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Title: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on June 28, 2019, 08:05:51 AM
Coming soon?

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Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on July 09, 2019, 08:37:53 AM
Coming very soon by the looks of it! Another Melvins/Haze printwork 10".

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzsnOCFpr5X/?hl=en

'Sabbath' with Cisneros, 'Hot Fish' with Flipper and now this with Shitkid! Melvins are the kings of collaborative 10 inchers!
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: sadcorps on July 10, 2019, 12:00:02 AM
I bet we see a Melvins and Redd Kross Record next?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 10, 2019, 01:26:46 AM
Best guess would be Melvins/Redd Kross doing songs from that record where they covered Bowie
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on July 10, 2019, 07:14:41 AM
Best guess would be Melvins/Redd Kross doing songs from that record where they covered Bowie
what? do you mean David Bowie's album The Man Who Sold The World or their album Everybody Loves Sausages? or something else?  :-k
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 10, 2019, 11:54:35 AM
Best guess would be Melvins/Redd Kross doing songs from that record where they covered Bowie
what? do you mean David Bowie's album The Man Who Sold The World or their album Everybody Loves Sausages? or something else?  :-k

Redd Kross's Teen Babes From Monsanto has "Savior Machine" (Bowie) and "Deuce" (KISS) which they've been playing live since Steven was incorporated into the band. Based on my recollections of Buzz's interviews, it might be the only Redd Kross record Buzz has ever heard.

That EP also has songs by the Stones and the Stooges so it'd be a home run for Buzz.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 10, 2019, 11:59:32 AM
So now what the fuck is "Bangers"? Is it a new song? Or a play on the "Everybody Loves Sausages" idea of just doing a covers record?

I doubt they'd do Radiohead, and I don't see any Shitkid track titled "Bangers" anywhere on https://shitkid.bandcamp.com/

Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: (PAUL) on July 10, 2019, 01:12:15 PM
It's a sausage, usually served with mashed potatoes. Ask jules.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Dumpster D on July 10, 2019, 01:15:16 PM
I'm glad they're doing these collabs, It's gotta be a lot of fun for the band working with other people who's music they enjoy enough to want to bring to share with us fans.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on July 11, 2019, 05:04:13 AM
So now what the fuck is "Bangers"? Is it a new song?
Just it's title. Here are the tracks.

1. Highway
2. Feels Like The Movies
3. Ornar Flyger Over America
4. Tattooed Love Boys
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: jonE5 on July 11, 2019, 06:55:05 AM
It's a sausage, usually served with mashed potatoes. Ask jules.

Jules is vegetarian  :lol:
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on July 11, 2019, 07:21:19 AM
So now what the fuck is "Bangers"? Is it a new song?
4. Tattooed Love Boys

They cover the Pretenders?!? Interesting.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on July 11, 2019, 07:22:51 AM
funny pic.  :lol:

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Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: jules on July 11, 2019, 09:25:46 AM
It's a sausage, usually served with mashed potatoes. Ask jules.
This is correct

Sausages and mash for sale at Shoxop on 14 July at 1200 central.

(https://i.ibb.co/gjH8JkB/3.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/KsmHRz7/2.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/HhSthH6/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: buddy holiday on July 11, 2019, 10:09:22 AM
execellent!
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: deatheats on July 11, 2019, 11:02:48 AM
Sausages and mash for sale at Shoxop on 14 July at 1200 central.

(https://i.ibb.co/gjH8JkB/3.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/KsmHRz7/2.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/HhSthH6/1.jpg)
Thanks for the heads up Jules!
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: laptop sorcery on July 12, 2019, 02:52:46 PM
I’m guessing the EDITION size will be the same as flipper 10” (200 of each color) and price prob the same, too- $45$
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: jules on July 14, 2019, 10:57:55 AM
Good luck everyone.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: >>>JZS<<< on July 14, 2019, 11:09:54 AM
         BABY POOP !!!!
                         :excited::merde: :ohsnap: :merde: :excited:
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: buddy holiday on July 14, 2019, 11:13:45 AM
i also got a baby poop!
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: >>>JZS<<< on July 14, 2019, 01:36:05 PM
So now what the fuck is "Bangers"? Is it a new song?
4. Tattooed Love Boys

They cover the Pretenders?!? Interesting.

  Are the other songs covers too ?
       Is this the first track....
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR9sPqs8H2I
     
      Maybe this is the first track....
            https://shitkid.bandcamp.com/track/high-way
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on July 14, 2019, 01:48:15 PM
thanks for the reminder. that has to be the latest checkout I ever had success with on shoxop.  :lol:
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Pound4abrown on July 14, 2019, 02:49:55 PM
As with the Melvins/Flipper ep, got the cheap-o cd version.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Stonergrunge on July 14, 2019, 03:50:47 PM
As with the Melvins/Flipper ep, got the cheap-o cd version.

I had no idea that they were going to release the CD so soon, I would have ordered Hot Fish and Bangers at the same time in order to avoid paying the shipping cost twice.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: jules on July 14, 2019, 03:52:06 PM
         BABY POOP !!!!
                         :excited::merde: :ohsnap: :merde: :excited:

 :lol:
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Stonergrunge on July 14, 2019, 03:54:03 PM
oh, I forgot... I was expecting some preview on YouTube prior to the release by Hazelmyer but nothing has been uploaded so far.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: 01001010 on July 14, 2019, 04:49:48 PM
Well, the (t)rusty Shox-Op cart cock-blocked me yet again, and items kept vanishing from my cart before I could finish typing, so no love from me on this one. I no longer do eBay, so basically, S.O.L.

