themelvins.net bbs

MELVINS => Melvins Discussion => Melvins Album Discussion => Topic started by: ))))(((( on September 02, 2021, 06:17:50 AM

Title: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on September 02, 2021, 06:17:50 AM
Really looking forward to this one! What songs are you guys most excited to hear. I think Hung Bunny / Roman Dog Bird is one im eager to see how it turns out. Im still intrigued by how people here will listen to the record too. I just can't imagine many people having the time (or maybe desire!) to sit down to 2.5 hours of acoustic Melvins. Although i could be wrong there.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on September 02, 2021, 12:16:37 PM
Yeah, the version on the Livestream of "Lysol" may be just a tease for the arrangement here with more voices.

Since we know what "Up the Dumper" and "Pitfalls" sound like, I'm more interested now in the heavier classics.

I have low expectations for the covers, except maybe "Everybody's Talking"
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: coodies on September 02, 2021, 04:41:33 PM
I see their is the Bloated Pope AND Suicide in Progress on this album. They both share a riff in them. Like a History of Bad Men and the Man With the Laughing Hand is Dead.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: coodies on September 02, 2021, 04:46:40 PM
Brain Center at Whipples and the solo acoustic the Ripping Driving share a lot of riffs.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on September 03, 2021, 05:08:22 AM
I have low expectations for the covers, except maybe "Everybody's Talking"
That's the one i have a feeling i simply will not like.


I see their is the Bloated Pope AND Suicide in Progress on this album. They both share a riff in them.
Brain Center at Whipples and the solo acoustic the Ripping Driving share a lot of riffs.
I didn't know about any of these. I never picked up on that fact before.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 15, 2021, 04:03:05 AM
Just had my first full listen. A solid 8/10. The only issue being the epicly long run time. I never know what to think of something like this - is it great to have MORE Melvins music or is it TOO much of a good thing? Of course one can always stop the record and return to it later or experience it in smaller chunks if so desired.

Some songs are fantastic here. 'Billy Fish' for example being one that surprised me. Others were sort of way different than i expected or i feel a little unsure about. 'At The Stake' i would have sworn was a totally new Melvins song if i didn't know it already by the title! In fact im still not sure it IS 'At The Stake' at all! It was funny how the album ended without any weirdness or extended stuff at the end. I was expecting something unexpected and peculiar like Melvins usually conjure up. Anyway i'll be listening further but im not sure if it will be all in one sitting as i did today.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: 119 on October 15, 2021, 09:52:42 AM
Shevil is freaking awesome. Billy Fish sounds great acoustic.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on October 15, 2021, 04:52:23 PM
This is a really cool album. Albums where artists revisit old material can be annoying and redundant. This doesn't feel that way at all. The broad scope of the tracklist prevents this from ever feeling too much of a specific rehash. The production is generally impeccable.

The performances are superb, sounding both practiced and in-the-moment. This version of the band is absolutely killer. I'd be happy if this is the touring and recording configuration for the next couple years.

"Hung Bunny / Roman Dog Bird" is barely familiar. This rendition is roughly what they played on Melvins TV/Livestream Obscene. But with the high quality recording, acoustic instruments and spacious mixing here, the new harmonies and arrangement make this basically a new song.

"Halo of Flies" is the same version from Slithering Slaughter but remains a huge highlight.

"Oven" is wicked cool here. There's a voice in the middle section that might be Steven. Whoever it is, I was surprised at how young it sounds.

Much like the first King Buzzo album, there are delay effects, vocal processing, and some mixing choices that help keep the sound from being monotonous.

The new (and newish) covers:
"Everybody's Talking" is a solid version, featuring Pinkus banjo and vocals. The spirit of Nilsson is here, a true tribute free of any mockery or weird choices.
"Sway" a very laidback version. If this tune were played out of context for the first time and someone told me it was an outtake from The Spaghetti Incident, would I be able to refute it? Probably not.
"Woman" absorbs the second half of "Eye Flys" and it's another cornerstone of this album.
"Charlie" is Steven's song still. This version fits the record, but is probably inferior to the studio electric version from Escape From LA.
"Outside Chance" also the same as Slithering Slaughter. This tune has grown on me. It feels much more 'at home' on this sprawling record.
"Flypaper" I'll have to let this one sink in. I liked it but can't say I understand it yet.

