by Goldfinger
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The year 1996 was a breakthrough year for a new sound: the fusion of ska and punk. The Suicide Machines debuted, Less Than Jake made their major-label debut, but no one had more success with this new sound than Goldfinger on their self-titled debut. That could be because the band went even farther with their genre-bending, throwing metal and a touch of reggae into the mix. Or it could be because songs like the hit "Here in Your Bedroom" and "Mabel" are irresistibly catchy, creative, and, with such self-effacing lyrics as the maybe-size-does-matter line in "Mabel," hopelessly endearing. The album is an emotional roller coaster, from the self-affirming "Bedroom" ("You have changed/Cuz I still feel the same") to the confusion of "Mind's Eye" ("Every time that I see you/I act like a different man") to the oh-well-I-give-up humor of "My Girlfriend's Shower Sucks" ("It's like the shower's going pee"). And there's plenty of anger and aggression left over for songs like "Answers." The album went gold in 1998.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/23/2001
Label: Mojo / Jive
UPC: 0012414179326
catalogNumber: 41793

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Goldfinger   Primary Artist
Bruce Fowler   Trombone,Soloist
Paul Hampton   Piano,Hammond Organ
Dan Regan   Horn
John Feldmann   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Efren Santana   Horn
Scott Klopfenstein   Horn
Charlie Paulson   Guitar,Background Vocals,Bells,fender rhodes
Roy ?   Background Vocals
Simon Williams   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jay Rifkin   Producer,Engineer
John Feldmann   Producer,Engineer
Slamm Andrews   Engineer
Alan Forbes   Artwork

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Goldfinger 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
as with most awesome bands, this band's debut cd is, above all, my favorite. kinda like 311's cd- Music. its an awesome cd, comical at times and great riffs that stick in your head all day. you'll find their
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey this is the best Goldfinger cd. Its just as good as Stomping Ground. This introduced Goldfinger to its many fans. Its got some cool songs. The best one is Mable. If you dont believe me on GF's official website They had a poll of what was there best cd and this cd won by a landslide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
one of the best punk/ ska albums i have ever heard. definatly a must- have