All I Can Say – Documentary
Category – Movie
Content – 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Shannon Hoon, the lead signer of Blind Melon. Personally, I was a product of the 80’s rock bands – Poison, Motley Crew, Whitesnake, etc. So I don’t recall Blind Melon at all, which makes this documentary even more intriguing. Shannon personally taped himself from 1990-1995, even on the day of his death on Oct 21, 1995. He came to Los Angeles and began working on vocals with Axl Rose of Guns ‘n Roses. And then his Band, Blind Melon, got a deal with Capital Records. And the chaos and craziness of band life in the 90’s took over. Band members actually called him “Mr Hyde” due to his rage when he was under the influence. This documentary looks at what Shannon recorded for her personal collection for five years. It is 100% his tapings. This scores a 8 out of 10.
Acting – I would have liked to see some interviews of band members or Shannon’s family interjected between the personal footage. Would be nice to know how people feel now about seeing these, but again, this is just 100% of personal footage. Score is 5 out of 10.
Duration – 1 hr 42 min. A wee bit long for personal videos, but it was still intriguing to see the personal life of a rock star. This gets a 6 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for All I Can Say – 19 out of 30
Recommended Watch – If you are a fan of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon, or just want to see what a rock star goes through for five years, then this documentary is for you!