Why Third Eye Blind’s debut re-release doesn’t hinge on nostalgia – California News

Why Third Eye Blind’s debut re-release doesn’t hinge on nostalgia – California News






When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles.

Tickets: $29-$230.

Information: 800-745-3000, www.lagreektheatre.com.

The “Third Eye Blind: 20th Anniversary Edition” was released in June on CD, vinyl and digitally. It is an expanded version of the band’s multiplatinum debut album that includes previously unreleased songs and demos.

When the effort was originally released in 1997, it spent more than 100 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart with hits like “Semi-Charmed Life” and “How’s It Going To Be.” New tunes on the album include “Alright Caroline,” which the band plays live, “Scattered,” a piece written for Kurt Cobain after his death, and “Tattoo of the Sun,” the first song vocalist and rhythm guitarist Stephan Jenkins wrote for the band.

“There were some songs that I wrote for the first album that we never recorded, so they sat there as the roughest of demos,” Jenkins said. “We decided to put them on tape and record it the same way that we did for the first album, so we were in a studio in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and we went in and just busted them out. It was a lot of fun to record.”

Third Eye Blind has ‘aliveness now’

Jenkins, who lives in San Francisco, explains that he has no interest in the past, but two decades after making its splash on the scene, Third Eye Blind has a new generation of fans, ages 15-25, who have stumbled upon its music through online playlists.

“I wouldn’t do this tour if it was a nostalgicky thing, but there’s something else that’s happening, and that is that it’s not nostalgic for…

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