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Finger Eleven

Postby Chris » Sun May 03, 2015 11:39 pm

Finger Eleven - Saturday, July 18 at 7pm

Scott Anderson – lead vocals
James Black – lead guitar, background vocals
Rick Jackett – rhythm guitar
Sean Anderson – bass

Finger Eleven formed in Ontario in 1989 as the Rainbow Butt Monkeys while the members were still in high school. They recorded Letters From Chutney in 1995 from money they made from a radio contest. The band changed their name to Finger Eleven in 1996. They joined Mercury Records in Canada and released Tip in 1997. The success of this album led to a US release of the album in 1998 on Windup Records. Both “Quicksand” and “Above” reached the top 40 of the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The Greyest of Blue Skies followed in 2000 and the album went Gold in Canada, reaching #17 on the Canadian Album Chart. The song “First Time” reached #11 on the Canadian Rock Chart. The band stretched their success into the US with their self-titled 2003 release. That album went Gold in the US and Platinum in Canada behind the hit “One Thing,” which reached #1 in Canada and #16 in the US. The band toured the world through 2005 before going back to the studio to begin work on a follow-up album. Them vs. You vs. Me was released in 2007 and the band again experience huge success, this time due to the single “Paralyzer,” which became their highest charting single in the US, reaching #6. Two more singles “Falling On” and “I’ll Keep Your Memory Vague” helped push the album to gold in the US, where it reached #31. The band’s biggest accomplishment came when the album won a Juno Award in 2008 for Rock Album of the Year. 2010’s Life Turns Electric earned the band another Juno Award nomination for Rock Album behind “Living in a Dream” and “Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me,” which both reached #1 on the Canadian Rock Chart. The band has reportedly finished work on a new album and will be making their first appearance at Moondance Jam.

Album Charts
1995 Letters from Chutney
1997 Tip , Gold in Canada
2000 #17 and Gold in Canada
2003 Finger Eleven #4 and Platinum in Canada, #96 and Gold in the US
2007 Them vs. You vs. Me #2 and Platinum in Canada, #31 and Gold in the US
2010 Life Turns Electric #15 in Canada, #92 in the US

Singles Charts
1995 Circles #17 Canadian Hot 100
1996 As Far as I Can Spit #20 Canadian Rock Chart
2000 First Time #11 Canadian Rock Chart
2003 Good Times #21 Canadian Hot 100, #2 Canadian Rock Chart
2003 One Thing #1 Canadian Hot 100 and Rock Chart, #16 US Hot 100, #5 US Alternative
2007 Paralyzer #3 Canadian Hot 100, #1 Canadian Rock, #6 US Hot 100, #1 US Alternative
2007 Falling On #36 Canadian Hot 100, #5 Canadian Rock, #31 US Alternative
2007 I’ll Keep Your Memory Vague #12 Canadian Hot 100, #5 Canadian Rock, #30 US Alternative
2008 Talking to the Walls #90 Canadian Hot 100, #7 Canadian Rock
2010 Living in Dream #42 Canadian Hot 100, #1 Canadian Rock, #10 US Mainstream Rock
2011 Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me #63 Canadian Hot 100, #1 Canadian Rock, #33 US Mainstream Rock
2011 Pieces Fit #4 Canadian Rock

Did You Know?
Finger Eleven have been nominated for eight Juno Awards (Canadian Grammy equivalent)
They won in 2008 for Rock Album of the Year for Them vs. You vs. Me.
They performed on the Juno Awards with the Calgary Youth Orchestra in 2008.
They originally called themselves the Rainbow Butt Monkeys
The debut album Letters from Chutney was named after a dog they found on the side of the road that they had named Chutney.
Finger Eleven played the Sno Core Tour in 2004.
Moondance Jam veterans Shinedown, Halestorm played Sno Core in 2006, Sublime played the original Sno Core tour in 1996.
“One Thing” won the Best Video Award from MuchMusic in 2004.
That song made 7 difference Billboard charts in the US, the highest being #2 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks.
“Paralyzer” stayed on the Modern Rock Chart for 52 weeks.
It reached #1 on the Canadian Rock Chart as well as the US Alternative Chart.
The band toured with both Creed and Fuel in the late 90’s.
The album Tip reached Gold status in Canada in 2014, 17 years after its initial release.
The band recorded “Slow Chemical” for WWE wrestler Kane as his entrance music in 2002.
A duet version of “One Thing” was recorded with Evanescence’s Amy Lee in 2007.
The band toured Europe opening for Kid Rock in 2008.

Setlist – December 27, 2012 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Any Moment Now
Pieces Fit
Falling On
Talking to the Walls
Good Intentions
Living in a Dream
Minds on Fire
I’ll Keep Your Memory Vague
One Thing
Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me
First Time
Drag You Down
Good Times
Polly (Nirvana cover)

My Take
Finger Eleven are another newer band that I failed to get into, not because they aren’t good, but because they came along at a time when I was starting to raise my boys, which is a hard time to keep up with new music. I was vaguely aware of their hit “Paralyzer” before they signed to the jam. However, I definitely was familiar with their 2nd biggest hit “One Thing.” I have no idea why I knew that song so much more than “Paralyzer.” Both are really good songs that many jammer will know. I am looking forward to both of those as well as “Falling On” and “Good Times,” among others. The band has achieved a lot of success in Canada so I’m guessing the Canadian jammers are really looking forward to their first appearance at the jam.

Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me
One Thing
First Time
Drag You Down
Falling On
Whatever Doesn't Kill Me
Good Times
Living in a Dream
Pieces Fit
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Re: Finger Eleven

Postby Forever Rockin » Mon May 04, 2015 5:55 am

"Paralyzer" and "One Thing" are very good songs people on the edge of the concert area will recognize when they hear them playing and then when they rush over to check out the band that's playing them they will find themselves too late to catch much of the show. I've had that happen to me way too many times. The one thing I hate about Moondance is there's always too much good music that conflicts with my party time.
Time and place are everything.
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Re: Finger Eleven

Postby gopherboy6 » Mon May 04, 2015 8:20 pm

I completely spaced that "One Thing" was their song, I have a couple of cds, forgot how good they were.
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