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Title: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: give up on September 11, 2018, 02:58:00 PM
Senile Animal. 
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Post by: deatheats on September 11, 2018, 03:10:52 PM
Whatever was playing last  :banana:
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Post by: give up on September 11, 2018, 03:21:45 PM
im glad you still dig em..  Just been playing a lot of melvins lately.
It seems my ears stopped being challenged after Senile.
nothing last forever.
Good for melvins.  Bigger audience.  Bigger paychecks.
I am way to grumpy for the new glossy melvins.  Sabbath cover?  What next? My money is on a Rolling Stones cover lp.
Dad rock rules.
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Post by: deatheats on September 11, 2018, 03:44:16 PM
Thank god your band is around to show us the way. 
When is your new LP coming out?
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Post by: give up on September 11, 2018, 03:49:13 PM
funning you say that...starting a band called Prius Driver.

Dudes from CROM/TITD/TRAPPIST/soft cell and 400 blows.
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Post by: deatheats on September 11, 2018, 03:50:30 PM
Cool, let us know when it hits

I'll definitely want a follow up in 35 years on how you are still putting out the heaviest, most challenging music EVER!
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: give up on September 11, 2018, 04:01:59 PM
melvins fan boy.  cool.   :)
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Post by: deatheats on September 11, 2018, 04:32:26 PM
melvins fan boy.  cool.   :)

You are on a Melvins' fan site...   ](*,)
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Post by: give up on September 11, 2018, 04:34:18 PM
melvins fan boy.  cool.   :)

You are on a Melvins' fan site...   ](*,)

but not brainwashed.  My ears don't lie.  Melvins have softened.
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Post by: deatheats on September 11, 2018, 04:44:32 PM
Go tell someone who cares about how hard a band is...
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Post by: backstard on September 11, 2018, 06:29:31 PM
Good for melvins.  Bigger audience.  Bigger paychecks.
I am way to grumpy for the new glossy melvins.  Sabbath cover?  What next? My money is on a Rolling Stones cover lp.
Dad rock rules.

This might be the dumbest comment ever posted on this message board. The dumb is self evident. No need to explain the dumb. So dumb it may just be trolling.
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: give up on September 11, 2018, 06:46:37 PM
Good for melvins.  Bigger audience.  Bigger paychecks.
I am way to grumpy for the new glossy melvins.  Sabbath cover?  What next? My money is on a Rolling Stones cover lp.
Dad rock rules.

This might be the dumbest comment ever posted on this message board. The dumb is self evident. No need to explain the dumb. So dumb it may just be trolling.

alright!
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Post by: DeeSonyaChin on September 11, 2018, 08:08:54 PM
funning you say that...starting a band called Prius Driver.

Dudes from CROM/TITD/TRAPPIST/soft cell and 400 blows.

Rora braasasrrga raaasssar!

Cookie Monster tantrum garbage.
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Post by: DToxico on September 12, 2018, 06:49:28 AM
Sabbath cover?  What next? My money is on a Rolling Stones cover lp.
Dad rock rules.

You do know they've covered plenty of 'dad rock' bands, including Sabbath, going back to the 80s?
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Post by: glen on September 12, 2018, 08:30:36 AM
funning you say that...starting a band called Prius Driver.

Dudes from CROM/TITD/TRAPPIST/soft cell and 400 blows.


Uncle Scotty I presume.
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Post by: black stallion on September 12, 2018, 01:23:19 PM
Senile Animal.
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Post by: amazonAMAZON on September 12, 2018, 05:40:34 PM
At risk of feeding a troll, I still think Bulls & Bees is the last totally impeccable, essential Melvins release.

"Sesame Street Meat" and "Onions" and "Don't Forget" and "Crankenstein" and a handful of covers from Sausages deserve a place as essential modern Melvins tracks. Weirdly the part of A Walk with Love and Death I couldn't part with is the LOVE soundtrack disc which I see as one cohesive work.

