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Melvins albums i'd like to see
« on: January 27, 2022, 07:58:38 PM »
Probably a frivolous thread, but im going to make it anyway. Here are two things i would like to see the band put out.

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An album with LOTS of contributing artists involved. Usually im not too fond of bands that incorporate others into their records. I like to think of a band as a "pure" thing. Just the key members. Yet Melvins have made great use over the years of incorporating guests into songs and records alike. For a band so inclined to welcome others into the fold, it's almost a surprise to think that this only really includes The Crybaby, Everybody Loves Sausages and Basses Loaded. Obviously with Co-vid involved i doubt anything like this would happen soon. It's probably much easier (and cheaper!) to stick to 3 or 4 guys in a room creating a record. But i would like to see the band do a big thing like this at least once more. I can think of quite a few past collaborators and more recent band associations that would make for a compelling mixture and something at least potentially pretty exciting.

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Some here haven't liked the acoustic version of the band but i would actually like to see this explored more with new songs. I had the idea today that it would be cool (at least to me!) if they put out a double record with the same songs and tracklist on each one. But one was all electric and the other the same songs all done acoustically. That to me sounds like something i could see being something close to the Melvins wheelhouse. Or alternatively maybe a bit weirder, they could make a record (a bit like The Maggot) where each songs plays twice on the album. So the first track is the electric one then is followed by the acoustic one. Have that happen all the way through the album with each new song. Perhaps that wouldn't work as well but im sure done right it could still be interesting.

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Re: Melvins albums i'd like to see
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2022, 10:38:58 PM »
Idea #2 is super interesting. I like their acoustic stuff and you can trust Buzz will find a way to make it even more unusual as they get better at it. I predict that we will see more acoustic working it’s way onto proper albums, alongside heavy thrashers.

I’m still clinging to the idea of an album without any traditional instruments. What amazing sounds could they make with only vocals and synths? Perhaps a Throbbing Gristle phase. Buzz has tapped into it several times on previous albums and it has proven to be fertile ground.

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« Reply #2 on: Today at 06:55:31 AM »
Whatever happened to the Helms Alee stuff or split that was supposedly coming from quite a ways back?

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« Reply #3 on: Today at 07:07:35 AM »
What amazing sounds could they make with only vocals and synths? Perhaps a Throbbing Gristle phase. Buzz has tapped into it several times on previous albums and it has proved to be fertile ground.
Yes! I'd like to see that too. I really like the 'Heathen Earth' track Buzz did. I wonder whether we will ever get to hear the Void Manes collaboration that the guys did a good few years ago now. Im sure that would mine TG territory quite a bit.

Whatever happened to the Helms Alee stuff or split that was supposedly coming from quite a ways back?
Indeed, i wonder about that one too. It seems to have been totally forgotten or put on the shelf.

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« Reply #4 on: Today at 10:13:33 AM »
I like to believe they've got at least one composed album or EP that's barely recognizable as rock or metal because it's so abstract and confounding. Whether this is a guitar album or a keyboard album I don't know. I just hope it's written to be performed on stage, too. I want to see Steven get especially weird.

I'm also totally on board for any of these collab albums, hinted or theorized.

And I said with the LA art show and Five Legged Dog they're perfectly poised for an original album that's Melvins acoustic.