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“One Headlight” (1997) by The Wallflowers was their only hit!

Why?! This is perfection! You would think this would have gotten more people interested in them but people loved this one song then stopped listening to them almost! This is just so good and one of those songs that takes you right back to the 90s when you hear it. It’s so good!

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by Anonymousreply 75March 4, 2022 1:43 AM

"One Headlight" was their only Top 10 hit. But they had other songs that made it into the Top 40 and were played on radio and MTV, including "6th Avenue Heartache" and "The Difference." And Jakob Dylan got a lot of press. I wouldn't call them a one-hit wonder.

by Anonymousreply 1January 3, 2022 9:41 PM

What's he look like now?

by Anonymousreply 2January 3, 2022 9:52 PM


by Anonymousreply 3January 3, 2022 9:54 PM

So so so cheesy!

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by Anonymousreply 5January 3, 2022 10:12 PM

She looks like shit today. Bad genes.

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by Anonymousreply 6January 3, 2022 10:16 PM

Trust fund. Hardly works. Dyes his hair.

by Anonymousreply 7January 3, 2022 10:21 PM

Wait a minute. Dylan is his dad's stage name. Jakob couldn't come up with his own?

by Anonymousreply 8January 3, 2022 10:22 PM

He’s 52 years old. He looks great.

by Anonymousreply 9January 3, 2022 10:25 PM

This is him from July of 2021.

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by Anonymousreply 10January 3, 2022 10:29 PM

Yeah it sounds like he didn’t really have the drive it takes to be a huge or long term success.

by Anonymousreply 11January 3, 2022 10:31 PM

He did a great TV concert in the musicians out of Laurel Canyon in the 1970’s. Beck was in it, too and did a great job. There were two female vocalists but I can’t remember who they were. Dylan was a great host.

by Anonymousreply 12January 3, 2022 10:39 PM

At this point I'll take anything that will bring me back to the 90's.

by Anonymousreply 13January 3, 2022 10:40 PM

I have always loved this song!

“6th Avenue Heartache” was also a big song. I’ve always felt like you couldn’t go by Billboard back then because MTV and VH1 was just as dominant as the radio. So many songs were in rotation on those channels that weren’t big on the radio.

by Anonymousreply 14January 3, 2022 10:53 PM

He was strikingly good-looking as a young man.

by Anonymousreply 15January 3, 2022 11:01 PM

Song was top 10 week Diana died. Always think of her when I here it.

I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn

With the long broken arm of human law

Now it always seemed such a waste

She always had a pretty face

I wondered why she hung around this place

by Anonymousreply 16January 3, 2022 11:02 PM

I've always been a classical snob and had actually never heard this before. Now that I have heard the first half (which is as much as I could take), I see I didn't miss anything.

by Anonymousreply 17January 3, 2022 11:20 PM

His songs were like watered-down pop versions of his father’s songs.

by Anonymousreply 18January 3, 2022 11:25 PM

He's not bad at all now

by Anonymousreply 19January 3, 2022 11:34 PM

R12 his father? Because he was born in 1969…

by Anonymousreply 20January 3, 2022 11:36 PM

I think he's always been a beautiful man. I would invite him to my home, with copious attention.

His age is within ten years of mine; that's a bonus.

He's married, and they have four sons. Oy vey. There goes my fantasy.

by Anonymousreply 21January 3, 2022 11:40 PM

1997?! They be old now.

by Anonymousreply 22January 3, 2022 11:44 PM

R10 Daaaaamn…

by Anonymousreply 23January 3, 2022 11:46 PM

Get a hold of yourself OP moonfaced obese Ewwdwin. His voice sucked.

by Anonymousreply 24January 4, 2022 2:18 AM

I love The Wallflowers cover of Heroes.

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by Anonymousreply 25January 4, 2022 2:58 AM

[quote]I love The Wallflowers cover of Heroes.

I like it, but also go back and forth about whether they made it into elevator music.

by Anonymousreply 26January 4, 2022 3:16 AM

This was a much better 90's one hit wonder.

