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Average music, great video collection
on September 10, 2008
Goo Goo Dolls released most of their hits on "Greatest Hits: Vol. 1," leaving the not quite so great hits for "Vol. 2," with some 80s cover songs and a demo of "Iris." The collection of videos on disc two is incredible, but after a while, I got tired of all the Goo Goo.
Don't get me wrong, I love the Goo Goo Dolls. Even if radio stations don't play their really great hits ("Black Balloon") as much as they really should, the Goo Goo Dolls are a very good pop rock band. However, if anyone can imagine how nauseated they were with hearing "Iris" twenty million times on the station, they have yet to listen to the overdose of dramatic pop on "Vol. 2." All the Goo Goo Dolls' videos are on disc two, so everyone can now get their daily music video fix of John Rzeznik with this double-disc album.
And if that wasn't enough, the Goo Goo Dolls even added a video of five songs from their concert at Red Rocks, Colorado. And they also snuck in a performance of "Slide" in there as well. This is an excellent collection of goodies and treats from the band.
But be warned, do not try to listen to all the videos in one day. Believe me, I tried, and by the end, I didn't want to hear anymore of those pop hooks again.
But the Goo Goo Dolls are still a very good band. One especially good reason to get this album is for the obscure song from the "Batman and Robin" soundtrack, "Lazy Eye." This is the Goo Goo Dolls at their best, with the loudest and edgiest performance that would even make Billy Corgan proud.
And the Goo Goo Dolls play some great smashing punk renditions of 80s songs, such as "Slave Girl" by the Lime Spiders and "Don't Change" by INXS.
So even though I got tired of it, the Goo Goo Dolls' fans will snatch this collection from music stores (or amazon) immediately. And I just can't resist watching the video of "Black Balloon" over and over again.