Sunday, August 18, 2013

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Hey Jealousy" by the Gin Blossoms

Original cover on the left, well known re-release on the right.
In 1989 a band from Tempe, Arizona known as the Gin Blossoms released their first album, called Dusted.  It included the song "Hey Jealousy," but nobody paid much attention to it.  In 1992 they put out a second CD entitled New Miserable Experience, which also featured "Hey Jealousy."  Still it went mostly unnoticed.  A year later in the summer of '93 they re-released the same disc, but with a new cover.  This time it finally took off.

I remember hearing "Hey Jealousy" on the radio and deciding I loved it during the bus ride of a church youth group field trip to Canobie Lake Park at the beginning of my junior year of high school.  This was most likely due to the fact that I had just been introduced to a new crop of freshman girls on the same bus.

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