[Here's where peeps can try to tell me that carts don't work that way, blah-blah-etc.....
except... since building web sites is what my missus and I do for a living, I know that a time-delay *can* be coded into a cart function. It takes a bit more work, but the up-side is that it tends to give every customer a fair chance, and they end up hating you less. If one cares about that sort of thing, anyway.]
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on July 14, 2019, 04:52:26 PM
Well, the (t)rusty Shox-Op cart cock-blocked me yet again, and items kept vanishing from my cart before I could finish typing, so no love from me on this one. I no longer do eBay, so basically, S.O.L.

[Here's where peeps can try to tell me that carts don't work that way, blah-blah-etc.....
except... since building web sites is what my missus and I do for a living, I know that a time-delay *can* be coded into a cart function. It takes a bit more work, but the up-side is that it tends to give every customer a fair chance, and they end up hating you less. If one cares about that sort of thing, anyway.]
never happened to me but I have paypal, so what do I know?

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Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: 01001010 on July 14, 2019, 06:14:31 PM
Hey there Coop, I'm glad you're enjoying your tea, but that's kinda like comparing apples and watermelons.

I've had PayPal for about twenty years; maybe we can make some team shirts and start a little club?

Anyway, you have to "Add To Cart" before your PayPal is worth a plugged nickel.

The trouble with the Shox-Op cart, as I've mentioned before, is that even if you place an item in your cart, someone else can take it right out *while* you are in the middle of processing the payment. There's no queue, no timer, it's just there, and then it's not there. Typically, a few days days later, it will show up on eBay, for twice as much money.

Looking at previous Shox-Op editions sold this way, there's kind of a history of this issue (i.e., others here have run into to same issue way more than I have), but the web guy, Lemon, isn't fixing it, for whatever reason.

never happened to me but I have paypal, so what do I know?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: PepsiMike on July 14, 2019, 06:44:54 PM

I've had PayPal for about twenty years; maybe we can make some team shirts and start a little club?


never happened to me but I have paypal, so what ever!

HMU with this club action, I can talk mad shit about check writers. 💩🤡😭
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on July 14, 2019, 06:45:28 PM
don't know where to put this reply. I guess i'll use your twitter system. I got on here at 11:08 PST and was amazed they were still available. not only placed the vinyl in my cart and added the cheapy cd to my cart (and that cart is a bitch to operate) but I got transferred to ppl and back to finalize. I don't think enthusiasm for this one was as high as recent releases. better luck next time.
Hey there Coop, I'm glad you're enjoying your tea, but that's kinda like comparing apples and watermelons.

I've had PayPal for about twenty years; maybe we can make some team shirts and start a little club?

Anyway, you have to "Add To Cart" before your PayPal is worth a plugged nickel.

The trouble with the Shox-Op cart, as I've mentioned before, is that even if you place an item in your cart, someone else can take it right out *while* you are in the middle of processing the payment. There's no queue, no timer, it's just there, and then it's not there. Typically, a few days days later, it will show up on eBay, for twice as much money.

Looking at previous Shox-Op editions sold this way, there's kind of a history of this issue (i.e., others here have run into to same issue way more than I have), but the web guy, Lemon, isn't fixing it, for whatever reason.

never happened to me but I have paypal, so what do I know?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: PepsiMike on July 14, 2019, 06:49:13 PM
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Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: 01001010 on July 14, 2019, 11:03:08 PM
S'funny; until we moved to Oregon in 2008, I can't remember the last time I actually wrote a check to anyone. Suddenly in Oregon, I had to ask our Credit Union to print up a couple books of checks for the surprising number of folks that wouldn't accept any other form of payment for various services. I mean, c'mon, already, I've got PayPal!  :-k


I've had PayPal for about twenty years; maybe we can make some team shirts and start a little club?

never happened to me but I have paypal, so what ever!

HMU with this club action, I can talk mad shit about check writers. 💩🤡😭
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: 01001010 on July 14, 2019, 11:05:29 PM
Why yes, watching that gif *does* in fact make me want to projectile vomit in several directions at once....   :-&

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Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 14, 2019, 11:13:59 PM
Got cheapy CDs.

I'm glad you guys are there to support the band, but I don't get the limited vinyl compulsion, especially when there's got to be some flippers out there with bots.

I agree that the site probably ought to have countdown timers, but more importantly some kind of captcha system or other modern human authentication service. But these things cost money and as long as fans buy at inflated prices from flippers, it doesn't behoove the amrep admins to invest in it.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on July 15, 2019, 12:30:26 PM
cheap-o cd
Why are these AmRep CD releases always referred to as "cheap-o"? I understand they are a cheaper alternative than the vinyl of course, but it always bugs me to read constantly on the site or on here the "cheap-o" description since they are just regular, normal CD's.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: 01001010 on July 15, 2019, 12:36:58 PM
It gives the Collector Scum Flipper Contingency™ a reason to beat their chests, presumably.  \:D/

cheap-o cd
Why are these AmRep CD releases always referred to as "cheap-o"? I understand they are a cheaper alternative than the vinyl of course, but it always bugs me to read constantly on the site or on here the "cheap-o" description since they are just regular, normal CD's.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: (PAUL) on July 15, 2019, 12:48:02 PM
Well they sell them for $5, that's pretty cheap for a new CD. I sometimes wonder why they don't put some of this stuff up on Bandcamp for downloads but maybe they have an upcoming album that will feature this stuff (maybe that rumored history of music album?). I totally get not wanting to put it on streaming though, they wouldn't get their money back!
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Chief Ten Beers on July 15, 2019, 02:48:52 PM
cheap-o cd
Why are these AmRep CD releases always referred to as "cheap-o"? I understand they are a cheaper alternative than the vinyl of course, but it always bugs me to read constantly on the site or on here the "cheap-o" description since they are just regular, normal CD's.

