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Title: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on December 03, 2015, 06:05:49 AM
I'm not very familiar with Redd Kross. What should we expect?

Does he have the same gear all the time? I'm watching the live on KEXP video right now and see a sunburst Fender P-Bass and an Ampeg stack.

Are his on the road antics as legendary as Pinkus, Trevor and Jared?

How much ass will that War Pussy 10" kick?

Will the band cover a Redd Kross song or two, like they covered Butthole Surfers songs with Pinkus?

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee392/robotsindetroit/Screen%20Shot%202015-12-02%20at%209.16.42%20PM_zpsgizomgkd.png) (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/robotsindetroit/media/Screen%20Shot%202015-12-02%20at%209.16.42%20PM_zpsgizomgkd.png.html)

http://youtu.be/WwgW73jxBMs

Welcome to the gang, New guy.  :disagree: :buzz: :twisted: :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: WGB on December 03, 2015, 08:48:33 AM
I'm guessing they'll cover Linda Blair.

http://www.discogs.com/Melvins-Redd-Kross-New-Years-Eve-Ball-Room-Blitz/release/4148403

Steven also plays in OFF! so might get a lot more of the punkier songs in the set, but he's a great player so he can easily handle anything from their back catalogue.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: GiveMe45 on December 03, 2015, 11:42:35 AM
Yeah, for a tour with Napalm Death maybe the set will be on the faster and (even) heavier side.

OR maybe they'll pull one of their wacky Melvins screw with the crowd's minds thingys and come out and just play The Bootlicker in it's entirety....
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: hemispheres on December 03, 2015, 12:21:35 PM
How about Melvins with Steve Howe :D
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: deatheats on December 03, 2015, 01:11:11 PM
Steven is one of the most energetic, glad to be here, Bass players I've ever seen!

I just :love: the energy he brings to the stage.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: johnnyg on December 03, 2015, 03:19:27 PM
Guys, guys, guys...

What if there was a Melvins/OFF! Tour...

WHAT IF they played some songs on stage TOGETHER...?!

WHAT IF THEY RECORDED ROGETHER?!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Bengerman on December 03, 2015, 07:31:36 PM
Are the Melvins headlining this tour? I hope so. The last time I saw them where they didn't headline was Boston with Down. I hated Down.  And I hated the Melvins not headlining. The only reason down headlined is cuz of Phil ass-elmo. Maybe he's a good guy but he seems like a douche. I don't think they headlined the geek show with Dalek and tomahawk either but at least that was worth waiting around for.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: GrimReaper on December 03, 2015, 07:44:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ruoDiBR5Hk

Steve meets God.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: GrimReaper on December 03, 2015, 07:50:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb64IzE8Ewg

Not much of a fighter. One backhanded bitch slap and he's out.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on December 03, 2015, 07:51:28 PM
Are the Melvins headlining this tour?
Negatory.  :?
I hope so.

I did too.

I don't think they headlined the geek show with Dalek and tomahawk either but at least that was worth waiting around for.
Last time I saw them open was at the place they're playing this time and I thought it was the worst Melvins show I ever saw, sound wise. They were opening for Tomahawk, who are one of my favorites, and I didn't even think they were that good, compared to their first tour. I hope this show doesn't completely suck (meaning non-melvins forces overwhelming the situation), to be honest.  :(
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on December 03, 2015, 10:36:31 PM
I am so fucking stoked for this. Redd Kross and Melvins are my two favorite bands in the world. Steven McDonald is one of the greatest living bass players today. Not only does he play in Redd Kross and OFF! but has also played with Beck, Sparks, Anarchy 6 and Tator Totz.

I am hoping they play a couple of Redd Kross tunes - Dale is a huge fan of Redd Kross. I am hoping for Linda Blair and Kill Someone You Hate.

And for those not down with the Kross just yet - get with it!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on December 03, 2015, 10:37:39 PM
And THANK GOD Melvins are not headlining the tour! I am hitting all of the west coast shows and it will be nice to leave after the Melvins set. I will be sure to catch Napalm Death at least a couple of times. But this will allow me to get more sleep! WOOOOO HOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on December 03, 2015, 10:43:59 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Bengerman on December 04, 2015, 09:29:16 AM
i guess it will be cool to leave earlier but this means the Melvins probably won't play as long. So what goes into determining the headlining band?  Album sales? Seniority? Melvins have been around longer I would think. It can't be credibility cuz the Melvins have more cred than anyone and probably influenced napalm death. Are the Melvins just not concerned with the pissing contest involved in who's going to headline?  I don't see them getting caught up in the bs. But damn. Who the hell would want to follow the Melvins. Kinda like the story of weezer following iggy pop. (In my opinion anyway, I've never been a huge napalm death fan)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on December 04, 2015, 09:36:53 AM
Weezer actually played before Iggy. He was on the side of the stage watching in disbelief, then pulled the mic drop in his set after the enthusiastic response to his question about "did you enjoy Weezer?".  :nerd:
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on December 04, 2015, 09:37:25 AM
It can't be credibility cuz the Melvins have more cred than anyone
Do they??
Do you? Deleter!  [-X
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on December 04, 2015, 09:44:23 AM
It can't be credibility cuz the Melvins have more cred than anyone
Do they??
Do you?
Maybe. Who knows! Any perceived "cred" is probably held by a mere fraction of the number of people who know me. Same goes for Melvins or any band really.
You know who has too much cred for their accomplishments? Earth. No rings.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ZILLA on December 04, 2015, 09:45:08 AM
I was wondering if  Napalm Death may be headlining because they would get a little more $$$ and have the extra travel expense of that jump across the pond. I wonder who will draw more people Melvins or ND?
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Bengerman on December 04, 2015, 10:11:43 AM
I mean they've been around for over 30 years and have never taken a "hiatus" from touring or recording. They've never broken up. They have the best work ethic of any band I can think of. They have influenced several overground  bands as well as countless underground  bands all spanning different genres. I would say that, amongst other things, gives them credibility. What is credibility to you? How many bands say they were influenced by napalm death other than a bunch of bands that u can't even read the name on the album cover?
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on December 04, 2015, 10:53:51 AM
It can't be credibility cuz the Melvins have more cred than anyone
Do they??
Do you?
Maybe. Who knows! Any perceived "cred" is probably held by a mere fraction of the number of people who know me. Same goes for Melvins or any band really.
You know who has too much cred for their accomplishments? Earth. No rings.
(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/random-ness/images/b/b8/Oh_you.jpg)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: The Fly on December 04, 2015, 11:00:31 AM
I think they are calling this a co-headline tour; which could mean variations of whose-on-first.  They could switch up the line-up throughout the tour (alternate) or even make some super-lineup like the Fantomas things.  But seeing that some larger venues are on the map (Sunshine Theater ABQ instead of the usual Launchpad gig), I bet the standard set is Melvin's opening up for Napalm Death with perhaps a guest appearance mash-up closer.  Just a hunch. 

