One of the most iconic love songs of all time, “Iris” turned 20 this year, which means that the album itself Dizzy Up the Girl, also turned 20! Congratulations, now you feel old too!
In all seriousness though, the Goo Goo Dolls has had hit after hit since their 1995 record A Boy Named Goo, which basically put them on the mainstream map. Although, I do suggest you go backwards in their catalog and check out their other stuff because it is amazing. This is a band that has been going strong for over 30 years now, and deserves recognition for doing so.
The follow up to A Boy Named Goo is 1998’s Dizzy Up the Girl, which I’m pretty sure everyone had a copy of at one point or another. It’s an album where I feel like the hits aren’t even the strongest songs. Yes, “Iris” is great. “Black Balloon” is always a good one, and everyone and their mother loves “Slide”, but come on… “January Friend”, “Amigone”, and “Acoustic #3” take the cake on the album! So, naturally, I was stoked to see them ALL done live!
Goo Goo Dolls delivered as electrifying of a set as you can imagine, also performing hits from other albums such as “Name”. 12 years to see them again may have been worth the wait, but it’s not one I want to do again for sure.
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