 Because there's No jewel-case or digipak? Just a cardboard slv w/ front back art. Plus $5 is sort of cheap. They could probably get away with charging $8-$10. I just hope that there's eventually not an Ipecac proper CD that combines the Sabbath/Flipper/Shitkid & whatever's next, thus making the cheapo CDs useless, like the Melvins83 CD EP vs. Tres Cabrones.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Stonergrunge on July 15, 2019, 03:55:28 PM
cheap-o cd
Why are these AmRep CD releases always referred to as "cheap-o"? I understand they are a cheaper alternative than the vinyl of course, but it always bugs me to read constantly on the site or on here the "cheap-o" description since they are just regular, normal CD's.

 Because there's No jewel-case or digipak? Just a cardboard slv w/ front back art. Plus $5 is sort of cheap. They could probably get away with charging $8-$10. I just hope that there's eventually not an Ipecac proper CD that combines the Sabbath/Flipper/Shitkid & whatever's next, thus making the cheapo CDs useless, like the Melvins83 CD EP vs. Tres Cabrones.

Not really, there are some subtle differences in the songs if you compare the Melvins 1983 Ep with Tres Cabrones... sure, I can't say there is a HUGE difference but they're not 100% the same, specially in the case of Psychodelic Haze.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on July 15, 2019, 04:26:34 PM
I just hope that there's eventually not an Ipecac proper CD that combines the Sabbath/Flipper/Shitkid & whatever's next, thus making the cheapo CDs useless, like the Melvins83 CD EP vs. Tres Cabrones.
I'd like that to be true but for some reason i feel that won't happen this time. It would make for a long record anyway! But maybe it would just incorporate some of the songs from each EP instead. With all these 10" releases lately i do wonder whether Melvins might be transitioning to a new phase of ONLY putting out the EP's now. Or at least concentrating on them more than "official" Ipecac ventures.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Stonergrunge on July 15, 2019, 05:42:42 PM
Ok, so far I’m only aware of two EPs (Hot Fish and Bangers)... Is there an official confirmation about more EPs ahead?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on July 15, 2019, 05:45:21 PM
Ok, so far I’m only aware of two EPs (Hot Fish and Bangers)... Is there an official confirmation about more EPs ahead?
It was just two covers of course, but don't forget the one with Al Cisneros entitled 'Sabbath'.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Stonergrunge on July 15, 2019, 07:54:10 PM
Ok, so far I’m only aware of two EPs (Hot Fish and Bangers)... Is there an official confirmation about more EPs ahead?
It was just two covers of course, but don't forget the one with Al Cisneros entitled 'Sabbath'.

oops, you’re right, I was thinking about EPs not singles and that is another one to consider but what about the following months, any future release?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on July 15, 2019, 10:20:55 PM
cheap-o cd
Why are these AmRep CD releases always referred to as "cheap-o"? I understand they are a cheaper alternative than the vinyl of course, but it always bugs me to read constantly on the site or on here the "cheap-o" description since they are just regular, normal CD's.
because they're called cheapy cds?  :o :lol:

https://www.shoxop.com/collections/cheapy-5-cds (https://www.shoxop.com/collections/cheapy-5-cds)
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: linoleum blownapart on July 16, 2019, 05:12:39 AM
ordered some cheap cds yesterday about 4:30, and got a shipping confirmation within the hour.  Thats pretty fast.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on July 16, 2019, 07:09:12 AM
ordered some cheap cds yesterday about 4:30, and got a shipping confirmation within the hour.  Thats pretty fast.
but did you click on the tracking button? he usually sends that and they wait for pickup for about 2 days. then they ship from Minneapolis, MN to.....St Paul, MN. then they get to you the next day or so.  :D
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: linoleum blownapart on July 16, 2019, 01:41:36 PM
No did not bother with the tracking.  It said three days.  I'f its not in the mail box sunday when I drag my ass down the street to check in, then I'll track it.  I'm sure it will get to my mailbox before I do.  I'm in no hurry for junk mail and bills.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: (PAUL) on July 18, 2019, 12:25:47 PM
Got it yesterday, listened to it a couple times this morning, pretty good if you like the more punk rock Melvins sound. Probably their most straight set of songs in a while. Around 13 minutes total.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on July 18, 2019, 12:28:25 PM
Got it yesterday, listened to it a couple times this morning, pretty good if you like the more punk rock Melvins sound. Probably their most straight set of songs in a while. Around 13 minutes total.
Thanks. Punk rock like melvins 1983? How was the pretenders cover?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: (PAUL) on July 18, 2019, 12:41:02 PM
Got it yesterday, listened to it a couple times this morning, pretty good if you like the more punk rock Melvins sound. Probably their most straight set of songs in a while. Around 13 minutes total.
Thanks. Punk rock like melvins 1983? How was the pretenders cover?
Punk like Sex Pistols style. A couple of songs sung in Swedish. Tattooed Love Boys? It's good, a fast punk number, might be the best song on there. Feels Like the Movies ends abruptly, and just when it's starting to get good too (it's also the slowest song on the EP).
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on July 18, 2019, 12:49:16 PM
Nice, thanks
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Pound4abrown on July 18, 2019, 02:09:51 PM
cheap-o cd
Why are these AmRep CD releases always referred to as "cheap-o"? I understand they are a cheaper alternative than the vinyl of course, but it always bugs me to read constantly on the site or on here the "cheap-o" description since they are just regular, normal CD's.

