Gin Blossoms

Gin Blossoms BIOGRAPHY

Gin Blossoms

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1991-1996

Signed with A&M Records in 1991. "[A&M] gave us a chance to succeed or fail, to learn about the studio and toughen us up," said Robin Wilson. They got a spot in an A&M showcase at the College Music Journal which drew positive attention. The band chose John Hampton as producer because, "He wanted to assist us in making the Gin Blossoms album we wanted it to be."

"Hey Jealousy" was released in 1992. It was reissued later when it became a hit on modern rock, album rock and top 40 radio stations. By 1994, the song was still hanging on, "18 months after the song began making waves, nine months after it peaked at No. 25 on the Hot 100, and six months after, by all accounts, it should have played itself out. Instead, for the week ending July 12, the song enjoyed nearly 900 plays across the country." New York's Z100 was still playing the song 30-50 times a week for the last year. During the week ending July 18, 1994, "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You" and "Until I Fall Away" were played more than 5,000 times.

There were two album covers for New Miserable Experience. There were 120,000 copies with the original album art. There were three videos of "Hey Jealousy."

After New Miserable Experience was released, the Gin Blossoms toured for the next 2.5 years. The record was only successful in the U.S. and Britain where it sold 40,000 copies. By the end of July 1994, the album had sold 1.5 million copies. By August 1995, the ablum had sold more than 2.1 million copies in the U.S., was selling 21,000 copies a week and had two top 40 singles. The "Found Out About You" single was No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.

A&M senior director of product development Mike Regan told Billboard, "With a band that's had so much success at pop radio, we have to make sure we develop a real image for them. You have a lot of bands that acheive pop success but don't have a vision for the long-term career or how to leave a lasting impression."

The promotional campaign for Congratulations, I'm Sorry began with a pre-release postcard to be included in bags in retail stores. The album was to be promoted for six months after its release and included kitchen magnets, lighters, and stickers. The band also did a college tour to support the album.

"'Till I Hear It From You" was the first single and video from the Empire Records soundtrack (released August 22, 1995). It was the first new song from the Gin Blossoms in three years.

SOURCES:
Gin Blossoms Bloom. Catherine Applefeld. Billboard, October 17, 1992.
The Gin Blossoms' A&M Singles Won't Fall Away. Eric Boehlert. Billboard, July 30, 1994.
A&M Soundtrack Plants Hopes with the Gin Blossoms. Carrie Borzillo. Billboard, August 5, 1995.
Gin Blossoms Cultivate Fan Base. Melinda Newman. Billboard, January 27, 1996.

OFFICIAL WEB SITE: Gin Blossoms

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Bill Lean
   Born: Mar 01, 1962
   Instrument(s): bass
Doug Hopkins
   Born: Apr 11, 1961      Died: Dec 05, 1993
   Instrument(s): guitar
Jesse Valenzuela
   Born: May 22, 1962
   Instrument(s): guitar
   See Low/Watts
Phillip Rhodes
   Born: May 26, 1968
   Instrument(s): drums
   See Gas Giants
Robin Wilson
   Born: Jul 12, 1965
   Instrument(s): vocals
   See Pharoahs, Gas Giants
Scott Johnson
   Born: Oct 11, 1962
   Instrument(s): guitar
   See Low/Watts


Gin Blossoms PHOTOS

Gin Blossoms DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Gin Blossoms U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records60251708022007
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records6024986051 C2003
Allison RoadA&M Records75021 51691991
As Long As It MattersA&M Records31458 16731996
As Long as It MattersA&M Records31458 84841996
As Long as It MattersA&M RecordsAMCDP 002761996
As Long as It Matters/Memphis Time/Mrs. Rita/Hands Are TiedA&M Records31458 17471996
Congratulations I'm SorryA&M Records602557293602017
Follow You DownA&M Records31458 13811996
Follow You DownA&M Records31458 83841996
Follow You Down/Til I Hear It from YouA&M Records31458 13801995
Lost HorizonsA&M Records31458 80611992
New Miserable ExperienceA&M Records60694934062002
New Miserable ExperienceA&M Records75021 54031992
New Miserable SamplerA&M Records31458 80051992
Playlist Your WayA&M Records60251797562009
Shut Up and SmokeA&M Records31458 81071992
Til I Hear It from You/Idiot SummerA&M Records31458 12261995
Up and CrumblingA&M Records750215369202013
Up and CrumblingA&M Records75021 53691991

Gin Blossoms U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Allison RoadA&M Records31458 08621994

