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Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience album

Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience album
  • Performer Gin Blossoms
  • Title New Miserable Experience
  • Date of release 1992
  • Country US
  • Style Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
  • Other formats DMF AHX AUD APE VOC FLAC RA
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1511 mb
  • Size FLAC 1792 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 550

Gin Blossoms is an American rock band formed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona. They rose to prominence following the 1992 release of their first major label album, New Miserable Experience, and the first single released from that album, "Hey Jealousy". Hey Jealousy" became a Top 25 hit and went gold, and New Miserable Experience eventually went quadruple platinum; four other charting singles were released from the album

The Gin Blossoms were one of the more truly damned rock & roll bands to grace the pop charts in the 1990s. The group was founded and spiritually led by singer-guitarist Doug Hopkins, who also wrote the band's best songs; however, by the time New Miserable Experience marked the band's major-label debut in 1992, Hopkins had been kicked out (his bandmates had apparently tired of dealing with his alcoholism). Released during the heyday of grunge music, New Miserable Experience remains the best and most representative document of the group's existence, a tight and lean collection of brilliant, edgy pop music that was markedly different from the bulk of 1992's modern rock albums.

It’s a miracle that the Gin Blossoms‘ breakthrough album, New Miserable Experience, exists at all. When the band left Tempe, Arizona, in 1992, headed for Memphis’ famed Ardent Studios to record their first album for A&M Records, the mood was far from optimistic. The group teetered on the edge of being dropped, and, most alarmingly, their founder and chief songwriter, guitarist Doug Hopkins, was in the throes of mental illness and alcoholism. Superficially, the songs on New Miserable Experience were windows-down, carefree anthems, but underneath they exposed heartache, longing and despair. Particularly those written by the tortured Hopkins, who provided the band with its breakout hit, Hey Jealousy, which – thanks to MTV – revived the album almost a year after it first stumbled out of the gate.

New Miserable Experience A&M 5403 (Originally Released August 8, 1992) Recorded February and March 1992 Ardent Studios, Memphis. Tracks From Dusted San Jacinto 0191 (1989) Tracks From Up And Crumbling A&M EP 7502-15369 (1991) Tracks From Shut Up And Smoke A&M EP 31458-8107 (1991). Track 2-13 are from Wayne's World 2 Soundtrack (1992) Live Tracks: Solana Beach, CA (May 13, 1993).

New Miserable Experience is the second studio album by rock band Gin Blossoms, released on August 4, 1992. However, nearly a year after its release the lead single, "Hey Jealousy", entered the top 40, with "Found Out About You" following a few months later. The album eventually reached multi-platinum status.

About New Miserable Experience. The breakthrough album by Arizona power-popsters Gin Blossoms featured the hit singles Found Out About You, Until I Fall Away, and Hey Jealousy. The latter tune was written by guitarist Doug Hopkins, who was fired for alcoholism just before sessions for the LP wrapped. Hopkins committed suicide in 1993, right as the group was finally starting to take off. New Miserable Experience Q&A.

Tracklist

A1 Lost Horizons
A2 Hey Jealousy
A3 Mrs. Rita
A4 Until I Fall Away
A5 Hold Me Down
A6 Cajun Song
B1 Hands Are Tied
B2 Found Out About You
B3 Allison Road
B4 29
B5 Pieces Of The Night
B6 Cheatin'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 75021-5403-4 7

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
75021 5403 2 Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience ‎(CD, Album) A&M Records 75021 5403 2 US 1992
none Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience ‎(Cass, Album, Promo) A&M Records none US 1992
B-0026126-01 Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) A&M Records, UMe B-0026126-01 US 2017
395 403 - 4 Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience ‎(Cass, Album) Fontana 395 403 - 4 UK 1992
395403-4 Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience ‎(Cass, Album) A&M Records 395403-4 Thailand 1992

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Lost Horizons
Written-By – D. Hopkins*
3:20
2 Hey Jealousy
Written-By – D. Hopkins*
3:56
3 Mrs. Rita
Written-By – J. Swafford, J. Valenzuela*
4:25
4 Until I Fall Away
Written-By – J. Valenzuela*, R. Wilson*
3:51
5 Hold Me Down
Written-By – D. Hopkins*, R. Wilson*
4:50
6 Cajun Song
Written-By – J. Valenzuela*
2:56
7 Hands Are Tied
Written-By – J. Valenzuela*
3:17
8 Found Out About You
Written-By – D. Hopkins*
3:53
9 Allison Road
Written-By – R. Wilson*
3:18
10 29
Written-By – J. Valenzuela*
4:18
11 Pieces Of The Night
Written-By – D. Hopkins*
4:33
12 Cheatin'
Written-By – D. Hopkins*, J. Valenzuela*
3:25

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Made By – PMDC, USA

Credits

  • Art Direction, Design – Barrie Goshko, Gin Blossoms
  • Management – Bill Graham Management
  • Musician, Accordion – C.J. Chenier (tracks: 6)
  • Musician, Bass – Bill Leen
  • Musician, Drums, Percussion – Phillip Rhodes
  • Musician, Guitar – Doug Hopkins
  • Musician, Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin – Jesse Valenzuela
  • Musician, Pedal Steel Guitar – Robbie Turner*
  • Musician, Piano – Robert Becker (tracks: 4, 11)
  • Musician, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Robin Wilson
  • Photography By [All Other] – Robin Wilson
  • Photography By [Color Band Photo] – Jay Blakesberg
  • Producer – Gin Blossoms, John Hampton

Notes

Made in the U.S.A.
Printed in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 75021-5403-2 3
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • SPARS Code: dad
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 750 215 403-2 [email protected] DE
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 750 215 403-2 01! CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Hub Stamp, Variant 1, 2): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0347
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0355

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
75021 5403 2 Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience ‎(CD, Album) A&M Records 75021 5403 2 US 1992
none Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience ‎(Cass, Album, Promo) A&M Records none US 1992
B-0026126-01 Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) A&M Records, UMe B-0026126-01 US 2017
395 403 - 4 Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience ‎(Cass, Album) Fontana 395 403 - 4 UK 1992
395403-4 Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience ‎(Cass, Album) A&M Records 395403-4 Thailand 1992