on the PolyGram merger, and how it will specifically affect bands like
the Pharoahs and Low Watts, from Get Out (Dec.
24, 1998). "Massive Music Merger."
An article about the Pharoahs 2000 from the Las
Vegas Sun (Jan. 14, 1999). "Rock 'N' Rebirth: Pharoahs 2000."
thorough look back at Doug Hopkins' life and bands from the Phoenix
New Times (Dec. 9, 1998). "Life After Death."
about The Peacemakers, which includes former members of The Refreshment
and former Blossom Scott Johnson, from the Phoenix
New Times (Oct. 15, 1998). "Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big
about the Pharoahs from the Arizona Republic
(Oct. 15, 1998). "New Rulers--Pharoahs inherit status as Tempe-rock royalty"
about the recording of the Pharoahs' deubut album from the The
Memphis Flyer (May 7, 1998). "Off The Backburner."
with Jesse from Get Out (July 1997) about the
Blossoms' breakup and his new band.
General articles and interviews
Live magazine article (Nov. 1996) about the band, written while they
were in Bosnia for a USO show in July. "Entertaining the Troops In Bosnia
Isn't Just A Job, It's An Adventure."
New Times article (Oct. 3, 1996) about the Blossoms breakup rumors.
with Phil from Modern Drummer (July 1996).
of an online interview with Robin on America Online
(July 4, 1996) during a USO show in Bosnia.
A short article
from Details (May 1996). "Heavy Pedal."
of an interactive interview for Rockline on
America Online (Feb. 12, 1996).
(Jan. 27, 1996) about the success of New Miserable Experience and the plans
for Congratulations I'm Sorry. "Gin Blossoms Cultivate Fan Base--2nd A&M
Set to Get Back-to-Basics Tack."
A great interview with Phil from Faces magazine
(Dec. 1994). "A Shot of Gin."
New Times magazine (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 1994).
"A Blossom Spills the Beans: Robin Wilson on success, songwriting and personal
A funny little
interview with Robin from The Lariat in Texas
A short interview
with Phil from Modern Drummer (Sept. 1994).
magazine (July 30, 1994) article about the staying power of the Hey Jealousy
single. "The Gin Blossoms' A&M Singles Won't Fall Away."
The Gin Blossoms
Fan Network newsletters, Go Figure (March/April
1994 and July/August 1994).
Daily Sun college newspaper (Apr. 21, 1994) interview with Phillip
and concert review. "Gin Talk" and "Misery Loves Company."
magazine article about Doug's suicide (Apr. 4, 1994). "Haunted By Success."
with Robin from Review Monthly (April 1994),
mostly about the history of the band.
A great interview
with Jesse from The Music Paper (April 1994) about
the pressure of being the next big thing. "Success... And Now What?"
Tempe (?) Tribune
(April 1994) interview with Robin about his cover band. "Valley favorites
relax with 'Swaffords U.K.'"
Stone (Feb. 10, 1994). "Ex-Blossom Dies: Songwriter, Hopkins, 32, commits
suicide after battle with alcohol."
New Times (Dec. 8, 1993). "Remembering Doug
Gazette (Dec. 7, 1993). "Gin Blossoms founder lost 10-year fight against
Republic (Dec. 7, 1993). "Ex-Gin Blossom takes own life."
magazine (July 31, 1993) article about the success of NME. "Gin Blossoms
Bloom on A&M."
A very long
(but very good) article from Phoenix Magazine
(May 1993) about what it's really like to be in a band and on tour. "Strains
of Rock 'N' Roll."
Robin from the Ogden Standard-Examiner (April 30, 1993) about the tour
with Toad the Wet Sprocket. It's part of Dewayne Wright's "Fringe
Time" site. "Gin Blossoms Not Afraid to Upset Management."
A short article
(April 1993?) that gives some history and details of the recordings. The
origin of this one is somewhat of a mystery, although I think it's from
somewhere in Arizona.
on the history and future of the band from the Arizona
Republic (late 1992). "Gin Blossoms Bloom."
Times (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 1992) article about Doug's untimely departure
from the band. "Make It or Break It."
A great two-part
article from the now-defunct weekly Tempe paper, Where It's Hot (Sept.
8 - 22, 1992), "Two Views Of The Gin Blossoms." Part
one is an interview with Doug, part two
is with Scott.
It's Hot (Oct. 8-22, 1991) article about the recording and release
of the "Up and Crumbling" EP. "Gin Blossoms."
from the Arizona State Press (Feb. 17, 1989)
about those "infectious" Gin Blossoms and their growing popularity as a
local band. "Epidemic of Gin Blossoms 'fever' hits Valley."
Daily News Tribune (Dec. 23, 1988) story about the Gin Blossoms' evil
twin. "A Band Is Born--Gin Blossoms find alter egos in Del Montes."
A great New
Times (Aug. 17-23, 1988) article that describes the band's very early
days. "Life's No Bed of Roses for the Gin Blossoms."
of the Sept. 1995 On The Edge radio program,
where they interviewed Robin and the band played two new songs, "Not Only
Numb" and "Memphis Time."
of an interview with Robin from MTV's Alternative Nation
(Aug. 14, 1995).
A review of
the 11/5/95 show at the Arizona State Fair by our
"Tempe correspondent," Don Price. Dead Hot Workshop and The Refreshments
A review of
the September show at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis from the Commercial
Appeal newspaper (Sept. 29, 1995). "Gin Blossoms please crowd of 12,000
at Mid-South Fair."
magazine (Sept. 25, 1993) article about John Hampton, who produced NME.
"John Hampton Mixes It Up in Memphis: Ardent work covers genres from reggae
to rock." (Check out the Ardent Studios web site for more info.)
from the Tempe Daily News (Jan. 28, 1983)
about the Psalms, a band Doug and Bill were in before the Gin Blossoms."Praying
For Success--Will The Psalms Make It To The Big Time?" There's also a link
to lyrics for one of the Psalms' songs, "A Story I Was Told."