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Title: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: rimb on July 21, 2021, 05:18:03 PM
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/melvins-acoustic-album-five-legged-dog-night-goat-1200122/ (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/melvins-acoustic-album-five-legged-dog-night-goat-1200122/)
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Melvins will reinterpret their own catalog and showcase some new covers on the grunge giant’s massive new Five Legged Dog, a 36-track LP that doubles as the group’s first-ever acoustic album.

“I knew I wanted to do something ridiculously big. Thirty-six songs reimagined by us acoustically is certainly ridiculous but it works! The magic of the songs is still there regardless of it being acoustic,” Buzz Osbourne said in a statement of the pandemic-recorded album.

“Since we weren’t touring we had the time to do something of this size. I’m very excited about this record. Dale [Crover] and Steven [McDonald] did a fantastic job on this. I think it’s a very special record. I can’t think of anyone else who’s done something like this.”

Five Legged Dog boasts acoustic takes on tracks from throughout the Melvins’ enormous discography — from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death — as well as cuts from Crover’s solo album, non-LP songs, and covers both previously recorded and attempted for the first time, like the Rolling Stones’ “Sway,” Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talking” (sung here by Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus), and Brainiac’s “Flypaper.”

Ahead of Five Legged Dog’s October 15th release via Ipecac Recordings, Melvins have shared their new rendition of “Night Goat,” a standout from their 1993 LP Houdini; the acoustic version strips off the original song’s fuzz and sludge while still capturing its grungy intensity.

Crover added in a statement: “They said it couldn’t be done! Actually, they didn’t say that, but the facts remain. We’ve taken some 30-plus songs that span our entire career and given them the acoustic treatment. There are also some fun cover songs, of course. We’ve covered songs by the Turtles and Brainiac!  I think people will be surprised that we can do an acoustic version of a song like ‘Night Goat’ without losing any of the heaviness. We also really worked hard on vocal arrangements. People are going to freak out!”

Five Legged Dog will be available to preorder Thursday, July 22nd in a variety of formats, including digitally and two-CD (both out October 15th) and four-LP colored vinyl that will arrive on January 28th.

Five Legged Dog Tracklist

1. Edgar the Elephant (A Walk With Love & Death)
2. Up the Dumper (The Bootlicker)
3. Hung Bunny/Roman Dog Bird (Lysol)
4. Hooch (Houdini)
5. Billy Fish (Nude With Boots)
6. Shevil (Stoner Witch)
7. Charlie (Redd Kross cover from “Escape From LA” single)
8. A Growing Disgust (Freak Puke)
9. Eye Flys/Woman (Gluey Porch Treatments – “Woman” is a Free cover)
10. Pitfalls in Serving Warrants (Honky)
11. Outside Chance (The Turtles cover from “Slithering Slaughter” single)
12. Evil New War God (The Bride Screamed Murder)
13. The Bloated Pope (Pigs of the Roman Empire)
14. Bad Move (from Dale Crover’s solo album, The Fickle Finger of Fate)
15. With Teeth (Lysol)
16. Halo of Flies (Alice Cooper cover from Sieg Howdy!)
17. Oven (Ozma)
18. Sway (Rolling Stones cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)
19. Anaconda (Bullhead)
20. Lovely Butterfly (Honky)
21. Boris (Bullhead)
22. It’s Shoved (Bullhead)
23. Honey Bucket (Houdini)
24. We Are Doomed (The Bulls & The Bees)
25. Flypaper (Brainiac cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)
26. Let God Be Your Gardener (Ozma)
27. At the Stake (Stoner Witch)
28. Night Goat (Houdini)
29. Queen (Stoner Witch)
30. Everybody’s Talking (Fred Neil cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)
31. Revolve (Stoner Witch)
32. Suicide in Progress (Nude With Boots)
33. Prig (The Bootlicker)
34. The Bit (Stag)
35. Civilized Worm ((A) Senile Animal)
36. Don’t Forget to Breathe (Pinkus Abortion Technician)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v61lPiqCr-w
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: rimb on July 21, 2021, 05:25:46 PM
Pre-order link (https://lnk.to/MelvinsFLD)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: CoryCory on July 21, 2021, 05:34:30 PM
Holy shit this is an utterly mental announcement!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 21, 2021, 06:37:58 PM
Wow this is a hell of a lot of songs. Thank heavens we'll get a studio version of "Sway." And holy snot nozzles! What will their Brainiac cover sound like? That's just one of three cover songs I have no recollection of the Melvins ever attempting.

Also - "Bad Move" - First time they've taken one out of Dale's catalog, right?

Also, hopefully this signals these Honky and Bootlicker tracks will return to the live set.

In other news, my Slithering Slaughter CD is now redundant.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on July 21, 2021, 06:39:07 PM
New covers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTMC_KxJ6Js

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0xbggIRxF8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IaQ9m0mVwY

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

(https://i.postimg.cc/mD3hJC8w/melvinsacoustic2021.jpg)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: laptop sorcery on July 21, 2021, 07:32:58 PM
Pre-order link (https://lnk.to/MelvinsFLD)
good on ya mate
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: hemispheres on July 21, 2021, 07:41:22 PM
Cool! I loved the acoustic Buzzo tour
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: laptop sorcery on July 21, 2021, 09:26:53 PM
Cool! I loved the acoustic Buzzo tour
was truly amazing
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Stonergrunge on July 21, 2021, 09:40:03 PM
I just received an email from Bandcamp with this link:

https://melvinsofficial.bandcamp.com/album/five-legged-dog?from=fanpub_fnb
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: dirtmerchant on July 21, 2021, 10:03:25 PM
Bandcamp shipping $7
Blixt shipping $18 😐
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: rimb on July 21, 2021, 10:26:27 PM
Bandcamp shipping $7
Blixt shipping $18 😐

Be glad you're not in Australia then....

Bandcamp shipping $48
Blixt shipping $48
Ipecac (Shopify) shipping $67

Seeing as this doesn't look like a limited edition I'll probably just wait and get it locally
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on July 21, 2021, 10:29:28 PM
https://melvinsofficial.bandcamp.com/merch

US pre order
https://melvinsofficial.bandcamp.com/album/five-legged-dog

UK pre order
https://ipecac.tmstor.es/
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on July 22, 2021, 12:03:31 AM
Night Goat sounds pretty good. is Dale playing the cocktail kit?
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Bigval on July 22, 2021, 12:13:21 AM
Night Goat sounds pretty good. is Dale playing the cocktail kit?

