October 10 marked the 25th anniversary of No Doubt‘s breakthrough album, Tragic Kingdom.
Band members Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, and Adrian Young paid tribute to Tragic Kingdom to mark the occasion.
“I have so many memories. So many people that I’ve met through the years that have told me that that’s their favorite record,” vocalist Stefani said on Instagram.
“I can’t believe it’s been 25 years, in some ways it feels like yesterday, in some ways it feels like a distant dream,” according to guitarist Dumont.
“Despite the challenges, it was a very creative and magical time,” he said, referring to his initial years in the band, releasing their first album in 1992 and starting work on Tragic Kingdom the next year. He recalled that he, Gwen, Adrian and Tony had real chemistry as bandmates and collaborators. “We discovered our voices as we wrote & recorded those songs together,” he added.
“We had already been a band for 9 years before Tragic Kingdom came out. We had no idea what was going to happen when we were writing these songs,” said Bassist Kanal.
“Knowing that this record has touched so many of your lives makes the recognition of this day that much more special,” added drummer Young.