It would seem to me that the Melvins are reaching out to a more traditional metal audience on this round, teaming with a heavy hitter like Napalm Death to get more exposure in the jeans-and-leather back patch metal scene.  Good business at the least.  Smart move, despite bumming out a few aging hipsters in ever-tightening two-headed puppy t-shirts.

Should be a great show, even if you aren't a huge Napalm fan.  Just drink more.  It works every time. 

Maybe we'll get a Melvins t-shirt in heavy metal font, full of battle axes and blood splatter that can't really be read anyways. 

Seeya in Burque....
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: immoraliste on December 04, 2015, 11:19:35 AM
I saw Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse  co-headlining tour earlier this year. They alternated headline slots. Alternating headline slots is my guess. Either way, this'll be fucking amazing.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on December 04, 2015, 02:22:41 PM
I think they are calling this a co-headline tour; which could mean variations of whose-on-first.  They could switch up the line-up throughout the tour (alternate) or even make some super-lineup like the Fantomas things.  But seeing that some larger venues are on the map (Sunshine Theater ABQ instead of the usual Launchpad gig), I bet the standard set is Melvin's opening up for Napalm Death with perhaps a guest appearance mash-up closer.  Just a hunch. 
:-k
Smart move, despite bumming out a few aging hipsters in ever-tightening two-headed puppy t-shirts.
:anonymous:

Should be a great show, even if you aren't a huge Napalm fan.  Just drink more.  It works every time. 

Maybe we'll get a Melvins t-shirt in heavy metal font, full of battle axes and blood splatter that can't really be read anyways. 

Seeya in Burque....
The ABQ?  :-s
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on December 04, 2015, 02:24:20 PM
Alright, kids. There's a dedicated thread for this topic.

http://www.themelvins.net/forum/index.php?topic=20859.msg566217#msg566217 (http://www.themelvins.net/forum/index.php?topic=20859.msg566217#msg566217)

Now back to little blind* Stevie Mac

*not actually blind.  :D
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: GiveMe45 on December 04, 2015, 02:29:13 PM
Technically ND have been around longer and while you'd think Melvins being on a major for a while would put them ahead in sales, ND were on Columbia for one album around the same time and I've heard from credible sources that some of their classics have sold over a million worldwide cumulatively.  ND have never broken up or gone on any lengthy hiatus. 

I'm not trying to argue, I think both bands are up there in the credibility and influence department.  I'm beyond excited that I get to see two of my all time favorites share the stage and I'm tempted to do a little traveling with this tour.  Would be awesome if they rotate slots each night but I'll take it any way they give it.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: DC on December 04, 2015, 03:17:57 PM
Imagine this set. Melt Banana comes on in whatever form they've taken now (two piece I think?) And gets you all riled up. Really go apeshit bringing it hard because they know they're a fine band but have to contend with two musical titans and that's gonna put them on offense from note one.

Then Melvins come out with a set of either hideously crushing Maggot era drop c fuck you that shakes the shit from your already heavily damaged bowels or just play a forty minute version of Tipping the Lion and then do the intro to Eye Flys for another 50, you dunno what's gonna happen. I will bet money on the former, but you can't trust em really.

Then Napalm Death comes out and takes a belt sander to your taint and that's about all I expect from them, so excited to see these three bands in one night, fuck.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: DAYSTAR on December 04, 2015, 03:59:22 PM
Imagine this set. Melt Banana comes on in whatever form they've taken now (two piece I think?) And gets you all riled up. Really go apeshit bringing it hard because they know they're a fine band but have to contend with two musical titans and that's gonna put them on offense from note one.

Then Melvins come out with a set of either hideously crushing Maggot era drop c fuck you that shakes the shit from your already heavily damaged bowels or just play a forty minute version of Tipping the Lion and then do the intro to Eye Flys for another 50, you dunno what's gonna happen. I will bet money on the former, but you can't trust em really.

Then Napalm Death comes out and takes a belt sander to your taint and that's about all I expect from them, so excited to see these three bands in one night, fuck.

Seems like ND have put together a "bands we love wishlist" instead of "bands we like and make sense genre-wise" tour.
I hope touring with ND brings out the more brutal side of the melvins and that momentum goes all the way to the studio. Also I am very interested to see another outsider bassist brought into the world of melvins. What is SM's take on Night Goat? How does his energy with the more upbeat RK and OF¡ translate to the potential heaviness of melvins? More excited about SM than Pinkus. 
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: DToxico on December 05, 2015, 07:49:14 AM
Melvins have been around longer I would think. It can't be credibility cuz the Melvins have more cred than anyone and probably influenced napalm death.

Pssst

"Napalm Death were formed in the village of Meriden near Coventry, in the United Kingdom, in May 1981"
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: (the) Razor on December 05, 2015, 07:20:13 PM
I saw Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse  co-headlining tour earlier this year. They alternated headline slots. Alternating headline slots is my guess. Either way, this'll be fucking amazing.

Yeah, I saw NIN and QOTSA last year, they flipped a coin to take turns on who opened. Lucky I got NIN over and done with first off.  :lol:
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on December 06, 2015, 05:30:45 AM
a long haired bassist is always welcome! =D>
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: musicismyradar on December 06, 2015, 11:34:30 AM
Melvins have been around longer I would think. It can't be credibility cuz the Melvins have more cred than anyone and probably influenced napalm death.
Pssst
"Napalm Death were formed in the village of Meriden near Coventry, in the United Kingdom, in May 1981"
psst
"Napalm Death are a British-American extreme metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group..."
"Current members
Shane Embury – bass (1987–present)
Mark "Barney" Greenway – vocals (1989–1996, 1997–present)
Mitch Harris – guitar, backing vocals (1990–present)
Danny Herrera – drums (1991–present)"
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: lubes17319 on December 06, 2015, 05:54:33 PM
Fan of the McDonald bros since 'Annette's Got the Hits', so psyched for this show!         \:D/




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Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Tony Pepperoni on December 28, 2015, 05:39:12 PM
Are the Melvins headlining this tour? I hope so. The last time I saw them where they didn't headline was Boston with Down. I hated Down.  And I hated the Melvins not headlining. The only reason down headlined is cuz of Phil ass-elmo. Maybe he's a good guy but he seems like a douche.