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by Anonymousreply 27January 4, 2022 3:33 AM

R17 fascinating

by Anonymousreply 28January 4, 2022 3:34 AM

r27 It's a sample, makes it easier to come up with.

by Anonymousreply 29January 4, 2022 3:54 AM

Sleepwalker was better.

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by Anonymousreply 30January 4, 2022 3:59 AM

That period post grunge and before the hip-hop and teen pop explosion (1995-1999) was all over the place. Probably the last time when so many genres and music for all age groups were all over MTV and the mainstream radio. The Wallflowers didn't really stand out in that mass of very diverse music except for that one (big) hit.

by Anonymousreply 31January 4, 2022 4:05 AM

I’d eat his ass.

by Anonymousreply 32January 4, 2022 4:14 AM

They had a song called Three Marlenas which was super catchy and made me think of Days of Our Lives every time it played.

Yeah, I was a silly gayling. Deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 33January 4, 2022 4:27 AM

They were pretty cool 😎

by Anonymousreply 34January 4, 2022 10:15 AM

I think this is their best song. God, I was such a music snob back then. Wouldn't give them the time of day. 100 years later, I'm catching up on songs I neglected.

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by Anonymousreply 35January 4, 2022 11:14 AM

I liked that one, but loved "Your Woman" and "Mummers Dance." Too lazy to look it up; were those one-hit wonders?

by Anonymousreply 36January 4, 2022 1:49 PM

[quote] I’d eat his ass.

Oh my

by Anonymousreply 37January 4, 2022 1:59 PM

Great thread OP. I remember liking them as well at the time, but I'd completely forgotten them. I also remember being hot for the drummer.

by Anonymousreply 38January 4, 2022 5:24 PM

[quote@]Mummers Dance...Too lazy to look it up; were those one-hit wonders?

That's a weird one. Mummer's Dance was a remix used in the trailers for the Drew Barrymore Cinderella movie and it happened to catch on. It's derived from Loreena McKinnett's Mummer's Dance, which is new age/trad/celtic music. There is no Loreena McKinnett album that has the "Cinderella" version of Mummer's Dance.

by Anonymousreply 39January 4, 2022 5:36 PM

He had no voice back then. Can't imagine what he sounds like now.

by Anonymousreply 40January 4, 2022 6:58 PM

He had the perfect voice for his style of music

by Anonymousreply 41January 4, 2022 7:14 PM

Wasn't he a little bit of an it boy for a hot second?

by Anonymousreply 42January 4, 2022 10:34 PM

R22 Let’s speak English

by Anonymousreply 43January 4, 2022 11:31 PM

Hated this overplayed song when it came out. Now, it's tolerable enough.

by Anonymousreply 44January 5, 2022 6:22 AM

It just came on a playlist and I remembered this thread. A great song

by Anonymousreply 45January 16, 2022 8:01 PM

This was my drive all night song...

Drugs, lust, love, the 90s


by Anonymousreply 46January 16, 2022 8:31 PM

[quote] He did a great TV concert in the musicians out of Laurel Canyon in the 1970’s. Beck was in it, too and did a great job. There were two female vocalists but I can’t remember who they were. Dylan was a great host.

This is a listing of the soundtrack from that documentary.

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by Anonymousreply 47January 17, 2022 4:05 PM

The photo of him last year… that’s kind of a hard 51, no?

by Anonymousreply 48January 17, 2022 4:14 PM

r46 Gurl...

by Anonymousreply 49January 17, 2022 8:40 PM

[quote]Dylan is his dad's stage name. Jakob couldn't come up with his own?

It's been Bob's legal name since the 60s, and is the legal surname of all his children with Sara.

by Anonymousreply 50March 2, 2022 4:40 AM

He is a super cool dude with zero ego. very nice and down to earth.

by Anonymousreply 51March 2, 2022 4:48 AM

It was a good driving song (not just b/c it was about "one headlight"). There was something desolate about the song that I really liked.

Springsteen sang it with Jakob Dylan at an awards show. Perfect song for Springsteen's voice.

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by Anonymousreply 52March 2, 2022 4:59 AM

OK, but what's this old guy doing for the terror and hardship of the #AfricansinUkraine

by Anonymousreply 53March 2, 2022 5:12 AM

Just my taste, look wise.

by Anonymousreply 54March 2, 2022 5:20 AM

What are YOU doing about it, r53?

