Album of the Day
A Boy Named Goo
With A BOY NAMED GOO, the Goo Goo Dolls made the jump from Metal Blade Records to Warner Bros., and this hugely enjoyable set shows the trio were ready for the major leagues. Cut in New York with producer Lou Giordano, the group's fifth studio album balances the energy of their early releases with melodic, radio-friendly tracks like “Naked,” “Long Way Down” and “Name,” the band's first big hit. Guitarist Johnny Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac share vocal duties on these 11 originals (plus covers of favorites by The Enemies and Lime Spiders), and both are in great form. Released on this day in 1995, A BOY NAMED GOO was the Goo Goo Dolls' commercial breakthrough, eventually going double-platinum, and it remains a pop-punk classic.