|Jeff Buckley - Grace|
One of our biggest names with the critics is Jeff Buckley. Although he died at a young age, he has left an indelible mark in music. His version of Hallelujah has been praised for it's reworking, it was also featured in the movie Shrek which brought Jeff an whole new audience. Rolling Stone magazine has had many features on Jeff as he is listed as #39 in Rolling Stones piece on "100 Greatest Singers of all Time", he is listed at #264 for "500 Greatest Song of all Time" (Hallelujah) and #304 for the"500 Greatest Album of all Time".
Jim Fielder had a role with several major 1960s Californian rock acts before settling into the one which brought him the most recognition, as the bass player for Blood, Sweat & Tears during their most popular years. In the mid-'60s, Fielder was bass player in the Bohemians, whose lead singer was Tim Buckley. As a result of Fielder meeting Mothers of Invention drummer Jimmy Carl Black, the Bohemians were introduced to Mothers' manager Herbie Cohen, who also took on the Bohemians. the Bohemians made demos that attracted the interest of Jac Holzman at Elektra Records, but Elektra wanted Buckley as a solo artist, not with the Bohemians. There were no hard feelings, and in fact, Fielder plays some of the bass on Buckley's first pair of Elektra LPs, Tim Buckley andGoodbye and Hello. (http://www.allmusic.com)
|No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom|
With the return of the punks in the mid-'90s came a resurgence of their slightly more commercial rivals, new wave bands. No Doubt found a niche as a new wave/ska band, on the strength of vocalist Gwen Stefani's persona -- alternately an embrace of little-girl-lost innocence and riot grrrl feminism -- exemplified on the band's breakout single, "Just a Girl."
Formed in early 1987 as a ska band inspired by Madness, the lineup of No Doubt initially comprised John Spence, Gwen Stefani, and her brother Eric. While playing the party-band circuit around Anaheim, the trio picked up bassist Tony Kanal, born in India but raised in Great Britain and the U.S. Hardened by the suicide of Spence in December 1987, No Doubt nevertheless continued; Gwen became the lone vocalist and the group added guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young (Katella Graduate). (http://www.allmusic.com)