Throwback Thursday: The Wallflowers

thewallflowers2For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a HUGE fan of the 90′s.  Something about it makes me remember the good old days when I could share my teenage angst with Nirvana or ponder life questions like “How’s it gonna be?” with Third Eye Blind.  But perhaps one of the staples of my 90′s collection was a band started by the son of one of the greatest musicians of this or any generation: Bob Dylan.  I am, of course, talking about Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers.

But why were The Wallflowers so great?  I’m glad I asked.  The Wallflowers have a warm, soulful sound that lends the vocal qualities of Jakob Dylan (which are not completely unlike his father’s vocal qualities.)  Perhaps their most popular album (and my personal favorite) is Bringing Down the Horse which brought us “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache”.  Both songs appeared on the charts in the golden year of 1996, with two more singles released from the same album the following year.

Jakob Dylan has since moved on to solo projects since their final album in 2005, but with the release of a greatest hits album due to release this month, the band is up to re-unite for a nationwide tour this year.  Should this happen, I can assure you that I’ll be there singing all of the words I can remember (it was the 90′s after all.)  Make sure you stay up-to-date with their website for the latest tour updates.  In the meantime, enjoy this throwback video for “6th Avenue Heartache”.  You’re welcome.

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Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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