Total douche! I mean just listen to what Bower and Anselmo say about the Melvins. No respect.

https://youtu.be/3Ahx6DX7lOI?t=4m5s (https://youtu.be/3Ahx6DX7lOI?t=4m5s)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Stonergrunge on December 28, 2015, 06:09:34 PM
Are the Melvins headlining this tour? I hope so. The last time I saw them where they didn't headline was Boston with Down. I hated Down.  And I hated the Melvins not headlining. The only reason down headlined is cuz of Phil ass-elmo. Maybe he's a good guy but he seems like a douche.

Total douche! I mean just listen to what Bower and Anselmo say about the Melvins. No respect.

https://youtu.be/3Ahx6DX7lOI?t=4m5s (https://youtu.be/3Ahx6DX7lOI?t=4m5s)

LOL, what? He says the Melvins opened the door for everybody.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Tony Pepperoni on December 28, 2015, 09:17:11 PM
Are the Melvins headlining this tour? I hope so. The last time I saw them where they didn't headline was Boston with Down. I hated Down.  And I hated the Melvins not headlining. The only reason down headlined is cuz of Phil ass-elmo. Maybe he's a good guy but he seems like a douche.

Total douche! I mean just listen to what Bower and Anselmo say about the Melvins. No respect.

https://youtu.be/3Ahx6DX7lOI?t=4m5s (https://youtu.be/3Ahx6DX7lOI?t=4m5s)

LOL, what? He says the Melvins opened the door for everybody.

sarcasm
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: (the) Razor on December 28, 2015, 11:48:00 PM
Anselmo was blasting Melvins back in '91 in the Pantera tour van.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Bigval on December 29, 2015, 12:39:46 AM
Technically ND have been around longer and while you'd think Melvins being on a major for a while would put them ahead in sales, ND were on Columbia for one album around the same time and I've heard from credible sources that some of their classics have sold over a million worldwide cumulatively.  ND have never broken up or gone on any lengthy hiatus. 

I'm not trying to argue, I think both bands are up there in the credibility and influence department.  I'm beyond excited that I get to see two of my all time favorites share the stage and I'm tempted to do a little traveling with this tour.  Would be awesome if they rotate slots each night but I'll take it any way they give it.

I remember reading an interview with someone from ND about a year or two ago saying they were selling more albums now than at any other point in their career which I found very interesting.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on December 29, 2015, 05:20:49 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hcznnL1MHiM
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on December 31, 2015, 10:40:15 AM
Are the Melvins headlining this tour? I hope so. The last time I saw them where they didn't headline was Boston with Down. I hated Down.  And I hated the Melvins not headlining. The only reason down headlined is cuz of Phil ass-elmo. Maybe he's a good guy but he seems like a douche.

Total douche! I mean just listen to what Bower and Anselmo say about the Melvins. No respect.

https://youtu.be/3Ahx6DX7lOI?t=4m5s (https://youtu.be/3Ahx6DX7lOI?t=4m5s)

 Tony, your username is just great
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: jules on December 31, 2015, 11:13:01 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Tony Pepperoni on December 31, 2015, 12:17:33 PM
Are the Melvins headlining this tour? I hope so. The last time I saw them where they didn't headline was Boston with Down. I hated Down.  And I hated the Melvins not headlining. The only reason down headlined is cuz of Phil ass-elmo. Maybe he's a good guy but he seems like a douche.

Total douche! I mean just listen to what Bower and Anselmo say about the Melvins. No respect.

https://youtu.be/3Ahx6DX7lOI?t=4m5s (https://youtu.be/3Ahx6DX7lOI?t=4m5s)

 Tony, your username is just great


thank you! it was my nickname in prison
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ZILLA on December 31, 2015, 02:26:17 PM
When I saw melvins & Down play together it was great. Bower was yelling at them to play old songs and Buzz was like, "We don't know those songs anymore!" I see him at every melvins show in New Orleans.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Tony Pepperoni on December 31, 2015, 03:49:46 PM
When I saw melvins & Down play together it was great. Bower was yelling at them to play old songs and Buzz was like, "We don't know those songs anymore!" I see him at every melvins show in New Orleans.

I wish Bower was my uncle. He just seems like the coolest dude ever.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: joelk on December 31, 2015, 08:32:40 PM
When I saw melvins & Down play together it was great. Bower was yelling at them to play old songs and Buzz was like, "We don't know those songs anymore!" I see him at every melvins show in New Orleans.

I wish Bower was my uncle. He just seems like the coolest dude ever.

Yes! Long live EHG!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on January 29, 2016, 09:05:48 AM
"The Walrus Was Steven"

Thoughts on War Pussy? Anyone?  :o
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on January 29, 2016, 09:33:06 AM
Thoughts on War Pussy? Anyone?
My thoughts are as follows....




WHERE THE HELL CAN I HEAR IT?????? Ditto for Beer Hippy too.
I put them on a tape on Monday morning and as soon as I finished, Mike + The Melvins broke, so I put that on there too. Listened to it every morning this week.

War Pussy

Lying - haunting
Hideous Woman - Straight up new Alice In Chains until the vocals come on, then it's a cool song
I Want To Tell You - Great Beatles cover. Has the tempo and all the moving parts of the original, plus an outro that Beatles fans will love
War Pussy - killer song, hard stuff

Competent bass player from Steven. No complaints. Nothing flashy.


Beer Hippy

Beer Hippy - great hard ass song
Shaving Cream - stupid In The Army Now type stuff
Phyllis Dillard - see Beer Hippy
Take Me Out - see Shaving Cream

M + M - love it. Can't wait to hear more
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on March 07, 2016, 09:12:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w7yVR27RHA

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Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: (the) Razor on March 07, 2016, 09:55:44 PM
That's a sound I don't think I've ever heard before from this band. Pretty upbeat.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on March 09, 2016, 02:25:13 PM
That's a sound I don't think I've ever heard before from this band. Pretty upbeat.

i can hear a Mark D vibe on that bass playing (from 08:55....)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: glen on March 17, 2016, 08:07:58 AM
I'd be willing to bet that the stench of those silver beauties would knock a buzzard off a gut wagon.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Dumpster D on March 17, 2016, 01:15:48 PM
I wonder if that is at all a reference to Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse five, wherein the English pows in the camp put on Cinderalla as a pageant to entertain the new American Prisoners, they had a pair of RAF flight boots painted Silver as the glass slippers, But the main Character ends up with them, One of the officers Commands Billy pilgrim to wear them as part of his embarrassing outfit the Germans gave him with Pride as it was an insult to him.