Everything else may not be "relevant" though it is engaging and impressive and could serve as a good entry point if you didn't have the rest of the catalog to compare.
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Post by: Chief Ten Beers on September 12, 2018, 06:42:37 PM
"give up" comes on here making a bold, yet retarded claim, yet nothing real to back it up. Ian probably agrees with you. :lol:
 My guess is you want to make friends here so someone will eventually care about your band. Thanks for the heads up about your potential endeavor. I'll be sure to avoid at all costs. :P
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Post by: deatheats on September 12, 2018, 07:35:59 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-oIEiz4Uz0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_EuuhvMB-k

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pabmB-2SFsA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI0idx-QlnQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRxbr1GmrXg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w7yVR27RHA

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Rcff5N3gw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E33KoJYM7Rk
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Post by: Dumpster D on September 12, 2018, 08:45:19 PM
Maybe if your sinus wasn't so packed full of Cocaine it was coming out your ears then you could hear something good coming from this band, otherwise what else is your mouth packed full of for that matter.  :merde:
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Post by: dwr budr on September 12, 2018, 10:24:04 PM
Bigger audience.  Bigger paychecks. ...man, you should toss that opinion out during the next Melvins show at the Aquarium in Fargo North Dakota. While they are loading their own equipment up in rented vans hoping to make it to Souix Falls in time to get some sleep at the next Motel 8. It’s cool to have an opinion...I’m glad you are at least talking about the melvins. Just try and make the shit you sling a little more well thought out. Put them down proper!! Make the shit talk funny!!
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Post by: vince furnier on September 12, 2018, 11:30:16 PM
PINKY ALERT!
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Post by: ))))(((( on September 13, 2018, 02:57:46 AM
I think it depends upon what we mean when we say "relevant". All the modern Melvins releases are worthy releases as i see it. Some i don't like very much or feel they are flawed for including certain songs, yet i still deem them of interest in and of themselves. I would somewhat agree with the original comment about (A)SA but for me Nude With Boots is the last (or near to last) Melvins album i absolutely love front to back. No bad or embarrassing filler songs or directions that i don't enjoy. Freak Puke was a VERY close call too. Yet like Deatheats shows, each release since then has featured at the very least a couple of cool songs.
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Post by: AxelFoley on September 13, 2018, 09:23:24 AM
I pretty much can agree to everything what ))))(((( wrote in the previous post, though I have to say that I like the "Death" side of A Walk With Love And Death nearly as much as NWB. I think the "less challenging" impression you get from the newer Melvins releases can't be completely attributed to Buzz's songwriting, but more to the overall weaker sounding guitar and drums (which is also evident in the new Sabbath cover). The riffs in the songs are still there. As an example, compare the live rendition of "Hideous Woman" to the recorded version... the live one is a lot fiercer and heavier sounding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jgnBYSlCsk
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: give up on September 13, 2018, 11:24:12 AM
just kinda like being challenged 
ASA killed it due to Jared and Cody in the mix.  Flesh blood and Jared is sooo talented.
Wish they clone that dude
Anyhoo- been a melvins fan since OZMA/EGGNOG era and would die for em.
Melvins have morphed into a tame and quirky group in both sound and stage presence.
I GET IT.
It's real hard for me to watch/take serious sounds when the new bassist prancess and poses with a straight face.  Parody rock.
AND more importantly in the past live i would get a bangover from the brutal and heavy sounds...
Last show a few months back ....no sore neck. :x

ASA swings real hard.  Nudes has a handful of em and then things go ......softer and more user friendly.
Oh we'll....

I am gonna crank Hospital Up on and cherry pick .
Long live Jared and Cody for keeping it heavy.
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Post by: give up on September 13, 2018, 11:26:50 AM
Bigger audience.  Bigger paychecks. ...man, you should toss that opinion out during the next Melvins show at the Aquarium in Fargo North Dakota. While they are loading their own equipment up in rented vans hoping to make it to Souix Falls in time to get some sleep at the next Motel 8. It’s cool to have an opinion...I’m glad you are at least talking about the melvins. Just try and make the shit you sling a little more well thought out. Put them down proper!! Make the shit talk funny!!

