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Melvins Discussion / Re: Geoffrey Nicholson live melvins recordings
« on: May 28, 2020, 03:04:08 PM »
Would someone reup the 7.27.2007 - Los Angeles, CA at the Troubadour show?

Thank you for sharing... I showed up about a month late.


Pssst...this is out there in the wild. Trevor's additions really give it a lot of atmosphere and depth. The songs are less "Melvins demos" (which is what "This Machine Kills Artists" sounded like, to me) and more their own thing, even if you've heard compositions like this from Buzz many times.  If you like ambient Melvins, this is your lucky day. Might also feature some of Buzz' finest clean singing -- he hits a few super-high notes on this.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Dale Crover Solo Album on Joyful Noise
« on: July 05, 2017, 03:29:04 PM »
This album might actually be better than "A Walk With Love and Death." It certainly seems so.

Melvins Discussion / Re: New Double Album: A Walk With Love and Death
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:48:39 PM »
I've heard the album.

The noise LP is just that. Much of it is just ambient sound (recordings of people talking or kids playing in the background) mixed with guitar freakouts and sci-fi noises. It's, sadly, almost totally pointless. "Give it to Me" is a 60's-style rave-up that's okay, because it's a band playing music, at least. The whole disc sounds like something the band could've farted out in an afternoon. What's the point of even doing this? "Prick" at least had "Larry."

The "rock" disc is...okay. Sadly, the ancient outtake "Euthanasia" is the best, heaviest tune. "Flaming Creature" is up there, too. First two tracks are moody numbers. A lot of it is kinda clean-tone, half-cocked stuff that just doesn't do it for me. It's just verse, verse, verse, out. These songs don't really go anywhere.

Your mileage may vary. I've felt like these guys are impressive for never becoming a bad band, ever, but I've also felt -- and this album really exemplifies this -- that they're coasting, and have been for some time. The Melvins used to blow my fucking mind every time around. Now, they land a couple punches here and there, but it's all very ephemeral.

Steve's bass playing is phenomenal, though. What a killer musician. Best player since Mark D.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Edition of 9 - new Tribute Clown singles series
« on: February 06, 2016, 01:44:44 PM »

Does anyone have a link to the file that had been posted at the link above? I asked the guy for a fresh one, and he declined due to guilt. I say, the songs aren't available to purchase, so download-related guilt shouldn't be an issue. If you agree and have the tunes, could you PM me? Thank you, you fine people.

Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Nude With Boots
« on: April 10, 2008, 12:10:13 AM »
i've heard it.

i'd say it's pretty 70's rock. not very sludgy...more alice cooper-y. pretty midtempo, overall. buzz is using some different guitar tones. dale sings lead at one point. really good melodic basslines and harmonies from jared. the double-drums are used more creatively than last time around. it's more experimental, but in the HAT sort of way, not the honky sort of way.

negatives: the last two tracks, one of which is a recycled amrep single, i don't recall which. a recent one. "flush" is also just a short space-noise track.

i'd say it's 3/4 awesome. a totally worthy melvins album. i'll be buying it.

Melvins Show Reviews / Re: 10/28/06 - Athens,GA @ The 40Watt
« on: November 04, 2006, 02:45:55 AM »
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It's actually a audience/soundboard mix, but yes the whole thing will be up on dimeadozen soon, as well as the following night.

any chance you got the harvey milk set, too? i'm always thrilled to see HM on dimeadozen.

you didn't happen to get the galifianakis set from the day before, did you? my favorite comic.

i wish i could've been there for those two days...

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzz on LIVE tonight (Thu Aug 31)
« on: August 31, 2006, 10:40:13 PM »
a total clusterfuck. i waited through that mess of a show to see buzz, and then as soon as he gets on, it shits the bed? weak.

Melvins Discussion / Re: A Senile Animal : out October 10.
« on: August 17, 2006, 11:51:52 PM »
"The Melvins

Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Melvins/Biafra - "Sieg Howdy" in stores 9-27
« on: September 24, 2005, 10:46:03 AM »
okay, i got the album off slsk. thanks TGH for the hint.

the weirdness that people were referring to is this:

jello's voice is too dry and mixed too loud. his timing/rhythm during "halo of flies" at points is terrible. this is where people were getting the feeling that his voice didn't "match" the music. the vocal just doesn't sit in the mix very well at all at times, which is too bad, because it seems like this album is a little less muddy-sounding than the last one overall.

i think the album is pretty much more of the same. the melvins playing basic rock and roll with jello spewing his bullshit over the top. there are a couple of moments that are cool, like the country breakdown in "dumb kids" followed by the really sludgy "wholly buy bull," which is summarily ruined by jello's boring soapboxing (and has a stupid pun as a title). THAT song is followed by "voted off the island," which gets it title from a goddamn reality show. retarded.

and...a schwartzenegger impression? it's just lame and old-farty.

and then, remixes of shitty songs. i really shouldn't buy this, but i'm sure i will. somewhere, buzz is cackling.

i would just love it if the melvins would get back to work making melvins music, and i have to wonder if this big business thing will just be another dilution of their pure rock...purity. some guy playing drums over dale? i'm worried.

Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Melvins/Biafra - "Sieg Howdy" in stores 9-27
« on: September 22, 2005, 02:42:31 PM »
does anyone have this kicking around soulseek or anything? i'm going to buy it, even though i hated the last one, but i'm too lazy to send away for it before it hits stores.

Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Got It
« on: September 19, 2005, 12:04:28 PM »
Quote from: Tyronehell
I got it this morning from AT site and I live in Northern Ireland. Have not got a chance to listen to it in full, Just listen to Halo of flies which I love but the Jello I have to say has ruin it with his vocals and I am a Jello fan.

i was afraid of this. well, at least there are decent-sounding SBD boots of that song with buzz singing.

i wish the melvins would get back to making melvins albums.

Melvins Discussion / I BELIEVE I found Mark Deutrom... (new songs included)
« on: September 16, 2005, 02:40:52 PM »
dudbean is correct. he knows how to read, whereas the lot of you are apparently ESL students.

Melvins Album Discussion / Melvins/Biafra - "Sieg Howdy" in stores 9-27
« on: September 08, 2005, 04:27:55 PM »
so, this thing's out in a few new info? i wonder if it will be less crap than the last one.

Melvins Discussion / Pigs Vinyl
« on: September 08, 2005, 08:22:01 AM »
nice work.

man, dale's bell stuff at the end blows me away. no one does shit like that. it's what makes dale dale. i can't believe that part got axed on the album.

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