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Goo Goo Dolls
"Dizzy Up The Girl"

© Warner Bros. Records

Year of Release: 1998

track listing
  • Dizzy
  • Slide
  • Broadway
  • January Friend
  • Black Balloon
  • Bullet Proof
  • Amigone
  • All Eyes On Me
  • Full Forever
  • Acoustic #3
  • Iris
  • Extra Pale
  • Hate This Place

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    "Dizzy Up The Girl"

    WSVNRadio sees the debut of John Rzeznik and the Goo Good Dolls this week; their sixth major label album of their career, 1998's Dizzy Up The Girl. Their previous album 1995's A Boy Named Goo, likewise Dizzy Up The Girl received heavy radio airplay, as many were discovering how good this band is. Inspired by rock, heavy metal and punk influences, Dizzy Up The Girl saw many songs as hits, the most popular one was "Iris," featured in the hit movie City Of Angels.

    "Dizzy" is a goo goo-d track to start off the album, as it keeps the listener listening more, to realize how good this band is. "Slide" was one of the radio hits, as to some, this song should not be a stranger. "Broadway" rocking as goo-goo-d as the Foo Foo Fighters.

    "January Friend" has an almost punk style with harder edged vocals. "Black Balloon" was another radio hit; "Bullet Proof" is a little darker in sound, where "Amigone" has a more updated punk style. "All Eyes On Me" is a light, pleasant number, where the next two songs, "Full Forever" and "Acoustic #3" have a punk style, in up-to-date form.

    "Iris" is just one of the songs, that where you first hear it, you know it's a hit, and a song that is never tiring. The last two songs are equally good rockers -- "Extra Pale" and "Hate This Place," despite the word "Hate" in its title.

    After listening to Dizzy Up The Girl, the Goo Goo Dolls prove to be a very distinguished rock band, and to ask why there really aren't many more bands like them. They rock, with their influences of punk more than heavy metal (being that their major label was Metal Blade from Warner Bros.; a label best known for heavy metal acts). Foo Fighters, Green Day and a bit of Matchbox 20 falls within the groups associated with the Goo Goo Dolls, and afterall, all of those acts mentioned are equally superior. And so are The Goo Goo Dolls.

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