Maybe the Nazis are like the Melvins in that sense and Steve is like their POW?

Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on March 20, 2016, 11:41:57 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9sWZh-f2Iw
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on March 20, 2016, 12:18:12 PM
Since Ian's link to the silver shoes was taken down.

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Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on March 20, 2016, 12:25:29 PM
Vol4 socks...excellent!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on March 22, 2016, 10:22:12 AM
Photo - tastelikedirt, Orangevale, CA, 3 - 20 - 16

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Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: goldennuggetrecordings on March 22, 2016, 12:00:31 PM
to be honest, ive only seen a couple videos here and there of steve with the melvins... but for whatever irrational reason, hes already possibly my favorite player theyve had with them. something about him just makes perfect sense to me! hes can do the mark d stuff, hes got the chords that give him that joe preston girth, and his tone is good, and yeah. i dunno. i know there are other players that are really good, and i like them too. but this is the most exciting line up to me now that im seeing some videos. maybe ill change my mind at some point, but man im stoked!


plus im looking into redd kross now, and hes john lennon and geddy lee put together sorta hahaha at least from what ive seen so far. which is almost nothing lol
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: deatheats on March 22, 2016, 12:08:44 PM
to be honest, ive only seen a couple videos here and there of steve with the melvins... but for whatever irrational reason, hes already possibly my favorite player theyve had with them. something about him just makes perfect sense to me! hes can do the mark d stuff, hes got the chords that give him that joe preston girth, and his tone is good, and yeah. i dunno. i know there are other players that are really good, and i like them too. but this is the most exciting line up to me now that im seeing some videos. maybe ill change my mind at some point, but man im stoked!


plus im looking into redd kross now, and hes john lennon and geddy lee put together sorta hahaha at least from what ive seen so far. which is almost nothing lol

Plus he is one of the most charismatic live performers I've seen play bass.  You can tell he is loving every minute he is in front of an audience.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: goldennuggetrecordings on March 22, 2016, 12:16:25 PM
yeah! i was getting that vibe too! its i never really think about how that matters, but even just listening without seeing, that energy comes through the music too. its weird. but yeah im really excited about steve! i hope they do a full length lp with him! plus he could do some mean ass lennon covers if they chose to go that route!


like can you imagine a twist and shout cover?
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on March 22, 2016, 12:50:17 PM
Steven McDonald is a seriously great bass player - like a musician's musician kind of musician. He has played with Redd Kross since he was a little kid, played bass in Sparks, played bass for Beck, plays bass in OFF! and now in Melvins. You are spot on that he has that Mark D feel - as far as bass players go there are three Melvins bass players that are incredibly studied in music. Trevor Dunn, Mark D and Steven McDonald. Lukin, Lorax, Joe, Kevin, Pinkus and Jared are pure rock and rollers. They are all fucking great - but you get something special with those "learned" musicians that you aren't going to get with other players.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Dumpster D on March 22, 2016, 01:21:30 PM
I stopped comparing, I like his Bass guitar, that is all I have to say.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on March 22, 2016, 01:47:19 PM
You are spot on that he has that Mark D feel -

check the bass line on Revolve !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bnSN5PgvZc
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: goldennuggetrecordings on March 22, 2016, 02:14:53 PM
dumpster d, its not that i'm trying to compare them or rank and judge them so much as trying to communicate what im hearing in a relative way, which ends up being by comparison to a degree.

i like all the players theyve had, even lukin. but ive personally seen 4 different bass lineups live so far, and im getting the vibe that steves gonna be my favorite. but that doesnt take away from any of the other players at all. its just that steve seems to fit in really really well and bring a sort of fresh energy to the band or something.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Captain CoryCory on March 22, 2016, 02:48:23 PM
You are spot on that he has that Mark D feel -

check the bass line on Revolve !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bnSN5PgvZc

This is sickeningly good! But then again when has the Melvins ever had a bad bassist at the helm? I really hope there's a follow up tour in the states beyond the tour with Napalm Death and Melt-Banana.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on March 22, 2016, 04:44:32 PM
You are spot on that he has that Mark D feel -

check the bass line on Revolve !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bnSN5PgvZc

This is sickeningly good! But then again when has the Melvins ever had a bad bassist at the helm? I really hope there's a follow up tour in the states beyond the tour with Napalm Death and Melt-Banana.

never had a bad bassist indeed
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on March 24, 2016, 11:37:40 AM
dumpster d, its not that i'm trying to compare them or rank and judge them so much as trying to communicate what im hearing in a relative way, which ends up being by comparison to a degree.

i like all the players theyve had, even lukin. but ive personally seen 4 different bass lineups live so far, and im getting the vibe that steves gonna be my favorite. but that doesnt take away from any of the other players at all. its just that steve seems to fit in really really well and bring a sort of fresh energy to the band or something.

I just witnessed two nights in a row of Steven McDonald on bass. The energy, tone and riffage he brings is stellar. Watch out - in my opinion this is the best lineup I have seen live! (the only lineups that I have never seen live are the Buzz/Mike/Lukin and Buzz/Dale/Joe lineups.)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: glen on March 24, 2016, 11:40:55 AM

I just witnessed two nights in a row of Steven McDonald on bass. The energy, tone and riffage he brings is stellar. Watch out - in my opinion this is the best lineup I have seen live! (the only lineups that I have never seen live are the Buzz/Mike/Lukin and Buzz/Dale/Joe lineups.)

*considers the fact that sadcorps' word carries weight*   
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Oscar on March 24, 2016, 01:50:47 PM
*considers the fact that sadcorps' word carries weight*   

heh
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: goldennuggetrecordings on March 24, 2016, 04:13:15 PM

I just witnessed two nights in a row of Steven McDonald on bass. The energy, tone and riffage he brings is stellar. Watch out - in my opinion this is the best lineup I have seen live! (the only lineups that I have never seen live are the Buzz/Mike/Lukin and Buzz/Dale/Joe lineups.)



this is the impression ive been getting, but didnt want to jump to conclusions... all i know is i watch every melvins video i can find, ive seen a lot, theyre mostly all in line with eachother, and then i watched the eye flys and suddenly it hit me like BAM this is different in the best way possible!

yeah. im pumped.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on March 24, 2016, 08:39:02 PM
*considers the fact that sadcorps' word carries weight*   

heh

My Uzi Weighs a TON!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on March 24, 2016, 08:40:59 PM

I just witnessed two nights in a row of Steven McDonald on bass. The energy, tone and riffage he brings is stellar. Watch out - in my opinion this is the best lineup I have seen live! (the only lineups that I have never seen live are the Buzz/Mike/Lukin and Buzz/Dale/Joe lineups.)



this is the impression ive been getting, but didnt want to jump to conclusions... all i know is i watch every melvins video i can find, ive seen a lot, theyre mostly all in line with eachother, and then i watched the eye flys and suddenly it hit me like BAM this is different in the best way possible!

yeah. im pumped.

