Talk:Blue October

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History for Sale singles[edit]

Was "Razorblade" from History for Sale never officially released as a single? It got plenty of radio play here in Austin, but of course that isn't a good indicator. For that matter I heard "Inner Glow" on many occasions as well. UnhandledException 21:43, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Not sure, but it does seem "Razorblade" was a single; I also live in Austin, though, so I'm probably thinking it was for the same reason you are. That said, I've looked around and can't find any official singles for History for Sale other than "Calling You". jareha (comments) 06:02, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
I wonder if "Razorblade" was released as a single under Brando before Universal picked up the album and re-released it. Probably impossible to find out for sure. UnhandledException 06:33, 17 June 2006 (UTC)


Blue October's MySpace friends and listens numbers will always be in flux. Why not have interested visitors just click the MySpace link at the bottom of the article and save ourselves the trouble of keeping both numbers up to date? With that question in mind I've removed the following:

Blue October's MySpace profile boasts 66,083 friends. The profile has a video of "Hate Me" as well as their appearance on Jay Leno. There have been 1,936,730 listens as of June 4, 2006.

jareha (comments) 05:57, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Totally agree. UnhandledException 16:36, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

The other Blue October[edit]

what about the british band by the same name?

Blue October formed in 1996 by Glen Wisbey & Barney Miller, released first song When you leave on A Different Drum compilation Synthpop Vs The World 1996. Signs to Utah based synthpop label A Different Drum March 1997. Release first single Incoming November 1997. Release debut album Incoming August 1998.

Signed to A Different Drum (Utah) in 1997




Incoming - Released 1998 Preaching Lies to the Righteous - Released - 2001 One Day Silver, One Day Gold - Released 2005

There should be another entry created, perhaps entitled "Blue October(UK)" We need more synthpop on Wikipedia. - M.R. Oct 27, 2006 6:15


The comment about Blue October "expanding" the area where they tour is inaccurate. I've seen them in Columbus,OH 4 times before Foiled was even recorded. Can anyone else support this? (ie has seen Blue October up north before Foiled came out?) 04:06, 26 August 2006 (UTC)A.Y.

The paragraph about touring is technically accurate. Whilst Blue October toured most of the USA prior to releasing Foiled, they never toured other countries. And originally the band did only tour in Texas and the midwest. - Keiv User:Keivspare


While the infobox lists them as alternative, they sound almost like a rebirth of new wave, or indietronic —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 04:39, 15 December 2006 (UTC).

According to the band they don't fit into any genre so they made up thier own. They call thier music "Bipolar Art Rock". You can watch the clip about it on MTV Buzzworthy Blog 5 things about Blue October. --Twilightmom (talk) 22:58, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

I recently edited the article since the "related artists" seemed way wrong. My edit was removed, possibly because of bad sourcing. I used artists suggested by Pandora, which seems very credible in that regard. If anyone has ideas as to what these similar artists should be, adding them would be a good contribution. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:47, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Semi Protection[edit]

This seems to be a little bit of a target. I have a to Rvv on it twice. Maybe semi-protecting it would be a good idea?--§Sir James Paul<<--wikiholic§ 22:24, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Best known for "Hate me"?[edit]

"The band is best known for the single "Hate Me" from the album Foiled." Is this statement still accurate? A good argument could be made that "Into The Ocean" is the band's signature piece. LayneJohnson 01:17, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Given the singles' similar chart positions, I went ahead and edited the article to say they're best known for both singles. Poshua 02:40, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

This is no longer accurate, as there are many songs they are known by. Calling You, You Make Me Smile, Hate Me, Into The Ocean, She's My Ride Home and Dirt Room have all received extensive airtime. Mego (talk) 03:46, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

It now mentions that they are best known for Hate Me and Into the Ocean but have had eight top 40 singles. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:07, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Two Blue Octobers?[edit]

There's a disambiguation notice at the top of this article pointing to Blue October (British band), saying that it's a different band with the same name, but that article has the same band members and songs listed. What's going on? Has the British group's page been contaminated with info that belongs here, or is there even such a band? ErWenn 18:30, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

I took care of it. --Atomicskier 20:50, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Recent edits[edit]

