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Title: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: johnnyg on December 31, 2019, 09:32:43 AM
Ok! 2019 was a relatively slow year for the Melvins (but for most other bands, it would be considered "highly productive.") What will they release in 2020?! Will we get the rumored 'history of rock' album? More collabs? An interesting tour, perhaps? Who has the inside info? What do you hope they'll release?

Also, Winter is when they usually record. Does anyone know what they're up to?
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Mount Ambulance on December 31, 2019, 09:44:04 AM
What do you hope they'll release?

that Void Manes collab
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: black stallion on December 31, 2019, 09:49:42 AM
Buzzo and Dale solo albums
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on December 31, 2019, 10:06:52 AM
Winter is when they usually record. Does anyone know what they're up to?
Dale mentioned in some recent interview that he was recording lots over this Winter. Whether that is Melvins material or something else (solo, Redd Kross, Off! etc) is anyone's guess though. All we know is that Buzz has another solo record planned. However im hopeful of something more substantial (outside of AmRep EP's) from Melvins in 2020.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Mount Ambulance on December 31, 2019, 11:09:18 AM
oh yeah, Void Manes collab  and  Buzzo (solo) w/ Dunn ... that's what I'm hoping for.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Bigval on December 31, 2019, 07:29:58 PM
The only thing that has been mentioned for this year is the Buzz 'solo' album with Dunn and tour together.

I think I read someone else say at the start of their last tour they spoke to Buzz and he said Crover has a degenerative back condition now and can't tour/do Melvins as much in future which is probably the reason for the Buzz & Dunn album/tour without Crover.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on December 31, 2019, 07:38:58 PM
Crover has a degenerative back condition now and can't tour/do Melvins as much
So sad.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Bigval on December 31, 2019, 07:44:33 PM
Crover has a degenerative back condition now and can't tour/do Melvins as much
:(

I know it sucks but it happens. Older heavier bands often go and get young drummers because it's the hardest most physical instrument to play especially when you're pounding the skins.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Dumpster D on January 01, 2020, 11:27:00 AM
Damn Dale, sorry to hear that, I hope he's ok man.  :(
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: black stallion on January 01, 2020, 03:51:07 PM
that sounds totally new to me, I mean about Dale's condition. that massive tour they did after he had the back injury went really well, he had no particular problem playing two sets each night for two months straight. also a Redd Kross European tour is already planned. as for Buzz touring without Crover, he already did it in the past..when his solo record came out

check this interview, he talks about his back problems saying he's doing well

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/music/melvins-redd-kross-crescent-ballroom-november-4-11377842
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: hemispheres on January 02, 2020, 01:17:43 AM
KISS collab in 2020
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: vince furnier on January 02, 2020, 04:19:48 AM
3 dozen Melvins Lite tracks still unreleased???  :shock:
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Bigval on January 02, 2020, 06:20:43 AM
that sounds totally new to me, I mean about Dale's condition. that massive tour they did after he had the back injury went really well, he had no particular problem playing two sets each night for two months straight. also a Redd Kross European tour is already planned. as for Buzz touring without Crover, he already did it in the past..when his solo record came out

check this interview, he talks about his back problems saying he's doing well

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/music/melvins-redd-kross-crescent-ballroom-november-4-11377842

I posted late and should've gone and re-read the post in question before I posted but I perhaps erroneously assumed that he can't tour/do Melvins as much anymore although the Buzz/Dunn tour seems very coincidental. I think Crover might be publicly playing down the extent of his back problems understandably.

This was according to Buzz at the beginning of the tour in September:

Quote
Talked to Buzz and the Trevor Dunn collaboration is half finished. Based on our conversation he'll be touring with Trevor and Redd Kross is going to Europe. Dale's back is very debilitating. That's it.

http://www.themelvins.net/forum/index.php?topic=22456.msg636955#msg636955
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Bigval on January 02, 2020, 06:25:12 AM
3 dozen Melvins Lite tracks still unreleased???  :shock:

Buzz has said before that at the time they recorded Freak Puke they recorded about 50 songs with Dunn.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: vince furnier on January 02, 2020, 07:28:41 AM
3 dozen Melvins Lite tracks still unreleased???  :shock:

