Limited 150gm vinyl LP pressing. Goo Goo Dolls (also known as First Release) is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls. All of the songs are sung by bassist Robby Takac, who was originally the band’s lead vocalist. It is the hardest to find of all the band’s studio albums, being only an LP, out of print, and not in wide circulation to begin with.
The song “I’m Addicted” was the only song from Goo Goo Dolls represented on the band’s 2001 compilation album, What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce. The song “Torn Apart” was also included on the compilation album Volume Two, which consisted of other album tracks, b-sides and rarities. The album was recorded in three days during the winter of 1986, 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.”