I cleared out a few recent edits that included the creation of a "Critisism" section. Usually if a band's page features such a section, it is because of the band's controversial message or actions. It is not in keeping with Wikipedia's style to cite critisisms of a band's creative merits unless said critisism comes from a well-known, authoritative source, or one who's celebrity status is such that their opinion of a band garners wide public interest. In other words, a bash from an internet blog and a local paper do not warrent citation. Lastly, it was writen on February 20 that "Foiled" was certified platinum on February 21. This may be true but obviously the dates don't make sense.--Atomicskier 17:00, 20 February 2007 (UTC)


User:'s reinsertion of the edits noted in the above paragraph is now bordering on vandalism. The profain writing is a clear violation of the NPOV standard as well as several other Wiki standards. I have issued a first warning on this user's talk page.--Atomicskier 16:44, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Picture of the BAND (change from lead singer)[edit]

Does anyone have any so we can put on the article? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:30, 16 March 2007 (UTC).

I have several photos that I took when I went to the concert in March. I have been trying the get them into the commons area but not having much luck. I have excellent photos of Justin, Jeremy and Matt. CB left too soon and Ryan does not allow photos after the show. If you can provide more simple instructions on how to add photos I will get them up ASAP --Twilightmom (talk) 22:47, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Go to [[1]] and log in (can't upload if you're not logged in). Then click on the "Upload file" link on the left, just under "participate". Then click on "entirely my own work", then carefully follow the instructions on the resulting screen. --Hammersoft (talk) 12:37, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

I was just about to leave a message (new section) about this but see it was already addressed. I have some too from concerts of the entire band. I think that since the photo is already used for the Justin Furstenfeld article as on here, that a photo of the whole band would be appropriate. The lead singer isn't Blue October. Justin has a photo of himself on the article about him, but feel that a different one should be used for this article. The info under the photo can be moved to Justin's page (under it about location and who the photo belongs to, etc.) instead. I can do that and add another photo of the entire band from a concert if no one else does. Thank you... (talk) 01:55, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Blue October From Texas??[edit]

I was just wondering if it was just me but doesnt Blue October have somewhat of an english flair. And i swear that the Vocalist has an accent. But then on the behind the scenes it dissapears. Anyone else know whats going on??? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 04:14, 20 March 2007 (UTC).

You may be thinking of the wrong Blue October. This is about the American band Blue October, from Texas. There is another Blue October from England. The band from Texas has no accent. CascadiaTALK|HISTORY 14:22, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

No, its definently this blue october i listen to them all the time and many other people have agreed that they do have some kinda of accent but its origins are unkown since they are from texas.

Sorry to disappoint you, but the British sound (if you want to call it that) is just their style. People say that about the same thing about The Killers. I think it was Rolling Stone that jokingly called them "America's Best British Band." Sometimes American bands sound British, sometimes British bands sound American. Who cares? --Atomicskier 01:48, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Justin of Blue October has been described as being the next Peter Gabriel... although I really cannot tell an accent. CascadiaTALK|HISTORY 15:31, 24 March 2007 (UTC)


I think their band logo can be found their website, any idea how to upload it and put into the infobox? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 15:27, 24 March 2007.

Circular Reference[edit]

The links to Jeremy Furstenfeld redirect here. I'm removing them, as it's senseless to click on a link in an article only to be redirected to that same article. Mego (talk) 03:58, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

"Jump Rope" missing from Singles section....[edit]

The single "Jump Rope" is missing from the Singles section. It is off there "Approaching Normal" album and has hit #1 in Luxembourg and is doing well in a few other countries in Europe. Funny that only the American charts are included here. It has also peaked at #65 in Germany as well. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MoovieStarz (talkcontribs) 14:09, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

"The Follow Thru"[edit]

The song "The Follow Thru," actually debuted in St. Louis at the Pagent on 05/06/11, not Omaha on 05/7/11. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:10, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Julian Mandrake[edit]

Julian Mandrake never made an album with Blue October but he was an official member. I think we shouldn't change it back to him being a touring member only. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:28, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

obsolete now that he is no longer in the band, he can simply be listed as a former member. although he did not record an album with the band, one song he wrote did make it on an album. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:08, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

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