Re: Danger Danger "Revolve"
Posted by: Silent Laughter ()
Date: April 27, 2013 02:04PM

Just a follow-up to my post: Was talking about Ted's vocals having lots of personality and sounding like he was having fun. Also, the songwriting of Bruno/Ravel was/is the same way. Some may think the lyrics were cheesy, but at least they were (to me), for lack of a better word: interesting. Again, sounded like they were having a good time. Which elevated them over countless bands in their genre that just go through the motions, all those "my heart's on fire, you're my desire" lyrics. Zzzzzzzz...shoot me. SO many bands in this genre have boring lyrics like that. Taking themselves too serious. Bands like that have to just be in it for trying to sell records or get girls, trying to fit into a popular genre, right?

One thing that always struck me as curious: As a younger guy, I'd watch/listen to interviews by these bands in their heyday and they'd seem like such funny guys...but it would hardly ever show in the songwriting. I could never figure it out. Anyone else notice that? I'd be like "put some of that humour in your songs, guys." So yeah, at least D2 stood out. And, to say it again, sounded like they were having fun.

I'll compare it to The Marvelous 3...looking back, now I find some of Butch's lyrics ridiculous on those albums (he's improved so much since then) lol But at the time, I felt they were brilliant...because they were...wait for it...interesting. And fun. That's a problem I've had with the Goo Goo Dolls lately. The lyrics (and music) have just been SO serious. Which bores me. Change it up a little. That's why I like their recent single, some may say its too "pop", but at least it sounds like they're finally learning how to have fun. Though "Dawn" is probably my favorite D2 album lyrically and its not fun at all...but it is interesting to me as a writer and as a human being (especially one who's not exactly the party type) in terms of the subject matter. So its complicated lol

But to bring this post full circle, I thought "Dirty Mind" off Revolve was a great closer, a great tip of the hat to their "cheesy" past. Bringing their career full circle. Not taking themselves too serious, just having fun, but still with a memorable hook...right on, guys. If that's their closing statement, I'd say they went out on a high note.

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