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Melvins live recordings pre 1988
« on: June 11, 2020, 02:57:11 AM »
Can we come up with a list of any Melvins live recording circulating from before 1988?
I noticed some inconsistencies and mislabelled dates, maybe with all puzzle pieces lying on the table, it's possible to figure things out?

For a start, the recording labelled 1985/10/07 Wellington's, Winnipeg, MB is definitely not dated correctly.



Listen at 0:30, Buzz says "here were are on a Thursday night". October 7th 1985 was a Monday.

According to the attached poster/flyer, they were supposed to play this venue on October 11th (Friday) and 12th (Saturday).
Also, according to the attached newspaper review, they already arrived in Winnipeg one day earlier and filled in for another band that cancelled. October 10th is a Thursday, so it seems quite clear that this is the real date of the recording.

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Re: Melvins live recordings pre 1988
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 03:12:04 AM »
Next one that is supposedly mislabelled is
1985/10/08 MacEwan Ballroom, Calgary AB, of which we have a wonderful video:


They play the following songs on this recording:
  • Over From Underground (cuts in)
  • Into The Void (Black Sabbath cover)
  • Now A Limo
  • Heaviness Of The Load
  • #2 Pencil
  • Bang Bang (The Lewd / Cher cover)
  • Disinvite
  • Grinding Process
  • Easy As It Was
  • Snake Appeal
  • Happy Gray Or Black

This looks VERY similar to a portion of the set they played on 1986/03/21 at the UTC Hall in Seattle for the Deep Six record release party (also found on Youtube):

  • Iron Man (Black Sabbath cover)
  • Six Pack (Black Flag cover)
  • Reagan's War Puppets (The Accüsed cover)
  • Over From Underground
  • Now A Limo
  • #2 Pencil
  • Heaviness Of The Load
  • Bang Bang (The Lewd / Cher cover)
  • Disinvite
  • Grinding Process
  • Easy As It Was
  • Snake Appeal
  • Happy Gray Or Black
  • Scared
  • Tomorrow's Dream (Black Sabbath cover)
  • Firehouse (KISS cover; jam)
  • Set Me Straight
  • Rip It Out (Ace Frehley cover; cuts in)
  • Gluey Porch Treatments
  • Reagan's War Puppets (The Accüsed cover)
  • unknown (cover song?; cuts out)

On the other hand, check the set of the 1985/10/10 concert, which would have been just two days later - oddly, it doesn't look quite alike:

  • At A Crawl
  • "Running Wild"
  • Bang Bang (The Lewd / Cher cover)
  • Grinding Process
  • Blessing The Operation
  • Disinvite
  • Snake Appeal
  • Breakfast On The Sly
  • She Waits
  • Cray Fish
  • Ever Since My Accident
  • Loose (The Stooges cover)
  • Sin City (AC/DC cover)

So I believe the video recording to be from early 1986 rather than October 8th 1985.

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Re: Melvins live recordings pre 1988
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 10:31:35 AM »
Great research! Very interesting as to why someone would change the date? Money is the only thing comes to my mind.
A famous Rudimentary Peni poster was debunked recently.

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Re: Melvins live recordings pre 1988
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 05:42:15 PM »
I downloaded this torrent from dimeadozen in 2006:
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Melvins
October 7, 1985
Wellington's
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

SBD > ANA(x) > CDR(x) > EAC > FLAClv8

1. intro / At A Crawl
2. ??
3. Bang Bang / Grinding Process
4. ??
5. Disinvite
6. Snake Appeal
7. Pronoun / Piece Me
8. ??
9. Crayfish / Ever Since My Accident
10. Loose
11. Sin City


Total Run Time: 31'11"
NOTES: MP3 versions of this show seem to have "Goin Blind" at the end. Not sure if that's from another show or if this recording is incomplete.

Thanks to (creatured) for the show
Extracted by Brett
Seeded @ DAD, August 2006

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Re: Melvins live recordings pre 1988
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 05:44:37 PM »
A few more in my archives:

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Melvins
April 23, 1987
Washington, DC

Soundboard > ANA(x) > CDR(x) > EAC > FLAClv8

NOTES: Source is obviously incomplete. Extracted from same CDr as 4/23/90. EAC log reflects this.

SETLIST:
1. Let God Be Your Gardener
2. Don't Piece Me
3. Vile
4. Dead Dressed
5. You're Blessened
6.
7. Heaviness of the Load ???(bass+drums)
TRT: 18'43"

DO NOT CONVERT TO MP3
DO NOT SELL COPIES OF THIS RECORDING
EXTRACTED & SEEDED @ DAD, SEPTEMBER 2006, BY BRETT

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Melvins
November 20, 1986
Seattle, WA
Central Tavern

Source: audience > ANA(x) > CDR(x) > EAC > FLAClv8

SETLIST:
1. Cold Gin
2. Eye Flies
3. Steven Instant Neuman
4. Grinding Process
5. Heater Moves and Eyes
6. Goin' Blind
7.
8. As It Was
9.
10. Big As A Mountain
11.
12. Heaviness of the Load
13.
14.
15. Don't Piece Me
16. Bitten Into Sympathy (tape flip)
17.
18.

TRT:52'31"

DO NOT CONVERT TO MP3
DO NOT SELL COPIES OF THIS RECORDING
EXTRACTED & SEEDED @ DAD, SEPTEMBER 2006, BY BRETT

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THE MELVINS - VCT Hall, Seattle, WA

March 26th 1986

audience

unknown cassette>Audition>CDWav>flac

Line-up:
Buzz Osborne - guitar/vocals
Dale Crower - drums
Matt Lukin - bass

Setlist:

01 Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
02 Six Pack (Black Flag)
03 Reagan's War Puppets (The Accused)
04 Over From The Underground - Over From Under The Excriment
05 Now A Limo
06 #2 Pencil
07 ?
08 Bang Bang (Sonny Bono)
09 Disinvite
10 Grinding Process
11 Easy As It Was
12 Snake Appeal
13 Happy Grey Or Black
14 Scared
15 Tomorrows Dream (Black Sabbath)
16 Firehouse (Kiss)
17 Set Me Straight
18 Rip It Out (Ace Frehley)
19 Gluey Porch Treatment
20 Reagan's War Puppets (The Accused)
21 ? (cut)

Time:   46:30

Notes:
Nope, you don't have this and you have never seen this listed anywhere.
Possibly uncirculated for almost 20 years. Apparently a record release party
for the "8 Songs" LP (later released as the "10 Songs" CD). It was a challenge
to split the tracks as I'm not familiar with the bands material and they pretty
much play the show as one big track.

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Re: Melvins live recordings pre 1988
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 05:46:46 PM »
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Melvins
March 21, 1986
United Community theater Hall,
Seattle,Washington, USSA

Aud>cass>?>Audition>Flac>cdr>EAC>TLH>Flac

Line Up:
Buzz Osborne
Dale Crover
Matt Lukin

01. Iron Man
02. Six Pack
03. Reagan's War Puppets
04. Over From The Underground/Excriment
05. Now A Limo
06. #2 Pencil
07. ???
08. Bang Bang (Sonny Bono)
09. Disinvite
10. Grinding Process
11. Easy As It Was
12. Snake Appeal
13. Happy Grey or Black
14. Scared
15. Tomorrows Dream
16. Firehouse
17. Set Me Straight
18. Rip It Put
19. Gluey Porch treatment
20. Reagan's War Puppets
21. ???

Thanks to original seeder and taper

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(my Birthday show!!!)

EDIT: Looks like this is probably the March 26th show above, mislabelled.