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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!

Melvins Discussion / Re: Bluewhale - Buzz & Kevin 7"
« on: November 30, 2018, 12:13:40 AM »
Kevin's like pretty much the greatest bass player in the past, present and future of mankind and all variants thereafter. Just as an understatement though.
/Fanboy mode off.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Your blessened lyrics!
« on: November 25, 2018, 01:49:09 PM »
Epic bump.

Wonder what all those posters from 15 years ago are up to. Thread was just after HAT came out.  :shock:

Melvins Discussion / Re: My first Melvins show was finally put online
« on: November 23, 2018, 03:30:03 PM »
Sitting here with my jaw dropped to the floor, and in disbelief that my 15 year old self was in the room. Dale is on fire the whole night. Best Night Goat ever. And Specimen is so heavy it made me nauseous.
What amazes me the most is seeing the actual full 2 hour, 3 set evening and how different the vibe is compared to now. Present Melvins is a tight machine. This was a looser band. And those first two sets are really unique in Melvins history. Since these shows they have continued taking big risks, but I don't think they have ever been more bravely vulnerable than they were here.

I'm curious what others think.


Set 1: Experimental (buzz on bass, mark on guitar)
Planet Destructo
Eye Flys
June bug
Sky Pup

Set 2 : Semi-Quiet
At the Stake
Tipping the lion
skin horse
goose freight train
captain pungent

Set 3 : Heavy
sweet willy rollbar
Road bull
buck owens
the bloat
the bit
night goat
the Green manalishi

Good time to see them.  That's one amazing set list.

Get the comments about them being looser back then. Also think at that time they were far more drum centric of a band than they are now.

Interesting that were playing Fleetwood Mac a couple years before the trilogy as well.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzzo's Greatest Guitar Solos
« on: November 23, 2018, 02:26:12 PM »
'The Bit' is also a good choice.

There's a video on YouTube where Mark posted in the comments how he wrote and played this guitar solo.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Bluewhale - Buzz & Kevin 7"
« on: November 23, 2018, 02:22:06 PM »
it's good to see Kevin playing with Buzz.
I suppose technically he already has been doing so for a while. I mean Kevin played bass on their Roxy Music cover on Everybody Loves Sausages, plus he finished up his work with the band on Three Men And A Baby.

And it's all Chow....

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