Over the past week, our graphic designer Geo took over our social networks for a special tribute to
Tragic Kingdom sharing some of his personal memories and goodies with everyone. He included some of his favorite lyrics from the album and some of his own memorabilia that he has collected over the years. Check them out and makes sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook for more!
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Beacon Street Online is proud to celebrate No Doubt’s 20 year landmark of the Tragic Kingdom record release. Stay tuned this week for some fun posts to celebrate the pivotal, epic record that changed the 90s! #tragickingdom20
Taking a look back at @nodoubt s introductory single and lyrics to #tragickingdom , #justagirl broke through radio barriers and instantly became an anthem for girl empowerment worldwide! It’s the single that also set world dominance for the band. #tragickingdom20 @gwenstefani @tonykanal @tomdumontnd @adrianyoungnd @ericmatthewstefani @sbradleymusic @gabrialmcnair @interscope
A stellar plaque made for #tragickingdom …an album that sold over 16 million sales worldwide! #tragickingdom20
One of No Doubt’s biggest singles to date that transcended every language barrier in the world, #dontspeak is a classic from #tragickingdom that will forever be praised by fans and music lovers. How many of you remember the first time you heard this hit? #nodoubt #tragickingdom20
With the success of Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt embarked on a 2 year world tour! Live in the Tragic Kingdom was filmed at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and released to VHS video in November 1997. The VHS was also part of the bands #orangecrate boxset. In 2003 the video was released on DVD as a part of the bands Boom Box box set. It was later released in 2006 as its own DVD release. #tragickingdom20
Sixteen is song #8 on the Tragic Kingdom record. Although not released as a single, it is surely a fan fave that delves into the angst of being “only sixteen.” A song that truly meshes the hard sounds of rock with reggae, all of which No Doubt is all about. #tragickingdom20
Who remembers collecting these official and promotional No Doubt postcards back in the Tragic Kingdom days? Just a few are pictured here including a rarity for a contest in Canada. #tragickingdom20
Today we take a look at the lyrics to Happy Now?…which No Doubt to this very day still play live at shows! This is another fan favourite from the Tragic Kingdom record. Fun fact: Happy Now? was released as a CD single but never had a video to accompany it. A short (but really beautiful) acapella version can also be found on the Live in the Tragic Kingdom video release. #tragickingdom20
Who remembers the Tragic Kingdom days when No Doubt saturated most pop/teen magazines like Bop and Tiger beat? There would always be a pinup or if you were really lucky a 4 or even 6 page spread (that you would tack on to your wall to join the wall of others you had) and an article about the band. Those were the days! #tragickingdom20 #tk20
Sunday Morning, No Doubt’s 2nd to final single released from Tragic Kingdom (Hey You was softly released as their final single in 1998) had it’s music video directed by longtime friend Sophie Muller and had a cameo appearance by The Specials’ lead singer, Terry Hall. The grocery store and family home in the video has always been a stop in any No Doubters pilgrimage throughout Anaheim, California. #tragickingdom20 #tk20
Check out this humorous mailer No Doubt sent out to their fans while on the Tragic Kingdom tour. It was also signed by the band members as well. The photo on the back of the letter is considered rare as well as it wasn’t used in promotional or other public material. #tragickingdom20 #tk20
The title track off Tragic Kingdom was entirely written by Eric Stefani. The song chronicles the downfall and demise of the Tragic…ahem Magic Kingdom. Living behind Disneyland fuelled this epic track. This was also the opening track during their Tragic Kingdom tour and years later in 2009 during the summer tour, the band would also play it live at a few shows. #tragickingdom20 #tk20
On their May 1997 stop in Toronto, Canada for their Tragic Kingdom tour, No Doubt also put on a show for Muchmusic’s Intimate and Interactive. This was a TV program that was televised worldwide and was the first to show off “video calling via the internet.” This was a pretty big breakthrough in technology. Intimate and Interactive, in short was a live concert for TV along with some interviews as well. The studio was dressed with prop orange trees emulating the Tragic Kingdom tour’s set.
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The celebration continues! Check out this rad press clipping that shows the band receiving one of MANY awards for Tragic Kingdom’s success! #tragickingdom20 #tk20