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Melvins Discussion / Re: Pinkus Abortion Technician
« on: April 22, 2018, 02:54:08 PM »

Overall, I like the album, but honestly I'm already waiting for the Steven era to end.

Couldn't have put it better...

I met Steven after the Orlando show last September as he came outside to smoke a cigarette while I was waiting for a cab. We spoke for 5-10 mins and I can say that he is a super nice, cool guy.

However, I also must say that I didn't like his fit in the melvins pretty much from day one, mostly on stage.

He brings in a more "poppy", clean vibe, which I probably wouldn't mind in bands who are NOT Melvins  :D

For me, Melvins (especially live Melvins) was always about heaviness, weirdness, something you FEEL, DIVE INTO, EXPERIENCE, rather than just watch or listen to.  The 2 shows I've attended with Steven on bass lacked that X factor, that elusive feeling that you normally get after a Melvins show. That "what the fuck did I just watch?" (in a good way) feeling...

The shows with Steven look more "professional" if u'd like, more of a "rock show" for the fans as opposed to standard Melvins which is "Anti-fans"  :lol:   it lacks that "fuck you" attitude, that uniqueness that distinguishes Melvins from other bands.

It really hit me again a couple of months back when that video of Night Goat with Kevin surfaced. I'd much rather see someone like Kevin on bass...

So yeah I agree about Steven  :).

I also agree that this is not a bad album, but I think it's far from being one of their best.

BTW apparently I'm the only one here who likes embrace the rub??

Melvins Discussion / Re: A Roll-Call With Love and Death
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:47:45 AM »
Anyone else going to the Orlando show on the 18th?

Melvins Discussion / Re: A Roll-Call With Love and Death
« on: August 03, 2017, 03:28:23 PM »
Going to the Orlando show on 18/09   :)

Possibly Tampa as well on the 16th...

Melvins Show Reviews / Re: Melvins @ Koko Club, London 19/06/2016
« on: June 22, 2016, 08:53:43 AM »
TheMelvins never disappoint...

I must admit that it probably wasn't the best I've seen them live but really no complaints.

I flew to London on Thursday with 3 of my best friends and stayed until Monday. We wandered around the city, relaxed in various parks, visited some tourists traps, but mainly ate and drank excessively...   Great times :)

On Sunday we got to Camden about 20 min before the band got on stage. Koko is a pretty sweet club with a couple of balconies and terraces, but IMO the sound wasn't great.

Dale was awesome as usual. I'm really hypnotised when I watch him play and can watch him for hours. As I've written before, I do feel that he plays harder and better as a solo drummer. The man is a beast!  Buzz comes to work every night and steven was pretty cool too.

The downsides for me were the sound system at the club and the setlist. I was standing in the front on the left hand side of the stage and during parts of the show I was struggling to hear buzz's guitar and steven's vocals coherently.

The setlist was comprised of mainly old stuff (Euthanasia, with yo heart / leeeeech, eye flys), some covers (kiss, redd kros, alice cooper), and relatively new stuff off The Bulls, Freak Puke, Basses Loaded, Bride, and Hold It In. For some, I Imagine, a dream setlist but I personally would have preferred more songs from other albums. Having said that, I understand that it is almost impossible for a band with such a vast catalog to hit everyone's taste on every tour... the highlight for me was Halo Of Flies for sure.

So all in all a great weekend... can't really go wrong with spending a weekend with your best buddies and watching your favorite band :)

Melvins Show Reviews / Melvins @ Koko Club, London 19/06/2016
« on: June 15, 2016, 12:09:05 PM »
Flying to London tomorrow, can't wait for Sunday...
Anyone else going? Jules?

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins 2016 dates
« on: May 09, 2016, 08:04:44 AM »

London flight + concert tix bought  :)
Welcome back! Although, knowing you, you'll probably discover you've got flights to London Ontario.... :D  )

Haha... nah I kept it simple this time :) 
Going to London for the weekend with a couple of mates from home and my mate Benny (the one who lives in Deal), who's going to the concert with me...
Should be an awesome weekend  8)

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins 2016 dates
« on: May 04, 2016, 09:26:53 AM »
London flight + concert tix bought  :)

 June 4 Bristol, UK Temples Festival
 June 5 Kortrijk, Belgium De Kreun
 June 6 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso  buddy holiday, Alex-
 June 7 Hamburg, Germany Logo Hamburg
 June 8 Copenhagen, Denmark Jazzhouse
 June 9 Gothenburg, Sweden Truckstop Alaska
 June 10 Oslo, Norway BLÅ  Fart Lips
 June 11 Malmo, Sweden Babel Malmö
 June 13 Berlin, Germany Postbahnhof Club  Garnz
 June 14 Leipzig, Germany UT Connewitz
 June 15 Cologne, Germany Underground Cologne
 June 17 Clisson, France Hellfest Open Air Festival
 June 19 London, UK KOKO - Michael Jordan
 June 20 Leeds, UK Brundenell Social Club- Leeds  maffymaff
 June 21 Glasgow, UK The Art School
 June 22 Birmingham, UK  the Rainbow Complex

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins Videos Thread (and much more)
« on: April 12, 2016, 12:29:54 PM »

Melvins Show Reviews / Tilburg, Holland, 15/16-09/2015 Incubate Festival
« on: September 16, 2015, 09:53:19 AM »
Great show last night, as always. Same setlist.
Dale is still a monster on drums. The rest of the guys were also sharp.
Nice venue.
Met Jules, Lunica, Maarten, Alex, and a few others who I can't remember their nicks right now. Missed my train back to Amsterdam after the show so ended up staying for more beers with Jules Maarten and Lunica.
Another show tonight. Unfortunately I won't be there  :( but Jules will keep us updated...

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins 2015 Dates
« on: September 16, 2015, 09:45:41 AM »
Nop  :(

I tried everything including selling my body in exchange for a ride, but there were no takers :)

So yeh I'm gonna miss tonight's show. It's a shame because I'm sure tonight will be better than last night (which of course was awesome). I really wonder what setlist they'll play. Jules will have to keep us updated.

I gave my ticket to Maarten, at least he'll make good use of it and give it to a friend of his.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins 2015 Dates
« on: September 13, 2015, 01:49:18 PM »
Thanks Alex (and Meezer for the PM).
I already checked these websites - there don't seem to be any trains/buses in Belgium during the night. I'll see if I can get a ride with someone and if not I might just rent a car here in Amsterdam on Wednesday and drive it To Brussels airport after the show...

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins 2015 Dates
« on: September 11, 2015, 05:42:03 AM »
Hallo Dutchies, hoe gaat het met je?

I require your assistance in regards to the Tilburg show please...

I've got a flight from Brussels (Zaventem) to Lisbon early Thursday morning (17th) . I have to be at the Brussels airport at around 4.30 am. The Melvins show at Tilburg ends around 23:30 on Wednesday night so I've only got a few hours.

I can't find any public transport that goes from Tilburg to Brussels, especially at night...
Also, I couldn't find a car rental with a pick up in Holland and a drop off at Brussels.

Any suggestions? how much would a taxi cost from Tilburg to Brussels?



Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins Videos Thread (and much more)
« on: August 21, 2015, 12:49:59 PM »

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins Videos Thread (and much more)
« on: August 21, 2015, 12:48:48 PM »

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins 2015 Dates
« on: June 06, 2015, 10:50:19 AM »
Thanks man!

I'm traveling from Tel Aviv, got 4 days in Holland (13th-17th)...

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