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Title: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Michael Jordan on August 11, 2006, 09:15:00 PM
ok, so I'm playing drums again after a long long time...    gonna have a jam with a friend who plays guitar sometimes this week and thought I would ask guitarists around here what would be a really cool melvins song to play on guitar.

I mean, I probably listen to the melvins from a "drums persperctive" and since I really can't play guitar, eventhough I can "spot a killer reef" I can't really say if a song is hard/easy/fun to play from a guitarist perspective (hope that makes sense).

My friend listens mainly to old stuff like led zep, blues etc. and I would like to introduce him to some melvins magic. he is a pretty good guitar player.  so any suggestions regarding what melvins songs he might dig playing guitar for are welcome.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: TGH on August 11, 2006, 09:37:38 PM
I feel that Night Goat is the greatest riff to play ever.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: grungehead on August 11, 2006, 10:26:39 PM
I feel that Night Goat is the greatest riff to play ever.
agree 100%
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: jeremy on August 11, 2006, 11:53:52 PM
The Bit.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Michael Jordan on August 12, 2006, 12:32:39 AM
yeah, the bit was the first one I was thinking of...  definitely a tune that sticks in your head for a long time after u hear it.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: anaconda on August 12, 2006, 12:57:56 AM
the bit acoustically into the bloat with full distortion. thats how we jam it. a medley.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: HAG ME on August 12, 2006, 04:34:44 AM
Yeah Night Goat is good and sooooooo SO SO SO easy. Guitar and Bass wise And Sweey Willy Rollbar is great too. They have a ton of awesome riffs when you think about it
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: klump on August 12, 2006, 05:02:16 AM
the bloated pope is fun!
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: CaptainPungent on August 12, 2006, 08:21:53 AM
i repeat myself a lot, and i've got to go with boris.
the song has so much emotion in the guitar, it's crazy.
great song to play with, everyone gets into it.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: FartLips on August 12, 2006, 10:07:54 AM
its shoved, and let god be your gardener were songs i always played, drums and guitar respectively.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Mad Arab on August 12, 2006, 10:08:48 AM
Man, there is all sorts. "Larry" is a cool song to figure out. Ditto "The Bit". Perhaps "June Bug" or "Queen" ?
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: CaptainPungent on August 13, 2006, 07:23:36 AM
Man, there is all sorts. "Larry" is a cool song to figure out. Ditto "The Bit". Perhaps "June Bug" or "Queen" ?
june bug is my favorite song that mark d. influenced and played on.
the bass is so fucking heavy.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: The Fool on August 13, 2006, 07:44:29 AM
man... there are so many!!!

some of my other favourites to play among others already mentioned are: shevil, mombius hibachi, we all love judy, manky, up the dumper, jew boy flower head, ol' black stooges, little judas chongo, foaming, pigs of the roman empire...

Take care,
The Fool
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: HAG ME on August 13, 2006, 08:45:07 AM
Man, there is all sorts. "Larry" is a cool song to figure out. Ditto "The Bit". Perhaps "June Bug" or "Queen" ?
june bug is my favorite song that mark d. influenced and played on.
the bass is so fucking heavy.

Yeah the bass is great in June Bug as in all Melvins stuff I find. I belive that Melvins are some of the few bands that really do something great with the bass and thats also why I wish this site had more bass tabs.

And pigs of the roman empire has some petty awesome guitar init
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: ManWithNoName on August 13, 2006, 08:46:16 AM
Zodiac anyone?
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: klump on August 13, 2006, 03:11:58 PM
Man, there is all sorts. "Larry" is a cool song to figure out. Ditto "The Bit". Perhaps "June Bug" or "Queen" ?
june bug is my favorite song that mark d. influenced and played on.
the bass is so fucking heavy.

Buzz plays bass on that one :)
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Dr Geek on August 13, 2006, 03:28:41 PM
Man, there is all sorts. "Larry" is a cool song to figure out. Ditto "The Bit". Perhaps "June Bug" or "Queen" ?
june bug is my favorite song that mark d. influenced and played on.
the bass is so fucking heavy.

Buzz plays bass on that one :)

How did you find that out? I know from the liner notes that everybody played guitar and bass, but I have no idea who did what.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Mad Arab on August 13, 2006, 06:02:33 PM
Man, there is all sorts. "Larry" is a cool song to figure out. Ditto "The Bit". Perhaps "June Bug" or "Queen" ?
june bug is my favorite song that mark d. influenced and played on.
the bass is so fucking heavy.