Tell us more, r51.

by Anonymousreply 55March 2, 2022 1:14 PM

Why is Ukraine being brought up?

by Anonymousreply 56March 2, 2022 3:59 PM

Laughing at virtue signallers like you, R53. Posting on DL is YOUR way of helping the victims, right? You asshole...

by Anonymousreply 57March 2, 2022 7:27 PM

All that time in the Malibu sun, plus whatever else he got up to, made him hit the aging wall fast, but I still wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers.

by Anonymousreply 58March 2, 2022 9:29 PM

Another Malibu wanker who wants to deny his Zimmerman heritage.

by Anonymousreply 59March 2, 2022 9:37 PM

He and Winn Butler try to be Springsteen. And Springsteen was trying to do Orbison and Dylan.

by Anonymousreply 60March 2, 2022 9:50 PM

If by "Zimmerman heritage" you mean being Jewish, he doesn't deny that at all, r58. He's always openly identified as Jewish. Why do you care if he keeps the legal name he was born with?

by Anonymousreply 61March 3, 2022 1:22 AM

"Breach," the followup to their huge album, was their best work (and a flop). There were loud rumors in the late '90s that Jakob Dylan cheated on his wife with Sheryl Crow. Old threads about it might survive.

by Anonymousreply 62March 3, 2022 1:33 AM

R61 If he was proud of his Jewish heritage he would display his family's name.

by Anonymousreply 63March 3, 2022 2:02 AM

Sorry, I didn't care much for this song. Or this band.

It wasn't offensive music, just nothing that stood out to me in any way.

by Anonymousreply 64March 3, 2022 2:04 AM

Was this a song about a breast cancer survivor after a single mastectomy?

by Anonymousreply 65March 3, 2022 2:14 AM

R61, his legal name has always been Dylan. Are toy deliberately obtuse or just trolling? It's no secret that his dad's family were renamed Zimmerman when they emigrated, so who cares if the name was changed again? It doesn't make him any more or less Jewish. It's his mother's family name you should be more concerned about, anyway- isn't that how Jewish creds are traditionally determined?

by Anonymousreply 66March 3, 2022 5:06 PM

*you, not "toy."

by Anonymousreply 67March 3, 2022 5:07 PM

[quote]There were loud rumors in the late '90s that Jakob Dylan cheated on his wife with Sheryl Crow.

Was he her favorite mistake?

by Anonymousreply 68March 3, 2022 5:09 PM

[quote] It's no secret that his dad's family were renamed Zimmerman when they emigrated,

No, It's no secret that his dad's family, Zigman Zimmerman emigrated from Ukraine in 1905. His son Abram Zimmerman used the name all his life. The grandson Robert Zimmerman was born in 1942. He performed two dates with Robert Velline using a pseudonym 'Elston Gunnn' in 1958.

In his memoir, he wrote that he considered adopting the surname Dillon before unexpectedly seeing poems by [the VERY successful Welsh poet named] Dylan Thomas, and deciding upon that less common variant in 1962.

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by Anonymousreply 69March 3, 2022 6:12 PM

This is going to sound really nerdy music guy, but the drum sound and mix was perfect on One Headlight - made for radio. The pop on the snare really made the song, in my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 70March 3, 2022 6:14 PM

Nobody cares but you, troll R69. Jakob has never denied being Jewish, attends a Chabad temple in Malibu, and his wife has written about sending the kids to Jewish preschools. If that's not Jewish enough for you, tough titty. Nobody is obligated to live their lives your way.

by Anonymousreply 71March 3, 2022 8:54 PM

R71 is angry for some unknown reason.

by Anonymousreply 72March 3, 2022 9:58 PM

He was so gorgeous and the song was great

by Anonymousreply 73March 3, 2022 10:00 PM

R72 is functionally retarded.

by Anonymousreply 74March 4, 2022 12:18 AM

Has anyone ever seen his naughty bits? Surely he has peed in public somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 75March 4, 2022 1:43 AM
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