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Classic Album Review: Goddo | 2nd Best Seat in the House

The Canadian rockers' latest live album is the next best thing to a greatest-hits set.

This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Five good reasons to pick up this new 25th-anniversary live album from reunited Toronto rockers Goddo:

1) It’s the first new CD in a decade from the criminally under-rated ’70s power trio; 2) It features all the old members — singer and bassist Greg Godovitz, guitarist Gino Scarpelli, drummer Doug Inglis and even original drummer Marty Morin, now playing percussion; 3) The career-spanning, 17-track set list includes everything from Bus Driver Blues and Sweet Thing to Work It Out and Pretty Bad Boys, making it damn close to a best-of disc; 4) For a bunch of 50-year-olds, these guys can still kick out the jams better than kids half their age; and, most importantly, 5) The words “Now we’d like to play something from our new album” are never spoken during the 75-minute-long set. To quote Godovitz: It’s cock on.