I hear you there! Just WAIT until you witness Eye Flys with McDonald on bass - it is taken to a whole new level!!!!!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on March 25, 2016, 02:08:31 PM

I just witnessed two nights in a row of Steven McDonald on bass. The energy, tone and riffage he brings is stellar. Watch out - in my opinion this is the best lineup I have seen live! (the only lineups that I have never seen live are the Buzz/Mike/Lukin and Buzz/Dale/Joe lineups.)



this is the impression ive been getting, but didnt want to jump to conclusions... all i know is i watch every melvins video i can find, ive seen a lot, theyre mostly all in line with eachother, and then i watched the eye flys and suddenly it hit me like BAM this is different in the best way possible!

yeah. im pumped.

I hear you there! Just WAIT until you witness Eye Flys with McDonald on bass - it is taken to a whole new level!!!!!

the guy can play bass
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: drumfreak:) on March 25, 2016, 02:19:17 PM
From the videos I have seen so far McDonald seems to be one of the best bassists ever.
He´s soooo good and tries out things like his octave hopping in Revolve for example.
I hope they´ll take him to Europe.
Stoked
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on March 25, 2016, 03:03:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAfOLm9XvNQ
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Dumpster D on March 25, 2016, 03:55:22 PM
I duno about that, The Original version is classic.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on March 25, 2016, 07:06:14 PM
I know people love this song (much as the band do) but i really dislike it. Always have, although i will say the Melvins version is far better than the Alice Cooper original. IM(idiotic)O of course.

How is the Melvins version better? It is almost exactly the same as the original. And the original is a stellar song!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on March 26, 2016, 03:24:00 AM
steve's pedal board with Melvins

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/12472779_798609406938388_4427150588367071908_n.jpg?oh=fee9c762693dac233c169d91e0885b02&oe=577878A6)

Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on March 26, 2016, 05:48:32 AM
Is that i-phone Boss or EHX?
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: vince furnier on March 26, 2016, 06:08:52 AM
https://youtu.be/WvugnxiV6p8
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on March 26, 2016, 06:55:40 AM
Is that i-phone Boss or EHX?

eheh

according to Melvins soundguy:

Quote
Here's Steve McDonald's of Melvins pedal board, his tone is monstrous and he has many sounds, all of which he conjures up with his fingers and this small board of fun, the special magic ingredient is the rare Alf iPhone app that takes his vibe into Simmons Territory
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on March 27, 2016, 09:09:24 AM
really bad audio but you can hear Steven's killer bass lines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ySevBWfxM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zhrW0PEHYY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kap-fd_bO2E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQDcpNbX5-E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z2WGp88tsw


Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on April 07, 2016, 08:03:11 AM
 :lol:

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Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: lubes17319 on April 28, 2016, 10:51:50 AM
I knew Steven would be good & I was not disappointed. (but like sadcorps I'm a bit biased - being a fan of the McDonald boys since they were Red Cross)

Of all the lineups I've seen, this was one of the funnest sets. Seemed to me they were having a complete Bl'ast! the entire set, and Steven's antics/stage presence blended well with Buzz & Dale, whereas most other bassists I'd seen have been overshadowed by those two.
In the past, my attention was usually held by Buzz/Dale, but last night I split it up 33-1/3% for each member.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on April 28, 2016, 12:12:08 PM
I knew Steven would be good & I was not disappointed. (but like sadcorps I'm a bit biased - being a fan of the McDonald boys since they were Red Cross)

Of all the lineups I've seen, this was one of the funnest sets. Seemed to me they were having a complete Bl'ast! the entire set, and Steven's antics/stage presence blended well with Buzz & Dale, whereas most other bassists I'd seen have been overshadowed by those two.
In the past, my attention was usually held by Buzz/Dale, but last night I split it up 33-1/3% for each member.

His stage presence informs my bass playing as much as his note choices. For real.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Mount Ambulance on April 28, 2016, 01:43:43 PM
a complete Bl'ast!

haha!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on April 29, 2016, 01:28:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cppVw1sE774
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ))))(((( on May 09, 2016, 05:28:49 AM
I was listening to one of the recent shows with Steven and i noticed that quite a few times through the set he would shout "come on!" to the crowd at certain pivotal points in the songs. I liked that energy and intention to inspire the masses but i didn't think it really quite fit for the songs or what we think of in the Melvins. In fact i'd go as far to say i found it a little annoying after a while.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: BERZERKER on May 09, 2016, 05:46:50 AM
I was listening to one of the recent shows with Steven and i noticed that quite a few times through the set he would shout "come on!" to the crowd at certain pivotal points in the songs. I liked that energy and intention to inspire the masses but i didn't think it really quite fit for the songs or what we think of in the Melvins. In fact i'd go as far to say i found it a little annoying after a while.

Nah, theres no rule for how to behave.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ))))(((( on May 09, 2016, 05:54:58 AM
Yeah i agree and of course i think there is a great difference between being present at the show and me sat just listening to a show. The feel and vibe is different. The context. But i just felt it was a bit too much. A bit overdone while hearing it.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on May 09, 2016, 09:28:34 AM
Yeah i agree and of course i think there is a great difference between being present at the show and me sat just listening to a show. The feel and vibe is different. The context. But i just felt it was a bit too much. A bit overdone while hearing it.

That is as much part of Steven McDonald on the bass at a live concert as Buzzo's Mumu. It is meant to be over the top - very much influenced by Paul Stanley and other rockers who scream "Alright!" and "Come on!" while rocking hard. Certainly made for those in attendance at the concert.

I noticed at the show two nights ago, Buzz smiles almost every time Steven screams something into the microphone. I would say - that is approval from the KING.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on May 09, 2016, 09:37:12 AM
Either I totally missed it, or he wasn't doing it yet when I saw them.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: deatheats on May 09, 2016, 10:55:48 AM
I've seen Steven chew a crowd out for not being engaged enough (at Redd Kross shows).
If he is giving it his all the least the crowd could do is respond in kind.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on May 09, 2016, 01:42:46 PM
Either I totally missed it, or he wasn't doing it yet when I saw them.

