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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Blind Melon

Blind Melon's "Soup".

Most people, when they hear the name Blind Melon, immediately think of the song "No Rain". A hippy, jangly tune with a girl in a bee suit skipping around town getting picked on until frolicing in a field of big gay bees. Super. A great band is now associated with the image of a pre-pubescent fag hag.

Galaxie, the first track on Blind Melon's next album, should have changed that but was widely ignored by critics and radio. Blind Melon is generally considered a one-hit wonder with the added unfortunate death of lead singer Shannon Hoon.

I highly recommend this album, and their last album "Nico" which was released after Shannon's death.

Vastly under-rated band.