Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
***Original rare Y Records debut*** from Seattle rock icons, Goodness. Most tracks were repackaged and rereleased in 1996 on Atlantic Records, except the hidden track was eliminated. Carrie Akre formed Goodness after Ham... more »
***Original rare Y Records debut*** from Seattle rock icons, Goodness. Most tracks were repackaged and rereleased in 1996 on Atlantic Records, except the hidden track was eliminated. Carrie Akre formed Goodness after Hammerbox hung up their gloves. Goodness' self-titled debut came out in September 1995 to a tremendous local response. And no wonder. The initial first-stage launch given to any band fronted by Carrie was boosted by the fact that Goodness brought together five incredible, accomplished veteran musicians from the Seattle scene. The songs, written and arranged primarily by Carrie and guitarist Danny Newcomb, feature strong power pop progressions, crunching, stinging guitars, and heart-stopping transitions that keep the music jumping from a fast and furious start with Superwise, to a slow and thoughtful finish with Between You and I -- but keep listening and you're in for another surprise. Definitely a record worth repeated listenings, there's always something new that leaps out to draw you back into the sound once again as if for the very first time.
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A real treat.
tradesman1400 | Akron, Ohio USA | 08/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled onto this album looking for Carrie Akre's older band Hammerbox. What a revelation! A Seattle band that is straightforward rawk without the angst. Has to be heard loud and often. This album is getting harder to find, so if you can yank up on a copy, do so!"
MORE TO THIS THAN OUR EYES CAN SEE
EriKa | Iceland | 10/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Carrie Akre, formerly of the Seattle band, Hammerbox, has formed a band even more impressive than Hammerbox. Don't get me wrong... I loved Hammerbox, but this group seems to have the balance between harder edge guitar and powerful vocals (Carrie is an expert with powerful vocals!) and incredibly clever lyrics. I got this album, having been a fan of Hammerbox... and liking the name "Goodness". I had never heard anything else about the group, but since day one, I have loved this album completely. EVERY SINGLE SONG... The album starts off strong with "Superwise", then goes on to one of my favourites, "Smoking" with its incisive lyrics, "When the glass door opens and I walk inside the room, I'm not sure if I'm ready for what I got myself into. And I can see some of my friends and I wanna cling to them right away. Somebody touches my hand, I know I'm being pulled away. Well, this one here, she was always high school nice to me... and I know she's one of many whose faking it when it comes to being real". (We can all relate to this...) Another particular favourite is track seven "Labor Day"... "You, pacify my heart... cuz I won't be the last one in line, I wanna get a head start. And you, rectify my heart... cuz I won't hang around with someone who will just tear me apart. I was giving it all away... hoping that you'd decide to stay. And now you are getting yourself far away... it's a safer bet that way I know you're not good for me anyway. Here to stay, yes I am... all alone on Labor Day..." And other gems here include "Between You and I" and "Viva le High". Overall a superb effort. You'll love it!"
One of my favorite bands.
EriKa | 06/17/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Carrie Akre's powerful and passionate voice teamed up with the wall of sound provided by the rest of the band make this CD one of my favorites. Their music manages to be thoughtful and yet still fun and upbeat. You won't be disappointed if you pick this one up."