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(BBC)   UK man sends pop band Hanson 461 video messages requesting they play at his wedding. Hanson: No, but we'll fly you to our gig in Jamaica for your honeymoon   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 22
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2012-06-07 11:39:58 AM  
Damn, they're still around?

/mmmmbop
 
2012-06-07 11:41:04 AM  
That chick in Hanson was super hot
 
2012-06-07 11:43:57 AM  
Hanson still plays?
 
2012-06-07 11:45:11 AM  
FTA: James Bishop, 26, from Abingdon, and his friend Chris Douch, started sending messages to the band in February 2011.

You can't make this sh*t up.
 
2012-06-07 11:47:11 AM  
It's simple. If the wedding thing turns out to be a trap, they may not be able to get out alive or unsullied. On the other hand, they can kick him out of a concert if he's a weirdo.
 
2012-06-07 11:49:54 AM  

jankyboy: Damn, they're still around?

/mmmmbop


They've been self-publishing albums for a while now. I hate to say it, but they're really, really good.

"The Walk" is one of the best albums of the decade.
 
2012-06-07 11:51:12 AM  
They recreated the big dance scene from "Blues Brothers" a few years back to a song they wrote called something like "I'm Lookin' For Something" and one, it was cool as shiat, and two, the song was farking good.

they write awesome pop songs. why the hate?
 
2012-06-07 11:53:38 AM  
I didn't read the article but I'll just assume it's a gay wedding.

/NTTAWWT
 
2012-06-07 12:06:05 PM  
MMMBop, boppity doo wap, doobie doobie doobie doobie doo wap, doppa boo! Yeaaah yeaaahhh!

/you're welcome
 
2012-06-07 12:23:03 PM  
After one concert Taylor Hanson had said their dedication was "impressive".

This dude is just lucky he wasn't slapped with a harassment suit coupled with a restraining order. Loon.
 
2012-06-07 12:25:52 PM  
CSB

My ex-coworker is a 20 year vet of the austin music scene and played in a 12 piece funk band for many of them, they had got done doing a gig at SXSW many years ago and were talking with a couple of record company reps at the bar who liked their sound and were discussing with them about possible contracts. Then all of a sudden the next band up starts singing "MMMBop, boppity doo wap, doobie doobie doobie doobie doo wap, doppa boo". My buddy and the agent both were watching the band for about 15 seconds and when he turned back to the rep, he was long gone. All of them were. He said every rep in there was damn near jumping up and down at the stage like high school girls at what is obviously hansen.

There were no contracts that were signed that day and the band kinda drifted apart over the next year. None of them really recovered at being beat out by Hansen at SXSW.
 
2012-06-07 12:30:17 PM  
I was way too hold for the Hanson demographic, but they seem like decent young men. I know we're supposed to make fun of them, but, then, I am too old for that demographic, too.
 
2012-06-07 12:56:00 PM  

Shakes999: CSB

My ex-coworker is a 20 year vet of the austin music scene and played in a 12 piece funk band for many of them, they had got done doing a gig at SXSW many years ago and were talking with a couple of record company reps at the bar who liked their sound and were discussing with them about possible contracts. Then all of a sudden the next band up starts singing "MMMBop, boppity doo wap, doobie doobie doobie doobie doo wap, doppa boo". My buddy and the agent both were watching the band for about 15 seconds and when he turned back to the rep, he was long gone. All of them were. He said every rep in there was damn near jumping up and down at the stage like high school girls at what is obviously hansen.

There were no contracts that were signed that day and the band kinda drifted apart over the next year. None of them really recovered at being beat out by Hansen at SXSW.


I find that hard to believe, because they were never a part of SXSW, since they were not even old enough to bust a nut. They were discovered at a softball game going on during SXSW by an entertainment lawyer.
 
2012-06-07 01:05:13 PM  

Shakes999: There were no contracts that were signed that day and the band kinda drifted apart over the next year. None of them really recovered at being beat out by Hansen at SXSW.


I also call shenanigans. Hanson would have been at SXSW in 1996, and there wasn't a rational major label rep willing to consider signing a 12-piece funk act in that era.

Regardless - if the reps had been seriously interested, they would have moved heaven and earth to get contact info. If they were gone after 15 seconds, they weren't that interested.
 
2012-06-07 01:19:34 PM  
*Shrug* dont shoot the messenger.
 
2012-06-07 01:20:02 PM  
My friends band opened up for Hanson a few months ago at a concert geared towards pets and their owners.

They weren't that awful.

/the dogs enjoyed it.
 
2012-06-07 06:19:29 PM  
A couple years ago I took my wife to a Hanson concert here in Houston. She was a big fan when she was 12 or 13, and she thought it would be a fun little nostalgic trip down memory lane. Surprisingly, not only do they have some good new material, but they put on a great live show.

Most importantly, all those 12 and 13 year old girls that loved Hanson back in the day, are in their 20's now, and fill up most of the audience at their concerts. They pretty much make a ladies night out of it, and get wasted while watching their school girl crushes perform up on stage. If I were a single guy, it would have been like shooting fish in a barrel that night.
 
2012-06-07 06:48:39 PM  
images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-06-07 07:15:00 PM  
According to the article, this is supposed to be a surprize. So everyone, please keep it quiet.
 
2012-06-08 05:19:24 AM  
People like to hate on them for their bubble gum stuff when they were kids, but in all seriousness, Hanson has matured into a well-crafted, polished, impeccable band in their adult years, and its nice to see them still do so well because they seriously are great musicians and their songcraft is meticulously professional (they're mostly a blues & rock outfit now).

If there's one knock against them, it's that they are too perfect and too vanilla. It's like they're a Christian rock band but without the Christ -- I can't recall them ever singing anything about religion, but they've always carried the veneer of being revoltingly wholesome. It is feelgood Pollyanna tripe with nothing pertinent to say: Apolitical, areligious, non-confrontational lyrics backed with delicious, dense instrumentation.

Not that I'm saying a musician has to be tortured and sing about crappy things all the time, but it wouldn't kill Hanson to get into some PG territory every now and then and get some depth to their tunes. But its a minor knock against a band that chooses to remain positive and deliver a positive message despite all the internet ire.
 
2012-06-08 06:41:21 AM  
Miss Tripp, who is due to marry Mr Bishop on 28 July, is currently unaware of the scheme.

Oopsie
 
2012-06-08 11:28:42 AM  
I knew them when I lived in Tulsa. Zac was farking awesome, Isaac was a goofy nice guy and Taylor is a gigantic douche. GIGANTIC douche.
Not that any of you care.

I still think they make great music though and it's good they never stopped playing.
 
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