180 Gram Numbered Yellow Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve with 4 page insert. Soup is the second studio album by Blind Melon, released eight weeks before vocalist Shannon Hoon’s fatal drug overdose. The album proved to be a challenging, gripping record that is just as strong and perhaps even more rewarding than their debut album. 2 X 4 is about Hoon’s experience at a drug detox, Galaxie is about Hoon’s experience with his car, a 1964 Ford Galaxie and Skinned is about serial killer Ed Gein. The producer of the album, Andy Wallace, is seen on the cover, sipping soup. In 2005, Soup was ranked number 357 in Rock Hard magazine’s book of ‘The 500 Greatest Rock and Metal Albums of All Time’.