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What Is the Most Underrated Band in History and Why Is it Blind Melon?

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1 minute ago, magisme said:

 

Image result for shannon hoon

 

Love that album....a lot of the lyrics hit home for me at that time....

 

I love Soup too....those lyrics hit home for me then, as well

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Blind Melon is criminally underrated. As a kid I wore out their debut and Soup.

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Teenage Fanclub seem like my Blind Melon. I thought they would be huge with Bandwagonesque in 91 but it never happened. They went on to release music (always a mistake) in obscurity.

 

I think Sweet Days Waiting was off Shadows in 2010. Nobody cares. 

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I liked Blind Melon when they had that one hit song, but that hit song was basically the grunge/alternative version of a power ballad.  Tons of bands at the time were getting big on the backs of power ballad-esque songs.  Blind Melon, a supposedly "rocking" band, found its popularity from that song.  But no one gave a shit about their mediocre hipster rock that followed.  

 

But since Mags says they're good, I'll have to give them another listen.  I just remember buying that album and being a little bit disappointed.

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6 minutes ago, popcorn's snare said:

I liked Blind Melon when they had that one hit song, but that hit song was basically the grunge/alternative version of a power ballad.  Tons of bands at the time were getting big on the backs of power ballad-esque songs.  Blind Melon, a supposedly "rocking" band, found its popularity from that song.  But no one gave a shit about their mediocre hipster rock that followed.  

 

But since Mags says they're good, I'll have to give them another listen.  I just remember buying that album and being a little bit disappointed.

 

I prefer their second album

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It's weird. Pretty much no one cared when Hoon died. It helps if you have a massive hit single or album out when you die. Galaxy was a cool tune but it didn't hit the mainstream like No Rain. 

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Same thing happened with Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone. 

 

I think when Kurt killed himself Dave Gahan said he stole his idea. But no one knew who Dave Gahan was other than die hard Depeche Mode fans. 

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Good band. Second album is their best by far.

 

Although Shannon's voice has tendency to grate on my nerves. It's too high pitched and whiny.

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9 hours ago, popcorn's snare said:

I liked Blind Melon when they had that one hit song, but that hit song was basically the grunge/alternative version of a power ballad.  Tons of bands at the time were getting big on the backs of power ballad-esque songs.  Blind Melon, a supposedly "rocking" band, found its popularity from that song.  But no one gave a shit about their mediocre hipster rock that followed.  

 

But since Mags says they're good, I'll have to give them another listen.  I just remember buying that album and being a little bit disappointed.

Try not to think of them as a "rocking" band. They're really not.

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On Letterman, the day Kurt Cobain died.

 

A little more than a year later, Shannon would be gone too, but it was as if no one cared.   Terrible.

 

 

"And I don't ever wanna die...."     And he'd be the next one to go, very soon after.  Tragic.

 

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