The Wallflowers is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California founded in 1989 >>>>>. It is composed of Jakob Dylan (guitar and vocals), Rami Jaffee (piano and Hammond B3 organ), Greg Richling (bass), Jack Irons (drums) and Stuart Mathis (guitar). They released six studio albums, a compilation album and had several songs on television and movies. They win two Grammy Awards in the "best rock performance by duo or group" category , and "best vocal rock song" for their song One Headlight in 1998.
They are the pioneers of the revival of rock 'n roll of the 1990s. The Wallflowers has established itself on the American and world stage. Jakob Dylan, the essence of the group, has a recognized poetic sense. Some Wallflower Titles: Sleepwalker, 6th Avenue Heartache, One Headlight, Ashes to Ashes, Empire in My Mind, When You're on Top, I've Been Delivered, Heroes (cover by David Bowie), Letters from the Wasteland, Beautiful Side of Somewhere and Closer 2 You. The Wallflowers also play the soundtrack of the movie Godzilla, Heroes, a cover of the less-built, but rockier version than David Bowie's. The main influences of The Wallflowers are: Tom Petty, The Clash, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello.
The band started in the small clubs of Los Angeles in 1989, it was originally called The Apples but changed quickly for The Wallflowers. The original members of the Wallflowers were Jakob Dylan (vocals and rhythm guitar); Barrie Maguire (bass and chorus), Peter Yanowitz (drums, Rami Jaffee (keyboards and chorus), and Tobi Miller (solo guitar).
Having difficulty finding a record label, they record their first self-titled album only in 1992. The latter is released on August 25, 1992 on Virgin Records>. After the release of the album, the band start spinning with Spin Doctors and 10,000 Maniacs.