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Melvins Discussion / Melvins on Sound Opinions
« on: August 25, 2017, 06:06:42 PM »

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Melvins Show Reviews / High Noon Saloon 7/9/15
« on: July 09, 2015, 11:52:44 PM »
It was great and kind of crazy. If you are going to order two beers I suggest not coming back during Night Goat with them.

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Melvins Discussion / Tour Split 10"/CD with Le Butcherettes
« on: May 07, 2015, 09:00:49 AM »
From the Melvins Facebook page, for the upcoming tour they'll have a tour 10" split with Le Butcherettes.

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Tour fires up in a month and we're not heading out empty handed. Split tour 10" (and CD version) with Le Butcherettes! Stay tuned for some of the tracks to get posted soon.
Art by HAZE XXL.


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Melvins Discussion / Buzz on his Top 5 Favorite Movie Scores
« on: December 22, 2014, 10:23:56 PM »
Some website named MTV Iggy has an article on Buzz's favorite movie scores.

http://www.mtviggy.com/interviews/selector-buzz-osborne-interview-movie-soundtracks-film-soundtracks/

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Melvins Discussion / Guidance Counselor Advice from Buzzo
« on: September 23, 2014, 07:57:34 PM »
Found this, it's from last year but don't think it's been posted (waiting for meezer to confirm or deny whether or not it has indeed been posted).

http://www.antigravitymagazine.com/2013/07/guidance-counseling-buzz-osbourne-of-the-melvins/

Look, if you need some kind of introduction to Buzz Osborne— a.k.a. King Buzz— you’re beyond help. As one of the founding members of rock’s most original, influential, longest-lasting, heaviest, scariest and funniest band the Melvins, Buzz has seen and done it all and we’re lucky to have him shepherding this month’s lost herd. The Melvins will be playing One Eyed Jack’s on August 7th as part of their 30th anniversary victory lap (that’s right, 3-0), so you’ll have plenty of time to soak in his wisdom. You’re welcome, world.

The internet’s got me pretty bummed out these days. Seems like everyone’s just endlessly talking shit and posting a lot of inane bullshit, but I’m stuck at work in front of a computer all day, so it’s one of  my only sources of entertainment. And it seems like if I swear off it altogether, I’ll be missing out. Damned if I do… what should I do?

You want advice about how to goof off at work? What kind of a do nothing job do you have that makes it possible to be on the clock and bored with the internet? You should WORK when you’re at work; after all, that’s what they pay you to do. One thing’s for sure, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to waste time online if you get canned for being an internet surfing, goldbricking stiff.

My boyfriend and I recently broke up after living together for about a year. In addition to all of  the other headaches, we adopted a cat together and now we can’t decide who gets to keep him. It might sound kinda silly but we are both pretty attached. I found him but since my boyfriend makes a little more money than I do, he’s paid most of  the vet bills, so we both feel we have a claim.  How do we resolve this?

Your ex gets the cat because he paid most of the vet bills. I’d imagine if your ex-boyfriend paid most of the vet bills then he’s probably paid most of the other bills as well, so you should at least think about it from that perspective. Another reading between the lines hint into how it worked in your “on the rocks” relationship is you saying we “recently broke up.” This usually means YOU left him. If he would have left you then you would have taken whatever you wanted, including the cat, regardless  of if he paid the bills or not. Maybe you’d be justified in that case but who knows. Remember, you’re getting off easy. Next time you “break up” with some dude you decided to shack up with for a year you might be trying to decide who gets custody of your illegitimate kid…

Before I had my child, I swore I wouldn’t subject them to religious upbringing. I was raised Catholic but I haven’t been a believer or practicing for a long time.  However, I’ve started having doubts about that decision and now look at the church as something my kids might need, at least be introduced to. They have a lot of activities for kids for one thing…  and it’s one of  those things where being on the other side of  parenthood has me considering things like this. Where should I go from here?

