A Truly analog existence…
A Truly analog existence…
our VERY VERY last Copy of our First Album, ‘hard at it in old town’
What should we do with it??
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Free downloads from our first Album, OLD NO.7
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My Telecaster and I, having a moment together this afternoon.. I don’t know who I’d be with out a Guitar in my Hands.. I’ve been playing with the Volume Nob while picking for so many years, I can’t remember how to even use a volume pedal.
February 18th 1974 US pressing.
40 Years ago today, this New York band brought theatrics to Rock and Roll to entirely different level. Operatic costumes, and thundering Rock and Roll. I personally have yet to meet anyone who HAS, seen Kiss Live not find some unknown love for them.
It ain’t poetic, it’s nothing bind boggling, it’s just Rock and roll, blood and guts, but most of just fun.
BLIND MELON ‘Debut’
Original September 22, 1993 First US Pressing.
I guess I felt compelled to post them back to back.
In 1990, lead singer Shannon Hoon moved from Indiana to Los Angeles, California. Soon afterwards he met guitarist Rogers Stevens and bassist Brad Smith, both Mississippi natives They began playing together and soon recruited a second guitarist, Christopher Thorn. The foursome then looked for a drummer in the local are then Stevens and Smith eventually persuaded drummer Glen Graham from Mississippi to come and join the band.
After Blind Melon recorded a four song demo called The Goodfoot Workshop, Capitol Records became interested and signed them in 1991 although they never released the band’s demo as an EP. Blind Melon then collaborated with producer David Briggs to put together their first EP titled The Sippin’ Time Sessions. However, the record was not released . It was during this time Hoon met up with fellow Indiana native and Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. Rose had given Hoon the opportunity to sing backup vocals on on Use Your Illusion I hit single “Don’t Cry”
In late 1991, Blind Melon decided to leave Los Angeles to record its debut album since they felt the city did not reflect their music style. A Capitol Records music manager had suggested they retreat to Chapel Hill, North Carolina was attractive to the band because of its “good music scene”, however they could not find an affordable house big enough there for them and their equipment.The band eventually rented a house in Durham, North Carolina. And this Album, full of Grateful Dead jams, twists and turns of Southern Rock was born.
BLIND MELON ‘Soup’
Original 1st USA 1995 pressing
Compleat with Book and OG liner notes.
The rarest album of the 1990’s ( vinyls dark ages) and my longest hunt for a USA pressing. I sold my UK pressing last year because I was not happy with it’s condition, and it was not complete.
Shannon Hoon, and the Band, were untouchable. They were so unique that no one before or after has EVER had the sound and original Flow that Blind Melon Had. It’s just untouchable. This was a BAND. In the truest sense and meaning of the word. “band” it was not just Shannon that made them shine, it was all of them. The loss of Shannon was more than a blow to me, I had had enough of musicians I Loved passing away to young, and I had lost Jerry that year, Shannon Hoon, Kurt, and all the bands before.
What can I thank Shannon for? Making me clean up my issues before taking the Road as my life.
Again, no one before, and no one After will ever be, as great and as Unique as Blind Mellon. Fact.
The CCB alternative cover Contest.
Are you an Artists? photographer? Painter?
Here is your chance at something cool!!! When we ordered the Rosé Town vinyl, because of the time issues, the company that pressed the wax gave us 300 LP’s. So, surprise us, we are sitting on 160 extra Original 1st pressing White, ( with the Ashe and Coal) 180G records with no cover.
BECAUSE! We didn’t want to take the uniqueness of the 120 hand numbered Rosé town Pressings, we decided on an alternative Cover.
Then, it occurred to us, that many of you friends and Family are all photographers, and Artists, so what would be more fun than a cover contest!!!! So here is the deal! FEBRUARY 28th/ MARCH 1st is the Deadline,
To enter the contest, send your work to email@example.com
The winner will receive 15% pay from the Net sale amount if this specific pressing ( the alternative cover rosé town )
There are zero rules except it must be tasteful and non explicit. No Guns and Roses cover!! So, help us out, spread the word and get your friends to order away! After all it’s your art work, on a limited Vinyl pressing!!! - easy to order ,
My old guitar and I.. #fendertelecaster #altcountry #coalcreekboys #coalminer
Tonight’s job… I ain’t got much to complain about… #coalcreekboys#altcountry