Gin Blossoms U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection20076025170802
Til I Hear It from You
Hey Jealousy
Allison Road
Until I Fall Away
Found Out About You
Mrs. Rita
Just South of Nowhere
Lost Horizons
Follow You Down
As Long as It Matters
Idiot Summer
Pieces of the Night

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection20036024986051 C
Til I Hear It from You
Hey Jealousy
Allison Road
Until I Fall Away
Found Out About You
Mrs. Rita
Just South of Nowhere
Lost Horizons
Follow You Down
As Long As It Matters
Idiot Summer
Pieces of the Night

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Allison Road199175021 5169
Control
Soundtrack to the Video of Control
Nasty
Nasty Cool Summer Mix, Pt. 1
What Have You Done for Me Lately?
When I Think of You
When I Think of You
Control Soundtrack to the Video of Control
Let's Wait a While

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Allison Road20066025170803
Allison Road
Allison Road
Allison Road
Allison Road
Allison Road
Allison Road
Allison Road
Allison Road
Allison Road

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Allison Road199431458 0862
Allison Road (LP Version)
Until I Fall Away

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Allison Road/1994199431458 8202
Allison Road
1994

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
As Long as It Matters1996AMCDP 00276
As Long as It Matters
As Long as It Matters

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
As Long as It Matters199631458 8484
As Long as It Matters

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
As Long As It Matters199631458 1673
As Long As It Matters (LP Version)
Allison Road (Live)
Whitewash (Live)
Until I Fall Away (Live)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
As Long as It Matters1996AMCDP 00201
As Long as It Matters (Fade)
As Long as It Matters (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
As Long As It Matters/Allison Road199631458 1672
As Long As It Matters (Fade)
Allison Road (Live)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
As Long as It Matters/Memphis Time/Mrs. Rita/Hands Are Tied199631458 1747
As Long as It Matters
Memphis Time
Mrs. Rita
Hands Are Tied

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Congratulations I'm Sorry199631454 0469
Day Job
Highwire
Follow You Down
Not Only Numb
As Long As It Matters
Perfectly Still
7th Inning Stretch
My Car
Virginia
Whitewash
I Can't Figure You Out
Memphis Time
Competition Smile

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Congratulations I'm Sorry201760255729360
Day Job
Highwire
Follow You Down
Not Only Numb
As Long As It Matters
Perfectly Still
7th Inning Stretch
My Car
Virginia
Whitewash
I Can't Figure You Out
Memphis Time
Competition Smile

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Day Job1996AMCDP 00213
Day Job (LP Version)
Day Job (Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Follow You Down199631458 1381
Follow You Down (Edit)
Til I Hear It from You
Seeing Stars
Idiot Summer

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Follow You Down1996AMCDP 00148
Follow You Down (LP Version)
Follow You Down (Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Follow You Down2006602517 080416
Follow You Down
Follow You Down
Follow You Down
Follow You Down
Follow You Down
Follow You Down
Follow You Down
Follow You Down
Follow You Down

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Follow You Down199631458 8384
Follow You Down

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Follow You Down/Til I Hear It from You199531458 1380
Follow You Down (Edit)
Til I Hear It from You (LP Versioin)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Found Out About You199231458 8055
Found Out About You (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Found Out About You200660251708042
Found Out About You
Found Out About You
Found Out About You
Found Out About You
Found Out About You
Found Out About You
Found Out About You
Found Out About You
Found Out About You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Found Out About You/Hey Jealousy199331458 0418
Found Out About You
Hey Jealousy

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Hey Jealousy199275021 7602
Hey Jealousy

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Hey Jealousy20066024985666
Hey Jealousy
Hey Jealousy
Hey Jealousy
Hey Jealousy
Hey Jealousy
Hey Jealousy
Hey Jealousy
Hey Jealousy
Hey Jealousy
Hey Jealousy

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Hey Jealousy199431458 0357
Hey Jealousy
Cajun Song
Just South of Nowhere
Angels Tonight

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Hey Jealousy/29199231458 0242
Hey Jealousy
29

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
ICON20116025276471
Til I Hear It from You
Hey Jealousy
Allison Road
Until I Fall Away
Found Out About You
Mrs. Rita
Just South of Nowhere
Lost Horizons
Idiot Summer
Follow You Down
As Long As It Matters

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Just South of Nowhere20096025270587
Hold Me Down
What
Idiot Summer
Hands Are Tied
Cajun Song
29
Until I Fall Away
Everywhere
Just South of Nowhere
Soul Deep
Cheatin'
Mrs. Rita
Allison Road
Hey Jealousy
My Biggest Date
Folsom Prison Blues
Weeds

