Only Human For almost two weeks now, fans in the UK and across Europe, have sung, danced, walked, clapped, shouted, queued and much more for the sake of Hanson. With just two shows left before the Anthems are silenced for a while, we take this opportunity to thank the band and the individuals who make […]
The Genuine Article It has been quite a year for 90’s boy band revivals. The summer sun has been a back drop against which many of their fans have revisited and celebrated their younger years and possibly the beginnings of their love for music. While this has been happening, Hanson have been making, […]
Making connections Last week Hanson travelled from Tulsa to Dallas and onto Buenos Aires, Rio and Sao Paolo, as the Anthem Tour began in earnest in South America. According to Hanson themselves, the excitement of the fans at shows, the airport, their hotel and the TV studios, was much appreciated – causing them […]
Singing one More Song Yesterday was the 21st birthday celebration of Hanson as a band and their music. At the Irving Plaza in New York City, Hanson held a birthday party with their fans while the music and media world watched slightly from the sides, a little in awe and a lot in admiration of […]
Looking Back The 20TH year of Hanson has officially come to an end. The last photo of the day has been posted and as people wait for the remaining few pictures to be annotated by the Photographer In Chief, there is a sense of “What Now?” Perhaps it is the calm before the storm or to […]
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 […]
Here’s a shot from 2000 circa This Time Around era. Enjoy.
Teen idols lose their musical virginity at their own risk. During their ’70s heydays, David Cassidy tried warbling standards and the Osmonds made a concept album about their Mormon beliefs; later; New Kids on the Block became NKOTB and attempted to play that funky music *but as somber white boys). And more of these stabs at maturity were remotely enjoyable as “I Woke Up in Love This Morning,” “Yo-Yo,” and “Step by Step,” respectively.
In light of this history of overinflated ambitions, Hanson fans were understandably concerned when word began filtering out that the Oklahoma sibs were planning to rock out on their next album. The transition wasn’t illogical: After all, Taylor, Ike and Zac can both harmonize and play, they have a deep-seated love of Big Chill R&B and rock, and they most likely want to be remembered as more than the founding brothers of ’90s teen pop. All well and good, but do we want a harder, heavier Hanson?
The babely Hanson boys are back-and their new sound is anything but boppy. 1 May 2000 By Alyssa Vitrano It’s been almost three years since Hanson’s happy-pop debut rocketed them from the Middle of Nowhere to the middle of everywhere with smash hits like “MMMBop” and “Where’s the Love?” And This Time Around, they’re wowing […]
It’s Valentine’s Day, that cruelest of secular holidays, and a bevy of girls who’ve logged on for a live Yahoo chat with the brothers Hanson are dying to know: “Are there any lucky ladies in your lives?”
Somewhere out there in the real world, teen siblings Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson sit at the ready, amiably fielding this and other decidedly non-musical questions with the aid of a cyber-moderator. “How many valentines did you get?” “Why did you cut your hair?” “What was the last movie you saw?” “What kinds of snacks do you guys like?” Not exactly a probing inquiry into a platinum-selling band’s creative process. But compared to the scores of rogue postings from various chat-room miscreants (“This is dumb,” “Ike is a perv,” “Taylor pierced his dick”), the boys’ loving praise of grandma’s homemade Chex mix comes as a welcome bit of trivia.