Some other highlights so far: "Evil New War God," "Boris," "Shevil," "With Teeth," and "Civilized Worm."

Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 15, 2021, 05:54:30 PM
Something i noticed is that a few of the songs have intended silent pauses within them between different sections. Those pauses are in the original songs too but here seem stretched out a little. More than a few times when i was listening i thought the song had ended mid-way or my internet connection had gone out only for the song to kick back in again. Kinda funny in a way.


"Hung Bunny / Roman Dog Bird" is barely familiar.
I felt that way about a few songs, it's like something totally new at some points. Showing how those songs could have been. It amazed me also just how much Steven and Dale sing on this too. Many of the songs sound like all three are singing the same songs at once!

"Outside Chance" also the same as Slithering Slaughter. This tune has grown on me. It feels much more 'at home' on this sprawling record.
Easily my least liked song on the record. I personally wish it hadn't featured. Not that it's bad but i don't want Melvins putting out groovy, upbeat numbers!!!
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: the bloat on October 16, 2021, 01:33:44 AM
I really like the new take on Eye Flys. The harmonies are excellent and flows easily into the Free song, Woman. It’s interesting to hear the lyrics up close. Dale sounds great throughout. So many things to love here. We’ll done, boys.

Im sure this has already been mentioned, but this is clearly their take on a greatest hits album, reimagined. Pretty much every proper LP is represented here, save for the Maggot, HAT and Hold It In.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: jules on October 16, 2021, 05:41:53 AM
I really like the new take on Eye Flys. The harmonies are excellent and flows easily into the Spirit song, Woman. It’s interesting to hear the lyrics up close. Dale sounds great throughout. So many things to love here. We’ll done, boys.

Im sure this has already been mentioned, but this is clearly their take on a greatest hits album, reimagined. Pretty much every proper LP is represented here, save for the Maggot, HAT, ASA and Hold It In.
Didn't know Spirit covered Woman, cool. Only ever heard the Free version. (And now Three Dog Night's cover after a search...Three Dog Night, Five Legged Dog, so many dogs..........)
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 16, 2021, 06:02:59 AM
i'm not listening to this until next week  [-(
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: jules on October 16, 2021, 06:10:54 AM
 :-({|=
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 16, 2021, 06:34:47 AM
Pretty much every proper LP is represented here, save for the Maggot, HAT, ASA and Hold It In.
We've got 'Civilized Worm' from (A)SA.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: the bloat on October 16, 2021, 10:25:19 AM
Quote
Didn't know Spirit covered Woman, cool. Only ever heard the Free version. (And now Three Dog Night's cover after a search...Three Dog Night, Five Legged Dog, so many dogs..........)

My mistake. Yes, Free. Not Spirit.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: jules on October 16, 2021, 10:29:35 AM
Quote
Didn't know Spirit covered Woman, cool. Only ever heard the Free version. (And now Three Dog Night's cover after a search...Three Dog Night, Five Legged Dog, so many dogs..........)

My mistake. Yes, Free. Not Spirit.

Oh, no, I was really looking forward to finding Spirit's version!
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: blacksanta on October 16, 2021, 06:29:55 PM
It's really cool, the lack of distortion puts focus on the vocals and the songcraft.

My big piece of criticism: Dale should have toned it down by half and they should have dropped 90% of the cymbals. The old Lou Reed quote has never been more apporopriate than this release: CYMBALS EAT GUITARS!
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: coodies on October 16, 2021, 09:35:31 PM
I really liked the Fly Paper song originally by Brainiac. It sounds like up the dumper and it's shoved mixed together. At least that's what I heard the first time.

I noticed no hold it in songs like someone else said. Brass cupcake would have worked really well acousticly I think!

Everybody's talking was a terrible song on first listen. I see now Pinkus sang that one. Wonder what the original sounds like?