north dakota  :lol:
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Post by: glen on September 13, 2018, 11:29:39 AM


I am gonna crank Hospital Up on and cherry pick .


ok I'll give you Hospital Up.   shit is a jam. 
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Post by: give up on September 13, 2018, 11:40:33 AM


I am gonna crank Hospital Up on and cherry pick .


ok I'll give you Hospital Up.   shit is a jam.

gimme a break! and GimeME45 is one CMF.  That dude rules.
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: deatheats on September 13, 2018, 01:59:35 PM
I'm just glad the Melvins continue to play the music no one else wants them to.
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Post by: ))))(((( on September 13, 2018, 02:03:53 PM
I'm just glad the Melvins continue to play the music no one else wants them to.
Even though there are some releases i don't really like, i agree with you, it's still ALWAYS fun and exciting to have NEW Melvins albums. Sometimes i lose sight of that whenever a new one disappoints me, but really it's just great to be able to hear this stuff. To think about it and discuss it. I welcome something over nothing every damn time.
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Post by: deatheats on September 13, 2018, 02:14:28 PM
Even though there are some releases i don't really like, i agree with you, it's still ALWAYS fun and exciting to have NEW Melvins albums. Sometimes i lose sight of that whenever a new one disappoints me, but really it's just great to be able to hear this stuff. To think about it and discuss it. I welcome something over nothing every damn time.

Yup!
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Post by: GrimReaper on September 14, 2018, 03:18:59 PM
Even though there are some releases i don't really like, i agree with you, it's still ALWAYS fun and exciting to have NEW Melvins albums. Sometimes i lose sight of that whenever a new one disappoints me, but really it's just great to be able to hear this stuff. To think about it and discuss it. I welcome something over nothing every damn time.

Yup!

Melvins World Ambassador, spreading the message since 2018.
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Post by: Mount Ambulance on September 14, 2018, 05:42:45 PM
Bigger audience.  Bigger paychecks. ...man, you should toss that opinion out during the next Melvins show at the Aquarium in Fargo North Dakota. While they are loading their own equipment up in rented vans hoping to make it to Souix Falls in time to get some sleep at the next Motel 8. It’s cool to have an opinion...I’m glad you are at least talking about the melvins. Just try and make the shit you sling a little more well thought out. Put them down proper!! Make the shit talk funny!!

north dakota  :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp7OAMqayqQ&list=PLq0fPLgECPHbN7kaFjCxarYoffnDqFERH

https://youtu.be/_2UL794o32M


funning you say that...starting a band called Prius Driver.

Dudes from CROM/TITD/TRAPPIST/soft cell and 400 blows.

Crom? 400 Blows? TITD? Hopefully that ain't no joke 'cause that's some shit hot pedigree right there y'all.
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Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on September 14, 2018, 06:04:51 PM

Crom? 400 Blows? TITD? Hopefully that ain't no joke 'cause that's some shit hot pedigree right there y'all.
Would be nice if it happened. Check out Trappist as well, with Chris Dodge!

p.s. Soft Cell??   :buzz:
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Post by: Mount Ambulance on September 14, 2018, 06:11:55 PM

Crom? 400 Blows? TITD? Hopefully that ain't no joke 'cause that's some shit hot pedigree right there y'all.
Would be nice if it happened. Check out Trappist as well, with Chris Dodge!

p.s. Soft Cell??   :buzz:

Yeah I knew that was Dodge's new jam ... have yet to hear anything by 'em tho ... good brew tho them Trappists make.

400 Blows ... great band, great flick ...

https://youtu.be/V0Uttolr-h8

https://youtu.be/i89oN8v7RdY

"Way back in the day 400 Blows played in my bedroom, that was pretty sweet"  -  John Dwyer
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Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on September 14, 2018, 09:35:46 PM


"Way back in the day 400 Blows played in my bedroom, that was pretty sweet"  -  John Dwyer
Wow, nice.
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Post by: ZILLA on September 14, 2018, 09:40:55 PM
Not PAT that shit was weak, phoned in, uninspired and gay +5.
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Post by: black stallion on September 15, 2018, 02:47:38 AM
Not PAT that shit was weak, phoned in, uninspired and gay +5.

melvins is gay!  :P
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Post by: GrimReaper on September 15, 2018, 04:20:14 PM
Dale Crover Band covered Flamboyant Duck in LA and the result was pure magic.


