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Gin Blossoms — Allison Road
Album: New Miserable Experience
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Released: 1992
Length: 3:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I've lost my mind on what I'd find
And all of the pressure that I left behind
On Allison Road
Fools in the rain if the sun gets through
Fire's in the heaven of the eyes I knew
On Allison Road
Dark clouds file in when the moon is near
Birds fly by A.M. in her bedroom stare
There was no tellin' what I might find
I couldn't see I was lost at the time...
Yeah I didn't know I was lost at the time
On Allison Road
So she fills up her sails with my wasted breath
And each one's more wasted than the other you can bet
On Allison Road
Now I can't hide so why not drive
I know I want to love her but I can't decide
On Allison Road
I didn't know I was lost at the time
So I went looking for an exit sign
All I wanted to find tonight...
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Having a New Pleasurable Experience...Dig my Tempe AZ homies.
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This was the cover photo used on the version of the album I have. Perhaps its a UK thing?
    Exited your attenttion for a moment
   Allison road is where I put my honey
 Cyclehawk wrote:
Best song on this album, very nice
 

 
That's a bit scary!

Written by Robin Wilson—NICE JOB ROB!


 Jeff09 wrote:
Channeling the Byrds obviously, but also a riff from the Nightcrawlers' "Little Black Egg"...

 
I can hear that but I think there's also a lot of Big Star influence, which may be why they recorded this at Ardent Studios.  Then again, Chilton was influenced by McGuinn's electric 12-string sound.
God Bless Producer John Hampton and Ardent Studios.
Best song on this album, very nice
 
 Jeff09 wrote:
Channeling the Byrds obviously, but also a riff from the Nightcrawlers' "Little Black Egg"...
 
Yeah, I had to check, thinking it's some Roger McGuinn tune I didn't know about.
I'd almost forgotten this song. Nice.
Channeling the Byrds obviously, but also a riff from the Nightcrawlers' "Little Black Egg"...

This and the Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall were THE albums of 1992 for me. I’ve always been disappointed that they were both bands who only had one brilliant album in them.


Wow, so many memories from High School...  Lots of fuzzy memories surrounded in a fog of smoke from High School as well.

Almost makes me miss those days, but being clear headed and making more than the $5.15 an hour flipping burgers part time makes up for the lack of new fuzzy memories.

 
I'm a sucker for a good melody esp. with some driving guitar to go with it.
 Sweet_Virginia wrote:
1993, just come to the USA, good friends, chemically enhanced. Saw these guys backing up Cracker and the Spin Doctors in Atlanta. A seminal moment- the peak of all 3 bands.  Good memories.

 
Better than Cracker?  Whoah.

{#Eh} 
1993, just come to the USA, good friends, chemically enhanced. Saw these guys backing up Cracker and the Spin Doctors in Atlanta. A seminal moment- the peak of all 3 bands.  Good memories.
Reminds me of being in my early 20's, a very disappointing time in my life.  Songs like these bring me to that time.
Nice surprise to hear this put into rotation.  Definitely enjoying this!
First play?  Hey, it only took 21 years, give or take.
 
I always liked this one.  Nice bit of jangly-pop.