Whatever Happened To The Wallflowers?

The WallflowersRolling Stone : Smoking Section: Jakob Dylan, Pharrell Williams, Eddie Vedder

While his Wallflowers have been on hiatus, Dylan spent 2007 visiting Rick Rubin’s studio, where he laid down minimalist acoustic tracks that deal with the darkness of these times — “Evil Is Alive and Well? and “All Day and All Night? — and more contented tunes like “Something Good This Way Comes.?

While I wasn’t a huge fan of their last album, I generally like The Wallflowers.  They’ve mixed up their sound a bit with each album, produce memorable tracks, and do solid work.  Sadly, I think everyone thinks of them as “one hit wonders” after “One Headlight” and moved on.  Frustrating.

I hope this upcoming solo album for Dylan works out, and will be downloadable at Amazon.com, where I’ve redeemed enough Pepsi bottle caps to earn almost a complete free album. =)

3 thoughts on “Whatever Happened To The Wallflowers?

  1. I listened to some of their stuff from the album after the one “One Headlight” was on, and I didn’t like it.

    It also doesn’t help that “One Headlight” was forever ruined by a former co-worker completely butchering singing along with the song at a wedding or something.

    Now that horrible rendition is stuck in my brain.

  2. Phil – If you liked “Bringing Down The Horse” (the One Headlight album), give their previous debut album a shot. I don’t have the name of it in front of me, but I think it’s more in line with “Horse” than the next album or two were.

    On the other hand, I kinda liked the way they added different things in following albums to keep from sounding exactly the same. It’s the last album when they stripped everything back out that things got a little iffy for me.

  3. I have followed the Wallflowers after Bringing Down the Horse and have really enjoyed the rest of their music. I agree, Rebel, Sweetheart wasn’t the best album, but I am certainly looking forward to Jakob’s solo album.

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