PAT kicks ass, admit it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS8JecEaUnY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFZqUKRx_w4&list=RDY0OY2AXi8j8&index=3
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Post by: herb wilkinson on September 15, 2018, 04:29:05 PM
gluey porch treatments  :twisted:
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Post by: meezer on September 15, 2018, 04:33:52 PM
Dale Crover Band covered Flamboyant Duck in LA and the result was pure magic.


PAT kicks ass, admit it.
So jelly!
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Post by: snack on September 16, 2018, 10:52:17 AM
While the Bulls and Bees was the last album I enjoyed front to back, I don't think the albums that have been released since are non-relevant. They are moving in a direction away from my personal taste is all. The most relevant thing a band can do is to release music that is an honest representation of who they are, and what they're in to. Buzz and Dale have always been into classic rock stuff, and now that they are collaborating with a couple of bass players who are also into classic rock, that sound is becoming more prevalent. Makes sense really. Talking horses for courses.

Speaking of Fargo, I went to the show at the Aquarium here a couple of months ago. They packed the place, rocked the house, and sold lots of merch. Pretty sure Steve and the 2 roadies (Gareth and the dude from Isis...Bryant?) carried most of the gear.

Scene from Steven's job interview for the Melvins:

Steve: I'm gonna act like I'm in 1980's Motley Crue
Buzz and Dale: Ok, but you have to carry all of the heavy stuff

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Post by: the bloat on September 16, 2018, 09:11:58 PM
I cherish every Melvins album. I’m always wondering what’s coming next!

I’m not sure they were ever relevant. Maybe for a few minutes in the early 90s. But that’s not why any of us listen to them. Who fuckin’ cares?!
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Post by: meezer on September 17, 2018, 11:16:49 AM
I cherish every Melvins album. I’m always wondering what’s coming next!

I’m not sure they were ever relevant. Maybe for a few minutes in the early 90s. But that’s not why any of us listen to them. Who fuckin’ cares?!
+1
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Post by: ))))(((( on September 17, 2018, 11:55:45 AM
PAT kicks ass, admit it.
I think that's stretching definitions a tad there.
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Post by: Dick Snot on September 20, 2018, 08:31:34 PM
Senile Animal is a fantastic album but I’ve enjoyed a lot of music they released since then. My favorite album post Senile Animal is probably Tres Cabrones. Love Dogs and Cattle Prods and Walters Lips
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Post by: BERZERKER on September 22, 2018, 01:07:30 AM
Melvins is heavy as fack, regardless of who plays bass.
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Post by: give up on September 22, 2018, 12:25:41 PM
 :(
Melvins is heavy as fack, regardless of who plays bass.

huh?  melvins are a lot of things  but they aint heavy no more.  vaudeville


Play honky and live heavier
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Post by: herb wilkinson on September 22, 2018, 02:50:34 PM
i've never thought to use "vaudeville" as a way to describe the modern, corny melvins, i'm gonna have to remember that
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: herb wilkinson on September 22, 2018, 02:50:59 PM
but srsly wy dont melvins play heavy no more>?????
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Post by: herb wilkinson on September 22, 2018, 02:51:16 PM
HEAVY = 8)
NOT HEAVY = :x
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Post by: vince furnier on September 23, 2018, 08:23:28 AM
HEAVY = 8)
NOT HEAVY = :x
:lol:
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Post by: ))))(((( on September 23, 2018, 08:26:44 AM
Unless it's The Bootlicker and then that's still okay.
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Post by: give up on September 23, 2018, 10:24:40 AM
Unless it's The Bootlicker and then that's still okay.