Buzz has said before that at the time they recorded Freak Puke they recorded about 50 songs with Dunn.
i'm pretty sure that's what I just said, Ace  :lol:
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on January 02, 2020, 08:41:38 AM
Buzz has said before that at the time they recorded Freak Puke they recorded about 50 songs with Dunn.
Well, i've always thought that the 3 tracks on Everybody Loves Sausages and 'Planet Destructo' on Basses Loaded were at least four of those 50. I'd be surprised if they weren't.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Bigval on January 02, 2020, 05:14:21 PM
3 dozen Melvins Lite tracks still unreleased???  :shock:

Buzz has said before that at the time they recorded Freak Puke they recorded about 50 songs with Dunn.
i'm pretty sure that's what I just said, Ace  :lol:

Hey bud you asked the question???
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: hemispheres on January 06, 2020, 08:49:48 PM
Hopefully two Atlanta dates and a Chattanooga, TN surprise visit to make up for my not seeing them last year
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: glen on January 15, 2020, 01:25:44 PM
so nobody saw that news about MELVINS touring CA in February with Hepa Titus and the cunts?

apologies if I'm late to the game.   

Feb. 5, 2020
San Diego, CA
Casbash

Feb. 6, 2020
Pioneertown, CA
Pappy and Harriet's

Feb. 7, 2020
LA, CA
Fonda Theatre

Feb. 9, 2020
Bakersfield, CA
Temblor Brewing Company

Feb. 10, 2020
Fresno, CA
Strummers

Feb. 11, 2020
Sacramento, CA
Goldfield Trading Post

Feb. 12, 2020
SF, CA
Slim's

Feb. 14, 2020
Petaluma, CA
Mystic Theatre

Feb. 15, 2020
Felton, CA
Felton Music Hall

Feb. 16, 2020
Los Osos, CA
Sweet Springs Saloon

Feb. 17, 2020
Santa Barbara, CA
Velvet Jones
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on February 06, 2020, 09:12:58 AM
Im sitting here listening to 'A Walk With...' and wishing to have some exciting Melvins news arrive down the pipeline. Come on Melvins!!! I need new album updates here! I want some album announcement to get eager to hear all about 'Pinkus Abortion Technician' was almost 2 years ago now! In my dreams, 2020 would be like 2013 or 2016 all over again. Two new albums in the same year!!
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: amazonAMAZON on February 07, 2020, 04:05:20 AM
Black Heath still rules. Might be the most outstanding Buzz penned song release of the last three years. I really want more studio songs from the trio.

Also what happened to the Sylvia Massey session?

And of course any new Buzz solo material or Dunn collab.

Mr Bungle was awesome tonight. Full on thrash plus two palette cleansing covers.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on February 07, 2020, 05:11:13 AM
Black Heath still rules. Might be the most outstanding Buzz penned song release of the last three years.
I agree. It's definitely up there.


Also what happened to the Sylvia Massey session?
I think Buzz said in an interview that the session was just for the TV show. So i guess there won't be anything released "from" that. Which is a bit odd.


And of course any new Buzz solo material or Dunn collab.
Yes!!!! I can't wait. It's rare i say this regarding most Melvins related things, but i absolutely loved This Machine Kills Artists. Looking forward to hearing this Buzz & Trevor (Melvins Extra Lite???) record.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: vince furnier on February 22, 2020, 06:47:27 AM
Ipecac on fb - "next week"

(https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p960x960/87077812_10157443416387690_5681418524816310272_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ohc=dcvRLf17WxEAX-UK0-O&_nc_ht=scontent.fphx1-2.fna&_nc_tp=6&oh=cf349b343825170eb2bca70703f7ec43&oe=5EF10520)

 :shock:
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on February 22, 2020, 08:07:34 AM
Woah!!!!!! Are we sure that's Melvins related though!! I suppose we'll find out next week! It's definitely Mackie art so either Melvins or the Buzzo solo album. Damn, now im going to be checking the Ipecac pages like crazy from Monday onwards!!

I must say - this point is always the most exciting to me! I want to know number of tracks! Song names! Album length! Line-up! What it sounds like! Inspirations etc etc etc! These types of things are always when im at my most super-fan-ish!!
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: black stallion on February 22, 2020, 11:53:52 AM
it might be the new Buzz solo
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: amazonAMAZON on February 22, 2020, 02:06:30 PM
I could see this sea creatures on top of the ruined ToraX3 posted recently.

Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on February 22, 2020, 04:23:24 PM
Every new year that comes round i think to myself "perhaps this will be the year where Melvins go crazy with releases!" you know 4 albums in 12 months or something like that! Remember a few years ago when Ipecac released 13 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez albums in one year!!! Wish they would do that for Melvins. It would be really fun to witness.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Bigval on February 22, 2020, 11:50:55 PM
Every new year that comes round i think to myself "perhaps this will be the year where Melvins go crazy with releases!" you know 4 albums in 12 months or something like that! Remember a few years ago when Ipecac released 13 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez albums in one year!!! Wish they would do that for Melvins. It would be really fun to witness.

As I understand it Omar is quite a bit more prolific than the Melvins are I think he's released over a hundred albums and weren't all of those ones on Ipecac just digital releases? Anyway that's all over now after the Crystal Fairy shamozzle.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: GrimReaper on February 23, 2020, 07:26:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2sZMV0SAps
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: johnnyg on February 24, 2020, 07:46:27 AM
Every new year that comes round i think to myself "perhaps this will be the year where Melvins go crazy with releases!" you know 4 albums in 12 months or something like that! Remember a few years ago when Ipecac released 13 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez albums in one year!!! Wish they would do that for Melvins. It would be really fun to witness.

Genuine question - Melvins are one of the most prolific rock bands and at least to me, all their material ranges from very good to excellent. The last ten years have been a boon in my opinion. I feel like every Melvins album is made with a specific purpose or agenda.

 But, could even Melvins put out 13 good albums in a year? I'm not a Mars Volta fan at all- is that OR-L stuff good at all... or is it just quantiity?

I think I'd rather have 1 excellent album, or even 1 album made with a purpose, than 13 okay ones made just to be made.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on February 24, 2020, 08:18:47 AM
I feel like every Melvins album is made with a specific purpose or agenda.
Agreed! That definitely does seem to be the case more so lately. Buzz has an idea and then they run with it. Initially i wasn't too sure about all that, but now im okay with this process. It makes for some interesting changes/dynamics. Fun too!

But, could even Melvins put out 13 good albums in a year? I'm not a Mars Volta fan at all- is that OR-L stuff good at all... or is it just quantiity?
I haven't listened to those Omar albums so i don't know. I know he tends to record all the time and then just puts the recordings on the shelf to be released at some point. So i suppose it's not quite true that they are rushed or recorded back to back or brand new.

As far as Melvins i think they are somewhat the same. It does seem that they record quite a bit of stuff and then that just sits around waiting for Ipecac to decide when it's best to release it. So i presume the band do have some material in the vaults ready to go. The Void Manes collab, the 50 Melvins Lite unreleased songs and (unless it was a joke from Pinkus) we know there's that Rolling Stones covers album 'Sticky Feet' too. So that's potentially 3 there! However no i don't think Melvins could release 13 records in a year, but i was just using that as an example. I could imagine them putting out 4 or 5 though if they have that backlog of material. Whether it would be good or not, well who knows. Like Buzz said he could put out a record once every 2 or 3 years but he would have still recorded it quickly and exactly the same. Bands back in the day used to put out 2 records a year sometimes so why not now!
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: johnnyg on February 24, 2020, 09:52:11 AM
I feel like every Melvins album is made with a specific purpose or agenda.
Agreed! That definitely does seem to be the case more so lately. Buzz has an idea and then they run with it. Initially i wasn't too sure about all that, but now im okay with this process. It makes for some interesting changes/dynamics. Fun too!

But, could even Melvins put out 13 good albums in a year? I'm not a Mars Volta fan at all- is that OR-L stuff good at all... or is it just quantiity?
I haven't listened to those Omar albums so i don't know. I know he tends to record all the time and then just puts the recordings on the shelf to be released at some point. So i suppose it's not quite true that they are rushed or recorded back to back or brand new.

As far as Melvins i think they are somewhat the same. It does seem that they record quite a bit of stuff and then that just sits around waiting for Ipecac to decide when it's best to release it. So i presume the band do have some material in the vaults ready to go. The Void Manes collab, the 50 Melvins Lite unreleased songs and (unless it was a joke from Pinkus) we know there's that Rolling Stones covers album 'Sticky Feet' too. So that's potentially 3 there! However no i don't think Melvins could release 13 records in a year, but i was just using that as an example. I could imagine them putting out 4 or 5 though if they have that backlog of material. Whether it would be good or not, well who knows. Like Buzz said he could put out a record once every 2 or 3 years but he would have still recorded it quickly and exactly the same. Bands back in the day used to put out 2 records a year sometimes so why not now!