Yeah - I did not see much of any of that during the first two shows I saw him with Melvins last month. He is 100% in his element now. At the Troubador he was getting up on the PA speakers for bass solos even.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: The Minneapolis Kid on May 09, 2016, 09:07:09 PM
Absolutely LOVE Steven on bass. I'm glad I pulled the phone out and got this.
Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/aStcPu8ojw4 (https://youtu.be/aStcPu8ojw4)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: GiveMe45 on May 09, 2016, 10:13:48 PM
Thank you for posting that!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: coreystevens88 on May 10, 2016, 06:14:19 AM
Absolutely LOVE Steven on bass. I'm glad I pulled the phone out and got this.
Enjoy.

Agreed.  Thank you for sharing
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: The Minneapolis Kid on May 10, 2016, 11:19:30 AM
Absolutely LOVE Steven on bass. I'm glad I pulled the phone out and got this.
Enjoy.

Agreed.  Thank you for sharing
Thank you for posting that!

My pleasure! They were a fucking powerhouse that night and I think everyone in the building was feeding off of Stevens energy. He fits so well in such a weird way. I don't want to say he's my favorite but he's funner to watch than Pinkus but Trevor fighting his Stand up is pretty amazing too. I really hope they do more touring with Steven and write more music too. His back up vocals are amazing as well. Jared's work with Buzz's voice but Steven is all Dale and man they sound great together!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on May 10, 2016, 05:19:38 PM
Thanks for sharing. Steven McDonald is such a true badass - fantastic human as well. He brings a great rock energy to the Melvins that takes them over the top in a way that no one else can. Plus - his work in Redd Kross is amazing. For those that have not yet checked out "Born Innocent" and "Neurotica" check those out pronto. IF you can hang with those then dig into "Teen Babes from Monsanto" and "Phase Shifter" with a side of their first EP. Redd Kross is my other Melvins.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on May 11, 2016, 11:58:15 AM
best bassist they had since Kevin i guess
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: The Minneapolis Kid on May 11, 2016, 12:03:40 PM
Thanks for sharing. Steven McDonald is such a true badass - fantastic human as well. He brings a great rock energy to the Melvins that takes them over the top in a way that no one else can. Plus - his work in Redd Kross is amazing. For those that have not yet checked out "Born Innocent" and "Neurotica" check those out pronto. IF you can hang with those then dig into "Teen Babes from Monsanto" and "Phase Shifter" with a side of their first EP. Redd Kross is my other Melvins.

I really wished I had discovered Redd Kross 20 years ago. Glad I finally did. It blows my mind that Steven was fucking ELEVEN when he started Redd Kross. He opened for Black Flag when he was ELEVEN. It's no wonder why he's an amazing bass player and I've heard he has some amazing stories too. His energy is exactly what the Melvins needed to add to the arsenal. I love the Kiss shirt's he and Dale are wearing too.

best bassist they had since Kevin i guess

for me Steve and Trevor are both on the next level like Kevin. I can't say that Steven is better than Trevor though. Nor could I say Trevor is better than Steven. They're both amazing.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on May 11, 2016, 12:06:26 PM
Trevor Dunn is a great bassist but i can't say too much about him in the band because he didn't play too often with them. the upright bass thing was good for sure
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: The Minneapolis Kid on May 11, 2016, 12:10:46 PM
Trevor Dunn is a great bassist but i can't say too much about him in the band because he didn't play too often with them. the upright bass thing was good for sure

That's true. I did see him play with them when they did Houdini and it was the first time they did eggsol live in SF. Trevor hair was pretty long then and he and Buzz where wearing all black mumus and they why Trevor was playing sometimes was like he was conjuring the devil, especially the eggsol night. I think that's why he's alway's stood out to me.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: GiveMe45 on May 11, 2016, 03:15:09 PM
I remember that like it was yesterday!  I left Maryland Deathfest a day early so I could catch that show.  Especially this song because of Trevor drilling a hole in the stage with his bass.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on May 11, 2016, 07:40:32 PM
Thanks for sharing. Steven McDonald is such a true badass - fantastic human as well. He brings a great rock energy to the Melvins that takes them over the top in a way that no one else can. Plus - his work in Redd Kross is amazing. For those that have not yet checked out "Born Innocent" and "Neurotica" check those out pronto. IF you can hang with those then dig into "Teen Babes from Monsanto" and "Phase Shifter" with a side of their first EP. Redd Kross is my other Melvins.

I really wished I had discovered Redd Kross 20 years ago. Glad I finally did. It blows my mind that Steven was fucking ELEVEN when he started Redd Kross. He opened for Black Flag when he was ELEVEN. It's no wonder why he's an amazing bass player and I've heard he has some amazing stories too. His energy is exactly what the Melvins needed to add to the arsenal. I love the Kiss shirt's he and Dale are wearing too.

best bassist they had since Kevin i guess

for me Steve and Trevor are both on the next level like Kevin. I can't say that Steven is better than Trevor though. Nor could I say Trevor is better than Steven. They're both amazing.

I 100% agree with you on this. Both are super nice guys too. Huge KISS fans. (It all comes back to KISS).
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on May 11, 2016, 07:42:19 PM
Trevor Dunn is a great bassist but i can't say too much about him in the band because he didn't play too often with them. the upright bass thing was good for sure

That's true. I did see him play with them when they did Houdini and it was the first time they did eggsol live in SF. Trevor hair was pretty long then and he and Buzz where wearing all black mumus and they why Trevor was playing sometimes was like he was conjuring the devil, especially the eggsol night. I think that's why he's alway's stood out to me.

I would like to see ELECTRIC Trevor in the band again. I did see him do Lysol/Eggnog in LA. It was amazing!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: spliff(TONE) on May 11, 2016, 11:03:18 PM

I just witnessed two nights in a row of Steven McDonald on bass. The energy, tone and riffage he brings is stellar. Watch out - in my opinion this is the best lineup I have seen live! (the only lineups that I have never seen live are the Buzz/Mike/Lukin and Buzz/Dale/Joe lineups.)



this is the impression ive been getting, but didnt want to jump to conclusions... all i know is i watch every melvins video i can find, ive seen a lot, theyre mostly all in line with eachother, and then i watched the eye flys and suddenly it hit me like BAM this is different in the best way possible!

yeah. im pumped.

I hear you there! Just WAIT until you witness Eye Flys with McDonald on bass - it is taken to a whole new level!!!!!

