A fun and humorous band that came out of Columbus, GA in the 1990s, Blue Flannel gave itself that name as a parody of Seattle's grunge scene (where flannel was worn regularly). The angry, angst-ridden lyrics that characterized a lot of grunge are a long way from the quirky, amusing lyrics of Blue Flannel, which was founded by singer Derek Coile. At first, Coile didn't take Flannel all that seriously and considered it nothing more than a hobby. But when the foursome (which also included guitarist Derek Montomgery, bassist John Barry and drummer Eric Talbot) started to gain a small local following playing around Georgia, he began to look at his band as an actual career. Flannel continued to attract attention touring the Southeast, and went on to sign with MCA. In September 1998, MCA released Flannel's debut album, XL, and the bratty single "Having A Bad Day."