September 22, 1992
Blind Melon is the eponymous debut album by the rock band Blind Melon, released on September 22, 1992 through Capitol Records. Fronted by singer Shannon Hoon, Blind Melon had a distinctive traditional rock sound, influenced by southern rock and psychedelic rock. The aggressive leads and shouted vocals of "Soak The Sin" and "Tones of Home" evoked hard rock with a funky sound; "Time's" spacious bridge and ambient, winding outro shared commonalities with Grateful Dead-style improvisational music; while heavily acoustic songs "Change" and "No Rain" hinted at pop and folk influences. "No Rain" became Blind Melon's breakthrough single.