Well, John Waters always said he was glad he was raised Catholic because it meant sex would always be dirty, so there’s that to consider, which is a plus as far as I’m concerned. Also, when I was a teenager NO ONE partied harder than the kids who went to church every Sunday. Actually, it was a tie between the offspring of cops or the offspring of the church-goers as to who was most likely to get hammered and do something REALLY illegal. Morality seemed to go right out the window in every department with the churchies which, as a non church- goer, I found to be quite exciting. Those kids were always a blast to get roaring drunk with and besides, most of them had folks at home who were twice as naive as Ned Flanders, so they could pretty much get away with murder. My parents were forced to go to church as children, which meant they never set foot in a church as adults. Great! That meant that I never had to go to some horrible early morning Sunday service with a crippling hangover… My Sundays were free. If your kid needs something to do or an outside activity, then get him involved in Little League. I would have mentioned the Cub Scouts or the Boy Scouts but they seem to be as embroiled in scandal as the church these days. But I never went to church and I don’t have kids so what do I know?

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Melvins Show Reviews / Buzz at Shank Hall in Milwaukee, 6/28
« on: July 01, 2014, 05:52:35 PM »
Sorry for the late review, my powers been out and I've been busy in the meantime. Anyways, I went to see Buzz last Saturday and it was a great time! We were running about an hour late due to unforseen circumstances so we missed all of Emma Ruth Rundle and only caught the end of Mark Waldoch's set, which was pretty good but ended pretty suddenly when he broke a string in the middle of a song. He went backstage assumingly to ask Buzz if he could either play his guitar or if Buzz had any extra guitar strings but came up empty so he just stopped. I used the in between break to make a quick pee stop and when I came back decided to stand right up front by Buzz, despite everyone else sitting in their chairs at their tables. This encouraged my friend Ben to stand by me and a couple of other people wandered up too. By about the middle of the set when I took a peek behind me there was a great deal of people by the stage then, which was good, it would have been lame if everyone remained in there seats. I also saw Buzz live acoustic a couple months back in Madison which featured probably about 70-30 Melvins songs to solo tracks, and this time was reverse, with a majority of the material being from This Machine Kills Artists and a few Melvins songs thrown in. All the Melvins songs played were also played at the first show, which makes sense. Also this time when listening to the Melvins songs I focused on the performance as opposed to first time when in my head I would picture the rest of the band playing along with him. This gave it more of an intimate and intense feel to it (I suppose the reason I filled in the rest of the band in my head was because I'm both so used to hearing the songs in that fashion and it was just so damn intimate without the drums and bass). Buzz also told a couple of stories, well only one really and it was the Mike Patton story which was hilarious and kind of gross and shows the respect that Buzz has for Patton, even though it might not always come across in interviews. The funniest part was Buzz said Patton came to the solo show in San Fran and he shrank back into his chair when Buzz asked the audience if he should tell the Patton or Iggy Pop story (the San Fransisco audience voted to hear the Iggy Pop story), and after the show Patton asked Buzz what story he was going to tell, as I imagine there are multiple stories Buzz could tell. The second story wasn't so much a story as it was Buzz remembering a conversation he had with his wife about what story to tell and not wanting to talk about any of the stories Mackie suggested (mainly stories about him getting beat up or arrested). So yeah, he finished with Revolve, the PA blasted Hell Broke Luce by Tom Waits and Buzz signed some things for fans before taking off for Chicago.

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Melvins Show Reviews / King Buzzo @ High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
« on: March 23, 2014, 11:28:59 PM »
Got back a little while ago. What a great show! I believe this was the last date on the current tour, unless you count the birthday bash coming up at Grumpy's on Tuesday. Anyways, like my friend Ben and I feared the 10" was long sold out by the time we got there. I did chat a little bit with Haze then grabbed a beer and checked out the opening act, which was called Mutts who were pretty good. It was actually only their piano player performing, for whatever reason the bass player and drummer weren't there, not sure if they couldn't make it or if they just wanted to keep it more of an intimate type of thing. The guy Mike was great though on just electric piano and bass drum, he had a real Tom Waits thing going on with a touch of Randy Newman thrown in. He did a cover of Royals that was pretty funny, and also gave away copies of one of their CDs that I think were leftovers from SXSW; I'm listening to it right now and it's good stuff but very different with the full band.

