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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. alt.fan.blues-brothers FAQ (http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~pringle/bluesbros/faq.html). However, the headlining tour was marred by a couple of incidents. John, Lou Rawls, Travis Tritt, Jimmie Vaughan, Wilson Pickett and many others, many of whom featured as members of the fictional band The Louisiana Gator Boys. blindside sold out five of the shows they headlined this Summer (2004). King, Erykah Badu, Junior Wells, Taj Mahal, Lonnie Brooks, James Brown, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Paul Shaffer, Koko Taylor, Bo Diddley, Isaac Hayes, Dr. Warriors are doing more than enough to help out. It featured John Goodman singing with Aykroyd and cameos by Blues Traveler, B.B.

Thankfully the Blindside Union and P.O.D. In 1998, Blues Brothers 2000 was released to theaters but had none of the spirit and charm of the first film and failed miserably. Therefore, the label couldn't support them anymore. Aykroyd continued to be an active proponent of blues music and parlayed this avocation into foundation and partial ownership of the House of Blues franchise, an international chain of nightclubs. In character as Elwood, he also hosts the syndicated House of Blues Radio Hour.. In 2003, the Warner Music Group was sold to private investors, and employees lost jobs as a result. They released an album of new material in 1992 entitled Red White and Blues, which included a guest appearance from Elwood Blues. In late 2004, it was announced that blindside were leaving Elektra Records per the band's request. In 1988 Cropper, Dunn, Murphy and others re-formed The Blues Brothers Band for a world tour.

It has generated a minor hit in All of Us. On March 5, 1982, Belushi died in Hollywood of an accidental drug overdose. Then in 2004, About a Burning Fire was released. In 1981, The Best of the Blues Brothers was released; this disc would be the first of several compliations and hits collections issued over the years. In 2003 they toured with Hoobastank in support of the album. The Blues Brothers is often regarded as the best of many films adapted from Saturday Night Live sketches. It generated minor hits in "Sleepwalking", "Pitiful", and "Caught a Glimpse". The film effectively combines the deadpan humor of Belushi and Ackryod as the title characters with over-the-top action and slapstick sequences, interspersed with highly-stylized musical numbers from the soul music legends in the supporting cast.

2002 saw the release of blindside's next album, Silence. Several car chases with an extremely large number of crashes result (possibly in parody of the car chases in earlier movies such as The French Connection); the film held the record for the most cars destroyed in one film, until surpassed by its sequel. soon started endorsing blindside (actually, they were doing so since 1998) and signed them to Elektra Records under the imprint, 3 Points. The duo also make numerous enemies along the way, notably a neo-Nazi group, the Chicago Police, Illinois state troopers, a Country and Western band, and Jake's former fiancée who continually tries (and fails) to kill them using various methods (including a bazooka). P.O.D. Staged and spontaneous musical numbers commence during their journey. It was their final album for Solid State, after lackluster sales of the two albums. The Blues Brothers spend much of the rest of the film tracking down members of the Band and convincing them to rejoin, as well as playing venues to raise the requisite $5,000.

In 2000, A Thought Crushed My Mind was released. Early in the film, they learn that the orphanage they were raised in is to be torn down unless the back property taxes on the building can be paid within a short time. In 1998, Tooth & Nail Records issued a new EP, titled Empty Box. The two almost immediately attract the attention of the police with their reckless driving habits (in an old Dodge Monaco police car, affectionately known as the Bluesmobile). The first album, which was self-titled, was released to American audiences. The movie revolves around the title characters, who are reunited at the beginning of the film as "Joliet" Jake is released from Joliet Prison into his brother's custody (he was imprisoned for armed robbery). In 1997, Solid State Records got a hold of the EP, and signed blindside to a record deal. Jake and Elwood released their second LP, Made in America, which included the Top 40 hits "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "Who's Making Love".

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. The Blues Brothers also toured that year to promote the movie. They formed in 1994 as "Underfree" and kept that name for two years before releasing their debut EP in 1996. The motion picture is set in Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding area. blindside is a hardcore band from Stockholm, Sweden. In 1980, The Blues Brothers motion picture, directed by John Landis, was released, featuring cameos by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Steven Spielberg, Joe Walsh, John Candy, and Paul Reubens. Sleepwalking, Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #31. The album went platinum, and featured Top 40 hit covers of Sam and Dave's "Soul Man" and The Chips' "Rubber Biscuit." Despite the name of the act, most of the songs performed by The Blues Brothers throughout their existence were soul music or R&B classics rather than blues music.

Pitiful, Modern rock tracks, peaked at #36. The Blues Brothers recorded their first album, Briefcase Full of Blues, in 1978 while opening for comedian Steve Martin at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheater. Pitiful, Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #18. and the M.G.s; and Matt "Guitar" Murphy. 2004 - About a Burning Fire. Backing Jake and Elwood were top session men like guitarist Steve Cropper, bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, formerly of the Stax Records house band Booker T. 2003 - Silence. Part of the humour is the image of two men who are dressed in black suits looking like mob hitmen suddenly exploding into energetic song and dance.

2000 - A Thought Crushed My Mind. The Blues Brothers made their first appearance on air at SNL, with Belushi and Aykroyd dressed in the bee costumes they normally wore for the "Killer Bees" sketch, performing Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee." In the weeks following that performance, The Blues Brothers became a popular addition to the show and began to appear on a semi-regular basis. 1997 - Blindside. Belushi (as vocalist Jake Blues) and Aykroyd (as harpist Elwood Blues), both members of the original cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live television program, created The Blues Brothers and their alternate identities in early 1976 to warm up SNL audiences. Marcus Dahlstrom - Drums. The Blues Brothers is the name of a rhythm and blues band fronted, incognito, by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Tomas Naslund - Bass.

Simon Grenehed - Guitar. Christian Lindskog - Vocals.

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