A Boy Named Goo

Release date
14 Mar 1995
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Long Way Down (LP Version) 3:27 4,186
2 Burnin' Up (LP Version) 2:28 3,842
3 Naked (LP Version) 3:43 4,242
4 Flat Top (LP Version) 4:29 4,046
5 Impersonality (LP Version) 2:40 3,835
6 Name (Album Version) 4:29 4,703
7 Only One (Album Version) 3:17 4,058
8 Somethin' Bad (Album Version) 2:30 3,694
9 Ain't That Unusual (Album Version) 3:19 4,189
10 So Long (Album Version) 2:32 3,941
11 Eyes Wide Open (Album Version) 3:55 3,986
12 Disconnected (Album Version) 2:59 3,744
13 Slave Girl (Album Version) 2:17 3,899

About this album

A Boy Named Goo, sometimes referred to as ABNG, is the fifth studio album by the Goo Goo Dolls, released in 1995 on Warner Bros… This is the Goo Goo Dolls’ last studio album with George Tutuska on drums; he was replaced by current drummer Mike Malinin just before the album was released. This album is the Goo Goo Dolls first studio album not to have fourteen tracks. The song “Stand Alone” was written by George Tutuska, and because Johnny Rzeznik didn’t want to exploit George’s efforts after his dismissal, the song was only included on a promo version of the album. On the wide-release version, it is replaced with “Disconnected” and “Slave Girl” which were initially B-sides to the “Only One” single. On the same promo, “Ain’t That Unusual” was labeled as “Someday.” The two replacement songs are covers of songs by defunct Buffalo and Sydney, punk bands The Enemies and Lime Spiders. The song “Name” is well known as the Goo Goo Dolls’ first hit. This was “quite accidentally,” according to lead singer Johnny Rzeznik. It also marked the band’s last album with the Metal Blade Records imprint.

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  • muzziac

    Hü Dü Dolls

    7 Jan 3:57am Reply
  • muzziac

    Gü Gü Dolls

    5 Jan 4:51am Reply
  • Christjra

    Meu próximo da lista de desejos.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • NihilisticRobot

    I remember driving home to my pregnant wife after work every day on the turnpike in Kansas going from Wichita to Augusta blasting this CD in my Dodge 600 back in 1995. We were very young. My first child, my only son, was born soon after. This album was part of the soundtrack of my life.

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tcbp

    Fuck the (LP Version) tags

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • kinotherapy

    a gem amongst the sea of amazing 90s alt rock albums.

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • jjmini

    first album i ever owned.[2]

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mindreader123

    this album is the shiz. i saw them on this album at our local fair in memphis! such a great fall night of music! miss it.

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Madrooga

    Awesome, this album!

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • CrazyGoat

    simply amazing album....their best.

    5 Apr 2009 Reply
  • poor-de-chirico

    This never used to be one of my favorite Goos albums - at one point they were my favorite band - but I'm listening to it again several years later and I have trouble understanding why. It's a slicker and more polished Goo album, sure, but the songs are really damn good.

    18 Nov 2008 Reply
  • iamthepinky

    first album i ever owned.

    3 May 2007 Reply
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