The Goo Goo Dolls
John Rzeznik said he didn't feel pressured to achieve the same success of Dizzy Up the Girl when creating Gutterflower.
The album's title came from a term used by poet Pablo Neruda in The Beggars to describe homeless people. John Rzeznik wrote Gutterflower's material after his divorce and moving to L.A. from Buffalo, NY.
Source: Goo Goos do good: Alltel concert doubles as food drive (August 28, 2002).