Goddo

2nd Best Seat in the House: 25th Anniversary Lighve

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A 25th anniversary live album from a reunited '70s power trio probably isn't at the top of many fans want lists. But believe it or not, there are several legitimate reasons to check out 2nd Best Seat in the House, a 2001 concert recording from veteran Toronto rockers Goddo. It was the first release in nearly a decade from this criminally underrated Canadian outfit. Also, it features all the old members -- singer and bassist Greg Godovitz, guitarist Gino Scarpelli, drummer Doug Inglis, and even original drummer Marty Morin, now the group's percussionist. In addition, the career-spanning, 17-track set list includes plenty of classic cuts, from "Bus Driver Blues" and "Sweet Thing" to "Work It Out" and "Pretty Bad Boys," making it the next best thing to a greatest-hits disc. For a bunch of 50-year-olds, these guys still manage to kick out the jams better than plenty of guys half their age. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the fateful words "now we'd like to play something from our new album" are not spoken at any point during the 75-minute set.

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