Matchbox Twenty Pictures – Matchbox Twenty Through The Years

Ben

This article was written by on Monday, February 14th, 2011 | has written 202 articles

In the 8 years since Matchbox Twenty Plus has been online, (Now that seems crazy!) I have naturally accumulated heaps of Matchbox Twenty Pictures from live shows, photo shoots, album covers, press shots and the list goes on, some I’ve been given by other Matchbox Twenty fans, and some i’ve found littered across the internet. It’s awesome seeing how the band has changed.

Tabitha’s Secret Pictures

First came Tabitha’s Secret, lead by a pimple covered, slightly chubby Rob Thomas in a rain-mac four times bigger than he was, supported by a short skinny drummer with 80′s circular tinted shades, a long haired version of Pookie and two former band mates.

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Later followed the woodshed diaries, renamed, Yourself Or Someone Like You – featuring pictures of Rob, Kyle, Paul, Pookie and Adam wearing more eye make up than a burlesque dancing cabaret, and with the release of Mad Season came lots of photographs in perculiar blue settings, lots of peacocks and the leather pants… those tight… tight, black leather pants. 2003 brought a little maturity, and we saw a more serious group of men, most of the eye make up had vanished and matchbox twenty pictures featured the band looking more like seasoned rockers who’ve been in the game long enough to no better than to parade around in leather pants clutching peacocks, but whilst the outfits and the hair, and the eye make up had all been scaled back – with kyle going completely bald. But with the band looking more sensible, it seemed the locations had become a little more obscure, with a new love of grungey dank walls.. unusual man sized boxes.. and… … fields?? – perhaps that’s why the leather pants didn’t come back out, Rob probably didn’t want them to get dirty leaning on all those filthy walls and trapsing through all those muddy fields…

Who would you trust with your candy?

Who would you trust with your candy?

With Exile on Mainstream came a slew of more artistic Matchbox Twenty Pictures, mainly black and white featuring a rather short haired Rob Thomas following his Solo look, and we saw Kyle Cook possibly taking inspiration for his new do from Johnny Depp in Willy Wonker and The Chocolate Factory…

And so for 2011, we’ll soon be seeing the latest Matchbox Twenty Pictures, will it be another feast of mad season-esk obscurity or will we see the artistic tones of Exile On Mainstream coming through? What Matchbox Twenty Picture timezone is your favorite? Take a look at the pictures below through the years and have you’re vote.

  • A Young Rob Thomas

    A Young Rob Thomas

    1993 - 1995 - The Tabitha\'s Secret Years

  • A Young Rob Thomas

    A Young Rob Thomas

    1993 - 1995 - The Tabitha\'s Secret Years

  • Tabitha\'s Secret

    Tabitha\'s Secret

    1993 - 1995 - The Tabitha\'s Secret Years

  • Tabitha\'s Secret

    Tabitha\'s Secret

    1993 - 1995 - The Tabitha\'s Secret Years

  • Tabitha\'s Secret

    Tabitha\'s Secret

    1993 - 1995 - The Tabitha\'s Secret Years

  • Tabitha\'s Secret

    Tabitha\'s Secret

    1993 - 1995 - The Tabitha\'s Secret Years

  • Rob Thomas Sports a Massive T Shirt

    Rob Thomas Sports a Massive T Shirt

    1993 - 1995 - The Tabitha\'s Secret Years

  • Tabitha\'s Secret

    Tabitha\'s Secret

    1993 - 1995 - The Tabitha\'s Secret Years

  • Yourself Or Someone Like You

    Yourself Or Someone Like You

    1996 - 1999 - The Yourself Or Someone Like You Years

  • Yourself Or Someone Like You

    Yourself Or Someone Like You

    1996 - 1999 - The Yourself Or Someone Like You Years

  • Yourself Or Someone Like You

    Yourself Or Someone Like You

    1996 - 1999 - The Yourself Or Someone Like You Years

  • Yourself Or Someone Like You

    Yourself Or Someone Like You

    1996 - 1999 - The Yourself Or Someone Like You Years

  • Yourself Or Someone Like You

    Yourself Or Someone Like You

    1996 - 1999 - The Yourself Or Someone Like You Years

  • Rob Thomas In his Mad Season Hay Day

    Rob Thomas In his Mad Season Hay Day

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Rob Thomas In his Mad Season Hay Day

    Rob Thomas In his Mad Season Hay Day

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Rob Thomas In his Mad Season Hay Day

    Rob Thomas In his Mad Season Hay Day

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Rob Thomas In his Mad Season Hay Day

    Rob Thomas In his Mad Season Hay Day

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Mad Season

    Mad Season

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Mad Season

    Mad Season

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Mad Season

    Mad Season

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Mad Season

    Mad Season

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Mad Season

    Mad Season

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Mad Season

    Mad Season

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Mad Season

    Mad Season

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Mad Season

    Mad Season

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • Mad Season

    Mad Season

    2000 - 2002 - The Mad Season Years

  • More Than You Think You Are - Sessions @ Bearsville

    More Than You Think You Are - Sessions @ Bearsville

    2003 - 2005 - The More Than You Think You Are Years

  • More Than You Think You Are - Sessions @ Bearsville

    More Than You Think You Are - Sessions @ Bearsville

    2003 - 2005 - The More Than You Think You Are Years

  • More Than You Think You Are

    More Than You Think You Are

    2003 - 2005 - The More Than You Think You Are Years

  • More Than You Think You Are

    More Than You Think You Are

    2003 - 2005 - The More Than You Think You Are Years

  • Adam Gaynor - Sessions @ Bearsville

    Adam Gaynor - Sessions @ Bearsville

    2003 - 2005 - The More Than You Think You Are Years

  • Adam Gaynor - Sessions @ Bearsville

    Adam Gaynor - Sessions @ Bearsville

    2003 - 2005 - The More Than You Think You Are Years

  • More Than You Think You Are

    More Than You Think You Are

    2003 - 2005 - The More Than You Think You Are Years

  • More Than You Think You Are

    More Than You Think You Are

    2003 - 2005 - The More Than You Think You Are Years

  • More Than You Think You Are

    More Than You Think You Are

    2003 - 2005 - The More Than You Think You Are Years

  • Exile On Mainstream

    Exile On Mainstream

    2006 - 2009 - The Exile on Mainstream Years

  • Video Shoot - How Far We\'ve Come

    Video Shoot - How Far We\'ve Come

    2006 - 2009 - The Exile on Mainstream Years

  • Video Shoot - These Hard Times

    Video Shoot - These Hard Times

    2006 - 2009 - The Exile on Mainstream Years

  • Exile On Mainstream

    Exile On Mainstream

    2006 - 2009 - The Exile on Mainstream Years

  • Exile On Mainstream

    Exile On Mainstream

    2006 - 2009 - The Exile on Mainstream Years

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    Has to be YOSLY. Mid ’90s though and through. i am partial to the tabitha’s secret era too.

  • Nick Rainmaker

    Also, here’s a link to a really old interview with Rob when he was in Tabitha’s Secret
    http://www.tabithassecretmusic.com/media/scrapbook/swervearticle.jpg

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