Tuesday, July 24
At first glance, this may seem like a joke post. Not so, I say!
It's been a decade since the brothers HANSON mmmbopped their way into the collective conscious. ISAAC, TAYLOR, and ZAC were a mere 17, 14, and 12, respectively, at the time. Now, all three are married and have four kids amongst them. Gone are the long, golden locks and innocent, little-kid grins. They no doubt want to be regarded as MEN these days. They no doubt want their music to be taken SERIOUSLY.
Whether that's possible or not at this juncture is the $64,000 question. Sure, MICHAEL JACKSON managed to make the transition from boy singer to adult star, but the entertainment road is littered with the ignored corpses of once-cute, well-marketed novelties. Call it "The Diff'rent Strokes Syndrome." (And blame it all on Conrad Bain, that bastard.)
(Oh, and... speaking of Michael Jackson... I bet he and his pals at NAMBLA gave up on Hanson the day cute-as-a-button drummer Zac turned the big one-five.)
Hanson's fourth album, THE WALK, sees its North American release today. I felt sure that you would want to know.
HANSON on MySPACE.
From the LP THE WALK, 2007 >>>
[MP3] "Blue Sky"
From the LP THIS TIME AROUND, 2000 >>>
[MP3] "Runaway Run"
[MP3] "Love Song"
From the LP MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, 1997 >>>
[MP3] "A Minute Without You"