Def my favorite live rendition of the song I've heard yet (and I've seen them live dozens of times).
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: spliff(TONE) on May 11, 2016, 11:06:38 PM
Saw the first two of their Troubadour shows in L.A. last weekend. McDonald's bass playing and stage presence are both really good. I liked his random emphatic shouting in to the mic he did here and there too.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ))))(((( on May 13, 2016, 11:34:12 AM
Having just read that recent Buzz interview, it made me wonder if Steven on bass is a longer term deal than i thought. Besides, does anyone know what's happening with Off at the moment? They seem to have gone kinda quiet when before they were pretty productive. I assume they are not on hiatus at least. Perhaps Mario and Dimitri are just working with their other bands allowing Steven to be a Melvin for a while right??
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on May 13, 2016, 12:49:34 PM
Having just read that recent Buzz interview, it made me wonder if Steven on bass is a longer term deal than i thought. Besides, does anyone know what's happening with Off at the moment? They seem to have gone kinda quiet when before they were pretty productive. I assume they are not on hiatus at least. Perhaps Mario and Dimitri are just working with their other bands allowing Steven to be a Melvin for a while right??

I would like to see Steven be the permanent bassist. I imagine that OFF!, Redd Kross and Melvins can all exist at the same time with Steven in the bass role. Mario also plays in Earthless. Keith has Flag dates coming up. And I am not sure what else Dimitri does?
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on May 13, 2016, 12:55:11 PM
Having just read that recent Buzz interview, it made me wonder if Steven on bass is a longer term deal than i thought

i hope so
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on May 14, 2016, 03:05:52 AM
check the bass on Onions... (starting from 5:07)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64o2qIInFA0
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on May 15, 2016, 12:14:37 PM
Fucking awesome!  Melvins need more Lead Bass Guitar!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: deatheats on May 16, 2016, 12:28:16 PM
Last time Redd Kross was in town Steven told us that the song Frosted Flake was about 'That Pavement Singer' Stephen Malkmus.

"Does he still live here? He was such a blunt monkey."

Apparently they went to high school together and that was their nick name for him.   Who knows how much of that was true, but hearing him play this with the Melvins reminded me of the story.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on May 16, 2016, 09:13:10 PM
Last time Redd Kross was in town Steven told us that the song Frosted Flake was about 'That Pavement Singer' Stephen Malkmus.

"Does he still live here? He was such a blunt monkey."

Apparently they went to high school together and that was their nick name for him.   Who knows how much of that was true, but hearing him play this with the Melvins reminded me of the story.

Cool story!!!! I hope everyone here bought a copy of Neurotica for sale on the tour!!! I bought my 6th or 7th copy.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on May 16, 2016, 09:13:31 PM
check the bass on Onions... (starting from 5:07)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64o2qIInFA0

FULL ON!!!!!! Lead bassists rule.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: The Minneapolis Kid on May 30, 2016, 09:07:36 PM
check the bass on Onions... (starting from 5:07)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64o2qIInFA0

FULL ON!!!!!! Lead bassists rule.

He's so fucking awesome. I really hope they do a full length album with him. I'm excited to get my Basses Loaded CD in the mail so I can listen to War Pussy on constant repeat.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Hot Pants on June 03, 2016, 03:54:37 PM
pretty cool. seems like he fits in very well. looking forward to seeing him as a melvin this year.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on July 15, 2016, 10:30:24 PM
http://www.laweekly.com/music/off-redd-kross-bassist-steve-mcdonald-loves-his-new-gig-in-the-melvins-7124455 (http://www.laweekly.com/music/off-redd-kross-bassist-steve-mcdonald-loves-his-new-gig-in-the-melvins-7124455)

I'd copy/paste it, but that website is killing my tablet.  :?

Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on July 16, 2016, 07:00:40 AM
http://www.laweekly.com/music/off-redd-kross-bassist-steve-mcdonald-loves-his-new-gig-in-the-melvins-7124455 (http://www.laweekly.com/music/off-redd-kross-bassist-steve-mcdonald-loves-his-new-gig-in-the-melvins-7124455)

I'd copy/paste it, but that website is killing my tablet.  :?

thank you for posting,that was a nice read. hope this guy will stay in Melvins for a long time,i'd love to hear a full album with him on bass
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ))))(((( on July 16, 2016, 09:20:22 AM
i'd love to hear a full album with him on bass
Me too! Although i was glad he confirmed in the interview that Off are still together. Funny that the next Melvins album (going by Brian's cryptic post) seems to be involving someone else on bass yet Steven suggests he's not out of the picture as far as he knows. Or lets on!


Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ))))(((( on February 26, 2017, 09:21:30 AM
I like that Steve has been confirmed for bass duties for at least 2 new Melvins albums. I'd like to see him stick around on bass for at least a couple of years and a few records. Same goes for Pinkus. I like when Melvins have new bassists for them to have a defined "era". To be seen to have a decent amount of time in the band and then to be able to look back at that phase as a whole.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on February 26, 2017, 03:58:32 PM
I like that Steve has been confirmed for bass duties for at least 2 new Melvins albums. I'd like to see him stick around on bass for at least a couple of years and a few records. Same goes for Pinkus. I like when Melvins have new bassists for them to have a defined "era". To be seen to have a decent amount of time in the band and then to be able to look back at that phase as a whole.


agreed
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on July 09, 2017, 02:19:10 PM
Wassup with this new Gibson Explorer style axe?

(https://s4.postimg.org/fco64ulft/FB_IMG_1499631420734.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/fco64ulft/)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on July 09, 2017, 02:36:05 PM
i think he used that bass during 90's with RK
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on July 31, 2017, 10:52:27 AM
the more i watch this guy the more i love his style of playing
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: zlbenson on July 31, 2017, 01:28:44 PM
I've really come around to this guy, after seeing him with the Melvins a couple times now and hearing the new album. I like what he adds musically, with a clear appreciation for 60's rock and psych stuff. I think he is closest to Mark D (if comparing to former bassists).
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: GiveMe45 on July 31, 2017, 02:04:25 PM
the more i watch this guy the more i love his style of playing
At Bash I stood on the side of the stage and it was the side of the stage that he was on so I was about 15 feet away from him. Had so much fun watching him
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: glen on July 31, 2017, 02:08:11 PM
the dude has personality. 
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on July 31, 2017, 03:06:04 PM
I have a feeling that this is now the definitive line up of the Melvins.

1) Steven is a bad ass bass player
2) Steven is clearly a hard working person
3) He comes from a band that Buzz and Dale love and has endless stories that he can certainly tell
4) He loves the Melvins business model
5) He is having fun and is not an asshole

I just do not see them getting another bass player at this point, I mean, they just went through the era of TONS of bassists in a short amount of time, so the logical thing for Melvins to do now is just keep Steven as a permanent member.

