• Personal Best Of...

    22 Oct 2009, 15:58 de yxsarvik

  • Alternate tracklisting for Underneath (Hanson album)

    17 Jun 2009, 6:54 de DerekBowie

    Alternate tracklisting for Hanson's third studio album Underneath, released 2004.

    Because Underneath was faced with such opposition from their label, they recorded a hella lot of tracks which were rejected. I maintain that they are rotten at choosing their best songs to go on their albums, so I propose a new tracklist from songs I think were from then as well as those that ended up on it anyway. Here goes:

    3.Penny & Me
    4.Dancin' In The Wind
    5.Lost Without Each Other
    6.my own sweet time
    7.Strong Enough To Break
    10.Crazy Beautiful
    11.Get Up And Go
    13.(hidden track)Lula Belle

    Are you ready to lose?
    Are you ready to win?

    As I think they said in the podcast or somewhere, that is a wonderfully confronting way to open up. The song itself is really sweet and heartening, putting some perspective on the whole label thing. There's not much upside to the angst songs they did put on…
  • Hanson - Underneath review

    17 Jun 2009, 1:39 de DerekBowie

    Underneath by Hanson

    Isaac: Tay, are you wearing those white pants again my Goddd.
    Zac: FIGJAM
    Tay: I am looking Solemn because this album is about Serious Issues and Maturity.

    Underneath is a pretty good album, indeed. More stripped down than Middle of Nowhere and This Time Around, more guitar-based, I think, with mellow vibes and those characteristic three part harmonies.

    Strong Enough To Break
    If you take these lyrics:

    I don’t feel myself today
    Just a figure in a big monopoly game

    Oh, nothing ever seems to change
    We just play like broken records in a deaf man’s charade

    Carry on just a pawn and the same old song
    I’m still holding on

    No-one ever takes the blame
    But everyone is searching for a cure to the pain

    And you put them in the same song, I really can't answer for the consequences. At least it sets an accurate tone for the rest of the album. …
  • Hanson (x-posted)

    19 Nov 2008, 8:04 de DerekBowie

    This is an entry I posted in my old profile that I wanted on the record here as well

    This is a journal about Hanson, from a fan who considers them very similar to most of their top artists but who is quite conscious that most of the world would not. I find it impossible to look at Hanson and their music subjectively, having grown up with an older sister wayyyy into them in the Famous Days. I'm interested in how much people actually know or care about this, so please leave a comment (especially if you're not a fan), and let me know what you think of the journal, or of them, or of the state of the world today. If you can't be bothered reading, there are videos just below.

    Start with the start, or as close as I can get to it.

    Often irritating, cutesy and ear-splitting, this was made back when they were teensy-tiny (9-14), with covers and originals. At this stage they played no instruments. The best track on here is
    Rain, an original a capella track with impressive vocals: always their strength. …
  • Dallas Concert Review 9/21/2008 If Taylor Hanson Told You To Jump Off a…

    26 Sep 2008, 6:35 de marcyjmf

    Sun 21 Sep – Hanson

    9/21/2008 EPIC Hanson CONCERT REVIEW
    AKA If Taylor Hanson Told You To Jump Off A Bridge...Would You?

    As to the title of this thread, well, if you've ever been to a Hanson show, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If not, I can explain it pretty easily. You know how at some concerts, the band will try to draw audience participation out? Either hand waves or claps or something similar. At most concerts, you get maybe about 50% who do it. And about half of those are doing it halfheartedly. And sometimes, when the band tries to make you do something, hardly anyone at all does it, and then theres the little awkward moment where everyone looks around.

    Well, Taylor Hanson is the KING of audience participation. He has us wrapped around his little ivory tinkling fingers. At a Hanson show, if you aren't following along, you would stand out...because everybody else IS! Although, most people are too intent on the guys to notice what the heck is going on around them. …
  • Hanson/Keaton Simons review

    24 Jul 2007, 2:34 de gogonutz

    Sat 21 Jul – Hanson, Keaton Simons

    Opening up for Hanson was Keaton Simons. Don't ask me what songs he played. I just remember that I heard a few of them before, including "Drive Away" which I really liked. He reminded me of Sister Hazel mixed with a lot of Gavin DeGraw, topped off with some bluesrock influences. I really enjoyed his short but impressive performance. And he showed some humor and interaction with the audience. Very nice.

    Then Hanson came on stage. I didn't really know what to expect. I know a bunch of their songs, but I'm not really a fan. My girlfriend is, and I enjoy a number of their songs, probably also because it makes me think of her. So I agreed to go with her, curious to see how they would be during a live show. And I was not disappointed. They played a mix of older stuff and newer stuff. Some acoustic renditions but mostly a full band electric performance. It was Isaac, Taylor & Zac and an additional guitarist & bassist. They are very energetic and involve the audience a lot. …
  • 25 about 25.

    16 Dic 2006, 18:01 de adelate

    Post your top 25.

    1 Backstreet Boys
    2 Robbie Williams
    3 *NSYNC
    4 Tony Lucca
    5 Michael Bublé
    6 Georg Friedrich Händel
    6 Aaron Carter
    8 Britney Spears
    9 Justin Timberlake
    10 Antonio Vivaldi
    10 The Who
    12 AC/DC
    13 John Mayer
    14 Frank Sinatra
    15 Kansas
    16 Howard Shore
    16 The Doors
    16 Christina Aguilera
    19 Hanson
    20 JC Chasez
    20 Johnny Cash
    22 Kane
    22 Johann Sebastian Bach
    24 Savage Garden
    25 Joe Firstman

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    1. What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    I have two at #6, I'll pick Aaron for this. It must've been Oh Aaron.

    2. What is your favorite album by 2?
    Robbie Williams: I'd say... probably Life Thru a Lens because that was the album that made me realize I really liked his songs.

    3. What is your favorite lyric that 1 has sung?
    Backstreet Boys: I don't know! Oh my goodness. I haven't really thought about it before, because I'm terrible at remembering lyrics. …