So after a short bit Buzz came out and set his minimal gear up and started playing. Ben spotted on the set list that Buzz would start with Boris, which I thought he was kidding about, but sure enough he played it alright! We were right up front and it was a nice intimate show with Buzz telling the stories he's told all tour, along with some good bits about being unsure if he'll make it to his 50th birthday as any moment someone could walk in with a deer rifle and take him out. He then mentioned that someone dragged him to see Bruce Springsteen and that he wished at that moment he had a deer rifle to take out the Boss, but that he couldn't get away with it and quoting Bukowski about prisons have the wrong type of bars. I also asked about the lack of muumuus and he said something along the lines of he's too grown up for that type of thing which made everyone laugh. The music itself was great and sounded fantastic at High Noon. I think he only played two new songs, the previously streaming Dark Brown Teeth and a new track I don't know the name of, the rest of the set was Melvins songs and a cover of Ballad of Dwight Frye. It was a pretty short set even with the stories but hey I got a free CD and got home before midnight, so win! So yeah, if he does tour later this year you should totally go. I really like hearing Melvins songs in different contexts like that, and when it was just Buzz and Dale, and with Trevor on stand up bass.

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Melvins Show Reviews / Melvins/Unsane at Turner Hall, Milwaukee 5/1
« on: May 02, 2012, 12:17:09 AM »
Just got back, wholly shit awesome. First off, this was probably the biggest crowd I've seen for a Melvins show, and the first time they've played Milwaukee since 2006 which might have had something to do with that. The venue Turner Hall is also much bigger than other venues I've seen them at, and probably my favorite venue in the area (the usher in the front also said "The King is waiting for you", which cracked me up). Before the show started I snagged a poster (artwork very similar to the Melvins/Unsane 7", and signed by the band), the flower shirt and the Melvins/Totimoshi split 7". Unfortunately they were out of letterpress everything but I was able to run the stuff out to my car before the show started. I also ran into various people I know at the show including ----____-----___ who I actually stood next to during Unsane for a bit before I recognized him and shook his hand. Speaking of Unsane, they were pretty great, and angry. I only have Scattered Smothered and Covered so I didn't recognize most of what they played but it sounded how Unsane should sound, dirty, angry and just a "wall of noise" as my friend Aaron put it. Their drummer Vinney is sitting out the tour as he has some sort of health issue going on (as I'm sure you are all aware) so first Coady played with them then Dale came out and took over for Coady, then Coady came back out to finish the set, which ended with Scrape, Alleged, and a cover of the Flipper song Ha Ha Ha, which I didn't see coming (or that Unsane would cover it!) but it was pretty awesome though. After they were done my friend Ben and I moved up front and were a couple of rows back of Buzz's side.

Just a short time later the Melvins came out and started with Dog Island and while I wouldn't say the place went nuts (that was later), there were certainly some enthusiastic people in the crowd. One of the guys I was standing next to was punching me repeatedly because he was so excited. After Dog Island they played the first side of Lysol, which was probably the third time I've heard them play that in the last couple of years and was great as usual. It's funny; when I was first getting into the Melvins I didn't think they would play that song live ever but it seems lately they've been playing that live quite a bit (maybe that's because the album is 20 years old now?). They then played the Water Glass and punchy guy yelled in my ear "Do you know this song?", to which I replied "Hell yeah!" which seemed to satisfy him. MANKY!!! The first time I saw the Melvins live in 1999 that was the first song they played, so that song will always hold a special place for me. Youth of America was also tops and that was when the place started getting pretty crazy with a pit starting. They also played that new song A Growing Disgust which sounded good and makes me look forward to Freak Puke even more (and makes me think of how awesome Coady and Jared are to play the new song that they weren't involved in). They then played the new EP the Bulls and the Bees in it's entirety which sounds even better live compared to the studio versions. A Really Long Wait was the most obviously different track live as compared to the studio version due to the fact that, well, none of them play violin or anything, but it was a good atmospheric track and good lead in to National Hamster. THE BIT!!!! That song just crushes when they play it live. Plus, they did the crazy drum solo/Jared singing/noise thing at the end of their set which they seem to do lately and I think is great.