I have to re-listen to At The Stake again. The vocals have an effect on them, not like on any of the other songs.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: the bloat on October 17, 2021, 01:10:53 AM
OK Melvins super fans, what is the first Melvin song to feature an acoustic guitar? The first one to answer correctly wins a prize! (To be determined)
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 17, 2021, 02:14:22 AM
Prig?
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 17, 2021, 06:13:19 AM
Everybody's talking was a terrible song on first listen. I see now Pinkus sang that one. Wonder what the original sounds like?
I really didn't like that they included that song. It's a popular song and something of a cliche in a way. Im guessing that was just what Pinkus suggested to record.


OK Melvins super fans, what is the first Melvin song to feature an acoustic guitar? The first one to answer correctly wins a prize! (To be determined)
It probably isn't this track but im thinking 'Cottonmouth' on Stag??
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: blacksanta on October 17, 2021, 08:07:04 AM
OK Melvins super fans, what is the first Melvin song to feature an acoustic guitar? The first one to answer correctly wins a prize! (To be determined)

Album track? Roadbull
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: blacksanta on October 17, 2021, 08:09:34 AM
OK Melvins super fans, what is the first Melvin song to feature an acoustic guitar? The first one to answer correctly wins a prize! (To be determined)

Album track? Roadbull

Or Chief Ten Beers or Underground from Prick
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: jules on October 17, 2021, 09:13:32 AM
Or Chief Ten Beers or Underground from Prick
=D>
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: Oscar on October 17, 2021, 10:45:40 AM
Couple of listens in, I think this might be my favourite recent Melvins album.

We've often talked about the way they create a specific environment for studio recordings and then translate songs into a different energetic space for live shows. This record strikes a balance between those two poles, adding a third dimension to things that I find very intriguing. As amazon mentioned earlier 'it feels both practiced and in-the-moment' and I couldn't agree more.

This is also the first album that I feel really works with Steve. His upper register is essential to the Helter Skelterish vocal harmonies that haunt the entire thing. His bass work is also a lot more subtle than usual. If anything, Crover is the only one overplaying on this.
(Dropping a stick on the Evil New War God solo is such a nice touch)

The mix has been brought up a few times by this point and yeah, the drums are distractingly loud. Not always in terms of dBs, but the washed out cymbal use and boominess of it all is an odd choice, considering the way the tunes are put together. Knowing them, I'm sure this was deliberate and it's not off-putting, just a bit of a head-scratcher that they would decide to bury the guitars as much as they did. Reminds me of Beefheart's Dachau Blues, in the way that Don's vocals devour the (very interesting) instrumental beneath it. You find yourself leaning in closer to catch more of what you are enjoying. Buzz mentioned that his guitar work was all tracked with just a room mic, no direct inputs. Essentially the opposite of the Bootlicker recording technique. High level nitpick here, but I think something closer along with a more "Ringo" approach to the drum recording could have served the whole thing a little better but I might just need to live with the album a bit longer.

You can also tell that they must have gone back to some of the original recordings for reference. I've gotten so used to the lyrical mutations from live shows, that hearing certain songs performed true to the original, made them appear even fresher on first listen. Whole thing felt like a gig, come to think of it.

I'm not crazy about the covers, but they have their place. I could also do with a couple of deeper cuts in place of the more obvious hits. Brass Cupcake was mentioned earlier, which would kill with this lineup. Mr. Rip Off, Hospital Up, A Vast and Filthy Prison and Prenup Butter also come to mind. But again, only nitpicking because I like it so much.

Great record.

Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 17, 2021, 12:10:56 PM
All fine observations there Oscar.

I know a lot of people here have mentioned the drums being quite prominent. I've not minded it at all to be honest. I didn't notice the stick drop on Evil New War God either. I'll have to listen to that one again. I've noticed a few times that Dale seems to mess up a little on that one sometimes. So perhaps it wasn't an ironic mess up on the track. So true about the "live" feel of this album. Also, like you say, how these versions dance around the originals and various gig versions over the years. I was thinking today how the record doesn't really quite feel like a studio record. I wonder if much of it was overdubbed or just played together fairly straight.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 17, 2021, 12:54:51 PM
OK Melvins super fans, what is the first Melvin song to feature an acoustic guitar? The first one to answer correctly wins a prize! (To be determined)

Album track? Roadbull

Or Chief Ten Beers or Underground from Prick

 #-o


OK Melvins super fans, what is the first Melvin song to feature an acoustic guitar? The first one to answer correctly wins a prize! (To be determined)

Album track? Roadbull
might be wrong but that's not an acoustic guitar
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: Oscar on October 17, 2021, 02:00:01 PM
I wonder if much of it was overdubbed or just played together fairly straight.