HAT is way pure and heavy.
Its clean and dirty  O:) :twisted:
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Post by: hemispheres on October 09, 2018, 12:15:12 PM
Hmm....Gluey Porch Treatments. They have been posers ever since
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Post by: hemispheres on October 09, 2018, 12:16:25 PM
I do think a lot of new Melvins sounds more like 70s hard rock than fans or the band are willing to realize. I still go to the shows and listen to every new release though
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Post by: give up on October 09, 2018, 11:04:29 PM
I do think a lot of new Melvins sounds more like 70s hard rock than fans or the band are willing to realize. I still go to the shows and listen to every new release though

sadly you are correct.
Listened to Honky today real loud.  Brilliant.
Does not even sound like the same band who put out the Pinky thing or death. :lol:
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Post by: Rusty Shackleford on October 10, 2018, 07:01:18 AM
My advice to you is to create.  Satisfy yourself with all the unbelievably heavy music that’s in your head and you may learn to roll with other artists a bit easier and avoid laying your expectations on them lack a chain of tiresome personal desire.  Enjoy the trip, and feel free to jump off for a second and scribble your own picture in the dirt.  You may find yourself feeling better about another person’s output.  Or just keep bitching about how things aren’t how you want them to be, and that this artist didn’t write the song that you wanted him to...

Btw, this act can still mow down bands half their age without breaking a sweat. 
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Post by: give up on October 10, 2018, 11:17:07 AM
My advice to you is to create.  Satisfy yourself with all the unbelievably heavy music that’s in your head and you may learn to roll with other artists a bit easier and avoid laying your expectations on them lack a chain of tiresome personal desire.  Enjoy the trip, and feel free to jump off for a second and scribble your own picture in the dirt.  You may find yourself feeling better about another person’s output.  Or just keep bitching about how things aren’t how you want them to be, and that this artist didn’t write the song that you wanted him to...

Btw, this act can still mow down bands half their age without breaking a sweat.

there are other bands out there who satisfy me w/out having to "create" music.  Lame advice Shackelford.
This aint no bitching or complaining, just my observation.  Been a melvins army  cadet #28 since 1990.  Proud of it.  When it comes to playing melvins music, I rarely grab anything past A Senile or maybe Bulls & Bees.  My ears dig the old stuff.  More challenging.  More like a seance instead of 70's polished hard rock.  Gimme STAG. HAT, Honky, OZMA, BOOTLICKER, maggot etc.. all day long....Seems melvins were more arty and now they are more vaudeville rock.
Just sayin. 8)
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Post by: Rusty Shackleford on October 10, 2018, 12:52:10 PM
Gotcha.  Usually those kind of observations come from twenty somethings who care about being the heaviest thing around, so that’s why I thought you were younger.  All that matters is that they have fun and keep going, for themselves, not because Melvin’s army member #28 wishes they’d make one of their old albums over.  I prefer those albums to some new stuff too at times, but that doesn’t mean I feel the need to crack on these guys for not doing something they’ve already done and how I think they should do it. 
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Post by: hemispheres on October 10, 2018, 08:35:01 PM
He's not saying the Melvins suck or anything.
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Post by: Rusty Shackleford on October 10, 2018, 09:58:49 PM
Sorry to bring this topic down a bit.  I'm not good at interacting in these kind of provocative conversations, my sincerity starts to show... 


I do think a lot of new Melvins sounds more like 70s hard rock than fans or the band are willing to realize.


Are willing to realize?  The band has talked about their love of some bands from the seventies since the beginning, and in pretty much every interview for quite a few years now.  Buzz listens to and talks about Judy Garland albums, not the latest killer THOU album or whatever.  Did you see them on What's in my Bag?  As for fans, most of them are boring assholes who have no idea what Buzz is on about when talks about the nuances of some of his influences.  It goes right over a lot of heads.
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Post by: DToxico on October 11, 2018, 06:47:44 AM
Sorry to bring this topic down a bit.  I'm not good at interacting in these kind of provocative conversations, my sincerity starts to show... 


I do think a lot of new Melvins sounds more like 70s hard rock than fans or the band are willing to realize.


