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Collective Soul are a rock band from [[DeepSouth Stockbridge, Georgia]], unintentionally formed by singer Ed Roland in 1992, with musicians he enlisted for a demo he could sell to a publishing company. They had their first hit with "Shine", and went on to moderate success.

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Collective Soul are a rock band from [[DeepSouth Stockbridge, Georgia]], unintentionally formed by singer Ed Roland in 1992, 1992 from the ashes of his bar band, Marching Two-Step. Eager to get some material out to the public, Ed recorded a series of demos, with musicians he enlisted for a help from former Marching Two-Step drummer Shane Evans and their mutual friend, Ross Childress, though on most of the tracks Ed was the sole musician. Shortly after selling the demo he could sell tape to a publishing company.local radio, the band officially formed, with Ed, Shane and Ross joined by Ed's younger brother Dean and their friend Will Turpin joining on rhythm guitar and bass, respectively. They had their first hit with "Shine", and went on to moderate success. \n

"Shine" was so successful that after being signed to Atlantic Records, the company released the demo recordings as their first album, ''Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid", without giving the band time to re-record it and properly master it, which causes Ed Roland to state that their self-titled follow-up album is their real debut.

For the most part, the band avoided controversy, but also avoided much in the way of widespread enthusiasm, although in 2001, Ross Childress left the band under [[SleepingWithTheBosssWife less than amicable circumstances]]. Since then, the band has gone through a number of other members, and corresponding changes in sound.

!!Members:
* '''Ed Roland''': Lead Vocals, Occasional Guitars, Occasional Keyboards (1992- )
* Ross Childress: Lead Guitar (1992-2001)
* Shane Evans: Drums (1992-2005)
* '''Dean Roland''': Rhythm Guitar (1993- )
* '''Will Turpin''': Bass, Backing Vocals (1993- )
* Joel Kosche: Lead Guitar (2001-2014)
* Ryan Hoyle: Drums (2005-2008)
* Cheney Brannon: Drums (2008-2012)
* '''Johnny Rabb''': Drums (2012- )
* '''Jesse Triplett''': Lead Guitar (2014- )


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Nearly all the band's members have pursued side projects as well. Ed Roland, Will Turpin and Joel Kosche have all released solo albums, while Ed formed a country band on the side known as Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project (which also features Jesse Triplett), Dean Roland joined with friend Ryan Potesta to form the duo Magnets and Ghosts, while Ed and Jesse formed the duo Alien Attitude during the Covid-19 outbreak.


* IAmTheBand: Ed Roland is the only member that has been there since 1992.

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* IAmTheBand: Ed Roland is the only member that has been there since 1992. This can be a little misleading, however, because Ed was literally ''the only member'' in 1992, and the first album is just him (and on a few tracks, Ross Childress and Shane Evans) recording demos in his basement (which explains the sound quality of the first album). It was only after he sent the "demo recording" around to various radio stations that the band officially got together, and by that time "Shine" was a hit, so Atlantic was ready to release it as their debut album. Ed wanted to re-record it, but the label didn't want to waste time when the existing recording was already popular.

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* NotChristianRock: The band will go to great lengths to deny that they include religious themes in their music. However, with the possible exceptions of ''Dosage'', ''Blender'' and ''Youth'', the lyrical content of some songs wouldn't be out of place at a Christian youth concert, including "God is always your strength; the only strength that you know", as well as "Hymn for My Father", which is just what it sounds like. It doesn't help their denial any that Ed and Dean Roland are preacher's kids and that the founding members of the band met in church. Roland says that growing up steeped in religious terminology heavily influenced his writing, and that it doesn't go further than that.

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->''So I walk up on high''\\
''And I step to the edge''\\
''To see my world below''\\
''And I laugh at myself''\\
''While the tears roll down''\\
'''Cause it's the world I know''\\
''Oh it's the world I know''
->-- "The World I Know"


Collective Soul are a rock band formed in [[DeepSouth Stockbridge, Georgia]], unintentionally formed by singer Ed Roland in 1992, with musicians he enlisted for a demo he could sell to a publishing company. They first had a hit with the song "Shine", and went on to have a number of other hits.

