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Friday, February 22, 2008

The Godz

If you are over the age of 35 and grew up in Ohio....and had to love the Godz. They represented all that was good and holy and pure in rock and, drugs, booze, more sex, more drugs, and yes, more booze. Eric Moore should have a street named after him....someone slapped this sit back, enjoy, crank it up...Its the Godz...


O.M.O.M. said...

I cannot stress how important The Godz were in shaping my young rock and roll heart. Not many people get to grow up in the backyard of one of their favorite bands, it was one of the few bright spots of growing up in central Ohio. I could not even begin to count the number of times I've seen the various lineups that Eric Moore has had.

Eric's not doing too well health-wise as of late. The last time I saw the current Godz lineup it was pretty tough to take. I'd love to see him just go out by himself and do some of his Catfish Moe sets, just him acoustic and then have American Dog back him for a few electric tunes. Just him picking and doing country-fried versions of Godz tunes is a treat, as Eric has said on more than one occasion, "It's all just country music sped up anyway..."

E. S. Furniss said...

My older brother and I never had much in common in terms of music but I can't thank him enough for turning me on to the Godz when I was just a wee lad. This is a band that by all means should have been bigger than any of their contemporaries but it just wasn't meant to be.

I couldn't agree with you more about their influence on guys of our generation. I used to judge people based solely on their opinion of the Godz. If they didn't agree that that Godz were sensational it was hard to take anything they said seriously.

The Godz were the greatest ambassadors of rock Ohio ever produced. They rocked, they partied...their music was joy and fun melted into vinyl. Sorry to hear Eric Moore is in bad shape....I'm guessing years of excess probably caught up with him? Hope its something he can beat.