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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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Thankfully the Blindside Union and P.O.D. and Rakims hit song "Eric B. Therefore, the label couldn't support them anymore. Its first single, "Make It Clap," was a moderate hit and had a popular remix featuring a sample from Eric B. In 2003, the Warner Music Group was sold to private investors, and employees lost jobs as a result. On November 26, 2002 (see 2002 in music) Busta Rhymes released his 6th studio album It Ain't Safe No More. In late 2004, it was announced that blindside were leaving Elektra Records per the band's request. Dre and The Neptunes, respectively.

It has generated a minor hit in All of Us. The aptly titled Genesis gave Busta Rhymes a rebirth of success with the mega-hits "Break Ya Neck" and "Pass the Courvoisier" produced by hip-hop uber-producers Dr. Then in 2004, About a Burning Fire was released. Continuing the apocalyptic theme of his previous albums, he titled his record Genesis. In 2003 they toured with Hoobastank in support of the album. In 2001 (see 2001 in music), he released a greatest hits record, and a new effort. It generated minor hits in "Sleepwalking", "Pitiful", and "Caught a Glimpse". After leaving Elektra, Rhymes signed to J Records, a new label started by recently ousted Arista chief and founder Clive Davis.

2002 saw the release of blindside's next album, Silence. In 2000 he worked on several movie projects, including the remake of Shaft, and released his final album for Elektra, Anarchy. soon started endorsing blindside (actually, they were doing so since 1998) and signed them to Elektra Records under the imprint, 3 Points. Rhymes has kept up his frantic work rate, juggling his music career with his acting roles. P.O.D. Rhymes enjoyed further transatlantic success in April when the highly catchy "What's It Gonna Be?!', featuring Janet Jackson, reached the US and UK Top 10. It was their final album for Solid State, after lackluster sales of the two albums. The frenetic "Gimme Some More" reached number 5 in the UK singles chart in January 1999 (see 1999 in music).

In 2000, A Thought Crushed My Mind was released. Rhymes' fascination with film informed the same year's Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front, which took its title from the disaster movie Deep Impact. In 1998, Tooth & Nail Records issued a new EP, titled Empty Box. The same year he released The Imperial as part of the Flipmode Squad, a collaborative project with rappers Rampage, Lord Have Mercy, Spliff Star, Rah Digga and Baby Sham. The first album, which was self-titled, was released to American audiences. The third single, "Turn It Up/Fire It Up" was less popular, but only just failed to top the UK charts and was a top 10 hit in Germany, establishing Rhymes as an international star. In 1997, Solid State Records got a hold of the EP, and signed blindside to a record deal. The album did, however, produce two hugely popular singles and videos in America, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" and "Dangerous".

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 follow-up, When Disaster Strikes... was less successful in the US but sold well overseas. They formed in 1994 as "Underfree" and kept that name for two years before releasing their debut EP in 1996. The album's mix of ragga and hip hop made it a marginal success, and it included the US and UK top 10 single "Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check". blindside is a hardcore band from Stockholm, Sweden. Smith is well-known throughout the hip hop community with the release of his debut solo album on Elektra Records, The Coming, in 1996 (1996 in music) after leaving the Leaders of the New School. Sleepwalking, Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #31. At 12 his family moved to Long Island where he met up with other MCs from the growing New York hip hop community.

Pitiful, Modern rock tracks, peaked at #36. Of Jamaican heritage, Busta Rhymes was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Uniondale, New York. Pitiful, Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #18. Trevor Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician. 2004 - About a Burning Fire. Download sample "Abandon Ship" (with Rampage), from The Coming. 2003 - Silence.

2000 - A Thought Crushed My Mind. 1997 - Blindside. Marcus Dahlstrom - Drums. Tomas Naslund - Bass.

Simon Grenehed - Guitar. Christian Lindskog - Vocals.

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