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Melvins Discussion / Re: I Designed a New Album Cover for the Melvins
« on: July 12, 2020, 03:59:39 AM »
Yes, sadly we will never know in the post corona world.*/

Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn
« on: July 02, 2020, 05:27:31 AM »
At least you're getting updates. No word, think Ipecac just went and stole my hard earned.

Although I bought via Bandcamp so...

Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn
« on: June 24, 2020, 04:40:28 AM »
not sure what to think. i like it but probably i still prefer TMKA which sounded more raw and more complete as a whole

I just never expected a follow up album, so glad it was released. Anything Trevor records is a bonus too!

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzzo has some...odd views
« on: June 04, 2020, 05:15:19 AM »
Didn't read the article but if he's talking about antobiotics being overused. I believe he is right.

Also...pretty funny that what, there's like 300 million American's and they can't find anyone to go up against Trump?  :lol:
The country itself is more messed up than Buzz's opinion.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzz on the Cosmic Psychos
« on: May 16, 2020, 01:04:26 AM »
He thought Europe was gay hahah

At least you get the chance to go

Melvins Discussion / Re: Next Sick Drummer video??? YOU DECIDE!!!
« on: October 19, 2019, 09:26:55 PM »
Know what I'm going to be watching tonight.... :lol:

Melvins Discussion / Re: The Melvins in 2019...
« on: September 13, 2019, 08:21:22 PM »
Quality over quantity!

Melvins Discussion / Re: Trevor Dunn
« on: August 17, 2019, 09:34:22 PM »
So glad this is happening.

Bungle could've taken over the world the way they were heading. Wonder if this will be a FNM thing, you know a few shows. It clicks, nek minnit new album.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzz's 13 Favorite Records
« on: August 03, 2019, 08:30:30 AM »
There you have it.

Proof music is subjective!

We all have guilty albums. Pretty sure I even have a Pearl Jam album in my top twenty... :lol:
Favorite albums can mark a time in history, a place, friends, etc...can be more than music or name dropping obscure bands for imaginary credits.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Honky vinyl re-release
« on: February 16, 2019, 06:03:31 PM »
Slightly off topic, but does anyone know what the last Melvins album recorded to tape was? I would guess maybe POTRE was the first Melvins album recorded purely digital w/ protool setup?

Colossus Of Destiny? If that counts.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Pinkus Abortion Technician
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:43:26 AM »
Thanks, I love Melvins and have for ages but online is my only outlet here so yeah, sometimse I think about this stuff.
It's not really heavyness though.

Think Tool did the same thing, they had all these dark creepy songs in the 90s but were singing about fisting and heaps of sexual inneundeo in their lyrics as an offset to the seriousness of the music.

So Tool later went ultra serious with their lyrics and music and Melvins went opposite with silly lyrics, song titles and (a lot of the time) music.

Just an observation really.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Pinkus Abortion Technician
« on: January 27, 2019, 11:07:50 PM »
I've been thinking about it for a while now, probably around a year, maybe longer. Just trying to figure out how they've evolved over the years and it's not about distortion or heaviness. It seems that in the past, a lot of the Melvin's essential DNA, what makes them Melvins is is that they presented themselves with the sideshow bob appearance, the muumuu, the gardening gloves, the ridiculous lyrics, the sense of humour. BUT. At the same time their music was totally opposite, it was nasty, heavy, punishing, savage, sharp or sludgy or disturbing. They worked in unison, two almost ironic juxtapositions if you will. This lasted for ages. 

From Dadaism nonsensical lyrics of Ozma mixed with brutal delivery. The quite clean precises delivery of the bootlicker opposed by a sinister tone and sharp delivery of all those songs. loose laid back feel on Honky while strongly opposed by a disturbing ambience throughout. The more you look at it the more it appears, the stark contrast they've always maintained.

However I could never place my finger on why but only recently I think it's because the newer albums don't have this.
It seems these days the ridiculousness of the Melvin s themselves has actually translated across into the music and to me, it just doesn't work as well.  they play a straight game these days.

nstead of the odd contradiction of the seriousness of their music mixed in with their sense of humour...these days it's crept across so much so that the contradiction is lost and all that is sometimes left is just that. 99 Bottles, or some of the covers.

It's not about heavy guitars or Melvins not making Lysol anymore. It's more the fact that that I think they've lost that essential ingredient which made Melvins the Melvins. It's not a diss, it's not a criticism but it's definitely the feeling I get when I hear their modern records to those of 15+ years ago.

There are some nasty/solid bits in this PAT album and the contractitions are stil there, but there are times where it just goes straight up and misses out on thisjuxtaposition d the'yve had for so many years. dont abnd me again i'm actually half drunk lol and typed this out in one go

Melvins Show Reviews / Re: Australian Tour Reviews
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:43:04 PM »
Oh yeah, I forgot about 2011 and Soundwave.

I didn't include the 90's. Just hoping to figure out a pattern here, I do assume they'll be back in 2021 though!
Hopefully Tool tour Australia with their imminent album or something and bring along Melvins. Could happen!

Melvins Show Reviews / Re: Australian Tour Reviews
« on: December 08, 2018, 04:44:20 PM »
I have to admit I'm a bit disappointed Melvins didn't come back to Australia on this PAT album cycle.

2009, 2013, maybe 2021?

*Buzz obviously also came out in 2014 for the acoustic tour. Missed that one though!

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