Daily Archives: May 6, 2017

From the Record Crate: Hanson – “Middle of Nowhere” (1997)

The Young Folks Twenty years ago, three young boys in a family band called Hanson made pop culture history when they released an album that featured a hit called “MMMBop.” Brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac were all under the legal voting age when they released their debut studio album Middle of Nowhere after two previous indie albums. Produced… Read More »

Why Hanson’s “Scary” Choices Worked: Zac Hanson Talks 20 Years of “MMMBop” and His Future With Taylor and Isaac

E!Online Back in 1997, JNCO jeans and butterfly clips reigned supreme. The Olsen twins could solve any crime by dinnertime, women were asking their stylists for “The Rachel” and there was an infectious song called “MMMBop” topping charts and stealing hearts around the world. Most of these late-nineties fads fizzled out, but Zac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Isaac Hanson—the… Read More »

20 years later, Hanson’s “Middle of Nowhere” stands the test of time

SALON EnlargeHanson (Credit: Getty/Brenda Chase) Music was in a transitional period in 1997. Grunge and Britpop had petered out, leaving alternative music to embrace an eclectic grab bag of sounds and styles. The Spice Girls were leading a new pop revolution that eventually bloomed into a boy-band and teen-pop movement. Nu-metal was lurking in the background, poised to… Read More »

Hanson’s Middle Of Nowhere turns 20 this weekend

AV CLUB Screenshot: YouTube Screenshot: YouTube On May 6, 1997, Hanson released its major-label debut Middle Of Nowhere, which went on to sell 10 million copies and, if you were under the age of 15 at the time, be something you either despised or adored, with probably no middle ground. While the album had a couple of singles,… Read More »

Video: Hanson performs ‘MMMBop’ on ‘Good Morning America’ to celebrate the Tulsa band’s 25th anniversary

NewsOK Oklahoma band of brothers Hanson celebrated their 25th anniversary making music with a performance of their breakout hit “MMMBop” today on “Good Morning America.” The Tulsa trio – Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson – still have those great sibling harmonies going for them. As previously reported, the band also showed off those harmonies Wednesday night at a… Read More »