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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. In 2004 Belinda appeared on the ITV1 reality show Hell's Kitchen as one of ten celebrity chefs and was the first to be voted out by British viewers. However, the headlining tour was marred by a couple of incidents. Currently the Go-Gos plan to continue playing and touring together. blindside sold out five of the shows they headlined this Summer (2004). The 42-year-old told ABC: "You don't have to be age 20 and size zero to be sexually viable or viable as a woman." Some speculate she may have done it to promote the newly reformed Go-Go's 2001 album God Bless the Go-Go's. Warriors are doing more than enough to help out. In August 2001, Carlisle posed nude for the men's magazine Playboy.

Thankfully the Blindside Union and P.O.D. Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas did backup singing for Heaven on Earth; George Harrison did guitar work on two tracks on Runaway Horses; Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys helped with the recording of the "California" track on A Woman and A Man. Therefore, the label couldn't support them anymore. In her career, Carlisle had the opportunity to work with musicians from the 1960s. In 2003, the Warner Music Group was sold to private investors, and employees lost jobs as a result. The song did not have much chart success even in the U.K., but the album was considered by critics to be the best compilation of her solo work. In late 2004, it was announced that blindside were leaving Elektra Records per the band's request. The album included three new tracks, including "All God's Children," which was released as a single.

It has generated a minor hit in All of Us. In 1999, Carlisle released another greatest hits album in the U.K., this time on the Virgin label. Then in 2004, About a Burning Fire was released. The single was only released in France and Germany. In 2003 they toured with Hoobastank in support of the album. In 1997, Carlisle also released a cover of "I Won't Say (I'm in Love)" from Disney's Hercules as part of that movie's distrubition in Europe. It generated minor hits in "Sleepwalking", "Pitiful", and "Caught a Glimpse". Despite the promotional appearances Carlisle made on American television and radio, the album did not enjoy the same success in the states as it did in the U.K.

2002 saw the release of blindside's next album, Silence. during the summer of 1997 on the Ark21 label. soon started endorsing blindside (actually, they were doing so since 1998) and signed them to Elektra Records under the imprint, 3 Points. Given the success of A Woman and A Man, the album was released in the U.S. P.O.D. This album revitalized her solo career in Europe and included several hit singles, such as "In Too Deep", "Always Breaking My Heart", "Love in the Key of C" and "California", the latter being a bittersweet reflection as to why the singer left her homestate. It was their final album for Solid State, after lackluster sales of the two albums. and Australia her sixth solo album, A Woman and A Man, on the Chrysalis Records label.

In 2000, A Thought Crushed My Mind was released. In 1996, she released in the U.K. In 1998, Tooth & Nail Records issued a new EP, titled Empty Box. Carlisle returned to the recording studio and started working again with Rick Nowels. The first album, which was self-titled, was released to American audiences. There was another brief reunion of the Go-Go's later that year, but the band broke up after the promotional tour. In 1997, Solid State Records got a hold of the EP, and signed blindside to a record deal. After the Northridge Earthquake in 1994, Carlisle and Mason and their son moved to the South of France.

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. and very little overseas. They formed in 1994 as "Underfree" and kept that name for two years before releasing their debut EP in 1996. Unfortunately, the album's first single, "It's Too Real (Big Scary Animal)", failed to make any notice in the U.S. blindside is a hardcore band from Stockholm, Sweden. Some critics welcomed the change and noted that it was similar to her sound with the Go-Go's. Sleepwalking, Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #31. Produced without Nowels, the album departed from Carlisle's previous polished pop music formula.

Pitiful, Modern rock tracks, peaked at #36. as well as Europe. Pitiful, Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #18. Carlisle's fifth solo album, Real, was released 1993 on the Virgin label in the U.S. 2004 - About a Burning Fire. album charts. 2003 - Silence. A few months afterwards, she released greatest hit albums in the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.; the British compilation topped the U.K.

2000 - A Thought Crushed My Mind. Her son, James Duke Mason, was born during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. 1997 - Blindside. In 1991, Carlisle released her fourth solo album, Live Your Life Be Free, an album that had little commercial notice in America and the singer did not promote it with a tour due to pregnancy. Marcus Dahlstrom - Drums. A feature of the tour was an anti-fur campaign, as the bandmembers, and Carlisle in particular, supported the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal rights organization. Tomas Naslund - Bass. This turned out to be one of several shortterm reunions of the band that never quite had the steam of its earlier successes.

Simon Grenehed - Guitar. In the late fall of 1990, the Go-Go's reunited for a greatest hits tour. Christian Lindskog - Vocals. This underscored that Carlisle's popularity in Europe far surpassed her success in America. that autumn when she released a remix of "(We Want) The Same Thing", another track from Runaway Horses. She had better success in the U.K.

The first release, "Leave a Light On", did not crack the Top Ten in the U.S., and the second single, "Summer Rain", did not make the Top Twenty in Spring 1990. This album did not have the same global commercial success as the 1987 album. Carlisle's album after Heaven on Earth was 1989's Runaway Horses. The next releases from the album were "Circle in the Sand" and "I Feel Free", a cover of the Cream classic.

The next song released from Heaven on Earth was "I Get Weak", which also had a video directed by Keaton. The success of the song was furthered by its video, which, under direction of American actress Diane Keaton, showcased Carlisle's glamour that included her new red hair, part of an image obviously inspired by Ann-Margret. It is universally considered her signature and greatest hit. and several other countries.

but in the U.K. The first release from Heaven on Earth was "Heaven is a Place on Earth", a genuine international hit, topping the charts not only in the U.S. The new sound was certainly due in part to producer Rick Nowels, who had previously worked with Stevie Nicks and would later work with Madonna. Critics and fans noticed that not only was Carlisle's image more glamorous than during her time with the Go Go's, her solo music was more polished and dismissed by some critics as being confection.

Carlisle sported her glamorous image on the cover of 1987's Heaven on Earth, her second solo album (released in the United States through MCA but in the United Kingdom through Virgin). Morgan made appearances in Carlisle's videos "Mad About You" and "Heaven is a Place on Earth". It was also in 1986 when Carlisle married Morgan Mason, son of the British actor James Mason. Somewhat overweight during her stint with the Go-Go's, fans were surprised to see a new svelte Carlisle in the video for her hit single of music video "Mad About You", showing new curves featured on her album cover that were not due to airbrush work.

Records in 1986. After the initial breakup of The Go-Gos in 1984, Carlisle embarked upon a solo career. Her first solo album, Belinda, was released on I.R.S. Belinda Carlisle (born August 17, 1958) (real name: Belinda Kurczesky) is the lead vocalist for the rock & roll band The Go-Gos.

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