Maybe some odd marketing angle?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: moose on July 18, 2019, 05:19:58 PM
Got it yesterday, listened to it a couple times this morning, pretty good if you like the more punk rock Melvins sound. Probably their most straight set of songs in a while. Around 13 minutes total.
Thanks. Punk rock like melvins 1983? How was the pretenders cover?
Punk like Sex Pistols style. A couple of songs sung in Swedish. Tattooed Love Boys? It's good, a fast punk number, might be the best song on there. Feels Like the Movies ends abruptly, and just when it's starting to get good too (it's also the slowest song on the EP).

so it’s both bands playing on the same tracks or..?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: (PAUL) on July 19, 2019, 11:47:49 AM
Got it yesterday, listened to it a couple times this morning, pretty good if you like the more punk rock Melvins sound. Probably their most straight set of songs in a while. Around 13 minutes total.
Thanks. Punk rock like melvins 1983? How was the pretenders cover?
Punk like Sex Pistols style. A couple of songs sung in Swedish. Tattooed Love Boys? It's good, a fast punk number, might be the best song on there. Feels Like the Movies ends abruptly, and just when it's starting to get good too (it's also the slowest song on the EP).

so it’s both bands playing on the same tracks or..?
Yeah. Buzz doesn't do any vocals on this one.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on July 19, 2019, 01:49:39 PM
Got it yesterday, listened to it a couple times this morning, pretty good if you like the more punk rock Melvins sound. Probably their most straight set of songs in a while. Around 13 minutes total.
Thanks. Punk rock like melvins 1983? How was the pretenders cover?
Punk like Sex Pistols style. A couple of songs sung in Swedish. Tattooed Love Boys? It's good, a fast punk number, might be the best song on there. Feels Like the Movies ends abruptly, and just when it's starting to get good too (it's also the slowest song on the EP).

so it’s both bands playing on the same tracks or..?
Yeah. Buzz doesn't do any vocals on this one.
that's the Crybaby category.  :idea:
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 23, 2019, 12:13:26 AM
Got mine from the mail today and listened through a half dozen times (it's quick). This promptly grew on me.

My first reaction was that it's quiet. So I turned it up.

Favorites are "Highway" and "Tattooed" and not just because they're the English language songs. It reminds me of how much I like Buzz playing in a punk style, a la Jelvins or "Youth of America" and "Lexicon Devil."

My initial reaction was a little bit of mourning for Crystal Fairy since Teri has such projection and rasp and swagger. But Shitkid's style is not so in-your-face, more or less amateur, but with a charming sense of musical phrasing.

I want to say there's maybe a song with a bridge that works with its verse and chorus. There is continuity in melody and chords. It all goes by pretty fast. The last song has some kind of odd meter or short measure that sounds like classic Buzz/Dale. Though if I have to guess I'd say Steven and Shitkid speak similar musical languages.

That's all for now. It's a great new chapter in the Melvins collab EP series. Get it if you haven't already.

Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on July 24, 2019, 03:40:28 AM
Trying to hear the EP, i just discovered this Shitkid video which is filmed in and around Buzz's house.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdBSx9f1SrU
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: GiveMe45 on July 27, 2019, 04:51:01 PM
Missed out when they were originally up so I had to go the eBay route.  Got one for $49 including shipping.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on July 27, 2019, 04:55:08 PM
spun the cd 3 times in a row this morning. i'm impressed. is it the greatest thing ever to bear the name Melvins? no. is it a solid slab of weird punk and experimental music? yes.  8)
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on July 27, 2019, 05:00:57 PM
Missed out when they were originally up so I had to go the eBay route.  Got one for $49 including shipping.
Good price
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: black stallion on July 29, 2019, 12:34:12 PM
spun the cd 3 times in a row this morning. i'm impressed. is it the greatest thing ever to bear the name Melvins? no. is it a solid slab of weird punk and experimental music? yes.  8)

i trust you!
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: amazonAMAZON on September 20, 2019, 10:58:52 PM
I'd like to hear them play this live, especially "Highway." I hope a co-tour still happens at some point.

What does that guitar tone on "Highway" remind you of? I love it but I can't put my finger on it. A Melvins tune.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: jules on September 30, 2019, 02:05:54 AM
Mackie has new sleeves done for the Leona thing; this is one of them:

(https://i.ibb.co/QbDLZ0j/shit.jpg)
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Garnz on September 30, 2019, 05:28:13 AM
Mackie has new sleeves done for the Leona thing; this is one of them:

(https://i.ibb.co/QbDLZ0j/shit.jpg)

Love the artwork!
I had to lough out loud when I read the line :-D.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on September 30, 2019, 05:30:16 AM
I had to laugh out loud when I read the line
Same here! Ha!
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: black stallion on September 30, 2019, 10:55:03 AM
haven't heard this yet, is it good?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on September 30, 2019, 11:34:18 AM
haven't heard this yet, is it good?
:?

I've got a link somewhere, let me find it
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Stonergrunge on September 30, 2019, 03:44:18 PM
DAMN, I really want to listen to this but unfortunately the chilean post office has started to suck again with the speed of the delivery process for international parcels.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: coodies on September 30, 2019, 03:53:16 PM
Mackie has new sleeves done for the Leona thing; this is one of them:

(https://i.ibb.co/QbDLZ0j/shit.jpg)

I'm 93 you're 16!
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: black stallion on October 07, 2019, 01:38:23 PM
listening now, is this stuff written by Buzz?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: (PAUL) on October 19, 2019, 01:11:12 PM
listening now, is this stuff written by Buzz?
One of the songs is a Pretenders cover.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on October 20, 2019, 12:53:17 AM
listened to this and the escape from LA disc today in the car. I love it. good mix of punk and weirdness.  8)
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Stonergrunge on October 20, 2019, 05:45:59 PM
Man, I'm just hoping that no one tries to loot or to burn down the warehouse of the chilean post office because I still haven't received this parcel and the situation in my country has been a fucking mess, what a weekend!
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: jules on October 21, 2019, 01:50:40 AM
Man, I'm just hoping that no one tries to loot or to burn down the warehouse of the chilean post office because I still haven't received this parcel and the situation in my country has been a fucking mess, what a weekend!
Stay safe, man.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: PepsiMike on October 22, 2019, 01:54:12 PM
Coming soon?

