yeah - average album, average entertainer. I have no idea how he got so much attention, considering he just strums A D5 F# and a partial E chord, singing 'baby baby/yr drivin me crazy' in a nerdy, anonymous voice.
Girlfriend has four good/almost really catchy songs and the rest just sounds like bland christian pop mixed with Beatles/Stones cover band music. Its just mixed wrong, and the bass is awful !!
This album must have been celebrated as a ***** star 'power pop classic' because late 80s mainstream music was so horribly overproduced that the stylistic shift must have signified something in 1991.
Again - why is the bass so bad? Why is the vocal so anonymous? Why are the guitars so naff?? Famous sidemen and friends don't make you a pop star, its the audience connection. Evangeline?? BLLLEEEAARRGGHH - - - pause - - - BBBLURRRGHG!!!!