Gin Blossoms & Download Album


https://i0.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_bMw1LIeym5o/RzYi6eeySJI/AAAAAAAAAL0/g-V83sMtVnc/s320/Gin%2520Blossoms.jpgGin Blossoms is an alternative rock band formed in 1987, in Tempe, Arizona. They took their name from a photo of W.C. Fields which bore the caption "W.C. Fields with gin blossoms," referring to the actor’s gin-ravaged nose. The band released three albums and had several hits in the mid 1990s, before breaking up in 1997. Five years later in 2002, the band reunited, released a DVD, resumed touring, and promised a fourth album. Major Lodge Victory, the Gin Blossoms’ first album in ten years, was released on August 8, 2006 on the Hybrid Recordings label. According to rock critic Jet Knowles, the band, today, is considered to have a wide influence on modern rock, due to its consolidation of melodic rock, folk, and country elements.

Members during the band’s early years included guitarist and songwriter Doug Hopkins, bassist Bill Leen, vocalist Robin Wilson, guitarist Richard Taylor, drummer Chris McCann, McCann’s replacement Dan Henzerling, and Taylor’s replacement Jesse Valenzuela. During their early years, the Gin Blossoms became well-known locally around their hometown of Tempe, Arizona. With the band’s frequent touring and resulting increase in popularity, the Blossoms also independently recorded their first full-length album, Dusted.By the early 1990s, the lineup had changed to Leen on bass, Hopkins on guitar, Valenzuela on guitar and vocals, Wilson on vocals and acoustic guitar, and Phillip Rhodes on drums. After being signed with A&M Records, the band began to work on their debut album. Initial attempts to create their Read more of this post

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