Not knowing what in hell to expect because The melvins like to mess with the fans.
Just having a GREAT TIME!
I was pretty stoned, that is one reason I laughed, another because It was just too fucking COOL!!!
felt like bumping into your best friend you havent seen for years or something you know...was a TREAT to watch them playing!
they were kicking SERIOUS ass at the TORONTO show!
I would say and just one look at Tevors stage getup is what got me going..one guy behind me Says ANGUS DUNN...and I laughed...and then Trevor began playing, and it was fucking blowing my mind, and I was LOL, when I noticed he was playing the bassline of EYEFLYS using a DOUBLE BASS with a bow!!! and just Buzz was playing along to it PERFECTLY but in a completely new style than Ive ever heard the melvins do, and you know the melvins already have a different style to begin.
sounded oldschool style, almost like they were doing score for a vintage western movie, Like that Enrico morricone or somethin...
whats his name, Im thinking of Hugo montanegro or something..
Melvins once in a while have reflected a WESTERN style, not musically per-se, more like the imagery and abstract themes in their actual SOUND and style, reflects me to cowboy scenes from old western movies I long forgot, be it production or not..
That AND a TON of it reminds me of Military themes, and War.
By the way, DALE broke 2 or 3 sticks at the hamilton show, I was suprised he didnt put a hole in one of his skins actually..I was sort of watching for that during a third of the way through the set, Looked like the tip of another stick broke right after the first stick went flying up.
also there were some sketchy issues at the hamilton show, one of Dales boom stands came loose and he was mucking around for a second to fix it. also Buzz Hit his channel selector or went for an effect that had no power or wasnt set up...and cut out for a few seconds before he switched back. Also the kick drum mic was sketchy and Cliff was trying to fix it a few times, but that was just Cool in a lot of ways to see it happen...they rocked that shitty stage as if it was a HUGE Arena. They went with it, and all I could do was marvel at how good dale was...I guess I would have to warm up and play every day for the next 27 years to be THAT insane. I mean, there is the point beyond human tolerance, the guy has no limit.
Here he is out the front of the Club having a cigarette like its NO Big deal before relentlessly abusing himself on stage, while some dude shakes his hand and he makes a funny face as he poses for a friendly photo, but GOD I couldnt keep up to him, no way not like this..pretty much no one I know could. Put it THIS way, just Standing there Watching DALE play, makes me break a sweat...
fucking BEAT THAT kit like a Redhead stepchild..
I just was mostly like in disbeleif watching Dale...just Doing stuff I could not believe.
They all kept it together, with ample skill.
Dont get me started about Buzz or Trevor.
Back to Dale;
during soundcheck, working on some badass chops and beats...wow, that was enlightening, that was as cool as the whole show itself actually, I already knew the songs and set, Just hearing them jam out a little and warm up was a learning experiance.
could have sworn Buzz was singing TOMMOROW TOMMOROW from little orphan annie or something like that to check the mic.
ANOTHER THING THAT I HAD ME CRACKING UP!
these guys woud have to TRY HARD to suck.