All good points- I sort of forgot that it appears they basically have 4 or 5 albums recorded already, as you point out.

Also, I back the 2 albums a year standard, as you say. Bowie, Judas Priest, Queen and others put out their best material in that time frame.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: JASONALEXANDER on February 26, 2020, 02:22:05 AM
2020 could be an exiting year for Melvins!
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: vince furnier on March 06, 2020, 09:15:30 PM
Bob Bert?

https://twitter.com/toshikasai/status/1235661454797180929/photo/1 (https://twitter.com/toshikasai/status/1235661454797180929/photo/1)

Mudhoney?

https://twitter.com/toshikasai/status/1234598684513292288/photo/1 (https://twitter.com/toshikasai/status/1234598684513292288/photo/1)

 :-k
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Mount Ambulance on March 06, 2020, 10:58:22 PM
Bob Bert?

Mudhoney?

 :-k

Bob did some drumming on the Melvinshoney thing
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: jules on March 22, 2020, 10:30:44 AM
.....Electroretard on vinyl.....Alive at the Fucker Club on vinyl....Melvins/Mudhoney......Melvins/Helms Alee.........
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: laptop sorcery on March 22, 2020, 02:22:03 PM
.....Electroretard on vinyl.....Alive at the Fucker Club on vinyl....Melvins/Mudhoney......Melvins/Helms Alee.........
YEP, ALL OF THESE
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: jules on March 23, 2020, 02:33:52 PM
Redd Kross (with Dale) have this to say on their site:

Our Euro April/May tour is being moved to Sep /Oct. New dates to be announced in the coming 7-10 day. Please hold onto your tickets for now they will be valid for the rescheduled dates.

In mean time please stay safe, we can’t wait to see you all!!! Love Redd Kross xoxo
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: buddy holiday on April 01, 2020, 08:42:12 AM
.....Electroretard on vinyl.....Alive at the Fucker Club on vinyl....Melvins/Mudhoney......Melvins/Helms Alee.........
10" coming! finally! I am waiting for this since Haze started the reissue campaign.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: black stallion on April 01, 2020, 11:42:19 AM
i'm happy to have the original version of Alive at The F. Club.. not a big fan of these reissues, still a cool thing for Melvins completists
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Idlehanz on April 01, 2020, 04:26:28 PM
.....Electroretard on vinyl.....Alive at the Fucker Club on vinyl....Melvins/Mudhoney......Melvins/Helms Alee.........
.....Melvins 1983....
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on April 01, 2020, 06:00:01 PM
Weren't they working on a Rolling Stones cover a year or so ago?
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: moose on April 02, 2020, 06:33:13 AM
Weren't they working on a Rolling Stones cover a year or so ago?
I feel like this might be related to that “history of rock music” thing that buzz has been talking about for the last few years. He certainly hasn’t mentioned it recently though.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on April 02, 2020, 08:41:00 AM
I know. That seems to have been mentioned a couple of times by Steven and his brother and then nothing else heard of it whatsoever. From Buzzo's comments in the recent podcasts, either that has long been completed and is sitting on the shelf or has been a totally abandoned idea. Doesn't appear like it is coming anytime soon anyway. The 1983 one sounds much more in their immediate thoughts.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Idlehanz on April 02, 2020, 08:55:22 AM
Weren't they working on a Rolling Stones cover a year or so ago?

They were sound checking with Brown Sugar a lot.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: laptop sorcery on April 02, 2020, 02:49:01 PM
holy shit, i am beyond psyched for this reissue- still have the og cd

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cHXs9JH2G/
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: rimb on April 02, 2020, 02:59:56 PM
holy shit, i am beyond psyched for this reissue- still have the og cd

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cHXs9JH2G/

If only it was a better quality recording....
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: laptop sorcery on April 02, 2020, 06:13:13 PM
holy shit, i am beyond psyched for this reissue- still have the og cd

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cHXs9JH2G/

If only it was a better quality recording....

touche
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: moose on April 03, 2020, 06:11:35 AM
It’s part of the charm
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: glen on April 03, 2020, 01:32:03 PM
holy shit, i am beyond psyched for this reissue- still have the og cd

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cHXs9JH2G/

I wonder what it took to get the rights to this recording.  I do not believe it was originally owned by MELVINS.   my guess it was somewhere's in the neighborhood of a buck, two fifty.

Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Chief Ten Beers on April 03, 2020, 03:49:19 PM
holy shit, i am beyond psyched for this reissue- still have the og cd

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cHXs9JH2G/

I wonder what it took to get the rights to this recording.  I do not believe it was originally owned by MELVINS.   my guess it was somewhere's in the neighborhood of a buck, two fifty.

 I have the orig CD too. It was on AmRep, so there are no legal issues. Maybe you're thinking of Your Choice Live Series(Germany '91)?
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: jules on April 05, 2020, 02:18:12 AM
holy shit, i am beyond psyched for this reissue- still have the og cd

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cHXs9JH2G/

I wonder what it took to get the rights to this recording.  I do not believe it was originally owned by MELVINS.   my guess it was somewhere's in the neighborhood of a buck, two fifty.

 I have the orig CD too. It was on AmRep, so there are no legal issues. Maybe you're thinking of Your Choice Live Series(Germany '91)?

Does glen have to resit an exam now or submit to an internal Board of Enquiry to continue enjoying his Mod privileges?
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: black stallion on April 05, 2020, 02:35:39 AM
holy shit, i am beyond psyched for this reissue- still have the og cd

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cHXs9JH2G/

I wonder what it took to get the rights to this recording.  I do not believe it was originally owned by MELVINS.   my guess it was somewhere's in the neighborhood of a buck, two fifty.

 I have the orig CD too. It was on AmRep, so there are no legal issues. Maybe you're thinking of Your Choice Live Series(Germany '91)?

Does glen have to resit an exam now or submit to an internal Board of Enquiry to continue enjoying his Mod privileges?

 :lol:
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: glen on April 07, 2020, 09:43:50 AM
a definite sign I need to take a grasp of my quarantine weed intake.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: laptop sorcery on April 09, 2020, 03:08:16 PM
a definite sign I need to take a grasp of my quarantine weed intake.

 8) man my edbile intake has been UP as of lately
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: jules on July 11, 2020, 06:14:44 AM
Anyone else waiting for ticket refunds from this year's cancellations? I'm good except for Pittsburgh. Eventbrite said my refund would be automatic, but it never arrived. American finally refunded me my flight money today, too.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: jonE5 on July 14, 2020, 07:06:56 AM
Anyone else waiting for ticket refunds from this year's cancellations? I'm good except for Pittsburgh. Eventbrite said my refund would be automatic, but it never arrived. American finally refunded me my flight money today, too.

Mine finally came through but it took weeks to happen
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: glen on July 14, 2020, 12:04:16 PM
hey bring up that 2015 Detroit System of a Down show that I got fucked on and keep beating to death over and over year after year while you're at it, would ya?



Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: jules on July 15, 2020, 10:22:23 AM
Anyone else waiting for ticket refunds from this year's cancellations? I'm good except for Pittsburgh. Eventbrite said my refund would be automatic, but it never arrived. American finally refunded me my flight money today, too.

Mine finally came through but it took weeks to happen

hey bring up that 2015 Detroit System of a Down show that I got fucked on and keep beating to death over and over year after year while you're at it, would ya?

Finally the Pittsburgh refund arrived. I'm surprised Glen hasn't mentioned his Detroit fiasco before.    :hg:

Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Chief Ten Beers on July 15, 2020, 04:14:09 PM
I haven't gotten my Buffalo tik refund, but I'm not too worried about it yet. Basically I paid cash at After Dark Presents box office, and as of now their phones go to voicemail. They deal w/ E-Tix and are saying contact them for online order refunds. I'm not driving downtown to knock on their door for $20. I'm hoping later in the year they "reopen" and I can get the cash back. Same goes w/ tix for The Sword, and Uncle Acid from same place.

