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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #135 on: August 21, 2020, 03:18:21 PM »
"Shock Me" is truly amazing. Every corner is just delicious. The slow, the fast, the lead vocal, the backing vocals, the bass, Buzz's playing. It's been ringing in my head for a few days now.

Second favorite is probably "I'm Glad I Could Help Out" with the way Trevor arpeggiates the bass line, the snarling verses, and then that unexpected washy chorus guitar. It's a bit like the little guitar hook in "Let It All Be" where it seems like it shouldn't work but it totally does.
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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #136 on: August 21, 2020, 07:39:17 PM »
Just had my first full listen to the vinyl.  Was cooking dinner and had some other slight distractions but I really like what I heard and hoping for a stoney rainy day soon so I can sit and absorb it fully.

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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #137 on: August 21, 2020, 08:22:15 PM »
put both this and the 4 non album cuts from the Six Pack ep on a tape. on my second listen. i love this. i definitely was missing some low end and melody/ harmony/ interplay with another musician and Trevor excels at this kind of stuff!
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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #138 on: August 22, 2020, 01:08:15 AM »
Interesting batch of tunes from Buzzo. This doesn’t disappoint. Dunn’s presence definitely elevates the situation. This is keeping my attention better than TMKA. I’m enjoying my first listen!

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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #139 on: August 23, 2020, 06:30:27 AM »
Interesting batch of tunes from Buzzo. This doesn’t disappoint. Dunn’s presence definitely elevates the situation. This is keeping my attention better than TMKA. I’m enjoying my first listen!

His first solo album was much better than this, IMO.

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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #140 on: August 23, 2020, 06:34:21 AM »
His first solo album was much better than this, IMO.
Agreed, although i do think this new one did grow on me quite a bit. It's just a different beast really. At first i compared the both of them but now i think of them as distinctly different projects. Similar in some ways though. It really makes me wonder what Buzz might do for a third solo record. Add another extra element perhaps?? Im sure it will be something unexpected and novel.

Also i'd have loved to hear what this album would have sounded like without Dunn. Just to hear how it would have been. Probably is better with the double bass though. I think i tend to consider it a follow-up Melvins Lite album myself.

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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #141 on: August 23, 2020, 07:06:38 AM »
I think i tend to consider it a follow-up Melvins Lite album myself.

That's what I thought this album sounds a lot more like Freak Puke than TMKA.

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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #142 on: August 24, 2020, 09:35:45 PM »
Still enjoying it on the 10th listen. I agree with the Freak Puke comparisons. There are also a couple Bootlicker moments. Did we think Buzz would just release another TMKA? I’m glad he didn’t. Another fine addition to the Melvins catalog!

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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #143 on: September 19, 2020, 06:36:50 AM »
This album is simply beautiful.
At firts, first song, 'Housing..." I thought the "dark folk cliché" almost ridiculous... But it works. This is a GREAT song.
Sadness is a just mask, or a veil. Then the song become stronger, little by little, as if it refuses this sadness, more and more. It becomes a mountain of rage, maybe the rage of still being alive.
Beautiful, really.

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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #144 on: September 20, 2020, 10:41:42 AM »
Anyone else's Buzzo LP not centered, like really off center ?
I got the pink vinyl from Ipecac's euro-site & black vinyl from their u.s. site, both have the same problem.

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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #145 on: September 20, 2020, 01:59:48 PM »
I haven't listened to the whole album yet. But I was pleased there is a cover of Shock Me by KISS on it!
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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #146 on: September 20, 2020, 04:11:26 PM »
Anyone else's Buzzo LP not centered, like really off center ?
I got the pink vinyl from Ipecac's euro-site & black vinyl from their u.s. site, both have the same problem.

 Avoid Ipecac vinyl like the Covid :P. It hasn't been good lately. I think the last one I bought was Basses Loaded, and fortunately there were no issues.

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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #147 on: September 20, 2020, 04:21:26 PM »
Anyone else's Buzzo LP not centered, like really off center ?
I got the pink vinyl from Ipecac's euro-site & black vinyl from their u.s. site, both have the same problem.

 Avoid Ipecac vinyl like the Covid :P. It hasn't been good lately. I think the last one I bought was Basses Loaded, and fortunately there were no issues.

Of course there's an issue with that Basses Loaded vinyl it's missing like four songs  :lol:

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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #148 on: September 22, 2020, 07:28:24 AM »
Anyone else's Buzzo LP not centered, like really off center ?
I got the pink vinyl from Ipecac's euro-site & black vinyl from their u.s. site, both have the same problem.
>>>>UPDATE<<<
Ipecac (U.S.) is sending me a replacement of the black vinyl version.
Still trying to find out who to contact at the Euro-site to replace the pink version 😕


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Re: King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn GIFT OF SACRIFICE album - Aug 2020
« Reply #149 on: September 22, 2020, 09:56:11 AM »
Anyone else's Buzzo LP not centered, like really off center ?
I got the pink vinyl from Ipecac's euro-site & black vinyl from their u.s. site, both have the same problem.
>>>>UPDATE<<<
Ipecac (U.S.) is sending me a replacement of the black vinyl version.
Still trying to find out who to contact at the Euro-site to replace the pink version 😕
There must be a help section.
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