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Follow You Down / Til I Hear It / Seeing Stars
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Mike S. (mikesmith) from ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Reviewed on 5/14/2007...
Good stuff. Includes 3 B-sides, all live.
Good for fans...
Jeff Wilson | 03/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Seeing Stars is a great lost track... better than half of the album it wasn't put on.Fans should look for the Gas Giants - Robin's new band--record is out now."
Literally the only single I've ever bought
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, the Gin Blossoms are touring again! It's a wonderful thing, and last night I saw them for the second time since their reunion. They're really in top form, and are going to start recording a new album! They played one of the new songs, and it was unbelievably good.But the reason I bought this single is due to the first time I saw them. They played a little song called "Seeing Stars," one not many people had heard, because this is the ONLY place to get it. It was amazing. It is not, as some people believe, about a romantic relationship, but rather about the relationship between singer Robin Wilson and the late great Blossoms guitarist Doug Hopkins. "We'll drink together in a different light" is really the most telling line in the song--if you see them live, you'll notice every member of the band drinks and smokes during the set, and if you know your facts, you'll know alcohol is one of the things that drove Hopkins to the depression that led him to suicide. It's brilliant to include "Seeing Stars" here and nowhere else, because this way it really is a hidden gem.Of course, "Follow You Down" is a great song, and so's "Idiot Summer" (but I prefer the version on "Dusted" to both this version, even though they perform this version live), but the real head-scratcher is "'Till I Hear It From You." The song was a hit for the band, but was only on the UK release of "Congratulations...I'm Sorry." It's not on any other US release except this one, where it's relegated to B-side status. Well, that's not totally true, it's on the "Best Of" album. Anyway, there's 4 great songs here, it's really closer to an EP than a single. Get into the Gin Blossoms, get into some of the best pop music in the past 20 years."