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Blindside

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blindside is a hardcore band from Stockholm, Sweden. They formed in 1994 as "Underfree" and kept that name for two years before releasing their debut EP in 1996. All members are Christian, and it is evident in their lyrics ("I thought about Your love"; "I caught a glimpse of Your eye"), among countless other examples.

In 1997, Solid State Records got a hold of the EP, and signed blindside to a record deal. The first album, which was self-titled, was released to American audiences. In 1998, Tooth & Nail Records issued a new EP, titled Empty Box.

In 2000, A Thought Crushed My Mind was released. It was their final album for Solid State, after lackluster sales of the two albums. P.O.D. soon started endorsing blindside (actually, they were doing so since 1998) and signed them to Elektra Records under the imprint, 3 Points.

2002 saw the release of blindside's next album, Silence. It generated minor hits in "Sleepwalking", "Pitiful", and "Caught a Glimpse". In 2003 they toured with Hoobastank in support of the album.

Then in 2004, About a Burning Fire was released. It has generated a minor hit in All of Us. In late 2004, it was announced that blindside were leaving Elektra Records per the band's request.

In 2003, the Warner Music Group was sold to private investors, and employees lost jobs as a result. Therefore, the label couldn't support them anymore. Thankfully the Blindside Union and P.O.D. Warriors are doing more than enough to help out. blindside sold out five of the shows they headlined this Summer (2004).

However, the headlining tour was marred by a couple of incidents. First, their tour bus crashed, and was in disrepair, so they were forced to rent a van. Second, their last show in Bartlesville, OK had to be cancelled. They went in to a restaurant after their show in Dallas, TX, and when they came out, they found every thing in their rental van stolen, including their passports and whatever money they had.

Members

  • Christian Lindskog - Vocals
  • Simon Grenehed - Guitar
  • Tomas Naslund - Bass
  • Marcus Dahlstrom - Drums

Discography

  • 1997 - Blindside
  • 2000 - A Thought Crushed My Mind
  • 2003 - Silence
  • 2004 - About a Burning Fire

Billboard chart positions, by song

  • Pitiful, Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #18
  • Pitiful, Modern rock tracks, peaked at #36
  • Sleepwalking, Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #31

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First, their tour bus crashed, and was in disrepair, so they were forced to rent a van. Second, their last show in Bartlesville, OK had to be cancelled. They went in to a restaurant after their show in Dallas, TX, and when they came out, they found every thing in their rental van stolen, including their passports and whatever money they had.
. However, the headlining tour was marred by a couple of incidents. On the TV show MXC, the character "Captain Tenneal" is a spoof of the name of their act. blindside sold out five of the shows they headlined this Summer (2004). Tennille has also worked as a session singer (most frequently partnered with Beach Boy Bruce Johnston), performing backup on no less than three Elton John albums including "Caribou," "Blue Moves," and "21 At 33" (some vocally arranged by Dragon) and most notably (and prominently) on the classic "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me." She also appeared as a backup vocalist on tracks by Art Garfunkel and The Beach Boys, as well as Pink Floyd for whom she performed backing tracks on The Wall album. Warriors are doing more than enough to help out. Dragon's father was the legendary conductor, Carmen Dragon.

Thankfully the Blindside Union and P.O.D. Her mother was a talk show hostess in Montgomery, Alabama. Therefore, the label couldn't support them anymore. Tennille's father was singer Clark Randall (aka Frank Tennille), a member of the legendary Bob Crosby's Bobcats. In 2003, the Warner Music Group was sold to private investors, and employees lost jobs as a result. Additional trivia:. In late 2004, it was announced that blindside were leaving Elektra Records per the band's request. The couple still reside in Northern Nevada where Tennille was appointed "Ambassador For The Arts" by the governor of the state.

It has generated a minor hit in All of Us. Not available on commercial websites, the double-CD, "An Intimate Evening with Toni Tennille," can be acquired solely through the Reno Chamber Orchestra website, http://renochamberorchestra.org. Then in 2004, About a Burning Fire was released. This was the first time they had publicly performed as Captain & Tennille in many years and, as a result, a live recording (their first) was released to commemorate the event. In 2003 they toured with Hoobastank in support of the album. In November 2003, Tennille performed a benefit concert for the Reno Chamber Orchestra where her surprise guest was none other than Dragon. It generated minor hits in "Sleepwalking", "Pitiful", and "Caught a Glimpse". The latter contains what was originally their final album in 1982, "More Than Dancing," which at that time was released only in Australia, and is combined with selected tracks from their 1995 "20 Years Of Romance," originally on K-Tel (re-recordings of their songs and cover versions of others), as well as five tracks never-before-released on vinyl or CD.

