Allison Road

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This article is about the Gin Blossoms' single. For the cancelled video game, see Allison Road (video game).
"Allison Road"
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Single by Gin Blossoms
from the album New Miserable Experience
Released 1994
Format Cassette tape
Genre Power pop[1]
Label Fontana, A&M
Writer(s) Robin Wilson
Gin Blossoms singles chronology
"Found Out About You"
"Allison Road"
"Til I Hear It from You"
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"Allison Road" is a single from the Gin Blossoms.


In 1989, Robin Wilson passed by a sign on his way to El Paso that read "Next Exit Allison Road." The friend with whom he was riding had a sister named Allison, and so they stopped to take a picture. Five months later, Wilson had the picture and was bored. In a Billboard interview from 1994, he recalled:

I walked to the other room, sat down in front of the television and turned on CNN. And the moment the TV turned on I heard that little melody in my head; 'On Allison Road.' And I was like, 'Shit!' So I turned off the TV, climbed over the couch and went back in my bedroom and the song was pretty much done 20 minutes later.[2]

The exit sign for Allison Road is located on I-10 in Roosevelt, Texas.


  1. ^ Unterberger, Andrew. "Top Ten Mediocre Post-Grunge / Alternative Bands". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Boehlert, Eric (15 October 1994), "The modern age". Billboard. 106 (42):95

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