History Music / GinBlossoms

20th Feb '17 3:54:25 PM Exxolon
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Founding guitarist and songwriter Doug Hopkins killed himself 1993, shortly after he had been dismissed from the band. The band broke up in 1997 after their third album ''Congratulations...I'm Sorry'', but reformed in the mid-2000s.

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Founding guitarist and songwriter Doug Hopkins killed himself in 1993, shortly after he had been dismissed from the band. The band broke up in 1997 after their third album ''Congratulations...I'm Sorry'', but reformed in the mid-2000s.
8th Feb '17 4:20:31 PM Exxolon
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7th Nov '15 3:57:34 PM Exxolon
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* ShoutOut: to people and places in the Tempe area; the song ''Mrs. Rita'' is about a local psychic.

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* ShoutOut: to people and places in the Tempe area; the song ''Mrs. Rita'' is about a local psychic.psychic.
* YourCheatingHeart: "Found Out About You" is a very emotionally bleak song about this.
2nd Sep '15 7:15:18 PM Exxolon
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->''Tomorrow we can drive around this town,\\
And let the cops chase us around,\\
The past is gone but something might be found to take its place,\\
Hey jealousy.''
-->"Hey Jealousy"
12th Jul '15 2:11:45 PM tenryufan
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* BreakawayPopHit: "Til I Hear It From You", one of their biggest pop hits, was originally released on the soundtrack to the box office failure ''Film/EmpireRecords''.



* ThePeteBest: Doug Hopkins is one of the more tragic examples.
* ShoutOut: to people and places in the Tempe area; the song ''Mrs. Rita'' is about a local psychic.
* TearJerker: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aVI2I7G9lw Competition Smile]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp1ho_VbnNc 29]], and many of the early demos, in particular [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2kjqs_dQ5E My Biggest Date]]. Yeah. The guy who wrote that offed himself. Big surprise.
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* ThePeteBest: Doug Hopkins is one of the more tragic examples.
* ShoutOut: to people and places in the Tempe area; the song ''Mrs. Rita'' is about a local psychic.
* TearJerker: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aVI2I7G9lw Competition Smile]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp1ho_VbnNc 29]], and many of the early demos, in particular [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2kjqs_dQ5E My Biggest Date]]. Yeah. The guy who wrote that offed himself. Big surprise.
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psychic.
23rd Apr '15 5:04:32 PM Exxolon
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* MoodWhiplash: The band's second major label album, ''Congratulations...I'm Sorry'', is named for the the band dealing with simultaneously being congratulated on becoming successful with their first major label album ''New Miserable Experience' while at the same time having people express sympathy for Hopkin's tragic death.

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* MoodWhiplash: The band's second major label album, ''Congratulations...I'm Sorry'', is named for the the band dealing with simultaneously being congratulated on becoming successful with their first major label album ''New Miserable Experience' Experience'' while at the same time having people express sympathy for Hopkin's tragic death.
23rd Apr '15 5:04:14 PM Exxolon
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* MoodWhiplash: ''Congratulations...I'm Sorry'' is named for the the band dealing with simultaneously being congratulated on becoming successful while at the same time having people express sympathy for Hopkin's tragic death.

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* MoodWhiplash: The band's second major label album, ''Congratulations...I'm Sorry'' Sorry'', is named for the the band dealing with simultaneously being congratulated on becoming successful with their first major label album ''New Miserable Experience' while at the same time having people express sympathy for Hopkin's tragic death.
7th Apr '15 11:58:32 PM arsepoetica
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* TearJerker: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aVI2I7G9lw Competition Smile]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp1ho_VbnNc 29]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re_0_SB4-6o Until I Fall Away]]

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* TearJerker: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aVI2I7G9lw Competition Smile]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp1ho_VbnNc 29]], [[http://www.and many of the early demos, in particular [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re_0_SB4-6o Until I Fall Away]]com/watch?v=R2kjqs_dQ5E My Biggest Date]]. Yeah. The guy who wrote that offed himself. Big surprise.
23rd Mar '15 8:39:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* BreakawayPopHit: "Til I Hear It From You", one of their biggest pop hits, was originally released on the soundtrack to the box office failure ''EmpireRecords''.

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* BreakawayPopHit: "Til I Hear It From You", one of their biggest pop hits, was originally released on the soundtrack to the box office failure ''EmpireRecords''.''Film/EmpireRecords''.
4th Mar '15 3:39:17 PM Exxolon
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* MoodWhiplash: ''Congratulations...I'm Sorry'' is named for the the band dealing with simultaneously being congratulated on becoming successful while at the same time having people express sympathy for Hopkin's tragic death.
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