No sounds like a full drum kit to my ears, oddly enough.

To me acoustic guitar & bass doesn't sit well with drums I would've preferred this done solo by Buzz like his first solo album which was great, I didn't like his second solo album with all the added stuff.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: >>>JZS<<< on July 22, 2021, 12:18:04 AM
 \:D/ :ohsnap: \:D/
 More Melvins
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 22, 2021, 03:21:17 AM
100% disagree Bigval. Melvins albums don't adhere to rock traditions of drumming. The sound he gets in the beginning my invite of this "Night Goat" already makes the song, before the vocals even come in.

BTW it sounds like these three really have something in these vocal arrangements. "Halo of Flies'" and the live stream "Lysol" are the best harmonies we've had since the BB era.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 22, 2021, 05:48:41 AM
YES! YES! YES! Im all over this. ALL over it. I've long wanted them to put out an all acoustic record and this will be top tier stuff right here. Cannot wait. Felt a bit down today but this news has me jumping around quite literally!! The 'Night Goat' preview was epic!!! I love the inclusion of 'Sway' and 'Charlie' too. Hearing that Pinkus sings a song on this i wonder who else beyond the core of the band might appear?

Also i gotta say that new promotional photo of the band there is fantastic. Quite possibly my favourite promo shot they have ever done.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on July 22, 2021, 05:55:21 AM
The sound he gets in the beginning my invite of this "Night Goat" already makes the song, before the vocals even come in.


ah yeah, that sounds great. i wonder when they recorded this album. i wouldn't be surprised if that was done when they released the three acoustic songs on Ampreptile
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 22, 2021, 05:58:01 AM
ah yeah, that sounds great. i wonder when they recorded this album. i wouldn't be surprised if that was done when they released the three acoustic songs on Ampreptile
In the Rolling Stone interview Buzz said it was done during the pandemic.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 22, 2021, 06:30:55 AM
Just thinking about the Melvins albums that are not represented with acoustic versions here - i would have liked to have had a couple of HAT tracks included. Something from The Maggot also. Im slightly surprised there are so many of the "famous" tracks from the Atlantic era. It almost makes this release feel like a bit of a "best of" or career highlights compilation. Something for a new fan to investigate.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: glen on July 22, 2021, 06:59:31 AM
let me be the first to say that I have been somewhat judgmental of the Steven era of MELVINS.  it hasn't been my favorite.   

but that bass sound on that version of Night Goat... whoa momma.

Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: dead mike on July 22, 2021, 07:14:10 AM
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35. Civilized Worm ((A) Senile Animal)
They should make this the secret, hidden track just to piss us off.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: glen on July 22, 2021, 07:30:53 AM
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35. Civilized Worm ((A) Senile Animal)
They should make this the secret, hidden track just to piss us off.

or...  OR!!!   a secret track..  THAT ISN'T EVEN THERE.   :shock:
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Helen83 on July 22, 2021, 07:44:16 AM
Holy shit this is an utterly mental announcement!

Totes!

Exciting times.

Pitfalls!!!!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Mount Ambulance on July 22, 2021, 07:58:34 AM
Pitfalls!!!!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on July 22, 2021, 08:14:08 AM
Pitfalls!!!!

 8)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 22, 2021, 09:09:23 AM
I would've preferred this done solo by Buzz like his first solo album which was great, I didn't like his second solo album with all the added stuff.
I thought it seemed a little odd at first but personally, now i love it. I think both Buzzo's solo records are some of the strongest material he has put out in years. Im looking forward to more from him whatever form it arrives in.


Melvins albums don't adhere to rock traditions of drumming. The sound he gets in the beginning my invite of this "Night Goat" already makes the song, before the vocals even come in.
Yep. I really loved the version of Dark Brown Teeth they put out a few years ago with Dale on drums too. That was great i thought and im slightly sad it's not on this new record.


let me be the first to say that I have been somewhat judgmental of the Steven era of MELVINS.  it hasn't been my favorite.   

but that bass sound on that version of Night Goat... whoa momma.
Same here. But on old Melvins songs i think he will be absolutely fine. I don't mind Steve im just not much for his more upbeat, poppy song writing and singing voice.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: dirtmerchant on July 22, 2021, 09:46:18 AM
Night Goat sounds pretty good. is Dale playing the cocktail kit?

No sounds like a full drum kit to my ears, oddly enough.

To me acoustic guitar & bass doesn't sit well with drums I would've preferred this done solo by Buzz like his first solo album which was great, I didn't like his second solo album with all the added stuff.

Sounds like the same drum sounds from a walk with love and death.  At the very least the same snare.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: jules on July 22, 2021, 09:57:18 AM
Hope Ipecac have done their homework on this. That's a lot of tracks to get in the right order.

Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: deatheats on July 22, 2021, 10:38:14 AM
Bandcamp shipping $7
Blixt shipping $18 😐

Yeah, plus with the Bandcamp purchase you'll get the album in FLAC & other lossless formats.  Love me some Melvins on Bandcamp!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: PepsiMike on July 22, 2021, 10:59:46 AM
Hope Ipecac have done their homework on this. That's a lot of tracks to get in the right order.
:lol:
I wouldn’t get my hopes up
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: jules on July 22, 2021, 11:03:29 AM
Bandcamp shipping $7
Blixt shipping $18 😐
The one on eBay is free shipping....
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 22, 2021, 11:06:39 AM
Can we remove Outside Chance, Bad Move, Fly Paper and Everybody's Talking and then add AMAZON, The Fool The Meddling Idiot, The Bunk Up and City Dump???
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: glen on July 22, 2021, 11:56:31 AM
Can we remove Outside Chance, Bad Move, Fly Paper and Everybody's Talking and then add AMAZON, The Fool The Meddling Idiot, The Bunk Up and City Dump???

I'm not sure if negotiations are on the table but if so let's throw in "Heater Moves and Eyes" just for the heck of it.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on July 22, 2021, 12:06:41 PM
Night Goat sounds pretty good. is Dale playing the cocktail kit?

No sounds like a full drum kit to my ears, oddly enough.

To me acoustic guitar & bass doesn't sit well with drums I would've preferred this done solo by Buzz like his first solo album which was great, I didn't like his second solo album with all the added stuff.

