The Goldfinger Effect

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How has Feldmann's involvement with 311 affected your opinion of Goldfinger?

  1. I stopped listening to Goldfinger.

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  2. I started listening to Goldfinger.

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  3. I didn't listen to Goldfinger before and don't listen to them now.

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  4. I listened to Goldfinger before and still listen to them now.

    11.1%
  5. I only listen to Goldfinger's discography before being involved with 311.

    22.2%
  1. lyrics

    lyrics Well-Known Member

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    Just curious how John Feldmann's involvement with 311 has affected how you feel about his band Goldfinger.

    I'd say that even though I don't mind his 311 songs as much as some, it has affected me negatively in some way. I basically only listen to their first two albums at this point. Everything else seems generic to me and reminds me of how he overly simplifies 311's (and others) music.
     
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  2. Tomato-Kun

    Tomato-Kun Well-Known Member

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    I really liked Goldfinger but they started to fall off around Stomping Ground and Disconnection Notice was a mess. I don't listen to them really at all anymore. For me, a lot of their songs are immature. their music is for teenagers and adults that don't want to grow up.
     
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    Running123 Well-Known Member

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    Well said. I loved them when I was 13, and even met JF after a show around that time. Despite ripping on him here in jest, he was/is a really nice guy.

    Once I hit high school I couldn’t stomach any Goldfinger record anymore. So I hit that wall with them relatively early.
     
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    SlowCrates Well-Known Member

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    Has had no effect on my relationship with Goldfinger.
     
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    I always thought they sucked, and my opinion hasn't changed.
     
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    MargeInTheLargin Well-Known Member

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    His involvement with 311 has had no impact for my enjoyment of Goldfinger. I selected the last option strictly because I didn't care for their last album that came out, which just is what it is without bias. There's actually a few tracks that could have been pretty solid, but they are overproduced to shit. It was not like that with pretty much any of their other albums.
     
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    I never really listened to them before and now I definitely don't want to. Really can't stand Feldmann, in or out of 311. It just seems like that dude is annoying as hell.

    Maybe that's just in more recent years, and maybe way back he was okay. I've only listened to a couple of Goldfinger songs and they were...ok. Not a style I'm all that into.
     
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    lyrics Well-Known Member

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    I love(d) the album Hang-Ups. More back in the day than now. I really wouldn't say Feldmann's the reason, just not into that music as much anymore. But I still go back to it from time to time. I much prefer their ska songs than the pop punk ones.
     
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  9. SteveW311

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    Older Goldfinger is the best! I really enjoy everything up to Stomping Ground. Everything after that is meh... but they do have a few gems on their "newer" albums. Also, as drummer, I really like travis barker, who is drumming for them now... but, Darrin Fit that band so much better... Goldfinger now is just Feldman with, the bass player/frontman from mxpx, Travis Barker, and Phillip Sneed from Story of the year... This "supergroup" is not the same as what old goldinfiger was with Darrin and Charlie... But, they do play the old stuff really well at shows... as they should as professional musicians.

    I also really think that if Feldy would bring some of the older goldfinger vibes to 311 when working with them, it would work well. I understand they need to make money and another single like Amber would do wonders for their bank accounts... but don't force it. and these pop singles they do with him seem really forced and over produced turds...
     
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