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Collective Soul are a rock band formed in from [[DeepSouth Stockbridge, Georgia]], unintentionally formed by singer Ed Roland in 1992, with musicians he enlisted for a demo he could sell to a publishing company. They had their first had a hit with the song "Shine", and went on to have a number of other hits.moderate success.



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* ''Blood'' (2019)

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* InterruptedSuicide: The video for "The World I Know" depicts a WhiteCollarWorker looking to jump off the roof of a building. The moment he's about to fall off, a bird lands on his hand. He steps down to feed it his lunch, then notices [[HumansAreInsects the workers on the street far below crawling around like ants]]. He ditches his work from his briefcase, apparently having a new attitude about life.


* ''[[NamesTheSame Collective Soul]] (sometimes called ''Rabbit'') (2009)%%in universe%%''

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* ''[[NamesTheSame Collective Soul]] Soul]]'' (sometimes called ''Rabbit'') (2009)%%in universe%%''


* ''[[NamesTheSame Collective Soul]]%%in universe%%'' (Sometimes called ''Rabbit'') (2009)

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* ''[[NamesTheSame Collective Soul]]%%in universe%%'' (Sometimes Soul]] (sometimes called ''Rabbit'') (2009)(2009)%%in universe%%''


* ''[[NamesTheSame Collective Soul]]'' (Sometimes called ''Rabbit'') (2009)

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* ''[[NamesTheSame Collective Soul]]'' Soul]]%%in universe%%'' (Sometimes called ''Rabbit'') (2009)


'''Collective Soul''' are a rock band formed in [[DeepSouth Stockbridge, Georgia]], unintentionally formed by singer Ed Roland in 1992, with musicians he enlisted for a demo he could sell to a publishing company. They first had a hit with the song "Shine", and went on to have a number of other hits.

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'''Collective Soul''' Collective Soul are a rock band formed in [[DeepSouth Stockbridge, Georgia]], unintentionally formed by singer Ed Roland in 1992, with musicians he enlisted for a demo he could sell to a publishing company. They first had a hit with the song "Shine", and went on to have a number of other hits.


* ''[[LongTitle Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid]]'' (originally 1993, but was re-released on 1994)

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* ''[[LongTitle Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid]]'' (originally 1993, but was re-released on in 1994)



!! '''''Speak to me in tropes and share''''':



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "The World I Know" and, to a lesser extent, "December". These were the [[BlackSheepHit two biggest pop hits off their second album.]] They wrote more songs in this style as their career went on.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "The World I Know" and, to a lesser extent, "December". These were the [[BlackSheepHit two biggest pop hits off their second album.]] They wrote more songs in this style as their career went on.on.
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* AbusiveParents: It's implied in the first verse of "She Said" that the mother of the song's protagonist is one of these.


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*Letters2Numbers: The title of their 2001 GreatestHitsAlbum, 7even Year Itch


* PerishingAltRockVoice: Ed does this a lot of the time.



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "The World I Know" and, to a lesser extent, "December". These were the [[BlackSheepHit two biggest pop hits off their second album.]]

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "The World I Know" and, to a lesser extent, "December". These were the [[BlackSheepHit two biggest pop hits off their second album.]]]] They wrote more songs in this style as their career went on.



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* ''See What You Started by Continuing'' (2015)



* LongTitle: Their debut album ''Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid''.

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* LongTitle: Their debut album ''Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid''.Unsaid'' and their latest, ''See What You Started by Continuing''.


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* RevolvingDoorBand: Became one after the departure of founding lead guitarist Ross Childress. Since then they've had two new lead guitarists and three new drummers (after founding drummer Shane Evans left). As said above, Ed Roland is the only founding member left, but Will Turpin and Dean Roland (Ed's younger brother) both joined before the release of their first album, and are both still there.


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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Twice. Ross Childress wrote and sang lead vocals on "Dandy Life" from ''Dosage'', while Joel Kosche wrote and sang lead vocals on "I Don't Need Anymore Friends" from ''Afterwords''.

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