Sounds like the same drum sounds from a walk with love and death.  At the very least the same snare.

agree
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Pound4abrown on July 22, 2021, 01:19:36 PM
2.5 hours of acoustic Melvins?
Sure, sign me up.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: sadcorps on July 22, 2021, 01:52:48 PM
Ordered. That version of Night Goat has me totally sold. This record is going to rule.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: 119 on July 22, 2021, 02:52:24 PM
I can't wait for the Melvins MTV Unplugged album.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Topaz on July 22, 2021, 03:07:30 PM
Whoa! What a great surprise!

What made me even happier was seeing that the 2 CD set is only $16. That’s for 36 songs!

Hail Melvins!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Topaz on July 22, 2021, 03:11:23 PM
As soon as I heard the acoustic Night Goat, I thought, “This album will be my new go-to record for smoking a blunt to.”

 :wink:
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: sadcorps on July 22, 2021, 05:45:21 PM
As soon as I heard the acoustic Night Goat, I thought, “This album will be my new go-to record for smoking a blunt to.”

 :wink:

Damn straight!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 22, 2021, 07:41:16 PM
This record is going to rule.
Knowing the material redone here it's pretty much undeniable.

I keep wondering about what Buzz said in the interview about this being a "special record". Being that it's essentially all redo's of older songs i wonder if he means it is special in terms of when they made it and the circumstances. I know it might be a lazy association to make, but i wonder if this is loosely pandemic influenced. I mean the record opens with a song that mentions vaccination and ends with Don't Forget To Breathe. Even the inclusion of Everybody's Talking seems to refer to the weirdness we have all found ourselves in this past year or so. Maybe, maybe not but interesting all the same.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Nizamark on July 22, 2021, 07:47:37 PM
cool pandemic project, but they're gonna plug in again, right?  right!!???? 

wish i could say acoustic melvins excited me, but not really
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 22, 2021, 07:52:13 PM
cool pandemic project, but they're gonna plug in again, right?  right!!???? 
I'd say the odds are pretty good.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: moose on July 22, 2021, 07:59:40 PM
cool pandemic project, but they're gonna plug in again, right?  right!!???? 

wish i could say acoustic melvins excited me, but not really
I mean Working With God is pretty recent and electric af.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Mount Ambulance on July 22, 2021, 09:08:08 PM
The Bunk Up???

Splendid idea. Totally underrated gem!

throw in "Heater Moves and Eyes" just for the heck of it.

I'll see your Heater and I'll raise ya ... a Grin and a Jew Boy Flower Head; and just for the heck of it the second half of fucking Let It All Be and the first half of fucking Skin Horse!

Can we remove ... and then add ...

Sure there's a few I'd drop and a lot I'd add ... but all fantasy wish listing aside, that's a pretty sweet spread of cuts. Lots I'm looking forward to ... At The Stake!? Oh shit, I can hardly wait! The oppressive openness and haunted hanging space in that one gonna be all the that! Same deal with Hung/Roman and Shevil. Also looking forward to Pitfalls, Lovely Butterfly, Bloated Pope, The Bit, and With Teeth. But At The Stake, fuck yeah.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: laptop sorcery on July 22, 2021, 10:14:57 PM
Bandcamp shipping $7
Blixt shipping $18 😐
  I only paid 7 and change for shipping from Blixt 
…although now, I kinda wish I’d used bandcamp for the preorder, for some reason it hadn’t occurred to me
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: the bloat on July 22, 2021, 11:08:15 PM
This track list is epic! Very excited for this. I’m rarely in the mood for Buzz’s acoustic stuff. I mean, I like it, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t play it often. I like the Melvins for their chugging, de-tuned guitars, snarling vocals and general weirdness. I’m hoping that these cleaner sounds will grow on me. I thought the Night Goat teaser was pretty rad, I think because of the drums.

This record makes a lot of sense and is a natural progression in their discography. Easier to play physically, the songs are already made, while having a different sound than the rest of their catalog. Someone mentioned this earlier, but this could be a sort of greatest hits, dreamed up in a very Melvins way!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 23, 2021, 05:35:02 AM
This record makes a lot of sense and is a natural progression in their discography.
I completely agree. From the very first moment Buzz started playing a few Melvins songs acoustic on his initial solo tour it made me want to hear more Melvins songs done that way. So for a while i've wished they would put something like this out yet never really expected that they would. I just imagined they might make an album of new songs done acoustic. Who knows! Perhaps that will appear at some point down the line also!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: vince furnier on July 23, 2021, 09:19:57 AM
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/KnobbyEnchantedAndalusianhorse-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: laptop sorcery on July 23, 2021, 09:59:28 AM
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/KnobbyEnchantedAndalusianhorse-size_restricted.gif)
god this is funny
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: vince furnier on July 23, 2021, 10:02:33 AM
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/KnobbyEnchantedAndalusianhorse-size_restricted.gif)
god this is funny
:lol:
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Helen83 on July 23, 2021, 10:11:46 AM
As soon as I heard the acoustic Night Goat, I thought, “This album will be my new go-to record for smoking a blunt to.”

 :wink:

Damn straight!


Totally. It’s essentially stripped back dubwise Melvins. They don’t need no commotion with that motion!!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Helen83 on July 23, 2021, 10:15:52 AM
This is essentially the WHOLE catalogue in the key of Bootlicker.

In other words…..this is going to be most triumphant.

That little taster of Nightgoat is KO.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Dumpster D on July 23, 2021, 12:22:03 PM
I AM FREAKIN OUT MAN!!!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 23, 2021, 05:25:24 PM
Every time i read the title of this album i keep thinking of the band Three Dog Night!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: PepsiMike on July 23, 2021, 05:48:42 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/bdeh3.gif)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Bigval on July 23, 2021, 07:47:30 PM
Every time i read the title of this album i keep thinking of the band Three Dog Night!

I keep thinking of Alice in Chain's three legged dog album.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 23, 2021, 08:19:53 PM
Every time i read the title of this album i keep thinking of the band Three Dog Night!
I keep thinking of Alice in Chain's three legged dog album.
Ah yeah. I didn't think of that one. Now you mention it, this seems like a clear reference point/homage.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 23, 2021, 09:32:08 PM
I imagined the five might be a reference to five instruments (gtr, drums, bass, lead vocals, backing vocals), or five "active" members of the Melvins (including Dunn and Pinkus). Of course it's weird and will give Mackie and Haze plenty to illustrate across the various versions.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: el gep on July 24, 2021, 05:58:42 AM
This is finally very good news!
After the real cool "Working With God" album, this will make my year (or two)!
And help me forget a bit how much music is suffering from this whole big shittty fuckery called Covid.
Thanks Melvins! Again!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 24, 2021, 08:54:24 AM
I wonder if it was always planned to have an album out this year with "God" and another with "Dog" in the title? Also i wonder if Co-vid hadn't occurred, would this new epic acoustic record even exist??
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Bigval on July 25, 2021, 01:55:20 AM
Also i wonder if Co-vid hadn't occurred, would this new epic acoustic record even exist??

