Post by melonhead410 on Feb 16, 2010 21:14:54 GMT -5
My thoughts only...My vote is for Travis Warren. I respect the music the Shinn has done but I really can not get into his music at all. I think TW solo music is amazing and can not wait for the show on the 6th. Not sure Shinn could have pulled off what TW did with Blind Melon. Regardless, Blind Melon needs to find a "new" singer and get some new music out....I think we can all agree with that. Later Melonheads
tough one, but i went with chris shinn. he really has his own style and sound. travis is fantastic and also an amazing, creative talent..... and sings a mean melon song. i just love the tone of shinns voice. he and travis both have a great range, but i love the clarity and thick sound chris gets. i think the perfect melon singer would lie right in the middle of the two voices.......you know they both have a great shannon quality......but in different ways. i will say that in the few acoustic things ive seen of ut, to me, chris's vocals sound more true to the album......you know, not mic'd up with effects....just my perception. still would looooooove to hear the melon sessions with him. you cannot tell me that they were not amazing!
I vote for Travis- Shinn has an excellent voice- but I'm with rawness, power and passion over polished rock star-quality. Plus Travis' songwriting is, I believe, more in tune with Melon. After seeing Travis live for probably 10 shows, nothing matches that passion; its one of the main reasons I love them so much, and am praying for the tour soon.
"I'll never smile the way, that I did like that day..."
I got to go with Travis on this one, love all the stuff he's done from 00-Metro, RFR, BM, solo stuff etc. Great singer, songwriter and guitarist. While I like Shinn's stuff as well, especially the first UT album, he just doesn't speak to me on as many levels as Travis. Also I love the fact that Travis shares so much of his music with us on a fairly regular basis.
Post by fleshermelon on Apr 9, 2011 10:29:04 GMT -5
Add another Mark to Travis' Side. I respect Shinn as a Singer (props to You Shinn), But to Compare Him to Travis...No Thanks. I Have to Go with Travis Hands Down. The Guy Has Done Amazing things with every Band He has Been in, and The Level of Raw Passion He Brings To The Table is Unmatched in My opinion. Also a Great Guy Off The Stage (Not to Say that Shinn isnt, I Just dont Know Shinn), So Maybe My opinion could Be rendered Bias. Still, Thats My Stance. TTW is THE MAN. Would I Like to Hear The recording Shinn did With BM? Yes. Can I Imagine Them Having the Strength That Travis Brought to BM? Not a Chance.
This is an easy choice because Rogers,CT,Brad and Glen picked Travis. Those guys might know something about music and Blind Melon.
Even when the tour was cancelled there were rumors of Chris taking over for the remaining shows. Then was told they didnt have enough time to prepare. "Travis could sing Melon songs in his sleep" quoted by Brad I believe.
Feel Bad for the guy who commented on Travis's myspace saying songs all sound the same. The only thing they all have in common is an acoustic guitar. Other than that the tempos are diff and the lyrics are top notch. Song writers like this only come around once in awhile. Smoking comments cracked me up as well. Would you of asked Shannon to stop smoking to clean up his raspy voice? Tell Travis to quit because its bad for him not because his voice is more raspy. LOL!!
Travis also rocks the guitar.
I like Chris don get me wrong but its like comparing Michael Bolton to Bob Dylan Both are singers but one has the ability to write incredible lyrics that last a life time.
I have been to four shows with Travis and every show Brad or somebody from band will say that with out Travis this would of never happened. That answers the question of this poll.
Post by aliceinchainhead on Oct 21, 2011 8:25:02 GMT -5
Shinns voice is def a lot better and more soothing and more Natural def. I call Shinns voice worship voice....It carries you away and takes you places definetly. I like travis voice but its really all over the place and almost not natural but don't get me wrong I still love his works...Shinn was more closer to Hoons voice and vocals are way better than travis!
jennywest: It's beento long since anyone has written as beautifully as Shannon. I wish and try to find stars among galaxy's that I could write even kind of like him. It's only been lately since addiction has completely taken over, have I even looked at a pen.
Oct 31, 2016 23:37:36 GMT -5
gratefulandmelon: i can't believe it has took me this long to think of coming to this site, it's long over dew, maybe because the thought of shannon not being with us anymore still bugs me, & loosing my best friend a couple days ago made me think of him.
Nov 20, 2016 21:50:07 GMT -5
gratefulandmelon: me & shannon used to hang around some of the same people & places when i lived in lafayette all them years ago, so when he got blind melon going i was hooked, but when he left us behind i took it pretty hard & it still bugs me.
Nov 20, 2016 21:54:55 GMT -5
~ M A T T ~: Welcome to the Forum!
Nov 21, 2016 7:47:14 GMT -5
gratefulandmelon: hope everyone keeps spreading blind melon around so they're never forgotten!!! peace everybody!!! (~);-}
Dec 3, 2016 7:53:24 GMT -5
happydoug: Any updates on 2018 tour??Please!!!
Nov 3, 2017 19:48:46 GMT -5
~ M A T T ~: If any dates are accounced, I will be sure to let everyone know.
Nov 3, 2017 21:00:17 GMT -5
emilahp: Hi it has taken me awhile to visit here, I'm a huge fan of the band and Shannon, I was greatly affected by his death, it shook me to my core. I still think of him, the band and the super incredible music. Shannon at Woodstock was such an incredible frontma
Nov 5, 2017 17:37:58 GMT -5
emilahp: I'm looking forward to the movie by Danny, please include as much reel as you can. If it's four hrs I'd love it. Put lots of the shows, music. I'm so excited it's coming to fruition.
Nov 5, 2017 17:44:06 GMT -5
melonwheels: ....in need of new BM tunes!
Jan 31, 2018 14:26:45 GMT -5
melonwheels: looks like a couple of shows booked for May
Feb 3, 2018 13:39:24 GMT -5
jlee93: Right on! Now i hope they announce something a little closer to Atlanta. If not ill make the drive!
Feb 4, 2018 1:51:04 GMT -5
melonwheels: I live in Missouri......and surprisingly there are "melon heads" in this area ....of all ages. If they get close to me there will be 10 of my family members going on a road trip.
Feb 4, 2018 15:41:15 GMT -5
tayhoon26: I'm in Jersey, looks like they're doing one right near me. I'm beyond excited. Can't even express.
Feb 20, 2018 10:37:31 GMT -5
kurt: The State Theatre in Falls Church VA.....capacity 850...May 04....can't wait
Mar 16, 2018 12:18:13 GMT -5