(https://cdn1.imggmi.com/uploads/2019/6/28/cb0e343a9ed2223c9971ff5b9d3fb114-full.jpg)
Does anyone still have this picture? A drawing of a clown woman?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on October 22, 2019, 10:43:32 PM
Coming soon?

(https://cdn1.imggmi.com/uploads/2019/6/28/cb0e343a9ed2223c9971ff5b9d3fb114-full.jpg)
Does anyone still have this picture? A drawing of a clown woman?
if you're talking about the drawing by Haze's daughter, word was it was removed from her insta after the bands allegedly couldn't agree on the art.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: GrimReaper on November 04, 2019, 09:29:52 AM
Highway is an incredible song. Love it!

Entire EP is a classic.

Tattoo: "Shitkid in the house" is subtle and fucking sexy.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on November 10, 2019, 06:48:38 PM
Coming soon?

(https://cdn1.imggmi.com/uploads/2019/6/28/cb0e343a9ed2223c9971ff5b9d3fb114-full.jpg)
Does anyone still have this picture? A drawing of a clown woman?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: BERZERKER on November 15, 2019, 05:41:18 AM
Shitkid, is that the obnoxious swedish band? Too much screaming on both them and Le Bucherettes after my opinion.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Stonergrunge on November 15, 2019, 06:40:31 AM
Oh fuck, I still haven't received this disc, I truly don't know what the hell happened specially since I already have my last AmRep order ("Escape from LA" and "Petinent Curtis"). Maybe some fucker with a really fat ass sat on top of the package and smashed it and now they don't know what to do.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Stonergrunge on November 15, 2019, 12:55:44 PM
FINALLY!!!!

Two months and twelve days later...

(https://i.imgur.com/vXPd93F.jpg)

I'm surprised to find out that the second and third songs are in swedish, I thought that everything was going to be sung in english, interesting.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ilduclo on November 15, 2019, 01:01:37 PM
^  https://www.addic7ed.com/

 :D
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on January 23, 2020, 04:52:32 AM
I listened to this EP for the first time today. I know in the other thread i said Shitkid suck, but with Melvins as backing musicians it's not too bad! Prior, i did think Buzz sang on a few of these songs although that is obviously not the case. Are these all originally Shitkid songs? I ask this because yesterday i saw on YouTube 'Highway' with JUST Shitkid. It made me think it is all their material with Melvins pretty much doing their own thing on the instrumental side of things.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on January 23, 2020, 09:15:37 AM
I listened to this EP for the first time today. I know in the other thread i said Shitkid suck, but with Melvins as backing musicians it's not too bad! Prior, i did think Buzz sang on a few of these songs although that is obviously not the case. Are these all originally Shitkid songs? I ask this because yesterday i saw on YouTube 'Highway' with JUST Shitkid. It made me think it is all their material with Melvins pretty much doing their own thing on the instrumental side of things.
it's a fun ep. I was playing it driving my son to school and when the Swedish tracks came on I told him that's the language his great-grandfather spoke. he looked at me like I had 3 heads.  :lol:
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: (PAUL) on January 23, 2020, 02:00:39 PM
I listened to this EP for the first time today. I know in the other thread i said Shitkid suck, but with Melvins as backing musicians it's not too bad! Prior, i did think Buzz sang on a few of these songs although that is obviously not the case. Are these all originally Shitkid songs? I ask this because yesterday i saw on YouTube 'Highway' with JUST Shitkid. It made me think it is all their material with Melvins pretty much doing their own thing on the instrumental side of things.

Tattooed Love Boys is a Pretenders cover, I think everything else is original?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: jules on June 06, 2020, 03:34:50 AM
Did Steve and Pinkus both play on this EP?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: GrimReaper on June 06, 2020, 11:11:48 AM
I think everything else is original?

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=shitkid+highway

Shitkid songs with embellishments by the Melvins?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on June 06, 2020, 11:20:30 AM
they seem too stripped down to be anything more than 2 members from each band, just IMO  :idea:
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on August 09, 2020, 10:47:41 AM
"Get Jealous and Feels Like The Movies are two of my best songs!! I do hate Eagles Over America tho.. its old mans rock. Melvins came up with the music for that one.." - Åsa Söderqvist
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: vince furnier on August 09, 2020, 10:55:07 AM
"Get Jealous and Feels Like The Movies are two of my best songs!! I do hate Eagles Over America tho.. its old mans rock. Melvins came up with the music for that one.." - Åsa Söderqvist
:lol:
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: 01001010 on August 10, 2020, 10:30:21 AM
I'm beginning to feel better that I missed out on snagging the Bangers record when it came out, except for a cheapy CD which was included in a bundle I bought at the Melvins last trip through Portland. Honestly, I doubt if Shitkid would have ever appeared on my radar, had it not been for the "the old men" involved. So crucify me, already - no wait.... what is that dumb-ass term the kids like to use these days? Oh yeah, "cancel". What the fuck ever....  :P
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: johnnyg on August 10, 2020, 02:36:43 PM
Is there any place where i can read the "buzzkill" zine?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on August 10, 2020, 04:10:59 PM
Is there any place where i can read the "buzzkill" zine?
Same here. Even if it is total bullshit, i still want to read it!
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: 01001010 on August 10, 2020, 04:14:12 PM
Seems like the best place to read it would be in the outhouse, since Sears doesn't print catalogs anymore....
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: johnnyg on September 10, 2020, 09:14:37 AM
I got a copy of the 'Buzzkill' zine. I'd only pay the $15 or so to get it if you are a mega fan, but it is an interesting read. Here's my opinion.

https://www.punknews.org/review/17306/shitkid-buzzkill-zine
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on September 10, 2020, 10:08:17 AM
I got a copy of the 'Buzzkill' zine. I'd only pay the $15 or so to get it if you are a mega fan, but it is an interesting read. Here's my opinion.