Probably not, with the absence of touring I think this album serves as a bit of an "easy listening best of" to try and get some new fans in who might not be familiar with the band. If that was the intention it's a good idea.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: el gep on July 25, 2021, 01:59:35 AM
Are you sure the goal of The Melvins was ever "having new fans"?!? Ever?  :)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Bigval on July 25, 2021, 02:17:22 AM
Are you sure the goal of The Melvins was ever "having new fans"?!? Ever?  :)

Yeah absolutely otherwise they never would've signed with a major label.

Every band wants more fans they just want them on their own terms.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: el gep on July 25, 2021, 03:23:56 AM
On their own terms, right.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 25, 2021, 07:09:04 AM
Just noticed 'Lovely Butterfly' is written as 'Lovely Butterflies' on this one. Again, title inconsistences (intended or not) like that drive me mad!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: el gep on July 25, 2021, 08:02:59 AM
Because it's a cover from Electroretard and not Honky, eheheh!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 25, 2021, 08:04:28 AM
Because it's a cover from Electroretard and not Honky, eheheh!
Ah, you are right. I've never noticed that it was different before on Electroretard. That's going to bug me now too!! Ha.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Mount Ambulance on July 25, 2021, 08:24:56 AM
I wonder if it was always planned to have an album out this year with "God" and another with "Dog" in the title?

Planned? No. Predestined? Yes.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 25, 2021, 06:50:36 PM
I found the track times of the album here below. Something odd going on with 'At The Stake' being a mere 1:40 long!!! That's quite a disappointment since it was one of the songs i was most looking forward to. I guess it's just a hint of it or it's been recorded considerably sped up! Anyway i do wonder how many fans will attempt to listen to this 2.5 hour beast in one sitting!


https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lO0u-GfRwwd3awG3-6yJpD7LyNvui9_dA


3:31    Edgar The Elephant
2:13    Up The Dumper
12:34  Hung Bunny / Roman Dog Bird
2:38    Hooch
4:09    Billy Fish
5:14    Shevil
2:08    Charlie
4:57    A Growing Disgust
8:18    Eye Flys / Woman
2:49    Pitfalls In Serving Warrants
2:12    Outside Chance
4:35    Evil New War God
3:53    The Bloated Pope
3:28    Bad Move
2:45    With Teeth
8:23    Halo Of Flies
1:55    Oven
3:10    Sway
2:50    Anaconda
2:59    Lovely Butterflies
6:57    Boris
2:41    It's Shoved
2:55    Honey Bucket
6:49    We Are Doomed
2:28    Fly Paper
2:12    Let God Be Your Gardener
1:40    At the Stake
6:06    Night Goat
2:43    Queen
2:46    Everybody's Talking
3:52    Revolve
2:55    Suicide In Progress
1:51    Prig
5:16    The Bit
6:44    Civilized Worm
7:33    Don't Forget To Breathe
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 25, 2021, 10:23:15 PM
The original At The Stake sounds considerably slowed down, so I bet they could do a breakneck punk version.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: CoryCory on July 26, 2021, 11:17:39 AM
I found the track times of the album here below. Something odd going on with 'At The Stake' being a mere 1:40 long!!! That's quite a disappointment since it was one of the songs i was most looking forward to. I guess it's just a hint of it or it's been recorded considerably sped up! Anyway i do wonder how many fans will attempt to listen to this 2.5 hour beast in one sitting!


https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lO0u-GfRwwd3awG3-6yJpD7LyNvui9_dA

148:49. Longest Melvins album by a wide margin. Fucking hell.

Also gonna throw a few songs into the hat that would have made banging acoustic renditions.
Matt-Alec (Mangled Demos)
If I Had an Exorcism (Bullhead)
Cow (Bullhead)
Hag Me (Houdini)
Bar-X The Rocking M (Stag)
Manky (Maggot)
The Green Manalishi (Maggot)
The Fool, The Meddling Idiot (HAT)
Mr. Rip Off (Freak Puke)
Onions Make The Milk Go Bad (Hold It In)
The Decay of Lying (Basses Loaded)

Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 26, 2021, 12:05:02 PM
Also gonna throw a few songs into the hat that would have made banging acoustic renditions.
Im hoping for a part 2 further down the line, encompassing more Melvins tunes. They have so many that would be great to hear given the acoustic treatment.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 27, 2021, 06:34:45 AM
Here's a thought - do you think ALL the tracks will feature on the vinyl release? I remember 'Hold It In' (and i think another album) left a song or two off so it could fit on the format.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 27, 2021, 12:43:38 PM
Here's a thought - do you think ALL the tracks will feature on the vinyl release? I remember 'Hold It In' (and i think another album) left a song or two off so it could fit on the format.

Ipecac might be on their best behavior for a little while. Still it seems totally possible that they'd do something dumb like skip an awesome new cover tune and instead repeat lesser songs from Slithering Slaughter
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Chief Ten Beers on July 27, 2021, 03:03:47 PM
Will pre-order the CD and bundle with something else at Bullmoose or Amazon closer to release date. This is going to rule. I don't think of the Slithering Slaughter CD as useless. I'm glad AmRep released those few songs first, as a teaser for the big enchilada.

Will play the wait and see game w/ the vinyl. Depends on reviews here and the price. Doubt I'll ever pre-order Ipecac vinyl again after the aSA fiasco.
 4 LPs is a lot of flipping over the record if listening to it all in one setting.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 27, 2021, 07:44:09 PM
skip an awesome new cover tune and instead repeat lesser songs from Slithering Slaughter
I had the idea today that instead of Melvins adding the cover songs, it might have been cool if they had wrote a couple of brand new acoustic songs and included them on this instead. A bit like what Metallica did with the first S&M gig. I think that would have been a bit more novel and interesting. Making this release hold a bit more weight than the peculiarity of lots of classic Melvins songs redone plus a few new covers.