2002 saw the release of blindside's next album, Silence. Nevertheless, Captain & Tennille's popularity remained evident in the release of their "Ultimate Collection: The Complete Hits" on Hip-O (a subsidiary of Universal Records) in 2001 and "More Than Dancing...Much More," a 2002 CD. soon started endorsing blindside (actually, they were doing so since 1998) and signed them to Elektra Records under the imprint, 3 Points. She also enjoyed a year as the star of the Broadway tour of "Victor/Victoria." At the end of that project she and Dragon were to have embarked on a 25th anniversary tour; however, the stresses of the road proved too demanding and Captain & Tennille instead put an indefinite hold on their career as a performing duo. P.O.D. She released several albums and performed with orchestras throughout the country, which she still does to this day. It was their final album for Solid State, after lackluster sales of the two albums. At the same time throughout the '80s and '90s, Tennille enjoyed a 2nd career as a big band and pop standards singer, mimicking the success of pop colleague Linda Ronstadt.

In 2000, A Thought Crushed My Mind was released. One of their most legendary appearances occurred when they played a one-time-only date at The House Of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles in 1995 as part of their 20th anniversary as an act. In 1998, Tooth & Nail Records issued a new EP, titled Empty Box. They continued to perform various concert dates for years at venues around the world and, increasingly, in Lake Tahoe, which was close to where they lived in Northern Nevada. The first album, which was self-titled, was released to American audiences. They signed with CBS Records but, not being able to find a niche there, were released from their contract. In 1997, Solid State Records got a hold of the EP, and signed blindside to a record deal. Subsequent singles achieved only moderate success, and when Bogart died in 1982, the company went bankrupt, and the duo were left without a record company.

All members are Christian, and it is evident in their lyrics ("I thought about Your love"; "I caught a glimpse of Your eye"), among countless other examples. Neil Bogart signed them to a contract with Casablanca Records and they reached number one with their first single "Do That To Me One More Time". They formed in 1994 as "Underfree" and kept that name for two years before releasing their debut EP in 1996. They also left A&M when it began to turn its attentions to the newly signed punk rock act Sex Pistols at the expense of acts such as Carpenters and themselves. blindside is a hardcore band from Stockholm, Sweden. Such was their level of success that they were given their own television show, but they were not happy with its format and asked to be released from their contract. Sleepwalking, Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #31. Over the next few years they released a string of hit singles including "The Way I Want To Touch You", "Lonely Night (Angel Face)", "Shop Around", "Muskrat Love", and "You Never Done It Like That".

Pitiful, Modern rock tracks, peaked at #36. In November of 1975, they got married. Pitiful, Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #18. They also received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year for this recording, which also gave Sedaka his first Grammy. 2004 - About a Burning Fire. Their first single, a cover version of Neil Sedaka's "Love Will Keep Us Together" spent four weeks at number one in the US in 1975 and became the top selling single of the year. 2003 - Silence. Their popularity as a musical duo reached unprecedented heights for The Smokehouse which, after Dragon & Tennille released a single on their own label (Butterscotch Castle Records) as Captain & Tennille, eventually led to a recording contract with A&M Records.

2000 - A Thought Crushed My Mind. They soon discovered they made a great team on their own and began performing on a regular basis at The Smokehouse club in Encino, CA (Los Angeles), initially billed as The Dragons. 1997 - Blindside. Tennille hired Dragon as a musician for the production after which, in turn, Dragon helped Tennille land a gig as a touring keyboardist with The Beach Boys. Marcus Dahlstrom - Drums. When they met in 1971 in San Francisco, Dragon had been performing for a few years as a keyboardist for The Beach Boys and Tennille was staging a musical she had written called "Mother Earth" at the Marines Memorial Theatre. Tomas Naslund - Bass. The duo consists of "The Captain", Daryl Dragon (born August 27, 1942) and "Tennille", Toni Tennille (born May 8, 1943).

Simon Grenehed - Guitar. The Captain & Tennille are a husband and wife US pop music duo who achieved success during the 1970s. Christian Lindskog - Vocals.

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