June 11, 2012
And I don’t want the world to see me, ‘cause I don’t think that they’d understand, when everything’s made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am, are the lyrics from ‘Iris‘, the song that introduced me to the Goo Goo Dolls(Goo Goo Dolls) . This song was an anthem in my life for a long time, but over time other Goo Goo Dolls songs have replaced it. The music of the Goo Goo Dolls has inspired my life. The pop/ rock genre that the Goo Goo Dolls play today is what excites me more than the punk that they played in the beginning. The band in the beginning was made up of Robby Takac, John Rzeznik, and George Tutaska. Then seventeen years ago Mike Malinin replaced George. After recording their fourth album, the band split up due to John’s belief that George as not committed enough and the band’s money issues, Robby convinced John to reform the band without George (Heath). The Goo Goo Dolls started out as a punk band, but now they are a pop/ rock band. During their punk years Robby sang most of the vocals, but since the release of their third album, John does most of the vocals. They started out on Metal Blade records, but now they reside with Warner Brothers’ records. . In November of 1996, the Goo Goo Dolls filed a lawsuit against Metal Blade over issues regarding payment of royalties due to the band (Verna). With all these changes, the Goo Goo Dolls are constantly evolving to keep themselves relevant to this ever-changing music world. The Goo Goo Dolls music is also relevant to my ever-changing life. The music caused me to do research on the band this lead me to www.robbyslobby.com, which I feel is a poorly designed site. This site is what led me to come back to school to learn website design. I hope that, when I finish my degree, I’ll redesign his website for him. The last way that they have impacted me is that, they can change my mood. Barry Farber in his book Rock ‘n’ Roll Wisdom wrote, “ We
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