second attempt at this....
your first place of reference as always is www.hanson.net
Hanson. probably best known for MMMBop to anyone who isn't a hanson fan.
an mmmbop, taken from the latin MMMBOPUS, it is an unreatable moment in time (in an MMMBOP they're gone????)
listen, enjoy it and disregard it. its not important at this moment.
Hanson, 3 brother from Tulsa Oklahoma. Began as a band in 1995. after palying the usual local school and radio circuits, they made it BIG with the above song...but we are still not there now. Hanson have a strong, if not widely known fan base for not only the music they make, but because their fans are the same age as them, and because they were all growing up at the same time. The fans knew that yes, Taylor looked like a girl, that Isaac was ugly, and that Zac was irritating, BUT, they too were gangly and awkward, not polished and "fake" like most of the Boybands at the time..
the bands carer has now spread across a decade and is still going straong....
1995-3 car Garage. the Indie recordings. this album is VERY early hanson music. the song most worthy of attention are Stories, as surely as the sun, and pictures. these songs highlight the diversity in Hanson Music from the beggining. Released AFTER middle of Nowhere.
1996-Boomerang. Very difficult to get hold of.
1997-Middle Of Nowhere. This is was the Debut album. The first single from this album, MMMBOP started the ball rolling chart wise. MMMBop was Number 1 in several countries around the world and had several follow on single, Where's the love, weird, Thinking of you, and I will come to you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rsWf09_PmI. Middle of Nowhere is looked at with nostalgia for the teenagers we were.
2000-This Time around
Regardless of what the critics thought, the fans loved it
Dropped by their record label, Hanson started their own label 3CG (3 car Garage) records
this enabled them to put out their complete album,underneath, The struggle with the record company was documented in the Dvd Strong enough to Break.
The New York Post
"Hanson brilliantly displays what you can achieve when you have talent, perseverance, and six precious years of practice as professionals"
"Underneath" is charting at every major retail outlet and garnering massive press attention. Limited edition version (50,000) with DVD includes never before seen concert footage. The group has sold over 15 million CDs.
See all Editorial Reviews
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z6HP7fvbkI this song provide the hanson fan motto......"ARE YOU LISTENING"
Tinted windows- a Taylor Hanson Side Project.