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Lost Horizons199231458 8061
Lost Horizons

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Mrs. Rita199231458 8056
Mrs. Rita

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
New Miserable Experience20026069493406
Lost Horizons
Hey Jealousy
Mrs. Rita
Until I Fall Away
Hold Me Down
Cajun Song
Hands Are Tied
Found Out About You
Allison Road
29
Pieces of the Night
Cheatin'
Something Wrong
Slave Dealer's Daughter
Fireworks
Keli Richards
Just South of Nowhere
Angels Tonight
Blue Eyes Bleeding
Soul Deep
Heart Away
Cold River Dick
Christine Irene
Number One
Idiot Summer
Back of a Car
Allison Road
Hold Me Down
Hey Jealousy
Mrs. Rita
29
Movin' On Up
Folsom Prison Blues
Pieces of the Night

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
New Miserable Experience199275021 5403
Lost Horizons
Hey Jealousy
Mrs. Rita
Until I Fall Away
Hold Me Down
Cajun Song
Hands Are Tied
Found Out About You
Allison Road
29
Pieces Of the Night
Cheatin'

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
New Miserable Experience201060252726671
Keli Richards
Just South of Nowhere
Angels Tonight
Blue Eyes Bleeding
Soul Deep
Heart Away
Cold River Dick
Christine Irene
Number One
Idiot Summer
Back of a Car
Allison Road
Hold Me Down
Hey Jealousy
Mrs. Rita
29
Movin' On Up
Folsom Prison Blues
Pieces of the Night

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
New Miserable Experience201760255729360
Day Job
Highwire
Follow You Down
Not Only Numb
As Long As It Matters
Perfectly Still
7th Inning Stretch
My Car
Virginia
Whitewash
I Can't Figure You Out
Memphis Time
Competition Smile

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
New Miserable Experience20106025272667
Keli Richards
Just South of Nowhere
Angels Tonight
Blue Eyes Bleeding
Soul Deep
Heart Away
Cold River Dick
Christine Irene
Number One
Idiot Summer
Back of a Car
Allison Road
Hold Me Down
Hey Jealousy
Mrs. Rita
29
Movin' On Up
Folsom Prison Blues
Pieces of the Night

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
New Miserable Sampler199231458 8005
Hey Jealousy
Hands Are Tied
Angels Tonight

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Outside Looking In: the Best Of19996069490410
Follow You Down
Hey Jealousy
Until I Fall Away
Alison Road
Mrs. Rita
Found Out About You
Not Only Numb
Whitewash
Cajun Song
Just South of Nowhere
Pieces of the Night
As Long As It Matters
Day Job
Til I Hear It from You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Playlist Your Way20096025179756
Follow You Down
Hey Jealousy
Until I Fall Away
Allison Road
Mrs. Rita
Found Out About You
Lost Horizons
Idiot Summer
Not Only Numb
Just South of Nowhere
Pieces of the Night
As Long As It Matters
Day Job
Til I Hear It From You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Shut Up and Smoke199231458 8107
Soul Deep
Heart Away
Cold River Dick
Christine Irene

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Til I Hear It From You20096025271801 B
Til I Hear It From You
Til I Hear It From You
Til I Hear It From You
Til I Hear It From You
Til I Hear It From You
Til I Hear It From You
Til I Hear It From You
Til I Hear It From You
Til I Hear It From You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Til I Hear It from You1995AMCDP 00262
Til I Hear It from You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Til I Hear It from You/Idiot Summer199531458 1226
Til I Hear It from You
Idiot Summer

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Until I Fall Away2006602517 080447
Until I Fall Away
Until I Fall Away
Until I Fall Away
Until I Fall Away
Until I Fall Away
Until I Fall Away
Until I Fall Away
Until I Fall Away
Until I Fall Away

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Until I Fall Away '94199231458 8258
Until I Fall Away '94
Until I Fall Away (Album Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Up and Crumbling199175021 5369
Mrs. Rita
Allison Road
Angels Tonight
Just South Of Nowhere
Keli Richards

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Up and Crumbling201375021536920
Mrs. Rita
Allison Road
Angels Tonight
Just South of Nowhere
Keli Richards


Gin Blossoms MUSIC CHARTS

Gin Blossoms on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Follow You Down31458 1381Billboard AC22
Follow You Down/Til I Hear It from You31458 1380Billboard Pop11
31458 1380Billboard AC5
New Miserable Experience75021 5403Billboard Pop30

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.