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Life Itself

by Gooding

Opening track of this record used in Dane Cooke's HBO show Tourgasm. "Life Itself" is GOODING's 5th nationalrelease. Vocal and instrumental songs ranging from dark pop/rock, funk and blues, to cinematic acoustic guitar lullabyes, this record should satisf
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1. First Lullabye (instrumental)
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2. And So It Goes
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3. Life Itself
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4. Lullabye Two (instrumental)
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5. First Day Of School
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6. Falling Down Again
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7. Lullabye Three (instrumental)
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8. Gypsy Souls
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9. Slow Burn
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10. I can't Believe
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11. Lullabye Four (instrumental)
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12. World Can Wait
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13. Last Lullabye
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"a production wizard... an unusually versatile performer... well crafted songs and a distinctive singing style."
--Robert Doerschuk, NYC Starpolish

"When he gets lost in time and space, so do we. He remains one of the most remarkable players anywhere." --Rod Pocowatchit, Wichita Eagle

"Gooding blends a myriad of styles that he has come to manipulate so well and created a sonically superior work of art "
-- Slave, Tulsa, OK Infinity Press

"...when Gooding talks -- whether it's vocally or instrumentally -- you can be pretty sure it's coming from the heart. "
-- Gene Triplett, OKC, OK The Daily Oklahoman


Based in the "flyover zone" of Wichita, KS., the band Gooding has played more than 300 shows in 60 cities in 2yrs. They are 3 real performers who care about music above all else, and the audience that shares in that music with them.


Bombastic drums, deep and fuzzy bass, stark classical and syrupy electric slide-guitar, occasional loops and samples, a completely unique baritone voice, kind hearts, small egos and a gargantuan work ethic separates this band from anything before or after.

Not easily filed under "Pop/Rock", Gooding blurs the lines between alt, pop, blues, and world music. Similar to career artists they adore, Zeppelin, Buckley, Ani, Clapton, U2, Waits, Radiohead- they put no limits on what sounds can be found in a song. They are searching, and being part of this search with them is a rush. A single night might bring elements of 60's rock, Funk, Movie Sndtks, and Latin, but somehow their gorgeously dark notes and melodies never feel out-of-place or forced in any context.

On tour constantly, supported by true fans spreading the word across the US, heard on over 500 radio stations, in the Matrix: Revisited and Matrix: Animatrix DVD's ,and on MTV's Road Rules and Real World, this band is playing their hearts out, taking no shortcuts, and earning one fan at a time while blazing a repeated path through the states with their devastating live shows.

Go to www.goodingband.com for tour dates!


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David Trevallon

The classic Gooding CD bar none
'3X' is usually thought of as Gooding's classic album with its cool, uber-techno feel and association with The Matrix. 'Life Itself' marks a high watermark in G.'s songwriting prowess and is a highly personal collection of songs. Standouts include the anthem: 'Slow Burn', 'Life Itself' and 'and so it goes'. 'First Day of School' is beautifully rendered with tender emotion and is under-rated as is 'Gypsy Souls'. 'Lullabye 1-4' runs through the album knitting the songs together and referencing it all into a specific time frame. A desert island disc for the hard core Goob fan and new devotee alike. 5 stars.....I should say pop pickers!!