Released: February 16, 1993
Recorded: August-October 1992 at Metalworks Recording Studios, Mississuaga, Ontario, Canada; Trackmaster Recording Studios, Buffalo, New York; and Master Control Studios, Burbank, California
Producer: Gavin MacKillop
Superstar Car Wash is an album by the Goo Goo Dolls, released in February, 1993 on Warner Bros. Johnny Rzeznik wrote the song "We Are the Normal" with his idol, The Replacements' singer Paul Westerberg. The two corresponded by mail but never sat in a studio together. The song "Fallin' Down" was featured in the 1993 Pauly Shore movie Son In Law. Also, the song "So Far Away" was originally written and recorded with the title "Dancing In Your Blood"; the song had the same basic structure, but different lyrics, more minimal instrumentation, and a slightly different melody.
Superstar Car Wash, or simply "SSCW", marks the end of the Takac, grungier era, and the beginning of the Rzeznik, more polished era.
Superstar Car Wash was an actual car washing business on William Street just outside the downtown region of Buffalo, the hometown of the band.
(February 8th, 2010)