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Along with No Doubt, Sublime, and Rancid, the Los Angeles quartet Goldfinger helped contribute to a mini-U.S. ska-punk movement in the mid- to late '90s. The group was originally formed in 1994 by ex-Electric Love Hogs guitarist/singer John Feldmann and bassist/singer Simon Williams (who were both working at the same shoe store at the time), in addition to drummer Darrin Pfeiffer and an unnamed second guitarist (who would leave the group before any recordings could be issued and later become a pro surfer in Costa Rica). A friend of Feldmann's, Charlie Paulson, signed on shortly thereafter, playing his first show with the group just a day after being given a tape of their songs to learn. A six-track demo EP, Richter, was issued in 1995 and received favorable reviews and a substantial amount of airplay on college radio, leading to Goldfinger signing a major-label contract with Universal. Their self-titled full-length debut hit the record racks a year later, spawning the popular single/video "Here in Your Bedroom" (a track that originally appeared on their EP), and the group toured alongside the Sex Pistols, No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, and the multi-band festival the Vans Warped Tour. Their second full-length, Hang-Ups, was released in 1997, and although the album failed to live up to the expectations set by their debut, Goldfinger stayed in the public eye with their cover of the Spiral Starecase song "More Today Than Yesterday," featured in the soundtrack of the hit Adam Sandler movie The Waterboy. Williams left the band in 1998, replaced by a former bandmate of Feldmann's from Electric Love Hogs, Kelly Lemieux, and Goldfinger debuted their new lineup with the eight-track all-covers live EP Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live a year later. The quartet's third studio release, Stomping Ground, was issued in 2000 as the group toured both Europe and the U.S. (during their tour of England, Goldfinger recorded one of their sets, issuing the live Foot in Mouth, available only at shows and through the band's official website). Come 2001, it was Paulson's turn to jump ship, replaced by Brian Arthur (formerly of the Texas alt-metal outfit Unloco), as Goldfinger's first studio album for their new label, Jive/Zoomba, was issued in 2002 with Open Your Eyes. Disconnection Notice from 2005 found the group switching to the Maverick label. By 2008, however, Paulson was back on board, and the band released Hello Destiny... on the punk label SideOne Dummy. ~ Greg Prato
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Albums by
Goldfinger

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    12 songs

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    Hello Destiny...

    12 songs

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    Disconnection Notice

    17 songs

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    Open Your Eyes

    14 songs

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    Stomping Ground

    14 songs

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    Stomping Ground

    14 songs

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    Hang-Ups

    16 songs

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    Goldfinger

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    Wasted

    25 songs

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    The Best of Goldfinger

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    Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live

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    Here in Your Bedroom


Top Songs by
Goldfinger

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  2.   Here in Your Bedroom
  3.   99 Red Balloons
  4.   Mable
  5.   Counting the Days
  6.   Superman
  7.   The Kids Are Alright
  8.   Wasted
  9.   Rio
  10.   Just Like Heaven
  11.   This Lonely Place
  12.   20¢ Goodbye
  13.   White Christmas
  14.   The Innocent
  15.   Get Up
  16.   One More Time
  17.   Stalker
  18.   Is She Really Going Out With Him?
  19.   Ghouls Night Out
  20.   My Head
  21.   Spokesman
  22.   Feel Like Making Love
  23.   Disorder
  24.   Don't Say Goodbye
  25.   Pictures
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