Are willing to realize?  The band has talked about their love of some bands from the seventies since the beginning, and in pretty much every interview for quite a few years now.  Buzz listens to and talks about Judy Garland albums, not the latest killer THOU album or whatever.  Did you see them on What's in my Bag?  As for fans, most of them are boring assholes who have no idea what Buzz is on about when talks about the nuances of some of his influences.  It goes right over a lot of heads.

Hearing a bunch of annoyed twentysomething hipsters (as well as older metalheads) getting irate and loudly going "what the fuck is this shit" when the PA system cut from Iron Maiden to Miles Davis' "On the Corner" before they took the stage said a lot, lol
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Post by: ))))(((( on October 11, 2018, 07:35:22 AM
The band has talked about their love of some bands from the seventies since the beginning, and in pretty much every interview for quite a few years now.  Buzz listens to and talks about Judy Garland albums, not the latest killer THOU album or whatever.
That's a good point there actually. It all makes me wonder how exactly those earlier Melvins albums came to be. Was it a total fluke that they put out some brilliant records while Buzz actually just wanted to make lighter, more accessible releases all along?
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Post by: vince furnier on October 11, 2018, 08:00:57 AM
you people have never seen this before??? really?  =;

band gets old. band gets mellow(er). band gets nostalgic for stuff they grew up listening to. I hope you can follow the plot in movies better than you're following this story arc.  :facepalm:
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Post by: hemispheres on October 11, 2018, 08:26:01 AM
Sorry to bring this topic down a bit.  I'm not good at interacting in these kind of provocative conversations, my sincerity starts to show... 


I do think a lot of new Melvins sounds more like 70s hard rock than fans or the band are willing to realize.


Are willing to realize?  The band has talked about their love of some bands from the seventies since the beginning, and in pretty much every interview for quite a few years now.  Buzz listens to and talks about Judy Garland albums, not the latest killer THOU album or whatever.  Did you see them on What's in my Bag?  As for fans, most of them are boring assholes who have no idea what Buzz is on about when talks about the nuances of some of his influences.  It goes right over a lot of heads.

Are you on their payroll?

I've never even heard Thou, but I have heard a sycophant on a music forum who gets defensive when someone points out that rewriting an early 70s hard rock song isn't the most experimental thing in the world. I enjoy all their records, I'm perfectly fine with the recent tunes that go for Grand Melvins Railroad or whatever - it's good music. My point is fans and the band seem to have an attitude that all their records are Trout Mask Replica, and I just think that's a bit off base. I'm not asking them to change at all.
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: hemispheres on October 11, 2018, 08:28:25 AM
Sorry to bring this topic down a bit.  I'm not good at interacting in these kind of provocative conversations, my sincerity starts to show... 


I do think a lot of new Melvins sounds more like 70s hard rock than fans or the band are willing to realize.


Are willing to realize?  The band has talked about their love of some bands from the seventies since the beginning, and in pretty much every interview for quite a few years now.  Buzz listens to and talks about Judy Garland albums, not the latest killer THOU album or whatever.  Did you see them on What's in my Bag?  As for fans, most of them are boring assholes who have no idea what Buzz is on about when talks about the nuances of some of his influences.  It goes right over a lot of heads.

Hearing a bunch of annoyed twentysomething hipsters (as well as older metalheads) getting irate and loudly going "what the fuck is this shit" when the PA system cut from Iron Maiden to Miles Davis' "On the Corner" before they took the stage said a lot, lol

I was actually disappointed I didn't get to hear any electric Miles at my last show, but I at least got treated to some 70s Priest. It would have been hilarious to see the scenario you describe - 500 bearded guys with Charlie Manson tattoos dropping PBRs in unison!
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: vince furnier on October 11, 2018, 08:33:34 AM
there have been a handful of concerts in my area where the music before or after a high octane band was something much older/ quieter/ slower or whatever and it's stuck in my mind for decades. no one freaked out either. must just be those damn millennials.  :D
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: give up on October 11, 2018, 10:27:38 AM
Add Mark D for some atmosphere, creepy mood whispering stuff i dig!