Plus - he is the only other person in the last 25 years to get to do a Melvins Solo Album.

Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 31, 2017, 04:49:32 PM
I agree, I think maybe they were saving this honor for the right person. The more I listen to Death and the solo record and "Give it to Me" the more I appreciate how right he is. The test for me was "Sacrifice" live. Not that it's a difficult thing to play, but it's got to feel right. Must say, though, Jared also nailed that one.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ))))(((( on August 01, 2017, 09:12:04 AM
I don't fault his playing one bit. Not at all. I can sort of tolerate the enthusiasm and silliness on stage too however im not personally fond of his singing voice or the song stylings he brings to the band. He looks the part of a Melvins bassist but really i wish he just got those influences out in Redd Kross (a band i don't like) and worked more with OFF (a band i do really like!). For my money i wish Jeff or Trevor were full time Melvins instead.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: glen on August 01, 2017, 09:14:09 AM
you haven't seen the last of Jeff Pinkus.

just sayin. 
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: linoleum blownapart on August 01, 2017, 10:51:26 AM
you haven't seen the last of Jeff Pinkus.

just sayin.
2nded on that one.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on August 01, 2017, 11:07:20 AM
I don't fault his playing one bit. Not at all. I can sort of tolerate the enthusiasm and silliness on stage too however im not personally fond of his singing voice or the song stylings he brings to the band. He looks the part of a Melvins bassist but really i wish he just got those influences out in Redd Kross (a band i don't like) and worked more with OFF (a band i do really like!). For my money i wish Jeff or Trevor were full time Melvins instead.
Welcome back!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on August 01, 2017, 11:57:46 AM
Ian is back ! :toke:
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: AxelFoley on August 01, 2017, 12:37:13 PM
Steven is a nice guy and a great bass player, I hope they'll keep him for a longer time (or hopefully he won't get annoyed with Buzz and Dale too soon :P)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on August 01, 2017, 12:40:28 PM
Steven is a nice guy and a great bass player, I hope they'll keep him for a longer time (or hopefully he won't get annoyed with Buzz and Dale too soon :P)

nobody noticed his bass tone is ridiculously heavy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nuk5gB6Ckk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOG08twvHLA
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on August 08, 2017, 09:01:42 AM
Not only does he play in Redd Kross and OFF! but has also played with Beck, Sparks, Anarchy 6 and Tator Totz.



wow, didn't know he played with Beck!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: meezer on August 08, 2017, 10:00:38 AM
Not only does he play in Redd Kross and OFF! but has also played with Beck, Sparks, Anarchy 6 and Tator Totz.



wow, didn't know he played with Beck!
When? I thought he's had the same bass player when I saw him in 2000 and 2016
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on August 08, 2017, 10:12:40 AM
go to 10:20, i think he talks about that. my translation doesn't work well though  :(  . well, i think he doesn't tell too much

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpACDSyYMVQ


ok, they're probably referring to this song, which includes various artists
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_They_Know_It%27s_Hallowe%27en%3F

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgux6aGzb3k
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on August 08, 2017, 10:52:28 AM
go to 10:20, i think he talks about that. my translation doesn't work well though  :(  . well, i think he doesn't tell too much

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpACDSyYMVQ


ok, they're probably referring to this song, which includes various artists
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_They_Know_It%27s_Hallowe%27en%3F

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgux6aGzb3k

He played in Beck's band for a bit.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: Green Honey on August 10, 2017, 05:46:59 AM
I hear PinkuS might be back next year, here's hoping
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ))))(((( on August 10, 2017, 06:27:37 AM
I hear PinkuS might be back next year, hears hoping
I suspect so. The band has recorded an album with Steve AND Pinkus together so i would imagine they would both feature in a live set-up.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: GrimReaper on August 12, 2017, 01:58:30 AM
He has a gold record at home too.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/Tenacious_D_album_cover.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenacious_D_(album)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: (the) flutter nuts on August 12, 2017, 05:44:12 AM
He has a gold record at home too.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/Tenacious_D_album_cover.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenacious_D_(album)

This album kicks so much ass!!!!!
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on December 09, 2017, 12:14:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBon-Zit9Xo
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: vince furnier on May 05, 2019, 12:54:34 PM
first Firebird bass in Melvins history?  :-k

(https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59138275_10219250705888718_2216378836143046656_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent.fphx1-2.fna&oh=73eff5c4ec79027b4c0d8a2b10d3ae5a&oe=5D68272C)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: black stallion on May 05, 2019, 01:01:05 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ))))(((( on September 20, 2019, 08:43:45 AM
I wish Melvins were Steve free! Surely he can keep busy enough away in Redd Kross and Off! whilst staying away from Melvins? Just keep it - Buzz, Dale, Jeff/Trevor.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: vince furnier on September 20, 2019, 09:05:51 AM
I wish Melvins were Steve free! Surely he can keep busy enough away in Redd Kross and Off! whilst staying away from Melvins? Just keep it - Buzz, Dale, Jeff/Trevor.
:lol:
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: GrimReaper on September 20, 2019, 09:58:59 AM
Steve has a work ethic that fits the Melvins' business model. He gets along with everyone. He's now an official member.

I plan of seeing a few Buzz/Trevor shows in Europe next year. See you there at the Steve free shows. You're buying Ian.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ilduclo on September 20, 2019, 10:00:09 AM
I'd like to see Joe Preston with them again, as an opener and sitting in. Joe's from Salem, have you been seeing him around at all, 45?
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: sadcorps on September 20, 2019, 03:59:20 PM
I wish Melvins were Steve free! Surely he can keep busy enough away in Redd Kross and Off! whilst staying away from Melvins? Just keep it - Buzz, Dale, Jeff/Trevor.

That is not going to happen any time in the near future. Steven is a seriously badass player, has the kind of work ethic that the Melvins require and Steven and Dale are so tight that Steven and Dale both play together in Melvins, Redd Kross, Dale Crover Band and sometimes OFF!

Of course Melvins will continue to work with other bass players here and there, but I don't see them becoming "Steve Free".

I for one could not be happier as Melvins and Redd Kross are the two greatest living bands in the world since at least 1987 when I came upon them both.
Title: Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
Post by: ilduclo on September 20, 2019, 04:30:10 PM


I for one could not be happier as Melvins and Redd Kross are the two greatest living bands in the world since at least 1987 when I came upon them both.

Red X? Certainly not what I heard, but then that's the first time I've seen them. Way too much vocals. I was asking myself whether it was a CSNY show or Vienna Boys Choir. Steven was good on bass with Melvins, but Red X?  =;