Buzz plays bass on that one :)

How did you find that out? I know from the liner notes that everybody played guitar and bass, but I have no idea who did what.

Dr. Geek, if you ever saw the Melvins live during the time Stoner Witch was released Buzz and Mark switched instruments on that particular song. So it does not seem unreasonable that they did this in the studio as well.

Also on the song "Cottonmouth", from the album Stag, Dale sings, plays the guitar and bass drum at the same time when Cottonmouth was performed live. Kind of cool isn't it? Opens up a lot of possibilities when you are versatile.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Fast and Bulbous on August 13, 2006, 07:31:50 PM
Zodiac anyone?

ME!! That's one of my favorite Melvins songs.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: didlisquat on August 14, 2006, 08:57:17 AM
There are reefs in the ocean called melvins that are shaped like guitars and kill. Damn, everything melvins is a bad ass.
Now the cover to the album is starting to make sense.
I hope they have a picture of the killer reefs on the inside art.
sorry, had to be a smart ass on this one.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: anaconda on August 14, 2006, 07:11:45 PM
Without question, the first 4 minutes of In the Freaktose... from Honky,  that has tons of killer rifts
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: didlisquat on August 14, 2006, 07:37:26 PM
All of H.A.T.. My favorite album of all time. Just decided that this second. This thing creeps into my backbone more every listen. Fucking killing it.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: mopafeena on August 15, 2006, 12:48:56 AM
Zodiac anyone?

ME!! That's one of my favorite Melvins songs.

Seconded. or is that thirdeded?
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Michael Jordan on August 15, 2006, 01:43:17 AM
yeah, yeah, I know it's riffs and not reefs...  was very very stoned when I was starting the thread and couldn't be fucked changing it afterwards...   besides, I'm sure u can find a reef somewhere which looks like the melvins, or at least like buzz's hair...   If I ever find a secret surf spot with a reef bottom I promise I'll name it the melvins.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: norecess on August 15, 2006, 01:44:46 AM
Zodiac anyone?

ME!! That's one of my favorite Melvins songs.

Seconded. or is that thirdeded?

Fourthed! Or was that Four Tet?
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: mopafeena on August 15, 2006, 04:19:00 AM
Zodiac anyone?

ME!! That's one of my favorite Melvins songs.

Seconded. or is that thirdeded?

Fourthed! Or was that Four Tet?

 :lol:
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: CaptainPungent on August 15, 2006, 05:52:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQDAPagfUqo
i do that everytime i hear buzz take out a badass riff.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: mopafeena on August 15, 2006, 05:56:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQDAPagfUqo
i do that everytime i hear buzz take out a badass riff.

That's fucken hilarious.  :lol:
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: norecess on August 15, 2006, 06:03:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQDAPagfUqo
i do that everytime i hear buzz take out a badass riff.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: TJP on May 06, 2007, 12:09:20 PM
INFLUENCE OF ATMOSPHERE
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: CaptainPungent on May 06, 2007, 03:12:27 PM
my favorite riffs at the moment by some of the studio albums (atleast 3 per LP, discounting collab w/jello), riff on geetar-

gpt- eye flys, dont piece me, influence of atmosphere, happy grey or black, leeech, glowgod
ozma- vile, oven, koolegged, agonizer, ever since my accident, revulsion/we reach, claude. small percent
bullhead- boris, anaconda, zodiac, ligature
eggnog- hog leg, charmicarmicat
lysol/s.t.- hung bunny, roman dog bird, with teeth
dale crover- all of the songs (so fuckkking heavy)
king buzzo- isabella, skeeter
houdini- hooch, night goat, lizzy, honey bucket, hag me
prick- larry
stoner witch- skweetis, sweet willy rollbar, at the stake
stag- the bit, tipping the lion, buck owens, skin horse, berthas
honky- mombius hibachi, lovely butterfly, in the freaktose the bugs are dying
the maggot- AMAZON/amazon, manky, the horn bearer
the bootlicker- let it all be, up the dumper, prig (my favorite acoustic riff ever)
the crybaby- mine is no disgrace, divorced, moon pie
electroretard- youth of america, missing, lovely butterfly
HAT- dr. geek, little judas chongo, the fool the meddling idiot
HAT single- jerkin' krokus
pigs of roman empire- bloated pope, pink bat, safety third
live houdini- pearl bomb, joan of arc, hag me
senile animale- talking horse, blood witch, history of bad men, mechanical bride

non-album- scared, lexicon devil, leech, ggiibbyy, euthenasia

this is just at the moment, i love them all and it changes.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Dead Cowboy on May 06, 2007, 03:26:46 PM
On the whole, GPT as an album is the greatest guitar wankfest (the good kinda wankfest) I have ever heard.

