Pop Goes the Charts. March 30, 2013 Quite a few of you recently have been searching my blog for this new song from our favorite Mmmboppers, Hanson, probably because I’ve been listing it in consideration for my personal chart for a couple of weeks now. So, I’m glad you found it and welcome, of course! […]
Hanson Boys Have It All By Jane Ganahl San Francisco Examiner The Warfield, San Francisco, 8/5/2000 IT’S NOT Hanson’s fault that the teenage Oklahoma brothers’ 1997 debut, the 8 million selling “Middle of Nowhere”, made such an explosive impact on the music world that it spawned dozens of (bad) imitators. Neither is it their fault […]
Over the years, the hallowed concert hall has hosted shows by everyone from the Ike and Tina Turner Revue to local punk torchbearers Sleater-Kinney. The Grateful Dead made a semi-legendary appearance here, way back in 1968. And if you didn’t know any better, you’d think that Neil Diamond parodists Super Diamond have taken up permanent residence in the place of late.
Beach balls sailed through the air, people twirled rainbow- colored glow-sticks and a deafening chorus of “Hanson! Hanson!” reverberated so loudly that the floodlights nearly burst.
And that was before the band even took the stage.
Sounds Like: Hanson are known for their vibrant pop bounce and catchy melodies, and their debut hit “MMMBop” paved the way for their overnight success in the ’90s. Hanson’s music was in stark contrast to the doom and grunge of mainstream rock, and perhaps it was for this reason that the public so welcomed them.