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Monday, January 24, 2011

Marvelous Monday

Every popular band has its opus, and for the Goo Goo Dolls it was Iris. This late 90’s multi platinum release was alive with hits. Tight harmonies, intricate vocals, and a polished sound made it perfect pop album for its time. Still popular with music buffs around the globe, Iris is a masterpiece.

The single Slide from the album became one of its biggest hits. The story of a young couple grappling with the life changing development of becoming pregnant, facing parents, and each other, Slide is an infectious tune that keeps spinning in your mind long after you hear it. That guitar riff alone is worthy of a Grammy.

Slide is still played on radio everywhere. It’s almost impossible to escape it and one doesn’t really want to get away. Slide gives you a good feeling in spite of its message. You want the couple to run away together. You want her to “slide” into his room. You want them to have a happy ending.


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