Blind Melon - Seed to a Tree - Solo

This article is part 20 of 39 in the 2022 music project series.

Blind Melon is kind of a unique band guitar-wise: they had two guitarists that both played rhythm and lead, sometimes interchangeably. If you omit one of the guitar parts, the song sounds like trash. "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts", or whatever. A very synergistic collection.

Blind Melon is most famous for their hit No Rain and its wildly popular "Bee Girl" music video.

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The Bee Girl does a tap dancing routine to thunderous derision

Like most bands of that era, one of the band members died of heroin or cocaine or speed or all three. So we got two albums and a "B-sides" thing. But Seed to a Tree, off of their 1992 self-titled debut album, might be the most "hard rock" song that they did. It has two pretty sweet solos in it back-to-back, the first kind of a hard rock-blues thing, and the second a bunch of gratuitous pentatonics with a wah pedal.

The first solo was performed by Rogers Stevens and the second by Christopher Thorn.

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Seed to a Tree solo from Blind Melon's 1992 self-titled album

Recording

Cover of Blind Melon's solo from Seed to a Tree

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Screenshot of my Ardour/Hydrogen setup