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Blind Melon: Blind Melon [Capitol, 1993]
The biggest assholes yet to go alternative platinum share management with Guns 'N Roses and woodshedded in El Lay before moving to North Carolina to research their image. Musically they're kind of a cross between Rhinoceros and Savage Resurrection, although without the steamroller drive of the former or the messy idealism of the latter. They do boast better chops, however. A quarter-century down the line, that's what bizzers call progress--chops, and MTV. C+