All the more impressive is that its their debut.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: CaptainPungent on May 06, 2007, 03:31:34 PM
On the whole, GPT as an album is the greatest guitar wankfest (the good kinda wankfest) I have ever heard.

All the more impressive is that its their debut.

spoken beautifully
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: TJP on May 07, 2007, 09:42:53 AM
On the whole, GPT as an album is the greatest guitar wankfest (the good kinda wankfest) I have ever heard.

All the more impressive is that its their debut.

this dude speaks the truth
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: sebo on May 07, 2007, 10:16:13 AM
On the whole, GPT as an album is the greatest guitar wankfest (the good kinda wankfest) I have ever heard.

All the more impressive is that its their debut.

this dude speaks the truth
Oh yeah.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: MailOrderBride on May 07, 2007, 08:33:12 PM
i play zodiac and the bit A LOT but i probably play anaconda the most. one of the first songs i learned on guitar was lizzy. it's pretty easy.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Andy Wood on May 07, 2007, 11:39:30 PM
Easy As It Was
Grinding Process
Sacrifice
Don't Piece Me
Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More (yeah its a Mudhoney cover, but it kicks so much more ass than the original)

LEEECH!!!!
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Dead Cowboy on May 08, 2007, 10:45:41 PM
I like you guys :D
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: TJP on May 10, 2007, 11:35:27 AM
i play zodiac and the bit A LOT but i probably play anaconda the most. one of the first songs i learned on guitar was lizzy. it's pretty easy.

how often do you play along to the melvins on guitar?
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: MailOrderBride on May 10, 2007, 11:35:23 PM
i dont really play along to the melvins but you know there are those riffs you play whenever you pick up a new guitar or whatever?

although i would like to cover anaconda.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: CaptainPungent on May 11, 2007, 09:36:13 AM
i dont really play along to the melvins but you know there are those riffs you play whenever you pick up a new guitar or whatever?

although i would like to cover anaconda.
i've only played anaconda on the kit alone, if i were to play it with anyone, i'd get way too into it at the end/2nd half.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: CaptainPungent on May 11, 2007, 06:33:41 PM
i've only played anaconda on the kit alone, if i were to play it with anyone, i'd get way too into it at the end/2nd half.

Do you play the first three high-hat beats the same way Dale does? Most people don't seem to notice that part, but I think it's one of the greatest things Dale has ever done. It seems so simple, but it's sort of a tricky, weird little part that I would put in my "favourite drum moments" list.
yep, i love seeing clips of him doing it live.  that's the thing about dale, he's hitting a shitload a lot more in different directions/things/etc. that it seems simple enough but actually isn't.  it's pretty amazing.  he went to hitting something light instead of loud and heavy, but it came across still heavy, pretty cool technique.
good rainy day song
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: Stonergrunge on May 15, 2007, 02:18:33 PM
I go with Honey Bucket, Night Goat, Joan Of Arc, Boris, Revolve, The Bloated Pope, amazon, The Horn Bearer, Mombius Hibachi and specially the big and slow songs such as Roman Dog Bird and Hag me.
Title: Re: Killer Melvins guitar reefs
Post by: CaptainPungent on May 20, 2007, 07:48:26 PM
i've only played anaconda on the kit alone, if i were to play it with anyone, i'd get way too into it at the end/2nd half.

Do you play the first three high-hat beats the same way Dale does? Most people don't seem to notice that part, but I think it's one of the greatest things Dale has ever done. It seems so simple, but it's sort of a tricky, weird little part that I would put in my "favourite drum moments" list.
yep, i love seeing clips of him doing it live.  that's the thing about dale, he's hitting a shitload a lot more in different directions/things/etc. that it seems simple enough but actually isn't.  it's pretty amazing.  he went to hitting something light instead of loud and heavy, but it came across still heavy, pretty cool technique.
good rainy day song

Are we talking about the same thing, Captain P? I was thinking more about how the first three hits of the high-hat are half a beat ahead of where they should be. It totally fucked me up on air drums the first time I heard it.
yeah, my bad, i read yours incorrectly.
ah, the first hihat to floor toms back to hihat rhythm i stayed honest to when i play it, it's recognizable to anyone who's a fan like us on this site who listen to it continuous, it's not hard i think...just very unique drumwork, intelligent planning.