was actually POP because it was POPULAR, isn't that wild? I bet you wish you had thought of that. oh, that is literally not related to what you were saying in any way? don't care, now you know how edgy and hip I am.

D.
03-21-2014, 12:17 AM
Of all the bands similar to Goo Goo Dolls (Vertical Horizon, Matchbox Twenty, Third Eye Blind, Tonic) I think the only ones I can tolerate are probably Tonic.

TEB >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the other bands you mentioned

Trotskilicious
03-21-2014, 12:34 AM
ohmahgod let me tell you bout this edgy idea i've had, the hard rock music in the 90s was actually POP because it was POPULAR, isn't that wild? I bet you wish you had thought of that. oh, that is literally not related to what you were saying in any way? don't care, now you know how edgy and hip I am.

nope, you don't know what pop is

Trotskilicious
03-21-2014, 12:35 AM
if pop was about being popular then what is "indie pop"

Trotskilicious
03-21-2014, 12:48 AM
but you're right, pearl jam and soundgarden aren't really pop

and bill wrote really great pop songs but didn't exclusively do pop

nirvana is dirty, nasty pop. like his idols before him

redbreegull
03-21-2014, 02:08 AM
I have no fucking idea what you are talking about. the goo goo dolls are a pop band. is that what you had a problem with?

Trotskilicious
03-21-2014, 02:27 AM
no i just think it's weird how you think it's "unstylish" to like 90s pop music when nirvana is a sacred cow

redbreegull
03-21-2014, 02:57 AM
I was mocking you

Trotskilicious
03-21-2014, 03:07 AM
uh okay

Trotskilicious
03-21-2014, 03:07 AM
it's really too bad i don't like shitty uninspired generic alt rock from 20 years ago, i'm very narrow minded

redbreegull
03-21-2014, 03:12 AM
it's just too bad you're such an ass

fuzzyroes
03-21-2014, 08:45 PM
but you're right, pearl jam and soundgarden aren't really pop

and bill wrote really great pop songs but didn't exclusively do pop

nirvana is dirty, nasty pop. like his idols before him

Pop to me has always represented a super-melodic, catchy, safe or easily digestible type of music. Of course the true definition of pop is "popular" so technically anything that's been released that's sold a bunch of copies could be considered pop... But I don't really see it that way.

Even so, bands like Nirvana definitely have pop elements. Same with Soundgarden. Black Hole Sun is pretty much a straight up pop song.

Catherine Wheel
03-22-2014, 07:28 AM
Really? How is Black Hole Sun "pretty much a pop song?" It's grunge with elements of psychedelia and hard rock. Not pop at all.

Catherine Wheel
03-22-2014, 07:56 AM
Now if you had said that All Apologies was pretty much a straightforward pop song I would be inclined to agree with you. But nothing Soundgarden has ever done approaches that.

redbreegull
03-22-2014, 02:08 PM
It's a pop song because it was popular, and especially because that sound represents a markedly more palatable phase of Soundgarden's career in comparison with their earlier music.

however it's not "pop" in the sonic sense that the goo goo dolls are with tons vocal harmonies and and copious hooks, 4 chord major key progressions with light distortion, etc, which is more in the vein of what most people would consider 90s pop music.

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but come on dude, grunge is not a thing, it's a label invented by people who wanted to sell flannel shirts

D.
03-22-2014, 04:34 PM
I love that Tal Bachman song. And that matchbox 20 song.

: popboi :

Trotskilicious
03-23-2014, 03:30 PM
pearl jam and soundgarden are definitive grunge

redbreegull
03-24-2014, 02:35 AM
I love that Tal Bachman song. And that matchbox 20 song.

: popboi :

the tal bachman song is great

reprise85
03-24-2014, 03:11 AM
i owned that album but only liked a couple of the songs. listening now on spotify. thanks internet

reprise85
03-24-2014, 03:26 AM
yep. still sucks

FlamingGlobes
06-26-2016, 03:58 PM
We already have 10 of these threads at this point because you're too lazy to bump an older one

I think about you all the time, but I don't need the same.

fuzzyroes
06-26-2016, 07:30 PM
I was reading some article awhile back that mentioned how the Goo Goo Dolls got screwed by an awful record contract and pretty much saw no royalties or money from their records when they were at their popularity peak.

It was mentioned on one of those click-bait lists, so I'm not sure the validity of it but it would explain why they're still slogging it out playing mostly old music. The band really is conducive to a live setting though. I'd definitely go see em again.