By Jeff Copperthite:
This is the second time thsi year that i’ve been unable to post because of health reasons. Earlier in the year (near the start of this project) I had food poisoning that put me out of my scheduled day, and last week I felt a cold coming on. I got around that by posting an instrumental (that a lot of people liked, which was good), but on Thursday, I could barely talk. How I taught this past week is beyond me. Even today my voice is not 100%.
But the posts must go on. And therefore, i’m making up for lost time by posting 4/7 of the days of this week!
And yes, I used a fraction.
Today I’ve got an obscure album cut from The Goo Goo Dolls’ album “Dizzy Up The Girl”, which is called “Extra Pale”. One thing i’ve always been amazed by is that every single this band has released has had their guitarist Johnny Rzeznik singing the song. The people who do not own any GGD albums will think Johnny is lead singer/guitarist. However, the bassist Robby also sings on many of the tracks and writes or co-writes as well. This is one of those songs. Robby’s songs are also shorter than most of the other songs. This may be the shortest video i’ve ever done!
I tried my best to sing this song, but as you will hear my voice is not 100%. I decided to throw in that caution in the beginning because I would worry people think I sound like that all the time! It works for this song because it’s a naturally lower register.
Enjoy this tune, and thank you for coming out consistently to check out every video every day!
Tomorrow I’ll be back with another new band!
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up. We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session. We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and original music blog again in the future. But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!