Goddo Film Party
Hot on the heels of the Success of Anvil and their On the Road Documentary that landed them an “Oscar Nomination.” And now the Stones “Exile on Main Street”, Greg Godovitz of Goddo fame and the band will be laying down their road stories and more in “film format” on May 28th at The Sound Academy with a live concert, commemorating the band 35th Anniversary. The event will harbor performances by members and artists that had played on various Goddo Sessions through the years. They're also going to be surprise guest that may sit in on a tune with Goddo stay tuned for up dates on some of the performers that are going to be part of the show as well.
Goddo was formed by bassist Greg Godovitz of Fludd with guitarist Gino Scarpelli of Brutus fame and drummer Marty Morin. In 1975, they released the single "Louie Louie" on A & M Records Canada which helped them secure more work on the Southern Ontario bar circuit. Marty Morin left in 1976 and was replaced by Doug Inglis on drums. In 1977, Goddo was signed to Polydor Records. Their self-titled debut album was released later that year.
The follow-up album, If Indeed It's Lonely At The Top...WHO CARES...It's Lonely At The Bottom Too! (1978), features a barbed view of rock and roll lifestyles and the music industry in general.’ An Act Of Goddo' followed in 1979 along with a live performance in Toronto. The performance, called 'An Act Of Goddo In Church', has since been re-issued on DVD as "Live".
Goddo went on to sign with Attic Records, and decided to make a live album. 'Best Seat In The House' was recorded over two nights at the Roxy Theater in Barrie, Ontario and produced by Bob Segarini.
Goddo followed the live LP with what would become their most successful commercial release with called Pretty Bad Boys. The title track which spent more than 16 weeks on the Canadian charts. But within a year of the release the band was broke and without a recording contract and disbanded until 1989, when the Classic Rock revival in Canada was in full swing and Godovitz reformed the classic line-up for a series of limited shows that were sold out. This inspired the band and led to the release of , a "best of" package called 12 Gauge Goddo was released in 1990.
The reunited group recorded King Of Broken Hearts (1992) with producer Terry Brown and produced a new single and video in "Was It Something I Said?". The band toured promoting the album and doing double bills with Hamilton punk band Teenage Head.
In 1994, Godovitz returned to the stage as a member of The Carpet Frogs who released one CD in 1995 called "Frog Curry". Godovitz and the band parted company in the late '90s and Godovitz returned to focusing on Goddo.
To celebrate Goddo's 25th anniversary as a band, a party was organized at Toronto's Warehouse Club in 2000 featuring the original Goddo (including Marty Morin), Ronnie Hawkins, The Partland Brothers, Andy Curran (Coney Hatch) and members of Godovitz's new British Invasion act The Anger Brothers including Bob Segarini. The show and the subsequent tour that year became the basis for the sequel to 'Best Seat in the House', called "2nd Best Seat in the House". Goddo's first three albums were re-mastered and re-issued on CD by Bullseye Records to coincide with the tour.
Godovitz released his memoirs called 'Travels With My Amp' also on Bullseye Records. He toured Canada to promote the book through 2001. Footage from the book tour and a live acoustic performance at Hugh's Room in 2004 became the basis for his Bullseye Records solo DVD 'Up Close And Uncomfortable'. Featuring Goddo hits along with some rare tracks performed live as they were originally written on an acoustic guitar.
In 2003 Godovitz along with Bob Segarini, drummer Doug Inglis, keyboardist Brad Lovatt, guitarist Steve Jensen and bassist Mike Pellarin, released a CD self-titled under the name The Anger Brothers.
The core of the “Anger Brothers “ a band formed by Godovitz with Bob Segarini drummer Doug Inglis , Brad Lovatt on keys Steve Jensen on second guitar and Mike Pellarinon bass became the backbone for a new Goddo record in 2004's "Kings of The Stoned Age" on Bullseye Records. The band toured Southern Ontario in support of the new album which saw two radio singles hit the airwaves - "Rock Star" and "Such A Fool".
2005 saw a change in the band's line up as guitarist Gino Scarpelli left. Taking his place on lead guitar was Steve Shelski of Coney Hatch, who was joined by Anger Brothers keyboardist Brad "Mr. Anger" Lovatt, fleshing out the line-up with original Goddo members Godovitz and Inglis.
In 2007 Linus Entertainment released the DVD "An Act Of Goddo In Church" called 'Live' featuring the band's 1979 broadcast from CHUM FM and City TVs first ever stereo multi-media simulcast.
In 2007 Canadian label Bullseye Records released the double-disc anthology set called "Under My Hat: Volume 1 - Active Goddo" featuring live material recording during their salad days of 1976-1977.
In 2008, Godovitz worked as a solo show called " Up Close and Uncomfortable". 2009 Godovitz returned to Toronto and played a few Goddo shows. The band featured Godovitz, drummer Doug Inglis, Mr. Anger the son of Goddo's original guitarist Gino Scarpelli, Gene Scarpelli on guitar.
1977 Goddo (Polydor)
1978 If Indeed It's Lonely At The Top...WHO CARES...It's Lonely At The Bottom Too! (Fat Cat/Polydor)
1979 An Act Of Goddo (Polydor)
1981 Pretty Bad Boys (Attic)
1982 Live: Best Seat In The House (Attic)
1990 12 Gauge Goddo (BEI/MCA)
1993 King of The Broken Hearts (Justin/MCA)
2001 2nd Best Seat In The House - Lighve Bullseye Records
2004 Kings of The Stoned Age Bullseye Records
2008 Under My Hat - Volume 1: Active Goddo Bullseye Records
1975 "Louie Louie" (A & M)
1977 "Under My Hat (Fat Cat/Polydor)
1978 "There Goes My Baby (Fat Cat/Polydor)
1979 "Chantal" (Fat Cat/Polydor)
1980 "Fortune In Men's Eyes" (El Mocambo)
1981 "Pretty Bad Boy" (Attic Records)
1981 "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Attic Records)
1993 "Was It Something I Said" (Justin/MCA)
2004 "Rock Star" Bullseye Records
2004 "Such A Fool" Bullseye Records
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Compiled by Bill Delingat
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