Brad smith blind melon. Brad Smith Interview On Blind Melon, Shannon Hoon, Abandon Jalopy

Brad Smith of Blind Melon talks No Rain, Shannon Hoon, songwriting, music biz & more

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I never stepped out on my own. He was there for many of the days when Hoon was filming himself, sometimes unaware that the red light was even on. Despite this, in late 2006, an agent from Atlantic Records brought vocalist Travis Warren to Brad Smith and Christopher Thorn's studio to work on his demos and to get him a record contract. It would even come up in the video. Songfacts: Something that I've always appreciated, you and the other Blind Melon guys have always said very nice things about the book I did four years ago, A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other, do you think that the book would make a good film with actors portraying the story? I like that kind of homey, front porch type of strumming music that everybody can connect to. Now, two of their members are involved in a new documentary called All I Can Say, which chronicles the rise of their late lead singer Shannon Hoon, who died of a cocaine overdose at age 28 in 1995.

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Brad Smith of Blind Melon talks No Rain, Shannon Hoon, songwriting, music biz & more

brad smith blind melon

Because his lyrics were better than the ones I had. Critics panned their 1995 follow-up, Soup. Jeb: It must have been nuts after that. The band reunited on September 15, 2006 with new lead singer Travis Warren. I feel like I can tell her stuff about her dad without overstepping or being too sensitive about how it's going to affect her for the rest of her life - she's a young lady now.

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Capital Records handled the entire Blind Melon catalog and Universal handled the Unified Theory catalog. Shannon kicked it across the finish line, which was awesome. But there are some other ideas and some other slants on the movie that people want to take, and I have to respect that, so who knows. Songfacts: Let's talk about your solo project, Abandon Jalopy. They began playing together and then recruited a second guitarist, Christopher Thorn.

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brad smith blind melon

But after Blind Melon ended the second time, it left me with a lot of songs on the burner and something to say. I've always had this bittersweet take on things. Songfacts: Are there themes that show up in your songs over and over? One song was hippy the next funky, the next rockā€¦ it makes it fun music to listen to. I think these guys need to do another album. Because I reflect back on that first relationship even in my current marriage and how much I learned from that first relationship and things like that.

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Former BLIND MELON bassist Brad Smith releases second album

brad smith blind melon

I want to mix those things and maybe we'll make something of it. I don't know why a lot of my songs have that kind of bittersweet connection. Blind Melon was a huge influence on my expansion of my musical ear. We were having fun being outside and enjoying the colors. So in a weird way she's still with me.

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Brad Smith of Blind Melon : Songwriter Interviews

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Brad: We gave it our best shot with that Travis guy. I could talk very freely about Shannon a few years ago but it is hard now. There were 15,000 plus people in front of our stage when we played. It's been building exponentially, to tell you the truth. Not everything is doom and gloom for me, but I definitely have that little thread in my music.

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