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This was a great show. I think the set list was very similar to what people have posted for other shows on this tour.
They opened with Flipper's Sacrifice played at medium tempo.    The surprise for me was the cover of the Beatles
song, (was it She Loves You (?) I have already forgotten.
 The trio is very tight. This was the first time I had seen Steven on bass in this configuration, he was fun.
The show lacked some of the epic intensity of the Big Biz Melvins, but still a pretty enjoyable set.  Dale rocked hard

Melvins Discussion / Where are the Melvins playing for New Years?
« on: November 21, 2014, 02:00:07 PM »
anyone have a clue? many thanks

This was an ok show. It seemed Buzz was doing his job as rock god to push the show into "warp speed" with major head bobbing and pyrotechnics on the guitar and Dale was alive and playing with a fierceness of attack, but Pinkus tended to just stand there and somehow the show never got off into the  "legendary" zone. I saw this lineup play once before at Grumpy's on the Friday evening before the big outdoor 30th anniversary show. It's good. They always play some Butthole Surfer songs, they did a great GRAVEYARD at Grumpys, and they played GOING DOWN TO FLORIDA at GAMH. But I do miss Jared and Cody a bit, there was just more excitement in the room when they were in the band.  It is also tuff to follow up a bass player like Trevor Dunn,  he is in a class by himself, I am a huge Butthole Surfer fan so I can understand why the Melvins wants to merge with these players. But the trio with Jeff Pinkus seems a bit lack luster to me. Maybe it was just an off nite. King Buzzo's solo acoustic show in July at GAMH was a amazing show, wonder if they will ever release that? it was much better than the disc. the opening act Le Butcherettes killed it 

this was an awesome show. Forget about asking me for the set list. My mind does  not work that way and I am sure various Judge Judies who view this site will have all the details.  He started out playing 3 Melvins songs, the first was Boris. It was killer, you could actually make out the lyrics. Then he played several songs from his new record. I admit to being skeptical as to why a rock n roll god like Buzz was doing a solo acoustic  tour (WTF????) but this was an awesome show. Even when he plays acooustic it sounds like  hard rock.  I was totally won over, as was everyone else. It was like  seeing Son House or Lead Belly play,   

Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo solo acoustic set!
« on: January 10, 2014, 02:42:28 PM »
I can see Buzz getting all retro and soulful on the acoustic tour going all:, " I say,now listen to me chillun, I say these do-nuts are made for the chief of PO-Lice, so make them with Extra grease.." glissendo etc

Just got an email announcing this event, apparently with short sets by Melvins, Hepatitis etc

Melvins Show Reviews / Re: Grumpys bash 13. 7.20.13
« on: April 28, 2013, 07:49:29 PM »
I just heard that the Melvins volunteered to start the show off and so they will be going on first, close to 2pm,,,Alfunso

Melvins Show Reviews / Re: Grumpys bash 13. 7.20.13
« on: April 22, 2013, 06:47:36 PM »
the times listed for this gig is 2pm-2am,(thats a bit of a range)  Does anyone have an idea what time  the bands start playing and when Melvins wil go on?  8-9pm? I am looking at flights, etc  ALfunso

Hello, still looking for a download of Melvins vrs Minneapolis. or would be willing to pay for a burned copy of disc one, anything to get a taste. Help me out

Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Melvins vs Minneapolis
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:40:30 PM »
Would anyone be so kind as to burn this for me? Not sure if I have anything that is worth a trade but perhaps I could give you some dollars and sense. Anything helps.   

Melvins Show Reviews / Re: Dec. 29th 2012 Great American Music Hall
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:39:47 AM »
Hmmmmmmm, where to begin?, this was a very good show. it seems after a respite of eggnog and couch surf our heros were very re-energized and excited to be playing as the regular Melvins again, no Trevor in sight. This very esoteric tidbit: Buzz was playing from the right side of the stage for this show (never seen that before at GAMH) (I usually stand on right side) as a result, the sound was amazing clear and bright. They started out playing the opening songs from Nude with Boots, (sorry I am not into set lists or song titles, but I am sure someone will post that soon) and there was one cover that seemed to be reminiscent of Ballroom Blitz by the Sweet. it wasn't that song exactly but seemed sort of like that song.It must be on the new release with red cross etc.
  Buzz was running around a lot, (great idea: Buzz Bobblehead doll), doing his best bobblehead routine, shaking his head and looking up  to the stars and playing a lot of great stuff, it seemed he was very interested in pushing the show to the next level of intensity. not sure if it got there. it was a great show, they played songs and not noise so much.
  But the GAMH show of dec 29, 2010 (I believe) was the show when the earth really opened up and the Melvins fell into a time warp of noise and sludge and feedback  and the delivered this cosmic show of utter nowness and filth. That was my favorite Melvins show. This one was very good and spirited and seemed a  drive thru warm up for the New Years show, which will probably find them peaking.

Melvins Discussion / Re: What have thee done for The Melvins this year?
« on: December 27, 2012, 10:21:52 PM »
On Buzz's birthday I made a big chocolate cake and gave away slices to the homeless people in my neighborhood. I mean these people are so poor they can't afford to buy Ipods to download
Bulls and Bees, can you imagine?

Melvins Discussion / Re: Joyful Noise Recordings' 2013 Flexi Disc Series
« on: December 16, 2012, 07:45:50 PM »
Boy, am I getting sick of "limited edition, hand numbered, screen printed boxes" I have so many of them I only have enuff room for a little cot to sleep on, that and my vast collection of "limited edition, hand printed, screen printed boxes" by some by well known artistes.I might add. Gimme a friggin break already,,,Alfunso

Melvins Discussion / Re: Your Melvins History...
« on: December 12, 2012, 09:36:55 PM »
For some reason I kinda responded to all the merch as well, the iconography, I loved all the posters and shirts. The Book. they spoke to me as well as the music.
  The little girls might not get it but the old men the understand, etc 

Melvins Discussion / Re: Your Melvins History...
« on: December 12, 2012, 09:31:36 PM »
I live in the SF Bay area. In the 80-90s, my favorite band was the Butthole Surfers. They started out playing warehouses and small clubs around town and slowly built up to playing the Greek Theater. The early days with the Butts were riot good. Everyone would drop acid, they would bang this cymbal filled with lighter fluid and huge flames would shoot up. Naked dancers would grind and pretend to have sex on stage. all the while playing this grimy psychedelic rock, it was kinda like the circus came to town, but there was also an air of danger at the shows.dangerous clowns I guess was the thing.  anything could happen.  after some unbelievable great shows the band seemed to collapse.  that was a bit of a disappointment for me. they stopped touring for a while.
  I was looking for another great rock show to get into when I started going to the Ipecac Showcase at GAMH. the first one was Mike Patton, Isis, the Melvins. I had heard a buzz about the Melvins by this time but that was about it. There was a lot of great music that night but when Buzz got up and started shaking his head and playing insane on the guitar, that was it, I was hooked.
I have not missed at  show in SF since.

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