 Got my refunds on the way for the two priciest tix I bought in March - paypal refund from Eventbrite for Primus - Tribute To Kings, and I got a check coming in the mail for King Crimson/Zappa band. Both of those have set dates for 2021, but I opted on refund. If things get "normal" by then, I'd buy again, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: sadcorps on July 15, 2020, 05:49:53 PM
"Touring" as we remember it is not going to happen until maybe 2022.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on July 20, 2020, 09:23:44 AM
How do we feel about the fact that this may turn out to be the longest ever period between Melvins albums? In the past a new release has always been at least 1 or 2 years after the last one. Assuming there is nothing later in this year, 2021 will mark 3 years since 'Pinkus Abortion Technician'. Absolutely unprecedented from a Melvins standpoint.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: jonE5 on July 20, 2020, 11:54:20 AM
I haven't gotten my Buffalo tik refund, but I'm not too worried about it yet. Basically I paid cash at After Dark Presents box office, and as of now their phones go to voicemail. They deal w/ E-Tix and are saying contact them for online order refunds. I'm not driving downtown to knock on their door for $20. I'm hoping later in the year they "reopen" and I can get the cash back. Same goes w/ tix for The Sword, and Uncle Acid from same place.

 Got my refunds on the way for the two priciest tix I bought in March - paypal refund from Eventbrite for Primus - Tribute To Kings, and I got a check coming in the mail for King Crimson/Zappa band. Both of those have set dates for 2021, but I opted on refund. If things get "normal" by then, I'd buy again, but I wouldn't bet on it.

I had tickets for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY. Show was supposed to be in September.
Tour got canceled of course and I did get a refund.
Craziest thing though.. few weeks ago my phone rings and it's a person from the Barclay center calling me to make sure that I was aware the show was cancelled and I had gotten my refund!! I almost fell over. Couldn't believe they were personally calling people. Guy was super nice and chatted for a minute. I told him this type of personal service was beyond unusual and I definitely appreciated it. He said "well we aim to please here at the Barclay Center" LOL
Then it got me thinking. this place holds 19,000 people and I'm sure they had events scheduled for most nights. How many people a day was this guy calling regarding all of these cancelled shows   :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: (the) Razor on July 21, 2020, 06:29:16 AM
Yeah true that, I'd be outsourcing  to India and get it done in  a day  :lol:
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: vince furnier on July 21, 2020, 08:36:49 AM
Yeah true that, I'd be outsourcing  to India and get it done in  a day  :lol:
then no one would understand the conversation they just had!  :lol:
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: jules on July 21, 2020, 09:52:27 AM
Yeah true that, I'd be outsourcing  to India and get it done in  a day  :lol:
then no one would understand the conversation they just had!  :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqnFnWSYzaQ
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: CoryCory on July 24, 2020, 06:11:08 PM
How do we feel about the fact that this may turn out to be the longest ever period between Melvins albums? In the past a new release has always been at least 1 or 2 years after the last one. Assuming there is nothing later in this year, 2021 will mark 3 years since 'Pinkus Abortion Technician'. Absolutely unprecedented from a Melvins standpoint.

While I've enjoyed the recent albums to an extent I think the gap would kind of build excitement, especially if the album is an absolute banger.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on July 24, 2020, 06:38:01 PM
Nick Cave recently streamed a solo performance, with tickets going for $20, I believe. The Melvins wouldn't have a problem doing something similar, I'd think.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on July 24, 2020, 06:43:53 PM
How do we feel about the fact that this may turn out to be the longest ever period between Melvins albums? In the past a new release has always been at least 1 or 2 years after the last one. Assuming there is nothing later in this year, 2021 will mark 3 years since 'Pinkus Abortion Technician'. Absolutely unprecedented from a Melvins standpoint.

While I've enjoyed the recent albums to an extent I think the gap would kind of build excitement, especially if the album is an absolute banger.
I'd tend to agree. Certainly with most other bands anyway. However for Melvins i think we all know that Buzz isn't going to change his working practice or tendencies. He said himself that if they wanted to, they COULD take longer between records but that whatever came out would still be something they had recorded at pace which just sat around for longer. I think that is something that so irritates me about this virus - that the delay in releases or longer dry spell of albums is enforced rather than something the band might have wished to do. But of course none of us can help that.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: CoryCory on July 24, 2020, 08:05:11 PM
Nick Cave recently streamed a solo performance, with tickets going for $20, I believe. The Melvins wouldn't have a problem doing something similar, I'd think.

Interesting. Wonder how many were watching/paid?

