Everyone at BSO and on behalf of our visitors would like to wish No Doubt a very happy 19th anniversary to their self titled debut album, No Doubt, released today back in 1992. The album is one of our personal best and brought us fan favorites “Trapped In A Box”, “Move On”, “Get On The Ball” and “Let’s Get Back”.
Wikipedia — No Doubt is the self-titled debut studio album by the American third wave ska band No Doubt, released March 17, 1992 on Interscope Records. The album was originally recorded as an independent release, but was re-recorded after the band was signed to Interscope. It was produced by Dito Godwin and recorded in a recording studio in Los Angeles.
The album was released during a period in which the USA was mainly focused on grunge music, an angst-ridden genre that was almost the complete opposite of No Doubt’s upbeat commercial sound. Despite strong tours, the album failed to perform as well as the record company expected it to, selling only 30,000 copies. The record company refused to fund the release of a single from it, so No Doubt released the album’s only single, “Trapped in a Box”, independently.
The album’s failure to chart ultimately led to Interscope refusing to finance another album. Instead, the band independently produced its second album, The Beacon Street Collection, which performed much better than its debut, selling 100,000 copies and ensuring that Interscope financed and supported their third album, Tragic Kingdom.