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Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzz on Lydian Spin
« on: June 27, 2020, 09:17:29 PM »
That's one thing I've discovered i never like in any interviews. It's happened quite a few times with Buzz in the past too where he is on a show and they have multiple hosts. The numerous hosts always joke around and make fools of themselves. Saying all their stupid in jokes and quite disrespectfully making the interview about themselves and their lives. Every time I find some podcast like that with a public figure I enjoy hearing speak, I know im not going to enjoy it much. I much prefer serious interviews. Relaxed, calm, down to Earth and insightful discussions that are respectful and allow the person interviewed to speak without too much disruption. Not an excuse to create a brain numbing comedy show and shout all over them.

I think it stems from the radio aspect of needing to create a 'brand' a reason for people to tune in each day or week because you want to hear what that person (or people) have to say about whatever. I've never understood that aspect of humanity myself and have never listened to radio for that very reason.

In my city we had a notable local radio 'shock jock' who was essentially a very grumpy old prick and would shit on everything. Oldies loved him even my mother when she got into her 60's started listening to him religiously. It became a trend with young people to ring up speak to him on air drag him along for a while and then say something you would know he would abuse you over and hang up on you. I did it myself one time pretending to be a druggie and he abused me called me a shit for brains and hung up on me lol 

Speaking in a more broader sense about interviews. Those that Conan Neutron undertakes on his podcasts always mildly irritate me. The guy is quite clearly a decent fellow. A fun, light hearted and definitely respectful guy. But something about his personality (im not sure even quite what it is) really grates on me after a while. I always listen to his interviews but i do find it a struggle. I think it might just be his ever jolly, jokey, kind of goofy tone he always displays.

I'm not a big podcast guy for the reason above but I did listen to one of Conan's interviews with Coady from Big Business just to try and find out if they had any future with the Melvins and I remember finding Conan hard to listen to. I can't even remember what it was might've been the jokey life of the party type thing you said and I say that as someone who really enjoys his music and has bought all of his stuff except for the new album as I won't pay $10 USD (a good $15 AU) for a download so won't listen to it.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzz on Instagram Live Wed.
« on: June 27, 2020, 07:43:14 PM »
Looking forward to the new Melvins 1983 release just hope it's an actual album on Ipecac.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzz on Lydian Spin
« on: June 27, 2020, 07:41:39 PM »
I had a listen to it last night. It wasn't as bad as i expected but it was (in parts) still pretty bad and cringeworthy. God the male host might have been even worse than Lydia. I felt sorry for Buzz in a way there. I like some of Lydia's music over the years but i can't stand her personality. Im sure i can't be the only one who thinks that here.

Yeah the male host was insufferable. Never a good listen when the interview subject can barely get a word in.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Electroretard Amrep Version
« on: June 27, 2020, 07:39:14 PM »
I’m curious as to why haze uses the Russian hammer and sickle so much on his art? I have the Melvins Unsane poster as well as the electroretard reissue shirt. I’m a moron when it comes to politics and history etc. looked up what it meant, but wondering if anyone has any insight as to why it’s on so much of his stuff? I apologize in advance is this is a stupid question.  :D

Probably the dichotomy of it representing the Soviet Union i.e. communism admired aspects like everyone is equal, look out for your fellow man vs the cold war where as communism/Russia was the enemy. The hammer and sickle gets the blood flowing no matter what side you're on.

Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn
« on: June 21, 2020, 07:32:19 PM »
If that's so, then that's a bad business strategy. Put the fucking thing out and sell some units. Tour when you can, and if the album has been selling well, people will turn out to see it live.  A band like Clutch puts out an album and there's literally a 1-2 yr cycle of touring with breaks before the next album comes out.

Dez Fafara from Devildriver on his new album release:

According to Fafara, the original plan was to release "Dealing With Demons I" a few months ago. "The record that was done — mid-2019, it was in the can, done, both records — [but it was pushed back] because of everything we were going through as a family," he said. "I wasn't about to leave my wife and go on tour or do any of that... Also, I've gotta say, a lot of bands now are pulling back their records, pulling back their music, [because] it's not a good business move to release a record — you can't tour on it, et cetera. I'm doing the exact opposite. It's what I've done my whole life. And I'm releasing music during this time.

Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn
« on: June 10, 2020, 07:21:48 PM »
Has Buzz recently commented on why the 3 month delay on the full length release? Yeah, I know Covid shit, plant closings, etc. Who the fuck makes the CDs for Ipecac? Are other Ipecac releases getting this long a delay? Maybe they need a better manufacturer. Haze is still pumping out AmRep CDs. Zappa Records announced a new live 4-CD 1970 set last month that's out in a few weeks through Universal.

It's likely the albums were manufactured ages ago and they're sitting on them during the covid-19 thing because Buzz/Dunn can't tour during it and putting out an album without any touring to promote it isn't the greatest idea.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Across The USA in 51 Days : The Movie!
« on: June 07, 2020, 12:46:23 AM »
This Melvins dvd is currently airing on Ipecac's Youtube channel so I watched it for the first time last night. I absolutely loved the tour diaries they did for Spin magazine on that tour, someone on here collected them altogether on here in a PDF file even made a front cover it's fantastic and thanks again to whichever BBS member that did that. I've probably read the whole thing 4-5 times and even printed it out once and gave a copy to my brother don't think he ever read it though.

Anyway the documentary watching it it's just way too short at only about 60 min in length really you only get about a minute in each city if that on some stops and you can't get any sort of feeling for the specific cities which isn't good. As someone who has always dreamed of doing a road trip around the USA I would've liked to have seen the run time extended out to a good 90 mins or so to get a better feel for each place but the documentary seemed more like it was put together for posterity rather than being watchable. A bit too much focus on the crew guys as well no one cares about seeing band's crews.

I started reading the tour diaries for Spin magazine again after that viewing fantastic reading.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzz stiffs night goat Artist?
« on: May 21, 2020, 08:29:07 PM »
It's no surprise that a few on here are missing the point when it comes to anything Buzz/Melvins related. The point is not that the guy eventually got paid it's that Buzz fucked up and then squealed like a stuck pig when called on it. It's not exactly the first time Buzz's bad attitude has come back to bite him.

When someone screws you over and then turns around and accuses you of screwing them over you always remember it even if they eventually right the ship. Like I said in my example with that movie distributor they did eventually send me my order but kicked up such a fuss about it that I will never have anything to do with them again and not that I'm on social media but if someone ever asked me what they were like to deal with it I would tell them exactly what happened.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzz stiffs night goat Artist?
« on: May 20, 2020, 07:48:17 PM »
I remember ordering some horror dvd's from a distributor that I was a fan of championed all the time even travelled 12 hours on a bus interstate to attend a horror movie festival they were putting on and a few years ago ordered a batch of dvd's from them they never turned up and when I contacted them and asked them if they had sent them yet the guy went off at me and basically accused me of trying to swindle $30 worth of dvd's off of them. I'll never have anything to do with the company again.

Moral of the story when you fuck up don't turn around and accuse the customer of trying to rip you off.

People spitting at a band to show appreciation... WTF?

Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo Tour Dates and Roll Call
« on: May 07, 2020, 12:26:48 AM »
Buzz is scheduled to be in Europe late August to early October, so the US tour will more likely be cancelled than postponed, I think. He mentioned the same thing in a recent interview, too.

I think you could pretty much rule a line through that European tour too.

Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn
« on: April 18, 2020, 12:19:12 AM »
The spendy part worries me. $40 is 'spendy' enough, as it is. If they need money as a band, there's tons of ways to get it without reaming the fan base.

These limited edition vinyls are precisely that milking the fan base.

At least sometime this year, it appears I'll have a tasty pink slab of new Buzzo to lay on my turntable!


Melvins Discussion / Re: Geoffrey Nicholson live melvins recordings
« on: March 27, 2020, 10:01:03 PM »
Thanks for these has he got any recordings of recent Melvins live shows?

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins on the Ernie Ball Podcast
« on: March 10, 2020, 08:16:30 PM »
because he's ok now. those links to interviews or bbs posts are from more than one year ago.. didn't you realize that?

Try 5 months ago, on their last full scale tour.

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