Also...
I've been checking out all the Melvins acoustic videos on youtube. I wish these were on Five Legged Dog!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5PzrpbNq2M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIbsw8NPwTM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HEAAPLfCKw
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on July 28, 2021, 10:08:13 AM
impressive how good those songs sound in the acoustic version
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Helen83 on July 28, 2021, 03:45:13 PM
This project & idea is great. It’s stripping it all right back to expose the anatomy of the songs. It exposes the songs big time and illuminates how good the songwriting is.

They should (they could if they wanted) do it to the vast majority of their catalogue and on top of that maybe write new music specifically for this stripped to the bone sound.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on July 28, 2021, 07:11:57 PM
Just now, i was re-watching a Buzz interview from earlier this year where he mentioned this performance below influencing him to try solo acoustic. He also said about how it was great seeing Townshend play songs by The Who in this way. I would guess this was a big thing that inspired him to do a full record of Melvins acoustic material.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8fsAe-htOw
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: amazonAMAZON on July 28, 2021, 07:42:55 PM
It's interesting that it really does carry much of the same heaviness. It's not all about distortion, it's just as much the the instrument itself, the tuning, the writing, and the technique.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: sadcorps on July 28, 2021, 09:59:34 PM
It's interesting that it really does carry much of the same heaviness. It's not all about distortion, it's just as much the the instrument itself, the tuning, the writing, and the technique.

THIS!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on August 07, 2021, 09:07:28 AM
Do you guys know whether the cover of 'Halo Of Flies' on this album is the same one as on the Slithering Slaughter EP? Of course i imagine it is but the reason i ask is i remember the band mentioning that the EP one was a 10 minute long cover whereas the one on this record is 8:23. I haven't heard the EP version so im guessing that when they said "10 minutes" they weren't being completely accurate. Is this correct?
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Mount Ambulance on August 07, 2021, 10:06:06 AM
Do you guys know whether the cover of 'Halo Of Flies' on this album is the same one as on the Slithering Slaughter EP?

No clue. But I've been similarly wondering 'bout 'Prig' ... that just The Bootlicker version or a newly recorded version?
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on August 07, 2021, 10:10:27 AM
Do you guys know whether the cover of 'Halo Of Flies' on this album is the same one as on the Slithering Slaughter EP?
No clue. But I've been similarly wondering 'bout 'Prig' ... that just The Bootlicker version or a newly recorded version?
Surly it must be newly recorded. 'Prig' is a song i don't know too well so i went back to it recently when it was announced on this. Im assuming it is just the ending part of the song. The acoustic bit. Perhaps they change it up somehow on this one. Personally im not much for that song. It's a very somber, introspective tune. Very well done of course but not something i feel in the mood for hearing myself. These days, i don't really like listening to sad, introspective songs for fun.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Mount Ambulance on August 07, 2021, 11:53:48 AM
Personally im not much for that song. It's a very somber, introspective tune. Very well done of course but not something i feel in the mood for hearing myself. These days, i don't really like listening to sad, introspective songs for fun.

Acoustic bit always reminded me of Pink Floyd (and intro of The Residents). Somber? I guess. Never really found it sad tho. Have Melvins ever recorded a tearjerker? Not so much, lol. I've always found 'With Teeth' and the '92 Crover ep. to be misty and sad tho.

Anyway, who listens to "sad, introspective songs for fun"? Nah, you listen to sad sounds to wallow in that shit ... misery loves company, right?
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: dirtmerchant on August 07, 2021, 06:54:58 PM
I would have loved to hear lividity on this and heard what they would have Done differently with it. It’s just a cool track listened to on high definition speakers. Cool stuff goin on in the background that you miss in a car. It was my go to morning song for a long time. Almost meditative. Look at me , 36 songs on the damn record and I still ain’t happy haha
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on August 08, 2021, 01:37:14 AM
Do you guys know whether the cover of 'Halo Of Flies' on this album is the same one as on the Slithering Slaughter EP?
No clue. But I've been similarly wondering 'bout 'Prig' ... that just The Bootlicker version or a newly recorded version?
Surly it must be newly recorded. 'Prig' is a song i don't know too well so i went back to it recently when it was announced on this. Im assuming it is just the ending part of the song. The acoustic bit. Perhaps they change it up somehow on this one. Personally im not much for that song. It's a very somber, introspective tune. Very well done of course but not something i feel in the mood for hearing myself. These days, i don't really like listening to sad, introspective songs for fun.

really? i'm totally into sad introspective songs but i can't see Melvins doing that with Steven. btw, there's a song on Honky sang by Mark D that can be considered a bit sad, it's amazing but can remember the title now
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on August 08, 2021, 09:09:49 AM
Look at me , 36 songs on the damn record and I still ain’t happy haha
No, it's okay im exactly the same!! Sometimes i have to remind myself that we are stupendously lucky to have all these releases and songs and things to talk about with this band. But of course as fans, one always wishes for MORE!


really? i'm totally into sad introspective songs but i can't see Melvins doing that with Steven.
Somewhat. It's hard for me to describe what i mean precisely. I can easily listen to doomy, otherwise depressing songs if they are heavy. But once melancholy kicks in with a song like the end of 'Prig' i feel a bit too introspective for my liking.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on August 17, 2021, 08:00:24 AM
so great

https://youtu.be/2b1-DyAG18U
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: CoryCory on August 17, 2021, 08:57:00 AM
Hot damn that's a fantastic rendition of Pitfalls
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on August 17, 2021, 09:02:49 AM
Never in doubt!!! I think this record is gonna be absolutely fantastic! You guys remember when they played Pitfalls with Melvins Lite? That was really cool too.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on August 17, 2021, 09:10:16 AM
Never in doubt!!! I think this record is gonna be absolutely fantastic! You guys remember when they played Pitfalls with Melvins Lite? That was really cool too.
https://youtu.be/KkhaG4Y92kw
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on August 18, 2021, 08:37:59 AM
Yeah that was it, from a little tour they did with Trevor before Melvins Lite was a proper thing. Or at least before they had done 'Freak Puke' anyway. I love Buzzo's raspy vocals in that clip.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: 119 on August 18, 2021, 04:16:15 PM
Something is telling me this is gonna be one of the best Melvins albums in years. Be honest some of their latest releases have been hit and miss.

