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Very impressed with this whole project. Thank you for the CD option, I think I shall order that.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins/Redd Kross tour + album 2019
« on: September 23, 2019, 09:23:06 PM »
Totally separate songs. "Ghost on the Highway" is Melvins covering The Gun Club. "Highway" is one of four collab tracks with Melvins playing as the rhythm/backing (it seems) for Shitkid.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins/Redd Kross tour + album 2019
« on: September 23, 2019, 12:56:51 PM »
Ghost on the Highway. Hellllll yeah!

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzzo's political views
« on: September 23, 2019, 12:49:12 PM »
I think there parts of his classical-liberal mindset that come through in the lyrics especially stuff around the Big Biz era. But yeah, not an overtly political band.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins Covers
« on: September 21, 2019, 08:09:27 PM »

This is a nice one! True to the original but not aping.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Buzzo's political views
« on: September 21, 2019, 03:28:07 PM »
Pretty sure high school/high school/high school/high school for recent members. Not certain though.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Bangers Melvins Shitkid
« on: September 20, 2019, 10:58:52 PM »
I'd like to hear them play this live, especially "Highway." I hope a co-tour still happens at some point.

What does that guitar tone on "Highway" remind you of? I love it but I can't put my finger on it. A Melvins tune.

Best Buzzo interview in a long time. I am soooooo digging this Debris song. Damn!

Debris! New to me, too, and it's been knocking around the inside of my skull a few days now. Great stuff.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins Videos Thread (and much more)
« on: September 17, 2019, 10:19:40 PM »
I'm hoping this is the tour where we get a live album with the Steven era. Sugar Daddy was how long ago? 6 or 7 years now?

Melvins Discussion / Re: Sneer and Snotulum
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:34:32 PM »
Strangely I love "Chocolate Chip Trip." I don't much care for the synth sounds elsewhere on Fear Inoculum.

I guess I might as well review the whole record...

Feels more like three epic EPs to me. There are plenty of Danny moments, plenty of Adam moments (middle of "Tempest" especially). There's a Justin riff somewhere in the middle of the record that's awesome and there's lots more Tool band moments than I expected. In that regard it's balanced and rewarding.

What's missing is a sense of humor, and that historically would be Maynard's realm. Maybe he has enough outlet in Pucifer that we won't hear Tool songs like "Hooker," "Arizona Bay," or "Rosetta Stoned" anymore. To me that's a loss.

The only instrumental I care for so far is "CCTrip" as it starts off like an Amon Tobin piece and ends up reminding me of "Divorced" but in some Pink Floyd odd meter. The extra songs in the digital version don't do anything for me yet.

I'm keeping in mind that there's a lot to soak in. I think it'll reward more on repeat listens.

The guitars sound big and the drums sound small and the vocals sound mostly like an afterthought. Maynard's voice, though, sounds good and on key and I don't hate it. The lyrics sound better in rhythm than they read on the page (indulgent pseudo spiritual affirmations).

It sounds heavily and intricately worked on but it still sounds like four musicians in a room. I don't think it suffered from the long delay. I hope the next release shows some more spontaneity and some wit and grit, though.

My complaints are minor and Petty and I'm more or less addicted already.


Melvins Discussion / Sneer and Snotulum
« on: September 06, 2019, 02:22:02 AM »
Since it'll take another decade for new Tool music I figured we ought to make it easy for disenfranchised Tool fans to discover what the Melvins have been up to in the time after 10,000 days. The band who has released at least ten studio albums in the time it took for Fear Inoculum has produced a bevy of heavy, progressive, idiosyncratic seethers. Throw in a dose of WTF interludes/instrumentals for good measure. Here's my recommendation for a 2006-2019 Melvins compilation:

Sesame Street Meat
Billy Fish
Dog Island
A Growing Disgust
Onions Make the Milk Taste Bad
We Are Doomed
I Told You I Was Crazy
The Kicking Machine
Civilized Worm
City Dump
The War on Wisdom
Black Heath
Evil New War God
Queen Powder Party

Melvins Show Reviews / Troubadour Los Angeles Sept 5, 2019
« on: September 06, 2019, 01:22:01 AM »
Great show. I don't think there were any surprises on the setlist, though they seemed to do two songs at the end with Redd Kross.

Dale is strong as ever. Buzz was flawless. Steven sounded great, too. A lot more clarity in the playing, less effects, I think.

The Bit especially sounds great with what Steven is doing. I liked how With Yo Heart sort of truncates right into Leeech as if they're one song. I lost my shit to Sesame Street Meat and Kicking Machine. Doesn't matter how many times I've seen them, that's the best opening pair imaginable.

Scored a Redd Kross/Melvins split ($50) and a Walsby Melvins (Pink Floyd / Animals) poster ($20) so I'm quite content. The Sabbath deluxe bundle was there but I couldn't pull the trigger over $100. It includes the Sabbath vinyl in blue, four recent CD releases that might have been alternate art and some limited art booklet. Edition was less than 50, maybe 46?

Shit, if I had the heart to be a flipper... This thing was $150 or something at the show tonight and I thought that was steep. $300 starting bid / $450 buy it now or whatever. Oh well.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Hostile Ambient Takeover
« on: September 01, 2019, 09:04:37 PM »
This year has been a good year for me completing some essentials in my Melvins wish list. Even though I'm not a vinyl collector, the HAT singles was high on my list. I scored a full set and I think I paid under $200 shipped. I'm very pleased. Be patient.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Trevor Dunn
« on: August 21, 2019, 07:55:25 AM »
Idunno what else I got really, it's a handful of tapes in storage. A few things that I recall are OzzyLive and Loud because it had that awesome packaging, and what I believe to be original issue sub pop Nirvana Bleach and Beastie Boys Check Your Head, which must have been my most played before going full CD.

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