I've watched a few livestream shows on FB and the numbers tend to be hit or miss. Like watching Nick Oliveri with 100 people for example.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Bigval on July 24, 2020, 11:02:46 PM
Nick Cave recently streamed a solo performance, with tickets going for $20, I believe. The Melvins wouldn't have a problem doing something similar, I'd think.

I'm no Bush fan really but I really liked what they just did, a full arena style show with all the production streamed plus you got a digital copy of their new album for $6 or CD for $9 + shipping. I kinda regret not doing it actually but full credit to them for thinking outside the box.

A straight stream of a live show probably wouldn't be worth it for the Melvins but if they packaged it with a new album download/CD there would likely be a lot more interest.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Dumpster D on July 25, 2020, 12:12:04 AM
I miss seeing bands...I miss Jamming.  :(
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: buddy holiday on July 25, 2020, 04:27:10 AM
i would never watch a melvins live stream.... that can only be painful in a way that i would constantly compare to how good it would actually be live in person.
i support them in buying their limited releases... forever.

but as for concerts i made peace with myself to wait 1-2 years until that happens again... even tough we already have live shows again in switzerland with the necessary covidrules adhered to. that again is for me personally, compared to the real thing, not worth it.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: sadcorps on July 26, 2020, 11:13:43 AM
I think what we may start to see in lieu of "Touring" is more bands having residencies and becoming a "Destination Event". For example, if you want to see the Melvins, they are playing 3 nights a week at the Echo in Los Angeles over the months of April, May and June 2021. This means less travel for the band (saving money on hotels/gas/vehicles/meals), less time spent loading in/setting up/breaking down/loading out, more time at home with their families, less chance of getting sick - and with all of the restrictions/rules/regulations at the federal, state and local level that are going to come with doing shows post-COVID - fewer headaches of having to figure out how to adjust for each market when touring. Dont' even get me started on how people would do that going to different countries as well. The artist would be able to settle into this fairly easily, and I believe that the fans will settle into this very easily as well. Travel to concerts is something I personally love doing - I have done it many times and have flown overseas for it as I know other people on this board have done as well.

Can you imagine a vacation like - "Hey, we are flying to Los Angeles to see the Melvins do a three-night stand, followed by seeing Artist B and Artist C doing their residencies and then we might catch the Melvins for another three nights before we fly home."

It's just a thought, but I don't think things are ever going to be going back to the way it was.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: vince furnier on July 27, 2020, 09:22:52 AM
I think what we may start to see in lieu of "Touring" is more bands having residencies and becoming a "Destination Event". For example, if you want to see the Melvins, they are playing 3 nights a week at the Echo in Los Angeles over the months of April, May and June 2021. This means less travel for the band (saving money on hotels/gas/vehicles/meals), less time spent loading in/setting up/breaking down/loading out, more time at home with their families, less chance of getting sick - and with all of the restrictions/rules/regulations at the federal, state and local level that are going to come with doing shows post-COVID - fewer headaches of having to figure out how to adjust for each market when touring. Dont' even get me started on how people would do that going to different countries as well. The artist would be able to settle into this fairly easily, and I believe that the fans will settle into this very easily as well. Travel to concerts is something I personally love doing - I have done it many times and have flown overseas for it as I know other people on this board have done as well.

Can you imagine a vacation like - "Hey, we are flying to Los Angeles to see the Melvins do a three-night stand, followed by seeing Artist B and Artist C doing their residencies and then we might catch the Melvins for another three nights before we fly home."

It's just a thought, but I don't think things are ever going to be going back to the way it was.
that's great for you, Los Angelino. i'll pass!  :lol:
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: sadcorps on July 27, 2020, 09:56:06 AM
I think what we may start to see in lieu of "Touring" is more bands having residencies and becoming a "Destination Event". For example, if you want to see the Melvins, they are playing 3 nights a week at the Echo in Los Angeles over the months of April, May and June 2021. This means less travel for the band (saving money on hotels/gas/vehicles/meals), less time spent loading in/setting up/breaking down/loading out, more time at home with their families, less chance of getting sick - and with all of the restrictions/rules/regulations at the federal, state and local level that are going to come with doing shows post-COVID - fewer headaches of having to figure out how to adjust for each market when touring. Dont' even get me started on how people would do that going to different countries as well. The artist would be able to settle into this fairly easily, and I believe that the fans will settle into this very easily as well. Travel to concerts is something I personally love doing - I have done it many times and have flown overseas for it as I know other people on this board have done as well.