It's pre-ordered. Highly anticipated.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: acid policy on August 19, 2021, 01:24:12 PM
just learning of this. holy shit.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on August 19, 2021, 01:30:17 PM
Something is telling me this is gonna be one of the best Melvins albums in years.
Well, outside of the new cover songs, we already know the material. We pretty much know what to expect and that none of those songs suck. So it's natural that this release will be welcomed with open arms.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: 119 on August 22, 2021, 05:19:39 PM
Something is telling me this is gonna be one of the best Melvins albums in years.
Well, outside of the new cover songs, we already know the material. We pretty much know what to expect and that none of those songs suck. So it's natural that this release will be welcomed with open arms.

Yes and no. Familiar songs but going to acoustic could make you feel differently. But I have high hopes.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on August 22, 2021, 05:54:03 PM
Familiar songs but going to acoustic could make you feel differently.
True i suppose in same ways. But at least for myself, i know that if the songs are still the songs, then i know i will love them. Just as long as Buzz doesn't shoehorn in a ridiculous reggae part of something. But as we have seen - all the Melvins songs Buzz or the band have performed acoustically to this point have all turned out fantastic! Hearing the Night Goat one even got me totally back into that song! Although unfortunately i am sure there will be at least one discerning voice here who probably won't like how they turned out regardless.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: (the) Razor on August 25, 2021, 03:26:37 PM
Something is telling me this is gonna be one of the best Melvins albums in years. Be honest some of their latest releases have been hit and miss.

It's pre-ordered. Highly anticipated.

Feel the same way, and yes - more misses than hits.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: el gep on August 30, 2021, 12:02:58 PM
really? i'm totally into sad introspective songs but i can't see Melvins doing that with Steven. btw, there's a song on Honky sang by Mark D that can be considered a bit sad, it's amazing but can remember the title now
"Harry Lauder's Walking Stick Tree"?
Is it really sung by Mark D?!?
Love that tune. Sounds like a sad Down syndrome singing.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on August 30, 2021, 12:34:24 PM
really? i'm totally into sad introspective songs but i can't see Melvins doing that with Steven. btw, there's a song on Honky sang by Mark D that can be considered a bit sad, it's amazing but can remember the title now
"Harry Lauder's Walking Stick Tree"?
Is it really sung by Mark D?!?
Love that tune. Sounds like a sad Down syndrome singing.

yeah, i always thought it was Mark singing but i might be wrong
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Tarma on August 31, 2021, 09:06:32 AM
this record is going to kick entire villages of ass

just wish they'd redo a history of bad men though
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on September 06, 2021, 09:04:49 PM
I can't stop listening to both the preview tracks!! I always felt a bit burned out on 'Night Goat' too but not any more! Anyway is anyone else here in the least bit bothered (or interested) by the fact that all the songs on the record have the '(Acoustic)' bit added to the titles? All the songs on the bandcamp page are written like that. Surely that seems a bit overkill. We all know it is an all acoustic record, is there any real need to emphasize that with each song title? I'll be interested to see if they are written that way on the actual release.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: vince furnier on September 06, 2021, 10:00:46 PM
I can't stop listening to both the preview tracks!! I always felt a bit burned out on 'Night Goat' too but not any more! Anyway is anyone else here in the least bit bothered (or interested) by the fact that all the songs on the record have the '(Acoustic)' bit added to the titles? All the songs on the bandcamp page are written like that. Surely that seems a bit overkill. We all know it is an all acoustic record, is there any real need to emphasize that with each song title? I'll be interested to see if they are written that way on the actual release.
that's mostly for when those songs get out into the wild and show up on playlists or devices by themselves i would think. i know i'd find it annoying if it was labeled the same as the original version.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on September 07, 2021, 05:33:30 AM
that's mostly for when those songs get out into the wild and show up on playlists or devices by themselves i would think. i know i'd find it annoying if it was labeled the same as the original version.
Yeah i did think that was a possibility. A bit annoying to me in terms of being an artistic decision if indeed it was so. That in this day and age one would have to consider that. It somewhat reminds me of the songs on Radiohead's 'A Moon Shaped Pool' all being listed alphabetically - aiding playlists or streaming or whatever.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on September 13, 2021, 08:18:21 AM
https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/exclusive-melvins-premiere-revolve-from-first-ever-acoustic-album-five-legged-dog/
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on September 13, 2021, 09:49:33 AM
'Revolve' sounds great. Some unexpected bass additions in among there from Steven!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: jules on September 15, 2021, 11:54:13 AM
Japan CD available for preorder:

https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/IPC-238CDJ
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on September 19, 2021, 02:36:08 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/CJ4ZYcD/FB-IMG-1632083591262.jpg)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on September 19, 2021, 02:51:23 PM
Looks as great as i expected. Is that your copy or just a photo from online?
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on September 19, 2021, 03:06:19 PM
Looks as great as i expected. Is that your copy or just a photo from online?

this is Toshi's copy. he posted the pic
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: vince furnier on September 19, 2021, 03:46:59 PM
"bring back the tarp from Hold It In!" - no one. ever.  :lol:
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: amazonAMAZON on September 19, 2021, 05:42:36 PM
What do you mean by tarp? (It's been a while since I saw anything other than the cover art.)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: vince furnier on September 19, 2021, 06:05:05 PM
What do you mean by tarp? (It's been a while since I saw anything other than the cover art.)
:-&
(https://img.discogs.com/mTYryrT5urzpygQqJURyl2s9-jA=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-6414086-1428857057-4601.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on September 19, 2021, 06:17:34 PM
Tarp??? Do you mean typeface or are you referring to the shrink wrap plastic??? I don't know im confused by this one.


this is Toshi's copy. he posted the pic
Lucky Toshi!!!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: vince furnier on September 19, 2021, 06:26:25 PM
Tarp??? Do you mean typeface?


this is Toshi's copy. he posted the pic
Lucky Toshi!!!
tarp. maybe you call it a tarpaulin.
(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61hm5CD8E-L._AC_SL1200_.jpg)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on September 19, 2021, 07:45:02 PM
Anyway one thing i've been looking forward to seeing with this album is what the packaging for the CD's will be like. I wonder whether it will be the same as the 'A Walk With Love & Death' with two separate cases or just a fold over card case that has two pockets for both CD's. Judging by the photo above it seems to be more along the lines of that than like AWWL&D. Also wouldn't it be totally Melvins to state on the back of the record that it is "all acoustic" and then throw in an all electric track just for the sake of it!


