Goo Goo Dolls (album)

Goo Goo Dolls (also known as First Release) is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls, released on June 9, 1987 by Mercenary and Celluloid Records. All of the songs were sung by bassist Robby Takac, who was originally the band's lead vocalist. The album was recorded from late 1986 to early 1987 on a $750 budget at Trackmaster Audio in the band's hometown of Buffalo, New York. Later on, the band admitted in their 1999 VH1 Behind the Music special that the album was recorded under the influence of alcohol and drugs; Rzeznik stated, "[We had] a lot of beer, a lot of truck stop speed, a lot of pot...[I] don't remember a lot of it."

Goo Goo Dolls
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 9, 1987
StudioTrackmaster Audio, Buffalo, New York
GenrePunk rock
ProducerGoo Goo Dolls
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Goo Goo Dolls
Alternative Cover
Reissue cover
Reissue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

On December 15, 2013, the album was reissued by Charly Acquisitions as Made to Be Broken on digital-streaming services. The album contains the track listing in a different order from the original.[2]

Track listingEdit

1."Torn Apart"2:05
2."Messed Up"1:49
3."Livin' in a Hut"2:40
4."I'm Addicted"2:58
5."Sunshine of Your Love" (Cream cover)2:48
7."Hammerin' Eggs (The Metal Song)"2:27
8."(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (Blue Öyster Cult cover)2:18
9."Beat Me"2:26
12."Different Light"2:04
13."Come On"2:14
14."Don't Beat My Ass (With a Baseball Bat)"3:12



  1. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls - The Goo Goo Dolls". Allmusic.
  2. ^ "Goo Goo Fans, Goo Goo Dolls fan site". Retrieved 2018-10-20.