After the show we kind of hung out for a little bit to gather our thoughts and relax before hitting the road, which turned out to be the right call as I saw a woman with a setlist which I pointed out to my friends. The woman then said to me "Do you want the set list?" to which I replied "HELL YEAH!" I was very happy, and the woman then seemed to think I didn't appreciate it so I gave her a BIG hug and told her I loved her and some other stuff to that effect. Some guy then took our picture and told me the website to go to for pictures from the show to which I completely forgot by now which is unfortunate. Anyways now I want to get the poster framed with the set list and ticket in the frame with it. Oh, and here's a picture from tonight's show from Turner Hall's website:

I only took a couple of pics from my phone, I was having too good of a time to take more.


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Melvins Discussion / 9/26 Venue Change
« on: September 22, 2009, 11:36:51 PM »
Got this email from Ticketmaster:

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Hello, this is Ticketmaster Customer Service with an important alert for your upcoming event. Down scheduled at Pearl Room on Saturday, September 26, 2009, at 8:00PM, has changed to a new venue and now has an age restriction. The event will now take place at the Austin's same time & date. Patrons attending the show must be 21 with a valid photo ID available at the door. If you do not meet the age criteria, you may obtain a refund by following the instructions below for your applicable delivery method. Original tickets will be honored for the new venue, or you may obtain a refund by following the instructions below for your applicable delivery method.

If your tickets were sent to you via ticketFast, Paperless Ticketing or were being held at the box office Will Call Window, you may request a refund by contacting Ticketmaster Customer Service no later than Friday, September 25 2009 by 3:00 PM ES/DT @ http://www.ticketmaster.com/h/asktm.html

If your tickets were mailed via UPS or regular mail, you may mail your tickets back to:
Ticketmaster
Attention Customer Service
Down (CH1) Refund
1000 Corporate Landing
Charleston, WV 25311

I guess the original venue is closing as it looks like all the other shows are either being cancelled or moved to different venues as well. Works out for me, as the new venue is about an hour closer.

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Melvins Discussion / Melvins get some love from the Onion
« on: July 07, 2008, 10:03:33 PM »
Some guy I guess is not listening to new music and is just going through his music collection and writing about it, and in this week he wrote a little blurb about the Melvins:

The lines between hardcore punk, heavy metal and grunge were made more indistinct by bands like the Melvins, who flew the flannel and thrashed hard at the same time. As an outsider to the metal and hardcore scenes (and a doubter when it comes to grunge), I've always wondered what kind of audience is drawn to the Melvins. Aren't they too sloppy for the metalheads, or too heavy for hardcore? Or do they find the sweet spot that unites?

http://www.avclub.com/content/feature/popless_week_27_the_second_half/3


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Melvins Discussion / AMG Album of the Day
« on: January 28, 2008, 11:16:40 PM »
Check out what is/was AllMusicGuide's album of the day:


Those who are attentive will note this wasn't the first time a Melvins album was album of the day, they also had Buzz's solo album once.


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Melvins Discussion / Brujeria
« on: March 14, 2007, 07:32:08 PM »
Just got an email from a friend who mentioned that Buzz will be playing with Brujeria in the near future. Or, to quote him directly: "I guess Buzz is playing some shows with Brujeria. We'll have to be on the lookout for some boots." Anyone hear about this?

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