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Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins timeline
« on: January 23, 2014, 10:01:15 PM »
Where's Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes? They've been keeping me company during all my years of purchasing Melvins c.d.s.

Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins timeline
« on: January 23, 2014, 09:58:37 PM »
Who could forget Brian Melvin' s "Night Food", featuring the Brian Melvin trio?

Melvins Discussion / Re: Portland School of Rock Melvins show
« on: January 23, 2014, 09:42:57 PM »
This is a lot to take in. That set list. Kids playing those songs. Parents in audience. Watching and listening. Holy shit, Batman!

Melvins Album Discussion / Re: PRICK
« on: December 17, 2013, 05:54:55 AM »
I heard them on KUKQ here in Phoenix. An A.M. "alternative" station, that had two short stints on the air. Still pretty legendary in these "Corporate Rock" parts. They played "Hooch" too!

Melvins Album Discussion / Re: PRICK
« on: November 16, 2013, 06:48:56 AM »
It happened to me. I was going to see L7(yes a little embarrassing),
and I bought Prick because they were the opening band. I was having a good amount
of luck back then finding new bands that way. Anyway, I hated the album and sold it.
I didn't even consider it to be music. I had a much easier time getting into Mr. Bungle,
which I also didn't find to be music about the first 5 times I listened to it.
So we saw them open for L7, and I was blown away. I never even listened to L7 after that.
My wife thought that the Melvins were talented, but that their music was nothing but a bunch of intros & outros linked together, but I was hooked right there. I bought Stoner Witch,
once I had heard "Revolve" & "Queen" on the radio.
I said I heard the Melvins on the radio. Different times, indeed.
I loved Stoner Witch and it became the gold standard by which I judged all
Melvins music for the next ten years. I went back and bought Prick before Stag came out,
and found it to be a CD single for the instrumentals "Rickets" & "Larry".
Albeit, a single that needed a lot of editing. I've since grown to love "Punch The Lion", "Chief Ten Beers", & "Pick It And Flick It" if not for their musical qualities, the titles alone are
more awesome than anything else you could spend your hard earned cash on.
Today I'd give Prick 2 & 1/2 stars and keep it around to tape the Larry & Rickets
on anything that Stoner Witch goes on. And now, for your listening pleasure,
a few moments of Pure! Digital! Silence!
By the way, I don't know Glen. No offense. Seems nice, though.

Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Tres Cabrones
« on: November 16, 2013, 02:21:25 AM »
    It's good to see a positive review for the band. Good to see someone out there gets it.
I figured I would wade in here with my own review. I own everything by the band,
most of their side projects and I've seen them live here in Phoenix fifteen times since 1994.
    In my order of favorite songs;
1-Doctor Mule-this song is top notch. Appreciate that it was released on the website earlier this year. Great groove and crunch, very weird lyrics, vocals and melodies with lots of strange keyboard and hand claps.
2-City Dump
6-Psychedelic Haze
9-Stump Farmer-at first these three songs seem to be the same song, or a variation of the same      song. No complaints ,these are the the type of Melvins songs that have fueled my addiction to this band for almost two decades. Continuing in the vein of "Leon Vs. The Revolution", "A Growing Disgust" from the Melvins lite release last year.
5-Dogs & Cattle Prods-much like the previous four songs this one kicks ass, but also features some things that I've never heard in a Melvins song before. A lead guitar melody playing along with the vocal line, albeit with a heavy dose of effects on the vocals to avoid being mistaken for the Beatles. The song clocks in at almost nine minutes, and plays in three movements with a first two minutes that is more conventional, five minutes where the song slows down devolving into an acoustic guitar outro  that finally goes lo-fi for the last two minutes. This song gets better every time I hear it.
3- American Cow- same as 2, 6, 9, but much slower with a guitar melody that howls like a wolf ,menacing your village.
8- I Told You I Was Crazy- Seven minute opus that starts with a slow intro of organ playing a waltz or something. This song picks up heaviness after two minutes, but continues at the slow                           pace that makes it all work so well. The new "Shevil".
11- Walter's Lips
12- Stick 'Em Up Bitch -Very adequate punk covers that would have fit in nicely with the others   
     on "Everybody Loves Sausages", earlier this year.
4-Tie My Pecker To A Tree,
7- 99 Bottles Of Beer
10- In The Army Now- These three are silly, as I expected, but very solid arrangements
that make them rewarding to listen to at a minute each.  So there you have it.
Vocals, lyrics, guitar, bass, drums, songwriting- all get five stars in my book.
A very impressive effort from all members, even if the rhythm section is unconventional.
Plus most of the vocals are just Buzz, for all the fans who lament the way the "Big Hair Lineup" "sounds like a barber shop quartet"(not me, for the record).
So go buy this record. Now. What were you going to buy instead? Food? Beer?!!

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