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Gin Blossoms

A Chat With Scott Johnson Of The Gin Blossoms http://alt929boston.com/2017/02/22/chat-scott-johnson-gin-blossoms/        

Rock / Alternative / Pop

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Tempe, AZ





77 tracks
Fueled by mega-hits including "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You" and "Til I Hear It From You," Gin Blossoms completed the classic crossover from college-circuit heroes to multi-platinum album sellers.

The band's hometown following in Tempe, Arizona grew quickly as the band earned a great reputation as a live act. Readers of the Phoenix New Times chose them as the city's best rock band qualifying them to play at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas in March, 1989. Later that year, College Music Journal dubbed them the "Best Unsigned Band in America" and invited them to play MTV's New Music Awards in New York City.

Major label interest quickly followed...their initial releases on A&M Records included Up and Crumbling in 1991 and the multi-platinum selling New Miserable Experience in 1992 featuring the single, "Hey Jealousy" which peaked at #25 on Billboard Hot 100. Four more singles followed..."Mrs. Rita," "Found Out About You," "Allison Road" and "Until I Fall Away." With NME having sold nearly 3 million copies in the US alone, the Gin Blossoms became a band to be reckoned with.

Congratulations I'm Sorry, which was released in 1996, was the Blossom's final original album of the decade bringing them two more hits … "Follow You Down" which spent ten weeks in the Top Ten and "As Long As It Matters" which earned the group a Grammy nomination for "Best Performance by a Duo or Group." The album debuted in Billboard's Top Ten and a year of touring helped put the record past 1,500,000 units sold.

The group then took a lengthy hiatus before embarking on an eighty-date US tour in 2002 and then releasing a new album, Major Lodge Victory in 2006.

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NME and CIS Are Available to Preorder On Vinyl

New Miserable Experience and Congratulations I'm Sorry are available to preorder on vinyl for the first time ever: https://UMe.lnk.to/GinBlossomsLPs       more
about 1 week ago via PureVolume

Robin recounts his memories of shows at the Celebrity Theatre

Robin recounts his memories of shows at the Celebrity Theatre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdmmXUmo1xc

about Jan 15 via PureVolume

Gin Blossoms DLC Coming to Rock Band 4!

Get "Found Out About You" and "Hey Jealousy" in this week's Rock Band DLC! https://youtu.be/CaEy894oHHg The DLC tracks are available individually for $1.99 eac…

about May 27 via PureVolume

Jesse Has a New Song on Josh Kelley's Latest Album, New Lane Road

Be sure to check out Josh Kelley's latest cd, New Lane Road, since Jesse has co-written the song, "One Foot in the Grave" w/ Josh and Danny Wilde (The Rembrandts). T…

about Apr 25 via PureVolume

Valenzuela-Wilde's New Record, Prairie Wind, Is Out!

Jesse has a new record w/ Danny Wilde (The Rembrandts) out! Be sure to check out Prairie Wind, on iTunes and/or Amazon                                           …

about Apr 21 via PureVolume

Honeygirl's (Scott's Side Project) New Single "On The Loose" Out Now

Honeygirl (Scott's side project) new single "On The Loose" is available for download now!     You can go to their website http://www.honeygirlmusic.com to download t…

about Mar 23 via PureVolume

"Follow You Down" Will Be On Rock Band 4!

"Follow You Down" will be on Rock Band 4 which is out October 6! You can pre-order it here.   You can check out a bit of Rock Band 4 here https://www.youtube.com/wa…

about Sep 16 via PureVolume

Robin at Rahway Rocks

Robin will be performing at Rahway Rocks Sept. 13th 6pm at Union County Performing Arts Center - Hamilton Stage (Rahway, NJ) with Mike Peters (The Alarm) and more. Sa…

about Aug 28 via PureVolume

"Gin Blossoms Singer Robin Wilson Closes Doors on Tempe Recording Studio"

ABC 15's Dan Spindly recently did a feature on Robin's studio, Uranus Recording of Tempe...be sure to check it out in the link below. http://www.abc15.com/news/region-…

about Jul 14 via PureVolume

Jesse's Second Solo Album, Hotel Defeated, Out Now!

The follow-up to Tunes Young People Can Enjoy (CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes) is out on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.*It will be available in hard copy format later this summer…

about Jun 24 via PureVolume

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New York, NY

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