Mark is a phone call away.

or Jared for some swing!
or Kevin for some swivel hippin'
 
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: DToxico on October 11, 2018, 10:30:16 AM
there have been a handful of concerts in my area where the music before or after a high octane band was something much older/ quieter/ slower or whatever and it's stuck in my mind for decades. no one freaked out either. must just be those damn millennials.  :D

Slipknot played stuff from David Bowie's Scary Monsters album during their intermission when I saw them in 2015 or so, and the circa-2004-Hot-Topic-refugees were pretty vexed, that was fun too. Especially since their newest lead single at the time ("The Devil in I") happens to have a very similar-sounding intro to "Fame" so some people started cheering then got really confused.
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on October 11, 2018, 03:00:45 PM

I've never even heard Thou, but I have heard a sycophant on a music forum who gets defensive when someone points out that rewriting an early 70s hard rock song isn't the most experimental thing in the world. I enjoy all their records, I'm perfectly fine with the recent tunes that go for Grand Melvins Railroad or whatever - it's good music. My point is fans and the band seem to have an attitude that all their records are Trout Mask Replica, and I just think that's a bit off base. I'm not asking them to change at all.

Thou is good, check em out.  I think I’m pretty far from a sycophant, just trying to balance out this conversation, and in a small way remind people of who these weird fuckers are who we all enjoy.  Experimenting hasn’t been brought up, nor has it ever been some kind of mission statement from the band.  They were covering The Great ZZ TOP over 30 years ago, in the middle of all the stuff people love, so something like the James Gang cover or all the rest isn’t weird or unexpected in the slightest, to me.  Did you get Everybody Loves Sausages? 
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on October 11, 2018, 03:06:38 PM
you people have never seen this before??? really?  =;

band gets old. band gets mellow(er). band gets nostalgic for stuff they grew up listening to. I hope you can follow the plot in movies better than you're following this story arc.  :facepalm:


For real.  I also really think most people don’t understand what it takes to keep enjoying playing music for your entire adult life.  The vast majority of people in bands get bored or stale after a few years, if that, even if they keep going.  This band laughs, and still stomps around on the terra like few around.  I find that massively impressive, and more so as each year rolls quickly by. 
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: ))))(((( on October 12, 2018, 12:44:12 PM
Thou is good
Correct! Probably the first person other than myself to finally big them up on here. I wasn't personally too much for 'Rhea Sylvia' but both 'Magus' and 'The House Primordial' are excellent releases from them this year!
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: glen on October 12, 2018, 12:46:35 PM
tweet from Ryan Adams regarding his ex-wife Mandy Moore:

  @TheRyanAdams 

 
She didn't like the Melvins or BladeRunner. Doomed from the start... If only I could remember the start lol




(sorry for the thread hijack..   it wasn't worth it's own thread.)
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: DToxico on October 12, 2018, 01:25:18 PM
Was wondering when someone would post something about that here

Mentioned it to my fiance and he was laughing his ass off

It's a legitimate concern, Ryan
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: vince furnier on October 12, 2018, 09:47:19 PM
the story rules and now the Melvins have shared it on their official facebook page.

(https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/screen-shot-2018-10-11-at-8-42-48-pm.png)


now go listen to his album I posted that he recorded with Walsby on drums and tell me you could write songs, sing and play guitar like that at 19.  :D
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: give up on October 13, 2018, 11:52:14 AM
funny stuff.. Whiskey town is kinda hip.
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on October 13, 2018, 01:58:43 PM
Correct! Probably the first person other than myself to finally big them up on here. I wasn't personally too much for 'Rhea Sylvia' but both 'Magus' and 'The House Primordial' are excellent releases from them this year!


Fuck yeah, I agree!
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: 119 on October 16, 2018, 12:49:17 PM
HAT’s the greatest in my opinion. The last relevant release? A toss up between ASA and The Bulls and the Bees and Freak Puke. Those three albums are awesome.
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: Dumpster D on October 19, 2018, 01:54:32 AM
BladeRunner is awesome.
Title: Re: last relevant melvins release...
Post by: Alex- on October 19, 2018, 05:57:14 AM
Freak Puke.