It all happened backwards for me with Collective Soul.
It started off with “Run” from the “Dosage” album released in 1999. I overdosed on this song. I saw it in a movie, “Varsity Blues” and it was perfect for the scene, and it connected. “Heavy” is another go to track which I dig, with a nice bendy wah solo.
Then I went back and purchased “Disciplined Breakdown” and I was listening to “Forgiveness” none stop.
And I was picking up the guitar to learn “Precious Declaration” with its “Walk This Way” like riff. “Listen” also has an iconic guitar riff and Ed Roland doesn’t get the dues he deserves as a riff meister.
And the title track, what a riff.
Hints Allegations And Things Left Unsaid
And I heard “Shine” when it came out in 1994/5 and I didn’t like it. It was all over radio and music Television. It was just too much.
But hearing it 1999/2000, I was a fan. I don’t remember anything else from this album, except “Shine” and that riff, and it was enough.
Because in the space of six months, I had three albums from Collective Soul.
8 thoughts on “The Record Vault – Collective Soul”
Check out the self titled one Pete from 95. It has been reissued and John Snow received it in the mail this past Saturday (kinda).
C.S has had a great run on rock radio where they are frequently played. One band who has continuously come through town when they put stuff out. So I give em props for that.
I’ve been listening to it on Spotify Deke. I like it. Where The River Flows and Gel are great hard rock songs, while December and The World I Know are great ballads
It’s a very good rock album. I think it went 5 times Platinum here.
I love CS Pete! One of my favorites. They have reissued the first two albums on vinyl and Hints came on Saturday except it was actually Nina Simone, Hints is now set to come today. The self-titled one hasn’t shipped yet and I am sad. It better come this week or I am cancelling and running out to my local store to get it.
It took me a few years but I saw the light. I’ve been cranking the 95 self titled album so I’ll be adding it to the collection in the Not too distant future.
I hope they release the rest of their catalog on vinyl as they will get bought. I only have 3 currently.
I couldn’t stand Shine either. Way overplayed. Then I heard the song Gel, and I was hooked.
Nice song Gel. Been cranking it from their self titled debut