tarp. maybe you call it a tarpaulin.
Im still not really sure what you mean. I know what a tarp is, i just don't see it on 'Five Legged Dog'. Perhaps you mean that textured green look that is the background to the 'Hold It In' cover art? I can see that similarity.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: spunkmonkey on September 21, 2021, 05:10:54 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/h6pK4IFNZn8I0bgBJoSR753Zo_CR212zwwdTgwYliFxSRSsFx3Dfu74k2NsRcTJzW3WjLGynB93-m1aCKUM8l6AA6qTaOcjZHz5xr8WPxQL6ceiNkzE)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: CoryCory on September 23, 2021, 07:00:56 AM
On the Hold It In Tour they had this tarp of the album cover hung up for some reason. Only time they ever did that.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: vince furnier on September 23, 2021, 08:30:08 AM
On the Hold It In Tour they had this tarp of the album cover hung up for some reason. Only time they ever did that.
yeah. minus the non-participant!  :lol: :?
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on September 23, 2021, 10:01:57 AM
On the Hold It In Tour they had this tarp of the album cover hung up for some reason. Only time they ever did that.
I remember seeing a video of them with that on the stage. Personally i thought it was pretty cool. I'd love to see them do that again sometime.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: el gep on September 24, 2021, 01:42:19 AM
I'm currently listening to the whole album (Mp3ees previews for reviewers) and I'm scratching my head a bit.
There's some cool versions of some songs... But I'm wondering if these (almost) always calm and psychedelic vocals would not be boring somehow. What's cool about the acoustic solo albums of King B is that he sometimes really SING... LOUD. Here in 5 Legged Dog the vocals are very often...limp? Have a good nap!
Have to dig more... And that's a BIG piece of cake stuffed in the mouth... 36 songs, damn it!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on September 24, 2021, 07:29:32 AM
I'm currently listening to the whole album (Mp3ees previews for reviewers) and I'm scratching my head a bit.
There's some cool versions of some songs... But I'm wondering if these (almost) always calm and psychedelic vocals would not be boring somehow. What's cool about the acoustic solo albums of King B is that he sometimes really SING... LOUD. Here in 5 Legged Dog the vocals are very often...limp? Have a good nap!
Have to dig more... And that's a BIG piece of cake stuffed in the mouth... 36 songs, damn it!
Of the songs we have heard so far, i haven't had a problem myself with the singing. But i am a little wary about that many songs! Or rather the duration of those many songs. 2.5 hours of music makes for something that probably won't be sat through from start to finish very often. That for me weakens the overall artistic statement of this release. I imagine for myself that in time it may not be an album i listen to completely but dip in and out of. Listen to half of it or just which songs take my fancy on a given day. In a way, i think i see this as more of a compilation than a "proper" album.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Nizamark on September 24, 2021, 11:17:21 AM
all the songs you know and love, just slightly less awesome
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: amazonAMAZON on September 24, 2021, 06:12:34 PM
A bit like MLVNSvsMPLS in that it's too long to listen through, and spans the career plus a nugget or two of covers. Sometimes drastically different, sometimes a pretty faithful rendition.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: GiveMe45 on September 24, 2021, 07:19:20 PM
I liked the suggestion in that recent Revolver interview that it would be good material to have on a long drive
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on September 24, 2021, 08:06:15 PM
all the songs you know and love, just slightly less awesome
Of the songs released so far (plus the ones on Slithering Slaughter) i've heartily enjoyed them all. There hasn't been anything that made me dislike them or consider them less than the originals. Just a bit different and yet still cool. I think there is room enough for these to exist in as well. I mean, anyone who doesn't like the acoustic takes on these songs still has the old originals to go back to if they wished. It's win, win to me!

I liked the suggestion in that recent Revolver interview that it would be good material to have on a long drive
Yes, it also made me think of the record like a movie. I mean most of us would be willing to sit and watch a 2.5 hour movie. But still, i do have a few reservations about putting out THAT much material as one record. I guess i will find out how i feel about that once and for all when i hear the full thing. But for now i do think perhaps it would have been better to have a Part 1 & Part 2.

I actually kinda wish they had put out 1 CD of the older songs and 1 CD of brand new Melvins songs done acoustically. That would have been cool. Perhaps a new album of all acoustic material may surface at some point down the road. I sincerely hope so anyway.

Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: el gep on September 25, 2021, 02:54:37 AM
In fact, there are two parts. Cd 1 and CD 2.
Or four parts: LP1 LP2 LP3 LP4
Then you can multiply the whole shit by two 'cause there are two sides on each LP. So... there are 8 parts!
EIGHT PARTS EVERYBODY!!!

Well, well, wait... There are as many parts as you wish!
36 parts!
36 PARTS EVERYBODY!!!



Sorry.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on September 25, 2021, 03:20:13 AM
Perhaps they will come out with a Maggot edition which splits all the songs in two. Ladies and gentlemen - 72 parts!!!!!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: el gep on September 25, 2021, 03:44:01 AM
Exactly!
Then you got the bridge, the chorus, outros and intros and verses and then the parts are parting each others and...
I got a headache.

(in fact I sure do have a terrible hangover and I'm at work so sorry for everything)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on September 25, 2021, 05:29:16 AM
all the songs you know and love, just slightly less awesome

to me they sound really good. i noticed the drums are very high in the mix, maybe because Buzz guitar is unplugged. it seems Dale and Steven are both higher than Buzz in the mix. waiting to hear the full thing btw
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on October 04, 2021, 12:56:42 PM
First review in Italian. 8.5/10.

http://www.saladdaysmag.com/melvins-five-legged-dog/
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on October 04, 2021, 01:08:21 PM
First review in Italian. 8.5/10.

http://www.saladdaysmag.com/melvins-five-legged-dog/


good, except the fact they  call Dale as Glover  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on October 04, 2021, 01:13:34 PM
First review in Italian. 8.5/10.

