- I Don't Want to Know (If You Don't Want Me)
- Friends Like Mine
- Don't Break Me Down
- Fall Behind Me
- Is That All You've Got For Me
- It's So Hard
- The Gold Metal
- Out of My Hands
- It Takes One to Know One
- Have You No Pride
Although they were officially "legal" around the time The Donnas Turn 21 came out in 2001, Gold Medal is the first recorded evidence that the Cal-bred quartet have truly entered adulthood. For one thing, they've dropped their single-initial "Donna" aliases in favor of full names; more important, they've expanded their palette well beyond the Day-Glo punk-metal that dominated their last couple of offerings. That progression can be heard on sunny mid-tempo janglers like "Is That All You've Got for Me," which practically bursts with ocean-kissed California ambience, and the title track, a nifty shift into pre-fame Bangles mode. On the other hand, "Fall Behind Me," with its Stooges-like thump, may be the heaviest thing the Donnas have ever recorded, rife as it is with Allison Robertson's muscular guitar work. Gold Medal isn't entirely bereft of the group's signature sound -- "I Don't Want to Know" is a classic blend of sassy harmonies and slashy riffs -- but it's clearly a step forward. And that's always the right direction.
Performance CreditsDonnas Primary Artist
Torry Castellano Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Maya Ford Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Allison Robertson Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Technical CreditsButch Walker Producer
Paul David Hager Engineer
Greg Gigendad Burke Art Direction
Charlie Becker Logo
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gold Medal based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Left me with a dissatisfied taste in my mouth.
Every song in this album is a classic.'Fall behind me' is one of their strongest tracks and does sound simillar to the 'foo fighters's' song 'times like these'.But nothing can stop these girls from getting the success that they deserve.Brilliant and sharp to the last song.take my adivice.......buy this album and make it number.1. Hope you read this and become a fan,'cause that's what happened to me.