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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Found Out About You


The 1992 album New Miserable Experience by Tempe, Arizona power pop band Gin Blossoms found it's way into the CD player over the weekend.

This in turn led me to looking out the CD single of Found Out About You which features on the album and had also appeared on their 1989 debut Dusted.

It was written by their guitarist Doug Hopkins and is based on a compilation of episodes with several of his girlfriends. Sadly Hopkins had personal issues and alcoholism which led him tp be fired by the band. Even more sadly this led to a downwards spiral with him completing suicide in December 1993 around the time this came out as a single.

I have two versions of the single and have selected the one which contains live versions of their other big song Hey Jealousy (also written by Hopkins) and another couple from the album.

Gin Blossoms - Found Out About You

Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy (live)

Gin Blossoms - Hold Me Down (live)

Gin Blossoms - Mrs Rita (live)

1 comment:

  1. Gin Blossoms are one of those bands I think I know something about and have albums by but when I check my shelves or iTunes library there's diddley squat. Years of seeing their CDs as I flick through the racks have somehow insinuated themselves 'into' my collection. Plenty other bands/artists fit that bill too - maybe I should put my hand in my pocket a bit more and actually buy stuff when the shops open up again! Hey Jealousy does ring a bell with me somewhere though. Sad to hear about Doug Hopkins.