Gin Blossoms

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2014 (The 2015 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
New Miserable Experience (1992)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Hey Jealousy (1992)
Found Out About You (1992)
Follow You Down (1996)

Gin Blossoms @ Wikipedia

Gin Blossoms Videos

Will Gin Blossoms be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


13 comments so far (post your own)

It saddens me just how overlooked these guys are. This band during the nineties had it all, but it's all lost under the fog that is grunge, boy bands, and other 90's fads.

The group sold albums (New Miserable Experience in 1992 went 4X plainum), they had hit singles in both the pop and rock charts (Hey Jealousy, Found Out About You, Til I Hear It From You, Follow You Down) which can still be heard today, and they had a discernible sound, mixing classic rock, alternative, country and folk. Their actual influence is questionable though....

If the band never broke up I would say they would definitely be inducted, but they cut their careers short.

Posted by Chicken Kiev on Friday, 07.24.09 @ 12:48pm

You are so right about the Gin Blossoms. They did stand out amongst the crowd in 93 and 94, but there was a lot of great competition running around in that period.

Chicken, have you ever checked out Grant Lee Buffalo? A great band from the same period. There's a little Gin Blossoms in the mix, but it's a bit darker. The singer, Grant Lee Phillips, is awesome, though. Don't be turned off by my comments about it being darker till you've heard this guy. It's also very dramatic in it's sound.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 07.24.09 @ 17:38pm

Agreed. "Found Out About You" sometimes strikes me as run-of-the-mill, but I seldom find myself changing stations when it comes on.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 07.24.09 @ 18:34pm

Gin Blossoms


01. New Miserable Experience
02. Congratulations...I'm Sorry
03. Major Lodge Victory
04. No Chocolate Cake


01. Hey Jealousy
02. Found Out About You
03. Until I Fall Away
04. Allison Road
05. Mrs. Rita
06. Follow You Down
07. As Long as It Matters
08. Til I Hear It from You
09. Day Job

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 12:28pm

"Chicken, have you ever checked out Grant Lee Buffalo? A great band from the same period." - Cheesecrop

It's a shame both Gin Blossoms and Grant Lee Buffalo aren't better known.

"Hey Jealousy" from the Gin Blossoms is a good track among the others mentioned.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 08:22am

Tahvo, I thought the song 'Hey Jealousy' was saying 'Hey Gennessee' for awhile, before I saw the song's title.

Gennessee is a beer made in New York.

It is a good song.

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 13:25pm

I didn't know about the beer but I can definitely hear that!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 15:35pm

"Hey Jealousy" from the Gin Blossoms is a good track among the others mentioned.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 08:22am

I know what you mean. It's 1993 all over again when I hear it.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 18:38pm

Here's the thing. The band put Tempe Music Scene on the map and gave hope for a lot of bands out of Arizona, which by itself could be grounds for induction. However,the music was perfect for the times (having been at ASU in 1993) and the stories told through the lyrics are reflective of that (my) generation. I know Doug Hopkins wrote a lot of the songs and can be credited with the success of the band but Robin Wilson and Jesse Valenzuela wrote a lot of best selling singles as well. Credit should not be taken away from the band post-hopkins. The music is infectious, lyrics are poetic, and if you haven't seen them live, they're awesome and Robin is an appreciative rock star....small or large venue. There were many great bands in the 90's but Gin Blossoms were the definition of the unsung heroes from tempe.

Posted by Bill on Saturday, 06.25.11 @ 10:20am

Gin Blossoms

Bill Leen
Robin Wilson
Phillip Rhodes
Scott A. Johnson
Dan Henzerling
Richard Taylor
Chris McCann
Doug Hopkins
Jesse Valenzuela

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.20.11 @ 10:34am

They belong in the hall...without question. I've seen them live twice at small festivals and their shows rival anything ive paid big money to see. Music is melodic and thoughtful, yet still rocks. Hard to achieve. Some of the best of the time period. While their stuff is totally original, i would put them in the same genre as Counting Crows, another band worthy of the Hall. There are certainly less talented acts already inducted. I hope they get in.

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 12.29.11 @ 21:33pm

I mean you take any kid from era after the 90's and ask them if they have ever heard of the Gin Blossoms, they say "No." Then you play them a song or 6 or 10, and they have at least more than heard of most of them. For those of us who had to live through the brilliant pain that was grunge, Gin Blossoms were that lone voice in the wilderness that kept the fun in the music, Is New Miserable Experience Sgt. Pepper's, no, but it never claimed to be, great, good time rock and roll.
The best good drunk, and bad drunk band of all time!

Posted by Kris Carson on Tuesday, 12.3.13 @ 11:07am

Gin Blossoms are a unique act.Blending rock,folk,alternative & sprinkling some country in as well.New Miserable Experience & Congratulations I'm Sorry are Classic CD's of the 90's. A must for any music fan. Hey Jealousy is their signature song but Found Out About You,29,Follow You Down,Allison Road were great songs as well.

I think Gin Blossoms could sneak in 2022 RRHOF as the number of quality bands diminishes since the great ones will be inducted already. Great Singer+Great Band =RRHOF. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 19:55pm

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