Slacker Logo

The Wallflowers

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement

Bio

As part of the mid-'90s revival of roots-rock, the Wallflowers held a special connection to one of the original inspirations: vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Jakob Dylan. Though he is the son of a legend, Jakob's similarities to his father are occasional -- in fact, the Wallflowers are more influenced by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers than original '60s folk-rock, though lyrically, Jakob remains a close companion to the original Dylan. Born in 1970, Jakob Dylan was raised in Los Angeles by his mother, Sara Lowndes, after his parents' divorce in 1977. He studied at private schools in L.A. and New York, and decided to follow in his father's footsteps by the late '80s. He formed the Wallflowers with guitarist Tobi Miller, keyboard player Rami Jaffee, bassist Barrie Maguire, and drummer Peter Yanowitz and signed to Virgin. Released in August 1992, the Wallflowers' self-titled debut album sold poorly, and Virgin soon dropped the band. Undaunted, Dylan assembled a new Wallflowers -- guitarist Michael Ward, bassist Greg Richling, and drummer Mario Calire -- keeping only Jaffee. The group signed to Interscope and recorded its second album with producer T-Bone Burnett, a longtime friend of the Dylan family. Bringing Down the Horse was released in May 1996, producing the alternative radio hit "6th Avenue Heartache." Late in 1996, the single "One Headlight" was released, and by the spring of 1997, it had become a Top Ten hit, pushing Bringing Down the Horse into the upper reaches of the charts, as well. Bringing Down the Horse was a big seller throughout 1997, thanks to "6th Avenue Heartache," "One Headlight," and "The Difference," the third single pulled from the record. Early in 1998, "One Headlight" won Grammys for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal. Settling down from the rush of success, the Wallflowers rightfully took a long four-year break from recording. The new millennium sparked new creativity, and the Wallflowers returned in October 2000 to release the excellent Breach. The album went largely ignored, leading to the more mainstream Red Letter Days the following year. After a two-year hiatus the band returned with Rebel, Sweetheart in 2005. The album peaked at 40 on the Billboard charts and the group didn't support the record with an extensive tour. The Wallflowers split from Interscope in 2006 and the following year the group played shows without keyboardist Jaffee, who had left the band, signalling a steady decline in activity for the group. Jakob Dylan released his solo debut Seeing Things in 2008 but the Wallflowers stayed active, releasing a compilation called Collected: 1996-2005 in 2009 and supporting it with a tour. Dylan released another solo album, Women And Country, in 2010 and early in 2012 he announced the Wallflowers were returning to active status by recording a new album with a new lineup featuring a returning Jaffee, bassist Greg Richling, guitarist Stuart Mathis (who joined in the wake of Jaffee's departure in 2007), and drummer Jack Irons, who previously played with Pearl Jam and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. This reunited Wallflowers released Glad All Over in the fall of 2012. ~ John Bush
Read All Read Less

Albums by
The Wallflowers

false

    11 songs

    On Air

    Glad All Over

    12 songs

    On Air

    Rebel, Sweetheart

    14 songs

    On Air

    Red Letter Days

    10 songs

    On Air

    Breach

    11 songs

    On Air

    Bringing Down the Horse

    12 songs

    On Air

    The Wallflowers

    11 songs

    On Air

    Bringing Down the Horse

    16 songs

    On Air

    Collected: 1996-2005

    4 songs

    On Air

    6th Avenue Heartache

    1 song

    On Air

    Reboot the Mission

    2 songs

    On Air

    The Beautiful Side of Somewhere

    3 songs

    On Air

    One Headlight

    13 songs

    On Air

    Red Letter Days

    14 songs

    On Air

    Bringing Down the Horse [Japan Bonus Tracks]

    2 songs

    On Air

    If You Never Got Sick

    4 songs

    On Air

    Breach Sampler


Top Songs by
The Wallflowers

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   One Headlight
  3.   6th Avenue Heartache
  4.   Heroes
  5.   Three Marlenas
  6.   The Difference
  7.   I'm Looking Through You
  8.   Reboot the Mission
  9.   Sleepwalker
  10.   Invisible City
  11.   Love Is a Country
  12.   Murder 101
  13.   Into the Mystic
  14.   Closer to You
  15.   6th Avenue Heartache by Adam Duritz
  16.   Everything I Need
  17.   Hollywood
  18.   Have Mercy on Him Now
  19.   Angel on My Bike
  20.   Laughing Out Loud
  21.   Empire of My Mind
  22.   All Things New Again
  23.   The Passenger
  24.   I Started a Joke
  25.   Up From Under
  26. See All Songs

Stations & Shows Featuring
The Wallflowers

    On Air

    Bob Dylan: DNA

    On Air

    Dylan's Offspring

    On Air

    Bruce Springsteen: DNA

    On Air

    66 Greatest Gen X Songs

    On Air

    The Tragically Hip: DNA

    On Air

    Thompson Square: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Covered: David Bowie

    On Air

    Café Acoustic

    On Air

    Jon Pardi: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    '90s Alternative

    On Air

    David Nail: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Adult Alternative

    On Air

    Rock Ballads

    On Air

    '90s Hits

    On Air

    The Greatest Years in Music

    On Air

    Covered

    On Air

    All-Time Hits

    On Air

    Coffee House

    On Air

    David Bowie: DNA

    On Air

    Beatles: DNA

    On Air

    Eclectic Rock

    On Air

    Great Songs You Forgot

    On Air

    Soft Hits

    On Air

    Tom Petty: DNA

See All Stations & Shows

Artists Related to
The Wallflowers

On Air

Counting Crows

On Air

The Goo Goo Dolls

On Air

Matchbox Twenty

On Air

Third Eye Blind

On Air

Dave Matthews

On Air

Barenaked Ladies

On Air

The Cranberries

On Air

Oasis

On Air

Hootie & the Blowfish

On Air

Train

On Air

Coldplay

On Air

Blues Traveler

On Air

Collective Soul

On Air

Gin Blossoms

On Air

Red Hot Chili Peppers

On Air

Pearl Jam

On Air

Foo Fighters

On Air

Dave Matthews Band

On Air

John Mayer

On Air

The Fray

On Air

Lifehouse

On Air

Smashing Pumpkins

On Air

Alanis Morissette

On Air

Green Day

See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

 
 
Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |