Puck and Natty was short lived; however, their track, "Just Wanna Be Your Friend" landed on a soundtrack album of the hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1992.
Jenkins formed Third Eye Blind in 1993 with Kevin Cadogan.
"Semi-Charmed Life" is pop-y as hell, but it's about crystal meth and oral sex. I wrote a song about drugs and fucking, and I'm pretty much about clean living on the road. "Coming over you" is just really what it reports to be: "She comes around, and she goes down on me." It's not cryptic. If you're trying to get me to say I've taken speed, that won't happen. It's about a time when my friends and I were at a Primus concert and somebody brought speed.
In 1987 he graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a B. With the breakup of Fast Forward, Austin and Magel departed; Jenkins and Dement added a new bassist and formed the trio Splash.
Jenkins then formed Puck and Natty (the name originating from the Shakespeare characters), a 'funky rap masta' group, with Detroit rapper Herman Chunn in 1992.
I think that's very difficult for artists today," Jenkins, who drew inspiration for the new album from Beyonce and Calvin Harris, said.
Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins and drummer Brad Hargreaves conducted a dramatic rescue after four boys - aged 12 to 15 - were swept out to sea.
It’s an organic legacy, owing very little to the new gods of media, that no amount of post-modern, self-aware irony can thwart. in English Literature, Jenkins didn’t bother to overstuff his songs with arcane references or inaccessible metaphors.
When Third Eye Blind released their self-titled debut album on April 8, 1997, they were inescapable. A song like “Graduate” spells out Jenkin’s concerns about adulthood quite fine on its own as he wonders if he’ll ever be able to get his “punk ass off the street,” while an allusion to in opening track “Losing a Whole Year” or the fact that the “Do Do Do’s” in “Semi Charmed Life” were borrowed from Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” were only evident to those who picked up on it, and of no concern to those who didn’t.
Does Third Eye Blind refer to the metaphysical third eye? I've been reading an evolutionary-psychology book called .
Yeah, but it's also kind of taking the piss out of that. It's this discussion of how we conduct ourselves as a species.
Jenkins wrote or co-wrote all of the band's most notable hits, including "Semi-Charmed Life", "Jumper", "How's It Going to Be", "Losing a Whole Year", "Graduate", "Deep Inside of You", "Never Let You Go" and "Blinded". He recalls banging out original works at the age of five, pulling out pots and pans on the floor of his kitchen at home in northern California. During high school, he performed with Fast Forward, consisting of Jenkins on drums with Nick Dement (guitar), Ben Austin (bass), and Greg Magel (guitar).