http://www.saladdaysmag.com/melvins-five-legged-dog/
good, except the fact they  call Dale as Glover
Ha, yeah i noticed that. Poor Dale always getting his name butchered. I've seen videos about Melvins before where people call him Dale Clover. I've heard that one a few times.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on October 04, 2021, 01:18:23 PM
btw, i just realized the album release is very close  :evil:
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on October 05, 2021, 10:16:34 AM
A bit different to the version they performed on that tram a few years back. Still cool though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5GQX2Ovuko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl9L97Fa38Q
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on October 06, 2021, 12:53:13 AM
there's something really weird in this recording. the snare drum seems really too high in the mix  :?
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on October 06, 2021, 07:02:45 AM
there's something really weird in this recording. the snare drum seems really too high in the mix
I thought it was a bit weird too but then i think (for me) that's just because im so used to hearing that tram version. Steven's vocals seem so much more passionate and full on that one than they do on the studio version. Seem a bit lifeless and restrained in comparison. But yes the drums really are front and center here.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: vince furnier on October 06, 2021, 07:44:38 AM
i can't stand seeing preorder now in a yt title. how's that gonna look in 5 years? please change it when the album drops.  :lol: :facepalm: #-o :buzz:
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: 119 on October 06, 2021, 12:51:25 PM
Good cover of the Stones song.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on October 11, 2021, 09:46:46 AM
https://www.thesleepingshaman.com/reviews/melvins-five-legged-dog/
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on October 11, 2021, 11:47:12 AM
https://americansongwriter.com/melvins-frontman-buzz-osborne-talks-importance-of-listening-ahead-of-36-song-acoustic-collection-release/
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Bigval on October 11, 2021, 06:38:15 PM
Blabbermouth have reviewed 'Five Legged Dog' and gave the album 8/10.

https://www.blabbermouth.net/cdreviews/working-with-god-2/
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: vince furnier on October 13, 2021, 10:34:15 AM
got my cd from blixt.  :D
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on October 13, 2021, 10:36:02 AM
got my cd from blixt.
Damn!!! That's quick. Are you going to go into a full 2.5 hour first listen from start to finish?? Mines due to arrive Saturday (not from Blixt) but im hoping it's Friday.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on October 13, 2021, 11:21:09 AM
got my cd from blixt.  :D

 :o
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: the bloat on October 15, 2021, 10:41:06 AM
Happy Five Legged Dog Day!! Go buy it… NOW
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: buddy holiday on October 15, 2021, 12:06:26 PM
I just finished my first e2e listen... 2.5 hours in the perfect setting... i am currently on vacaction in sardegna and our house is situated directly at the sea under pines...

Can confirm this set of songs goes well with such a relaxed setting (and some bbq and beer).

Hope you all enjoy it as well!

...you wanted the best, you got the best...
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on October 15, 2021, 12:53:05 PM
. i am currently on vacaction in sardegna and our house is situated directly at the sea under pines...




wow, awesome
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: buddy holiday on October 15, 2021, 01:18:45 PM
. i am currently on vacaction in sardegna and our house is situated directly at the sea under pines...




wow, awesome
To be clear: our RENTED house... it is great being by the sea, very windy though :) and it is funny seeing the locals packedup in jeans and jackets while we are in shorts and tshirts :)
Sardegna is awesome though! First time out of switzerland for more than a weekend since corona!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on October 15, 2021, 01:35:18 PM
. i am currently on vacaction in sardegna and our house is situated directly at the sea under pines...




wow, awesome
To be clear: our RENTED house... it is great being by the sea, very windy though :) and it is funny seeing the locals packedup in jeans and jackets while we are in shorts and tshirts :)
Sardegna is awesome though! First time out of switzerland for more than a weekend since corona!

have fun!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: jules on October 15, 2021, 02:00:39 PM
. i am currently on vacaction in sardegna and our house is situated directly at the sea under pines...
wow, awesome
To be clear: our RENTED house...
The British call them grace-and-favour mansions   :-"

Beaj vat und Gut Reise!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Topaz on October 15, 2021, 09:04:20 PM
there's something really weird in this recording. the snare drum seems really too high in the mix  :?

I agree. I wish the drums were more subtle like on Nirvana’s “Unplugged,” but oh well. Still loving it.

I’m just part way through the album, but my favorite so far is “Outside Chance”!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Oscar on October 16, 2021, 04:42:38 AM
Still on my first listen and loving it.

I purposely tuned out the tracklist in the run-up and boy did they make these song choices work. The harmonies are beautifully deranged  :shock:

The drums are indeed mixed quite loud, might take some getting used to? Not sure yet, back to listening.


Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Chief Ten Beers on October 21, 2021, 04:43:24 PM
Got the CDs last weekend and have listened through a few times. The vocals really stand out & are what makes it different, and not just standard "unplugged" versions. Most of the versions are really great. There are a few where I was like, they could have left that one off. :|
It's been an acoustic themed past few days of listening. It just so happened that same weekend at a used shop I found the following on CD for a buck a piece :):
Rolling Stones - Stripped (from '95, surprisingly good)
Nirvana, and AIC - Unplugged (know and have heard/seen the songs, never owned the albums)
Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson - VH1 Storytellers (saw bits of it, never heard the whole album)
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: black stallion on October 22, 2021, 01:30:31 AM
album is great, my vote is 9/10. would have been 10/10 with a better production (Buzz guitar is lost in the mix) . still an amazing release
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on October 22, 2021, 04:16:10 AM
album is great, my vote is 9/10. would have been 10/10 with a better production (Buzz guitar is lost in the mix) . still an amazing release
I think because it is such a huge record, im finding it difficult to rate how i truly feel about it. The duration is both something good and something bad for me too. Good because we get MORE! But bad because it's something of a fatiguing listen in one sitting. I think that factors into my overall rating.

Also a few of the tracks i don't hate but would ideally prefer not to have had included. Those being the covers 'Outside Chance' and 'Everybody's Talking'. It's definitely no less than a 8/10 for me. I think it hovers somewhere around the 9/10 mark. Which is pretty damn good.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: vince furnier on October 22, 2021, 06:21:54 AM

Rolling Stones - Stripped (from '95, surprisingly good)

love that one!
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: Mints on October 22, 2021, 04:10:33 PM
Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson - VH1 Storytellers (saw bits of it, never heard the whole album)

That version of Folsom Prison Blues is so good. Willie’s solo rules. What an amazing guitarist that guy is. He sort of reminds me of Monk with the way he punctuates the space around the melody.
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: ))))(((( on October 22, 2021, 07:53:32 PM
Buzz mentioning a little more about the recording and thought process.

https://newnoisemagazine.com/interview-the-melvins-buzz-osborne-talks-new-acoustic-36-song-collection/
Title: Re: Melvins Ready First-Ever Acoustic Album ‘Five Legged Dog’
Post by: acid policy on October 24, 2021, 10:52:39 AM
what strings does buzz use here

great album. wow