Billboard magazine called the single “the closest thing to a perfect pop song to hit radio in recent memory,” and commented on its “breezy and wonderfully infectious melody, the boy-needs-girl lyrics, and the earnest execution.” The song was co-written by veteran composer Marshall Crenshaw.
The Gin Blossoms are an alternative rock band formed in 1987, in Tempe, Arizona. They took their name from a photo of W.C. Fields which bore the caption “W.C. Fields with gin blossoms,” referring to the actor’s gin-ravaged nose. The band released three albums and had several hits in the mid 1990s, before breaking up in 1997. Five years later in 2002, the band reunited, released a DVD, resumed touring, and promised a fourth album. Major Lodge Victory, the Gin Blossoms’ first album in ten years, was released on August 8, 2006 on the Hybrid Recordings label. The band, today, is considered to have a wide influence on modern rock, due to its consolidation of melodic rock, folk, and country elements.
GIN BLOSSOMS “‘Til I Hear it From You” (Video)
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