Get ready for something a little different. You may not know this yet, but four guys that have dubbed themselves Goudie are kicking up some serious dust. The band first made a notable impression at the South-By-Southwest (SxSW) convention in Texas, and subsequently rocked the house at the Viper Room in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago.
Goudie (that’s pronounced GOW-DEE all right?) is the second band to jump onto Lars Ulrich of Metallica’s The Music Company label. (The first band being DDT and the third band, an UnEarthed.com favorite, Systematic.) Despite any controversy surrounding Lars and his issues with Napster, let it be said right here, that the man has distinguished taste when it comes to his musical preferences.
Goudie have this sort of emocore look and feel to them, that is intermingled with otherworldly vocal talent and louder-than-loud sonic clarity. They detonate unexpectedly, and you welcome it every time it happens. Imagine Jane’s Addiction, Cheap Trick, and Desmond Child & Rouge. Can you do that? If you can, then you’re grinning right now, and you’re itching to get the CD.
One of the coolest and most unforeseen parts of the show was that Johnny Goudie had a t-shirt that declared “Fuck You Fred Durst” shamelessly covering his fragile frame. Apparently, the grapevine found it’s way to Durst and within 24 hours, he was publicly dissing Goudie. Gee Fred, threatened much?