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New Blind Melon album

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pulitzer Wannabe, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. New singer fronts band after a 12-year hiatus:


    I thought BM was one of the best bands of the '90s. This just seems so weird to me. I have a feeling it'll be a solid album - it was a shame that those guys stopped playing together, good as they were.

    But this little experiment gives me this weird feeling of "deja vu." And also makes me feel a little old. I remember cranking "Soup" and passing a joint when the idea of a new Blind Melon album was "cool" for people in the 18-24 demographic. Now the band is starting up again, and people that age will be like, "Who are those old farts?" (Not that they'll ever hear about this release).

    Just eerie to me that this band puts out two albums by their mid-20s, disappears after the lead singer dies, then suddely shows up again 12 years later, all older. Like a lightning bolt to remind me of how old I've gotten, too, without noticing :(
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    This is like Alice in Chains without Layne Staley. The music might be good, but it's just not the same.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I thought Blind Melon sucked... The only reason anyone knew who they were was because the lead singer sang in GNR's "Don't Cry" video...
  4. Well, I think you're wrong. "Soup" is an amazing album.

    But different strokes.
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    So I'm clear on this... their first album sold 4 million copies and "No Rain" was a number one hit, but the only reason anyone knows who they are is because Shannon Hoon appears in a G 'n' R video? Really?

  6. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    No, the only reason anyone knew who they were was because of that fat little girl who danced around in the bee costume.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    They do/did a great version of Three is a Magic Number.

  8. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    One of my favorite songs ever.

    The Pusher also is great.

    I'm torn on the new stuff, you can't fault the rest of the band for wanting to keep playing, but Shannon Hoon left some big shoes to fill. We shall see.
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    It cannot possibly be worse than the second coming of Alice in Chains.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Guy sounds enough like Hoon:

  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I think Hoon and Tupac are releasing an album together
  12. pallister

    pallister Guest

    You, my friend, are an idiot.
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