This first appeared in 1989 on Dusted
, the Gin Blossoms' debut album. Released on a tiny label, it didn't get much attention, but a few years later the band earned a deal with A&M Records and recorded a new version for their 1992 album New Miserable Experience
. During those sessions, Doug Hopkins was dealing with personal problems and alcoholism. He barely got through them, and when the sessions were over his bandmates fired him. The Gin Blossoms hit the road to promote the album with a new guitarist (Scotty Johnson), and Hopkins picked up with another band. At first, the album went nowhere, but when they released a video for the song "Hey Jealousy
" - also written by Hopkins - they got some momentum. By the fall of 1993, the song was all over the radio. By this time, Hopkins was out of his band and in a downward spiral; he killed himself on December 5, 1993. Around this time, "Found Out About You" was released as the follow-up single. Like "Hey Jealousy," it earned lots of airplay and helped establish the band. The song peaked on the US chart at #25 in February 1994.