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About Gin Blossoms

∙ Before naming themselves Gin Blossoms, the Arizona alt-rock band was called Cap’n Crunch, Algebra Ranch, and The Psalms.
∙ Along with The Meat Puppets and The Refreshments, Gin Blossoms were well-known graduates of Tempe, Arizona’s Mill Avenue indie-rock scene.
∙ In 1989, they were named Best Unsigned Band in America by College Music Journal.
∙ Their breakthrough album, 1992’s New Miserable Experience, sold 4 million copies in the US.
∙ “Hey Jealousy” became a smash hit nearly a year after it was released, reaching No. 25 on the Billboard 200 chart.
∙ Gin Blossoms had the honor of closing out Wayne’s World 2 by performing “Idiot Summer” at the movie’s “Waynestock” festival.
Late Show with David Letterman musical director Paul Shaffer frequently used Gin Blossoms songs to segue in and out of commercials.

ORIGIN
Tempe, AZ
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
1987

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