Friday, 22 March 2013

Gutterflower - Goo Goo Dolls

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Gutterflower

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Gutterflower
Studio album by Goo Goo Dolls
ReleasedApril 9, 2002
RecordedAugust–December 2001 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, and House of Blues Studios, Encino, CA
GenreAlternative rock
Length41:40
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerGoo Goo Dolls and Rob Cavallo
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce
(2001)
Gutterflower
(2002)
Live in Buffalo: July 4th 2004
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk(91%)[2]
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[4]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[5]
Slant2.5/5 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[7]
Gutterflower is the seventh studio album by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls, released in 2002.

Contents

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[edit]Track listing

All songs by Johnny Rzeznik except when noted.
  1. "Big Machine" – 3:10
  2. "Think About Me" – 4:00
  3. "Here Is Gone" – 4:00
  4. "You Never Know" (Takac) – 3:10
  5. "What a Scene" – 4:30
  6. "Up, Up, Up" (Takac) – 3:00
  7. "It's Over" – 3:35
  8. "Sympathy" – 3:00
  9. "What Do You Need?" – 3:50
  10. "Smash" (Takac) – 2:25
  11. "Tucked Away" (Takac) – 3:15
  12. "Truth Is a Whisper" – 4:00

[edit]Song information

"Here Is Gone", "Big Machine" and "Sympathy" have been the only three songs released from this album as singles, and videos have been created for all three.

[edit]"Big Machine"

John Rzeznik refers to this as his "disco song". "I’m really horrible at programming drum machines, but this was like pattern 74 on my drum machine, which said 'disco.' I called all my friends and said, 'Check this out, this is my disco song!'" He describes it as "a propulsive tale of unrequited love". "Big Machine" was occasionally performed live on a smashed Stratocaster guitar that Rzeznik has fondly nicknamed "The Half-Caster". Despite being smashed in half, it still plays. It can be seen in a 2002 VH1 Storytellers special. Rzeznik stated that he had someone fix it up and it works just fine.

[edit]"Here is Gone"

John Rzeznik wrote this song on the phone while talking to a friend. He asked his friend if he should "take the chords up or take 'em down?" and the friend told him to "take 'em up" and that's how he came up with the chorus and the rest of the song came together shortly thereafter.
According to Rzeznik in 2007, the video for this song cost more to make than the entire Gutterflower album.

[edit]Personnel

[edit]Charts

Album
YearChartPosition
2002The Billboard 2004
Single
YearSingleChartPosition
2002"Here Is Gone"Billboard Adult Top 403
2002"Here Is Gone"Billboard Modern Rock Tracks21

[edit]Certifications

OrganizationLevelDate
RIAA – U.S.GoldJuly 9, 2002

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