It seems as if people are too concerned with finding new music to occupy themselves without taking the time to respect and appreciate music that has come from years past. There’s such a vast backlog of music I want to take the time to fully experience before I move on in my neverending journey to find the perfect grooves that, sometimes, great albums are overlooked.
I want to take this time to acknowledge an album that graces my iPod nearly every day: Blind Melon’s self-titled album.
From the first to last note on this impressive record, the late Shannon Hoon and company belt out some unforgettable tunes. With the bluesy, almost Joplin-esque vocals of Hoon crooning over every track, it is a feast for the ears. Blending the genres of psychedelic, blues rock, and even metal, Blind Melon puts together a record that is truly inspirational and unique.
My favorite lyrics on the album can be found in the song “Change” and they perfectly describe the style and attitude of this legendary band: Continue reading