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Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Melvins Lite - Freak Puke
« on: June 11, 2012, 04:50:21 PM »
oh, also-- does anyone know why buzz stopped using les paul guitars?
He said he prefers the light weight of the EGC's and the thin necks. He talks about that and more here.

MELVINS Houdini Riff Lesson1

hmm, ok, fair enough.  i still think les pauls sound better, personally, but it seems that buzzo can't quite give em up totally himself, what with having the ECG setup like an LP and all  :)

I agree, the saying is true...Only a Gibson is good enough! I think Les Pauls are heavy too...that's why I use an SG. In Buzz's defense I think he's rocked a les paul long enough where he's entitled to a change at this point. I don't dislike his current tone, it is bright and cuts but I do miss some of the more chunky tone of the Les Paul. When it comes down to it tho, I just like hearing Buzz play guitar....any guitar! :lol:

When it comes to the live show, I'd say Buzz' tone is better than ever. I can't say I've noticed a huge difference between his sound with a Gibson and an EGC though.

Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Melvins Lite - Freak Puke
« on: June 08, 2012, 04:19:44 PM »
"Let Me Roll it" might be the closest-sounding cover song they've done yet!

While they aren't worlds apart by any means, the Melvins definitely did tweak this song in a few odd ways. I was teaching myself the Wings version of "Let Me Roll It" before I even heard the Melvins lite version (otherwise I probably wouldn't have even noticed). So basically the verse of the song alternates between a F#m and an E. Strangely enough, while McCartney starts the vocals on the E chord, Buzz starts the exact same vocals in on the F#m. Somehow it completely works and is hardly noticeable though.

Also, he cuts off the fourth iteration of the chorus....possibly because McCartney goes higher in the vocal range on that part, and it is a little more challenging to sing? Other than that just a busier guitar part in the Melvins lite version where Buzz is kind of mimicking the bass line of the Wings version. Once again though, it totally works and is totally Melvins.

I'll definitely be catching Melvins Lite at Slim's in San Francisco before this tour kicks off, but I really want to try to catch them out of state somewhere that I'm not so familiar with. Put the OH, MA, and NV dates in my calendar just earlier today....

Melvins Discussion / Re: A Buzzo & Dale LITE album?
« on: June 07, 2012, 04:37:53 PM »
I'd assume that the eventual dismissal of Rutmanis may be why this project never saw the light of day.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Paste Magazine's interview with Buzz
« on: June 07, 2012, 04:35:08 PM »
Thanks for posting this OP. I had been trying to access the interview via (the)Melvins facebook feed but the site was insisting that I sign up for some BS just to read the damn article, and I am almost never willing to do that.

Melvins Discussion / Re: A Buzzo & Dale LITE album?
« on: June 07, 2012, 04:18:43 PM »
So little faith....HA.

Found this little blurb from Rutmanis (circa 2000) talking about the triple bass Mike & the Melvins project:

Melvins Discussion / Re: A Buzzo & Dale LITE album?
« on: June 07, 2012, 03:43:45 PM »
I thought I heard about something about some shelved session they did with Enemeymine.

Great Buzzo/9-11 picture underneath your user name.

Melvins Discussion / Re: A Buzzo & Dale LITE album?
« on: June 07, 2012, 03:37:01 PM »
are you referring perhaps to the project with the guys from Godheadsilo?but why three bassists?  :?

Honestly, I don't remember specifics at all. I just remember the three bassists concept, telling a friend about it, and thinking to myself, "....only the Melvins!".

Melvins Discussion / Re: A Buzzo & Dale LITE album?
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:20:07 PM »
Yee. Kind of on the ridiculous side, but I'd love to hear how bone-crushingly heavy a Melvins incarnation like that might sound. I'm sure they'd pull of something absolutely nasty (in a good way).

Melvins Discussion / Re: A Buzzo & Dale LITE album?
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:12:31 PM »
Not the same, but this reminds me of a project I heard they where working on maybe half a decade ago or so. I had read something about them working on an album with no guitar, 3 bassists, and a single drummer. I assume nothing tangible ever came of it, but the concept sounds right up there alley.

This sound familiar to anyone?

Melvins Discussion / Re: Kevin Rutmanis
« on: June 06, 2012, 02:08:07 PM »
Rutmanis would weird me the fuck out with his facial expressions and the way he contorted around onstage. REALLY liked his bass playing both on H.A.T. and for live performances though. Had never seen someone rock slide bass before him (i.e. see how pretty, see how smart). Had never thought much about why he isn't in the Melvins anymore; probably because they seem to generally go the route of the disposable bassist.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Your first Melvins record experience?
« on: June 06, 2012, 01:41:53 PM »
FASHO. Pleased to meet ya. Don't know how I wasn't more intimately familiar with this site already....

Melvins Show Reviews / Re: GAMH April 12, 2012!! Melvins/Unsane
« on: June 06, 2012, 01:38:58 PM »
In here late since I just registered to this site today. Attended this show, just like I attend most every show of theirs that comes through the Bay Area. Loved the song selection and sound for the night. Last Melvins show I had attended at GAMH was in 2011 and the fucking idiot on the phone told me the wrong start time so I missed them performing all of Lysol and Eggnog (so tragic, especially the missing of Lysol), and only was able to catch their performance of Houdini (which was great, but I had already seen them perform the whole album not long prior to this show).

Anyways, I was able to take some pretty HQ video of them playing an incredible song I was unfamiliar with. Unfortunately, I didn't know what it was called or if it was new or just obscure at the time. Ended up figuring out it was "A Growing Disgust" from the just released 'Freak Puke' album. Here is the video of it if anyone is interested:

Melvins - A Growing Disgust (720p HD)

Melvins Lyrics & Tabs / Re: Melvins Tabs
« on: June 06, 2012, 01:31:58 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good application for writing one's own tabs? Figured out 'A Growing Disgust' by ear the other day (along with 'Honey Bucket') and it is pretty glorious to play. Would be more than willing to transcribe it for you guys if anyone can point me in the right direction.


Melvins Discussion / Re: Your first Melvins record experience?
« on: June 06, 2012, 01:27:51 PM »
My first experience listening to a Melvins album was back around 1993 as a 7th grader. A few of my buddies and I where all learning to play guitar, writing songs together, hanging out with chicks and drinking beer for the first time, and really getting in to music. As we had a mutual appreciation for Nirvana, we ended up discovering bands like Sonic Youth, Tad, Mudhoney, and the Melvins. I can remember buying the Tad - Inhaler album and thinking it was pretty decent, but my friends bright yellow cassette tape of the Melvins - Houdini really grabbed my attention way more than any of those other bands I was just hearing for the first time. Everything from the first drum hits, to the palm-muted guitar intro, to Buzz' vocals just dripped pure heaviness, and I loved it.

Once we got our hands on a copy of Lysol, I was definitely hooked for life. That whole first 15 minutes or so was such a mind-blowing experience that was so worth the initial patience to really discover. We always made a habit of listening to that album in a dark room in it's entirety whenever we where getting especially faded off smoking weed and drinking 40's. All of our other friends didn't get it and probably thought we where mentally retarded.

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