Blind Melon was a short lived band with the singer Shannon Hoon unfortunately. They were/are a bunch of talented musicians that had a really classic rock meets modern day sound in their music. I saw their second from last show in October of 1995 (nobody knowing the end was around the corner for many years to come) from the front row and was blown away by their performance.
Unfortunately, the singer Shannon Hoon died a few days later while the band was in New Orleans for that concert. Shannon's drug addiction got the best of him and he passed away on the tour bus thus ending their skyrocketing career they had started.
The band continues on today. I've even seem some 2014 shows out there. After they found a new singer and gave it another try in the 2000's they tried to make a comeback. However, and not that they were sounding bad either, the dynamics had changed and the shows I have heard just were not carrying the same energy and sound. I believe they've gone through two and possibly three singers up to this point after Hoon's death. But trying to replace the angst that Hoon had and that led to so many incredible songs was something the new singers could not replace. I'd still go see them in a heartbeat if I knew they were coming to town because the rest of the band was so talented they still could carry the show and it would be very enjoyable to see them.
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Artist: Blind Melon
Date: March 17th, 1994
Location: Kirksville, Missouri
Venue: NE Missouri State University - Pershing Arena
Size: 217 MB
02. Dear Ol' Dad
04. Wooh D.O.G.
06. No Rain
07. Seed To A Tree
(1) 1994-03-17 Kirksville, MO (SB)
The waveform has no clipping (or maybe one spike into the red really) but it does show some brickwalling. But the audio really sounds excellent-to-superb and there is a very nice mix in it so I don't hear any need to really work on the audio. But if you wanted to you would have to deal with the brickwalling.
This show cannot be the complete show I am guessing. There are only seven songs and one of Blind Melon's shows would have been longer than that in a normal show. Even if they were an opening band they would have played more. I'm guessing this is about half of the show or possibly even less.
If you've never heard this band I recommend giving them a listen. And please do not base your opinion of the overplayed song "No Rain" that we likely all got tired of hearing on the radio and MTV back in the mid 1990's. Personally, while it is a good enough song, it is one on my least favorite songs the band ever made. It's too bad they don't have songs like "I Wonder", "Holy Man", or "Mouthful of Cavities" to name just a few great songs in this show. But like it has been for decades now, the radio only played (or plays) two or three songs over the air from most bands and the real gems go unheard many times unless you buy the CD's and find them yourself.
Just listening to this show now I am wanting to try and find some more of the shows I know exist out there (some I only have in mp3 formats). A lot of the lossless shows I have are very bad, some are great, and a few like this one are really excellent and superb. But the band sounds superb as far as their performances go in just about any show up through Hoon's passing in October 1995.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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