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Melvins Discussion / Re: HOLY FUCKING SHIT PLEASE READ!!
« on: March 16, 2007, 09:08:37 PM »
The question is when will some board-member/s make the song "HOLY FUCKING SHIT PLEASE READ!", and post it for our pleasure?

What about this for a refrain:

interview, interview!
interview, interview!

I hear some staccato Mike Patton-vocals on this one.

There's a new Fantomas song right there.

Melvins Discussion / Re: "The Talking Horse" Music Video
« on: March 16, 2007, 09:06:17 PM »
I dug it.
A bit silly, but that's the Melvins for ya.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzz's voice
« on: January 09, 2007, 09:33:49 PM »
Are we ever going to see that interview? Is that even a remote possibility?

Oh, while on topic...While I never really cared for singers, Buzz does have a voice I dig. It fits.

Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo on Poolside Chats
« on: December 27, 2006, 11:38:10 PM »
Goddamnit, people. I didn't know.

Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo on Poolside Chats
« on: December 27, 2006, 07:13:29 AM »
How come every time I bring up Melvins, you guys tear it to pieces?

Melvins Discussion / King Buzzo on Poolside Chats
« on: December 21, 2006, 08:04:44 PM »

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins review on
« on: December 13, 2006, 07:52:35 PM »
MUCH better review.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins review on
« on: December 13, 2006, 02:49:23 PM »
I love how they're hypocritical bastards too. They gave The Chemical Brothers' Surrender a high rating, then when the next album came out, they start the review with "After the dissapointing flop of Surrender..."

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins review on
« on: December 13, 2006, 01:21:34 PM »
The Jet review was pretty good though.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins review on
« on: December 12, 2006, 08:18:48 PM »
Yeah, this review pretty much sucked. Just thought I'd share it with all you lovely people.

Melvins Discussion / Melvins review on
« on: December 12, 2006, 08:19:37 AM »

The Melvins
(A) Senile Animal
[Ipecac; 2006]
Rating: 7.3

For the last decade, the Melvins have absolutely shat on their seminal status. Their antics have ranged from gimmicky (releasing a single for every month in 1996) to kitschy (kicking off 1999's Crybaby with Leif Garrett belting out a cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit") to just plain wimpy (2005's limp-wristed live recording of Houdini in its entirety). Due to these bloopers, there was much head-shaking and sighing to be had when the band, now reduced to a putative duo consisting of King Buzzo and drummer Dale Crover, announced their merger with L.A. drums/bass metal band Big Business earlier this year. That's right, as if the band's recent tomfoolery hadn't marred their first proper release in four years, they now sport two drummers, the pinnacle of rock absurdity.

What a pleasant surprise then that (A) Senile Animal stands as the band's most no-frills, accessible, and flat-out best album since Stoner Witch. Hostile Ambient Takeover from 2002 didn't testify to it, but you can find the Melvins's legendary sound speckled all over today's metal bands. Animal reclaims the stoner rock the Melvins ruled before Kyuss and Queens of the Stone age co-opted it, and Boris owes much of their recent hipster metal success (not to mention moniker) to the band's early sound, reincarnated here on tracks like "Rat-Faced" and "You've Never Been Right".

That said, Animal is less a blast from the past than a retooling of the Melvins' strongest albums following a more conservative mindset. The opening of "Civilized Worm" doffs its cap to catchy 70s arena rock, pounding out the chords to Cheap Trick's "Need Your Love" over a bare bones blues beat straight off of Machine Head. "A History of Drunks" follows suit, propping up King Buzzo's singsong melody with multi-tracked vocals and a middle section replete with handclaps and a surprisingly tender new wave guitar line.

These nuanced exceptions aside, the Melvins churn out their signature straightforward metal sludge by the barrelful on Animal, and no one's complaining about that. Three six-plus minute tracks grind the album to a close, each harkening back to classic slow burners like "Night Goat" and "Hag Me". Even the twin assault on drums comes together nicely as Crover and Big Business mercenary Coady Willis place their intersecting fills at loggerheads for our amusement on "A History of Bad Men". For all their recent boners and elbow-rubbing with Ipecac's weirdest, this newfangled Melvins outfit has sobered up to concoct a return-to-roots album, one that simultaneously cements their monolithic mark on metal while promising there's more gas left in the tank to keep on thrashin'.

-Adam Moerder, December 12, 2006

Melvins Lyrics & Tabs / Re: 1993 - Houdini
« on: November 20, 2006, 08:31:17 AM »
"ray day sender" always sounded like "raging nipple" to me.

Melvins Show Reviews / Re: Pittsburgh Oct 21 - 22
« on: October 24, 2006, 08:08:24 AM »
I was so high I started hanging out with this guy.

Who the hell is that?

Melvins Discussion / Re: A Revolving History Of Drunks
« on: October 23, 2006, 11:11:53 PM »
Good work my man!
Those double drums are coming through just fine.
Thanks for recording my favorite.

Melvins Show Reviews / Re: Pittsburgh Oct 21 - 22
« on: October 23, 2006, 10:55:23 PM »

Yes! They belong to the handsome dude on my right.

How high are you in that picture?

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