https://www.punknews.org/review/17306/shitkid-buzzkill-zine
That was a very compelling and intriguing evaluation of the zine. Im pretty desperate to read all this but im glad that it doesn't sound so much like an act of mudslinging from either side. More of a firmly held disagreement from both.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: jules on September 10, 2020, 10:39:40 AM
I got a copy of the 'Buzzkill' zine. I'd only pay the $15 or so to get it if you are a mega fan, but it is an interesting read. Here's my opinion.

https://www.punknews.org/review/17306/shitkid-buzzkill-zine

"Solomonic"   =D&gt;

(https://i.ibb.co/0DfM8vY/kw.gif)
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: amazonAMAZON on September 10, 2020, 01:54:51 PM
Great piece. Thank you, Johnny.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: dead mike on September 10, 2020, 02:26:40 PM
I hope that whatever money Shitkid gets from selling collections of personal SMS messages with Buzz is enough to offset revenues foregone from developing a reputation as a touring partner who will publish personal SMS messages with their headliners just to embarrass them. I don't know anything the indie rock touring circuit, but I imagine it's a very small world indeed.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: spunkmonkey on September 10, 2020, 04:15:10 PM
Agreed DM.

So is this the timeline?

Melvins/Shitkid make a split ep > creative/philosophical differences from promotional art > Shitkid dropped from tour > Melvins stiff them > Shitkid publishes zine of private messages to recoup money

I find it hard to believe that the Melvins would stiff any artist/band. Is this about the money Shitkid lost from being dropped from the tour?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on September 10, 2020, 04:53:25 PM

I find it hard to believe that the Melvins would stiff any artist/band. Is this about the money Shitkid lost from being dropped from the tour?
It seems like a misunderstanding- here's my reasoning: Asa mentions that the original deal was for 200 records. It was 200 one variant, plus 100 another variant, and a final variant for 100. This was the 'normal' release, 400 total. I'm assuming she was paid 50/50 for this deal. It seems the misunderstanding started when she saw the Mackie versions for the art show, that included a print of the naked clown girl. These were put out in low amounts (10-60?) and probably came from the initial run. If she was paid for the initial run, she wouldn't get paid a second time for the 'mackie' versions. Maybe she thought these came from a new printing? That she didn't get a split from?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: spunkmonkey on September 10, 2020, 08:02:30 PM
That makes sense.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: GrimReaper on September 10, 2020, 09:43:47 PM
(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/84154534_3007193925979759_5958191951151890432_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=Zbjo30D8d5kAX8l2A2l&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=f9aff3c310d55155ce4b723286e99f16&oe=5F80465A)


3.333% of the limited art ShitKid is upset about. Is it because they didn't get paid? The name ShitKid is on the artwork.

It seems to be more about depicting a woman's body naked, but that's art. Upon detailed inspection of the artwork pictured, it looks like an art class project repurposed.

The name "ShitKid" is inappropriate around minors, so call it even.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on September 11, 2020, 07:00:24 AM
Just read the Buzzkill zine. You know what i didn't expect this, but i kinda agree with Shitkid here. Not that Buzz isn't in the right in parts because he definitely is. But i think they (Lina in particular) expressed their thoughts fairly well and it was clear why they didn't want the image used even if (personally) i don't see anything wrong with it myself. They could have worded their disapproval a little better but i think their intention was there and actually quite reasonable. Buzz didn't approach this or respond to it very well at all i think. I can totally see what he was saying and why he said what he did. It makes sense and how it wasn't himself who was responsible. All very sound common sense there. But i don't see why he couldn't be a little more accommodating of the girls perspective even if he considered it wrong or stupid. The cancellation of Shitkid touring with the band seemed to come out of the blue a bit. At least from the correspondence that was said prior. But at the same time i can see how after a bit of back and forth like that, any band might have serious reservations about hanging out and putting up with another whom may pose problems together. Shitkid REALLY shouldn't have made this zine and gone public with it. But truly as a Melvins fan im glad they did! Fascinating insight.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: amazonAMAZON on September 11, 2020, 06:17:29 PM
Having not read the zine, I can still see both sides. Buzz has been clear that he generally works with people that work well and tries not to interfere with what they do. I bet the request to abandon the image would have violated Buzz's ethos of letting the visual artist for the record/variants do what they felt was right.

If your political stance is entwined in your music, I can also see that extending to the art. Good on them (Shitkid) for sticking to their principles.

This is why artists have managers that negotiate contracts, to hopefully prevent these issues from interfering with the artist collaborations. A contract could have specified the art/communication approval process.

I like the EP. I truly want this limited art version way more than I ever did before. I think Shitkid as an artist is still an odd choice for the Melvins and I'm not surprised if they lack any reverence for the Melvins.

I liked the fact that the Melvins are looking to younger and different voices for their collaborations. My real worry is that this experience would prevent the Melvins from venturing out of their long time friend group for future collabs. This and the Crystal Fairy thing didn't end well. I hope we don't have a twice-bitten/thrice-shy situation now.

Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: dead mike on September 11, 2020, 07:52:00 PM
What happened with Crystal Fairie?
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on September 11, 2020, 08:26:48 PM
What happened with Crystal Fairie?
Apparently Omar didn't want to practice, according to rumours.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Bigval on September 11, 2020, 08:43:38 PM
I remember with Crystal Fairy they had some showcase type shows booked 2-3 shows in California in early '17. Then At The Drive-In announced their reunion tour with Le Butcherettes as support and the dates were at the exact same time as the Crystal Fairy dates so once those CF dates were cancelled that ended the project.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Dumpster D on September 11, 2020, 08:55:43 PM
The art in question looks like a pin-up poster you'd see on a WWII bomber. It looks like a classic charcoal drawing from the 1940's or 50's.

