Please help me stop thinking about the Goo Goo Dolls and tell me what '80s band I can't remember.
My local Mom Rock station has put the Goo Goo Dolls' Name
back into surprisingly heavy rotation, and it reminds me of a band I listened to incessantly during the summer of 1986 or 1987 whose name I can't remember but would like to rediscover. Please help me figure this out!
Not the Replacements. A more obscure band, probably from the South, with a six-degrees-or-less relationship to R.E.M., Athens or Chapel Hill. I think I had this band's album on one side of a cassette tape with The Feelies' "The Good Earth" on the other side.
Not Let's Active. Not the dBs. More melodic than Love Tractor. Not the Connells.
The parts of the GGD song that remind me of Whatever The Hell Band This Is is the guitar on the tempo change and John Rzeznik's voice in general, but especially on the line about the tired song on the tired radio (which I realize sounds pretty Westerbergian).
Hope I'm not wasting a question here, but I have to figure this out and move on with my life. Thanks!