Personalities | The Goo Goo Dolls | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1986–present)

Johnny Rzeznik (guitar, vocals), Robby Takec (bass, vocals) and George Tutuska (drums) formed The Goo Goo Dolls in Buffalo, New York, in 1986. Their first two albums took inspiration from the new wave although there were endless comparisons to the pop-punk sound of The Replacements. By Superstar Car Wash (1993) and A Boy Named Goo (1996) The Dolls discovered their own melodic rock sound, which reaped American chart rewards until the end of the decade.

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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