That's the kind of art you'd find in a mechanics garage in the old days, guys building dirt bikes.

Pin up art has more to do with Sailors being out at sea or a group of men up north in a lumber camp, the kinds of places where a man goes a long time, months or years without being in the company of a woman.


The clown face?

I looked up clowns on WIKIPEDIA, and By definition, the origin of clowns in history is interesting:

 "... clowning is often considered an important part of training as a physical performance discipline, partly because tricky subject matter can be dealt with, but also because it requires a high level of risk and play in the performer.... Their entertainment style is generally designed to entertain large audiences..." 

Melvins have always been into hybrid styles. The art itself is gaunt, a directly contrasting visual. It's almost like it's been defaced like Graffiti on a subway ad or something.

The heart with the Bullseye, that enhances the symbolism aspect of the piece itself because of it's more obvious legibility. Things in art can take on so many different meanings, like the skull and cross bones, and flies...when I think of flies as a symbolic representation, I think of something that feeds off death, you know? Beelzebub, lord of the flies.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on September 12, 2020, 02:00:29 PM
Having only glanced a bit at shitkid’s stuff I get the feeling that things may have gone better if the naked lady clown had just been drawn with plenty of pit hair. 


(https://i.ibb.co/gwL4w6g/F302-B482-1-F0-A-475-B-AC8-C-2169-FDBFB782.jpg) (https://ibb.co/82LY2X8)
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: CoryCory on September 12, 2020, 03:03:55 PM
Having only glanced a bit at shitkid’s stuff I get the feeling that things may have gone better if the naked lady clown had just been drawn with plenty of pit hair. 


(https://i.ibb.co/gwL4w6g/F302-B482-1-F0-A-475-B-AC8-C-2169-FDBFB782.jpg) (https://ibb.co/82LY2X8)

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Time will tell if anyone's talking about this band in five or ten years.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on September 12, 2020, 07:00:11 PM
Time will tell if anyone's talking about this band in five or ten years.
I would say most certainly not. I don't say that in a mean "get back" way, just that i see it as unlikely. Even now at the "height" of their fame so far they are hardly a well known act. Plus i wonder what happened with Lina in the band. Now Shitkid appears to just be the main girl Asa. I wonder if it was an amicable split or something else there.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Bigval on September 12, 2020, 11:57:24 PM
Plus i wonder what happened with Lina in the band. Now Shitkid appears to just be the main girl Asa. I wonder if it was an amicable split or something else there.

As I understand it Shitkid up until a few years ago was always just a solo project for Asa and the other girl Lina only joined the band a couple of years ago and recently quit, maybe a relationship that ended? It happens.

FWIW I think Asa is quite easy on the optic nerve in that pic above but I probably shouldn't say that I might end up on Shitkid's shitlist ;)
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Bigval on September 13, 2020, 12:13:46 AM
So anyway the whole bust up was really just over the artwork for Bangers? I didn't believe that at first I thought it was too silly to be legit. You don't go kicking bands off a tour just because you have a disagreement about the artwork on a split EP.

She's a young feminist woman from a very left-wing country like Sweden they'll die in a ditch over something like this Buzz should've had the gumption to back down instead of digging his heels in, it's only artwork it can be changed who cares. Disappointing. Now look at the all the bad publicity the Melvins have got out of it.

Sometimes I genuinely wonder how Buzz has been able to last this long in the industry all the bridges that have been burned over the years when given half a chance he always insists in shooting himself in the foot.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on September 13, 2020, 05:06:08 AM
So anyway the whole bust up was really just over the artwork for Bangers?
It wasn't even that - the dispute came about from a pre-album drawing/ad for the record. It wasn't actually the album art.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Bigval on September 13, 2020, 05:54:13 AM
So anyway the whole bust up was really just over the artwork for Bangers?
It wasn't even that - the dispute came about from a pre-album drawing/ad for the record. It wasn't actually the album art.

Okay that's even worse I guess. I just really struggle to see how this snowballed into them getting kicked off the tour by Buzz.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: GrimReaper on September 13, 2020, 07:07:27 AM

The Melvins have certainly picked out some great bands over the years. The Bangers record will always be great no matter what the controversy.

Being on tour is a different ballgame, you have to actually live with each other to a degree.


That out of the way, the Mod Pods did not make an impression. The crowd from Pony in tears after the the Mod Pod set in Seattle: c'est bizzare.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: ))))(((( on September 13, 2020, 07:23:55 AM
I just really struggle to see how this snowballed into them getting kicked off the tour by Buzz.
Reading the zine, the tour wasn't mentioned until Buzz informed them that they wouldn't be able to continue and to end the collaboration. In some ways it seemed harsh and out of the blue, but at the same time i can totally understand why Melvins took that decision. It might not have been an insulting exchange of words between the two bands prior to that, but it was enough to - possibly suggest to Buzz or anyone really - that it could easily lead to future conflict whilst out on tour. Obviously they didn't want to deal with that.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Bigval on September 13, 2020, 07:58:15 AM
I just really struggle to see how this snowballed into them getting kicked off the tour by Buzz.
Reading the zine, the tour wasn't mentioned until Buzz informed them that they wouldn't be able to continue and to end the collaboration. In some ways it seemed harsh and out of the blue, but at the same time i can totally understand why Melvins took that decision. It might not have been an insulting exchange of words between the two bands prior to that, but it was enough to - possibly suggest to Buzz or anyone really - that it could easily lead to future conflict whilst out on tour. Obviously they didn't want to deal with that.

