Goo Goo Dolls

Iris

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Even those Goo Goo Dolls fans who have tired of the endless exposure received by the lilting hit ballad "Iris" will delight in this import single release, which includes the band's tracks from the Batman and Robin soundtrack and Legacy: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Featuring a blistering attack of crunchy guitars and Johnny Rzeznik's impassioned vocals, "Lazy Eye" finds the common ground between the rowdy intensity of the band's finest album, Hold Me Up, and the pop precision of Dizzy Up the Girl. The Goos' re-create Fleetwood Mac's "I Don't Want to Know" in their own muscular power pop style, providing more than just a bland carbon copy of the original. And no matter how many times you've heard it, "Iris," which is represented here by its album edit version, remains a beautifully desperate song that deservedly established Rzeznik as a respectable songwriter and the Goo Goo Dolls as more than just a flavor of the month.

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