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610 Crush by Doughboys


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Daniel Rey
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The 1993 album Crush by the Doughboys takes the Goo Goo Dolls pop-rock sound and backs it with guitar muscle and vocal harmonies

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Montreal's Doughboys, like so many bands who tipped their toes in the power-pop sound, were mostly ignored by US listeners. Unless led by a ballad like the Goo Goo Dolls or pushing a punkier sound, artists with layered harmonies and a keen sense of melodic hooks were often overlooked for pure pop. On their 1993 album Crush, the band never compromise on the guitars, combining hardrock riffs with catchy leads and an occasional ripping solo. Only when the band slows down and gets dirgy does the momentum falter on an overall underappreciated gem.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Tearin' Away
  • 18:00 - Fix Me
  • 27:03 - Everything
  • 30:25 - Neighborhood Villain
  • Outro - Shine

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