Can you imagine a vacation like - "Hey, we are flying to Los Angeles to see the Melvins do a three-night stand, followed by seeing Artist B and Artist C doing their residencies and then we might catch the Melvins for another three nights before we fly home."

It's just a thought, but I don't think things are ever going to be going back to the way it was.
that's great for you, Los Angelino. i'll pass!  :lol:

Aw...Melvins were only one reason that I moved from Seattle to Los Angeles 15 years ago. It's also sunny every day! Come on Vince - join us!
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: vince furnier on July 27, 2020, 11:35:59 AM

that's great for you, Los Angelino. i'll pass!  :lol:

Aw...Melvins were only one reason that I moved from Seattle to Los Angeles 15 years ago. It's also sunny every day! Come on Vince - join us!
it's always sunnier in AZ!  :buzz:
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: PepsiMike on July 27, 2020, 12:30:24 PM
Arizona has saguaros and roadrunners. Check MATE!
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: sadcorps on July 27, 2020, 02:09:20 PM
LA is a short trip from Arizona!
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: vince furnier on July 27, 2020, 02:11:09 PM
LA is a short trip from Arizona!
haha! you sound like a person without kids!  :lol: :D :) :? :(
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: LuckMach3 on July 30, 2020, 06:31:22 PM
Doesn't it suck we have even less human connection than usual?   8) 

Love to you all.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 30, 2020, 11:20:51 PM
Doesn't it suck we have eaten less human connection than usual?   8) 

^^^ showing you all how I misread that.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: LuckMach3 on August 07, 2020, 11:56:44 PM
Doesn't it suck we have eaten less human connection than usual?   8) 

^^^ showing you all how I misread that.

Haha.  Well with a little, dare I say it, Luck we'll all be seeing The Melvins again soon.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Oscar on August 08, 2020, 03:27:02 PM
It's also sunny every day!

Is that the big one I hear in the background?

BYE, YOU LIZARD SCUM, BYE!
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: ))))(((( on September 03, 2020, 08:22:01 AM
I've been wondering lately how would 2020 have gone for the band if we didn't all get locked down and the virus never happened. Obviously Buzz would have gone on his big solo tour with Trevor which would have took up most of the year. But i wonder if Melvins would have toured a bit too towards the end of 2020. Perhaps that new 1983 album would have been penciled in for a late in the year release and they might have done a few short (or one off) 1983 gigs with Dillard like they did around when Tres Cabrones came out. Oh well, we'll never know!
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: amazonAMAZON on September 16, 2020, 12:31:51 AM
Between the mudhoney EP, the solo album+EP, and 1983, this is turning out to get a good year to be a Melvins fan/collector.

Also I never mentioned but my skate bundle arrived. Really nice. The Basses Loaded booklet is totally new to me. I assume they came out around the album but didn't recall seeing them anywhere.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: jules on September 16, 2020, 09:40:19 AM
Between the mudhoney EP, the solo album+EP, and 1983, this is turning out to get a good year to be a Melvins fan/collector.

Also I never mentioned but my skate bundle arrived. Really nice. The Basses Loaded booklet is totally new to me. I assume they came out around the album but didn't recall seeing them anywhere.
Cool. My bundle's taking for ever to get across the pond. The Basses Loaded book was released with the Basses Loaded Bundle back in Dec 2016, and there might have been a few inside the Mackie versions of the LP sold on tour. 
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: Dumpster D on September 16, 2020, 07:26:12 PM
LA is a short trip from Arizona!

I should have moved out to LA just to see the Melvins, I've been kicking myself ever since I realized this years ago.
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: sadcorps on September 16, 2020, 09:18:02 PM
LA is a short trip from Arizona!

I should have moved out to LA just to see the Melvins, I've been kicking myself ever since I realized this years ago.

It was one of my reasons for moving here!
Title: Re: The Melvins in 2020...
Post by: jules on September 16, 2020, 10:45:45 PM
LA is a short trip from Arizona!

I should have moved out to LA just to see the Melvins, I've been kicking myself ever since I realized this years ago.

It was one of my reasons for moving here!

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