Firstly thanks for putting some more meat on the bone as I haven't read the zine and I'm not arguing with you personally in anyway this whole thing is bizarre to me really. Taking the step of kicking another band off your tour is a very serious thing to do. Aside from depriving that band of income and exposure it's hugely frowned upon in the industry. Plenty of bands have toured together that hated each others guts and you just be professional get on with it and generally try to stay out of each others way. There hasn't been a punch up here between bands it's a minor disagreement over poster artwork, it's bizarre.

Look at the longstanding feud between RHCP and Mr. Bungle. It culminated in RHCP (Anthony Kiedis) as headliner on festival bills and having the right to kick other bands off chose to kick Bungle off of about 10 festivals they were also playing depriving them of income and a shit load of exposure that all the Bungle guys were so furious about they did that infamous Halloween send up video of RHCP and some of the guys said played a part in the premature break up of Bungle.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Dumpster D on September 13, 2020, 03:00:50 PM
...still waiting for someone to superimpose Buzz's face on that photo.  :buzz:
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: johnnyg on September 16, 2020, 11:37:47 AM
I just really struggle to see how this snowballed into them getting kicked off the tour by Buzz.
Reading the zine, the tour wasn't mentioned until Buzz informed them that they wouldn't be able to continue and to end the collaboration. In some ways it seemed harsh and out of the blue, but at the same time i can totally understand why Melvins took that decision. It might not have been an insulting exchange of words between the two bands prior to that, but it was enough to - possibly suggest to Buzz or anyone really - that it could easily lead to future conflict whilst out on tour. Obviously they didn't want to deal with that.

Firstly thanks for putting some more meat on the bone as I haven't read the zine and I'm not arguing with you personally in anyway this whole thing is bizarre to me really. Taking the step of kicking another band off your tour is a very serious thing to do. Aside from depriving that band of income and exposure it's hugely frowned upon in the industry. Plenty of bands have toured together that hated each others guts and you just be professional get on with it and generally try to stay out of each others way. There hasn't been a punch up here between bands it's a minor disagreement over poster artwork, it's bizarre.

Look at the longstanding feud between RHCP and Mr. Bungle. It culminated in RHCP (Anthony Kiedis) as headliner on festival bills and having the right to kick other bands off chose to kick Bungle off of about 10 festivals they were also playing depriving them of income and a shit load of exposure that all the Bungle guys were so furious about they did that infamous Halloween send up video of RHCP and some of the guys said played a part in the premature break up of Bungle.


It's likely that none of us know all the factors- that is, this is just "evidence" produced by shitkid and we haven't gotten the melvins side (to their credit)- and sometimes context can be lost in mere text "evidence," so we might not have all the things to consider, such as long running issues that might not be evident in the text itself.

But, that being said, from the Melvins perspective, they are taking a band with little draw in the states on an extended tour. From the melvins perspective, this is probably somewhat of a "gift" in that there are 100s of bands they could have picked (some with a bigger draw) but they chose Shitkid because they think the band is artistically interesting. But then, when the melvins do shitkid somewhat of a favor by doing a split ep and taking them on tour, they get grief for it. I think I'd kick them off the tour at that point as well.

The argument would be a little different if Melvins were taking a relatively equal sized band on tour such as High on fire- in that case, kicking them off the bill would be more knee-jerk. But, if you are a smaller band and a bigger band is helping you out with a bigger audience, it's probably not the best move to go on the attack over something that probably won't affect your band in the long run- that is, I'll give shitkid the benefit of the doubt that they truly did find the nude woman offensive, but in, say 1 year from now, would anyone hold it against them that a band they did a split with used a drawing of a nude woman in a promotional ad? No. so for them to get that riled up over that would definitely be a red flag to the melvins. I back them in this battle, going off the evidence we've seen.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: el gep on September 19, 2020, 06:07:25 AM
Hello there, I'm new here. I haven't find a presentation topic, so... sorry!

What I don't really understand in this dull conflict is the nude (clown) ladies part...
Shitkid cover:
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1801270471_16.jpg)
Well, that's not nudity, but... WTF? You're a man you can't put ladies on a cover, you're a lady, you can?
Soooo weird... the nude (or half-naked) female body is something you can sell-to-make-buy and that's immoral depending on who's doing it?
Moreover the Melvins nude clown cover AND the Shitkid cover can be understood as really ironical...
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: GrimReaper on September 19, 2020, 08:11:29 AM
Welcome to the group El Gep!

El Gep has a good point. The picture may not be porn, but is presented to cause titillation, and could certainly get some one in trouble at work.

ShitKid got me in some hot water.

I bought the fanzine. It showed up at the house and the woman's hand writing caught my wife's attention. Wife opened it. ShitKid personalized the zine by calling me her "Toyboy".

I had some explaining to do, which really, my wife did not believe, not knowing who these "young girls" are.

ShitKid's stance on the naked clown is more about them not being part of the decision making process IMO.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: el gep on September 19, 2020, 08:51:19 AM
My pleasure!

Hope everything is fine with your wife now, eh-he!

Yep, "not being part of the decision" seems to be a more logical motive. But logical is not always the key.

I beg you to pardon my french, ahahah: I AM french, sorry!

Whatever I think the sort of "old guys with young girls" joke was very funny... too bad...
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on September 19, 2020, 09:29:49 AM
I bought the fanzine. It showed up at the house and the woman's hand writing caught my wife's attention. Wife opened it. ShitKid personalized the zine by calling me her "Toyboy".

I had some explaining to do, which really, my wife did not believe, not knowing who these "young girls" are.


 :lol:
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: Crosley Bendix on October 10, 2020, 02:45:37 PM
[ im glad that it doesn't sound so much like an act of mudslinging from either side.

Other than Shitkid releasing this zine. It seems pretty petty in my opinion. What's between bands should stay that way and fuck them for airing their dirty laundry.
Title: Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
Post by: amazonAMAZON on October 10, 2020, 11:15:40 PM
I knew Shitkid smelled faintly of Don Henley...