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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #150 on: March 31, 2016, 11:10:20 PM »
This Album is a bit of a departure which I find greatly appealing.. what is there to gripe about? Lucky it even saw the light of day at long last. Im very happy with it. 


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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #151 on: April 01, 2016, 04:35:24 AM »
My Loser edition showed up yesterday. Cheers to Sub Pop for such a nice package. I wonder if the standard LP will have that cool pink outer cover? Anyhow the music is great, this is my favorite Melvins thing since Hold It In. Great album.
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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #152 on: April 01, 2016, 06:23:50 AM »
I wonder if the standard LP will have that cool pink outer cover?
Looks great with the pink background and die cuts. Is the regular edition pink? I would have bought 2 if I had known it was so awesome looking.




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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #153 on: April 01, 2016, 07:29:24 AM »
got mine today. i haven't listened to any of the teasers or downloads before.
side A is now through and it was perfect start to finish.
i like the overall sound and production... the drums!!

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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #154 on: April 01, 2016, 08:19:34 AM »
this is my favorite Melvins thing since Hold It In.
...but Hold It In was their last album! Ha.

I was including all the 10"s in my comment (even though they are not albums) which I believe will be on the Basses Loaded album. Anyhow this album is great and I am loving it. So glad I made the cut for the Loser edition. It's a really nice package.  :D
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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #156 on: April 01, 2016, 12:28:24 PM »
Got mine in today! Digging it! (loser edition for me as well)
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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #157 on: April 01, 2016, 06:07:50 PM »
I like this album a lot. I have been listening to a lot of Hepa-titus lately though so I hear Kevin all over the place. It does have a rough, lo-fi sound to the production but I assumed that was Mike's influence.
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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #158 on: April 01, 2016, 10:20:01 PM »
Here's allmusic.com's review. They gave it 3 and a half stars.

Given the Melvins' profligate recording habits and eagerness to work with others, it's rather surprising it never happened before. But in 1999, the grunge pioneers somehow managed to lose track of one of their projects. The Melvins had gone on tour with Mike Kunka, whose band Godheadsilo had recently broken up. Given their shared dedication to idiosyncratic heavy rock, it made sense that Kunka and the Melvins thought it would be fun to make an album together. But after completing most of the work, Kunka opted to take a short break before wrapping up the recording and finishing the mix. That break ended up lasting 16 years, and it wasn't until 2015 that he and the Melvins reconvened to put the final touches on their album. Considering the album's unusual history and long incubation period, it would be nice to report that the finished product, Three Men and a Baby, is some sort of masterpiece. That most certainly isn't the case, but the album is a generally successful experiment in low-end heaviness. For the Three Men and a Baby sessions, Kunka, Buzz Osborne, and Kevin Rutmanis all played bass (with Kunka's tuned high enough to send out shards of guitar-like noise). The result is a roiling sea of thick, noisy sounds, soupy and angular, propelled by Dale Crover's limber but hard-hitting drum work. The work is not unlike what one would expect from the Melvins, but Kunka does add an edge of spooky weirdness to the music that recalls Godheadsilo's brutal, low-tech vision. And while the album often sounds swampy and ominous, there's a curiously playful undertow to this music, even when it doesn't sound like a barrel of laughs. The oddball "A Friend in Need Is a Friend You Don't Need" is full of non-sequitur hilarity. Very few people could cover Public Image Ltd.'s "Annalisa" and sound like they were enjoying it. But there's too much fire in the take on Three Men and a Baby to believe Kunka and the Melvins weren't into it. There's plenty here that will intrigue the Melvins' and Kunka's separate fan bases, and perhaps this could have become an ongoing collaboration if Kunka had finished the album sooner.
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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #159 on: April 02, 2016, 05:30:45 AM »

i like the overall sound and production... the drums!!

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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #160 on: April 02, 2016, 09:58:21 AM »
sounds grrrreat!!!

love the Korny Ass Joker ooze in the mix ... that him singing on "Gravel" i think ...

love the repurposed HAT song (or I guess it was repurposed from this for HAT since this was recorded 1st)

Wonder what the added 2015 crap is? Among other things I guess that rapping 'bout prison, dogs, and cold toilets??
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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #161 on: April 02, 2016, 12:18:36 PM »
all the vocals and some guitar got added from what i gather
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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #162 on: April 02, 2016, 02:57:04 PM »
Here's allmusic.com's review. They gave it 3 and a half stars.

I have this psychotic friend who rates everything a 7 out of 10.  It's kind of funny that allmusic has basically given every album The Melvins have put out in the past 10 years a 7 out of 10.  It's really weird.



love the repurposed HAT song (or I guess it was repurposed from this for HAT since this was recorded 1st)


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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #163 on: April 02, 2016, 06:11:02 PM »
April 3rd here and lazy SubPop still haven't released the album on Bandcamp.  ](*,)
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Re: Mike and The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby to be released.
« Reply #164 on: April 02, 2016, 06:50:51 PM »
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