Same, my guess is it was pretty much live with a lot of drum and vocal overdubs.


might be wrong but that's not an acoustic guitar

I think it's an unplugged electric?
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 17, 2021, 02:07:41 PM
is Dale playing the cocktail kit? maybe a classic drum kit would have sounded different
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: Mount Ambulance on October 17, 2021, 02:26:37 PM
Haven't picked this up yet. Just kinda previewing shit online. Trying not to get too deep in as I want my first listen to be on a real stereo ... that plan isn't going well, haha! Record store is like a 10 min. drive away. Maybe I should get off my ass ... they close soon!

At The Stake!? Oh shit, I can hardly wait!

When I saw the track length I was a bit worried ...

The oppressive openness and haunted hanging space in that one gonna be all the that!

Well they totally fucked with all of that didn't they? Fucking Brilliant!

Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 17, 2021, 02:46:13 PM
At The Stake!? Oh shit, I can hardly wait!
When I saw the track length I was a bit worried ...
Im not even sure it is the same song! It's quick and definitely has the same lyrics but it feels completely new to me - almost like a new Melvins track. I can't tell if it's just the original song sped up acoustically or totally redone.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: jules on October 18, 2021, 10:08:16 AM
I see they left We Are Doomed off the download. They just realised now. Hopefully it'll be on the LP..........
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 19, 2021, 12:26:44 PM
I was looking at what songs the band (or solo Buzz) have performed acoustically before that didn't make the cut. Electric Flower, Hag Me, Dark Brown Teeth and Onions Make The Milk Taste Bad. I feel like all those should have been included instead of all the cover songs. Now... im sure the band add the covers in to spice things up a bit. To make the recording situation a bit more fun and interesting to them. Also as a way of making the record more appealing potentially to buyers in that it has previously unrecorded or new material. But for me i'd rather just have more Melvins tunes done acoustically than covers. Not that i necessarily dislike them in and of themselves, but the covers are the worst tracks on the record to me.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 20, 2021, 12:37:24 AM
been listening to the first disc so far and i must say i'm impressed, it'so good
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: Oscar on October 20, 2021, 02:25:35 AM
But for me i'd rather just have more Melvins tunes done acoustically than covers. Not that i necessarily dislike them in and of themselves, but the covers are the worst tracks on the record to me.

Agreed. It would have been nice to have a King Buzzo acoustic track on there along with Dale‘s Bad Move. Like you said, the covers aren’t bad songs but this lineup’s classic rock infatuation seems to be dominating this era.

More Fantasy Football song picks: Skin Horse, Lone Rose Holding Now, Goose Freight Train, Black Heath
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 20, 2021, 05:11:01 AM
i think Melvins always did covers.. since GPT or Ozma, nothing new
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: Oscar on October 20, 2021, 08:03:35 AM
i think Melvins always did covers.. since GPT or Ozma, nothing new

The point of discussion is the choice of covers, not the fact that they’re covering.
Melvins have put out some of the best cover versions in all of music, finding what makes a song good and making it entirely their own.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 20, 2021, 09:29:34 AM
Favourite tracks on this one?

I think mine are Hung Bunny, Boris, Hooch, We Are Doomed, The Bloated Pope and At The Stake. Well.....realistically there's a LOT of favourites.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on October 21, 2021, 12:46:36 PM
How long until we get into the nitty gritty of rating the original album version vs the FLD version for all 36 songs (minus new covers)?


I find it a bit funny that I think of "A Growing Disgust" as a recent song, despite being released nine years ago. I find that one and "Edgar" really sound like they're cut from the same cloth.

What instrument is on "Bad Move" that sounds like a children's toy? Xylophone? Or some percussion attached to the kit?

Also, I answered my own question above Oven vocals by reading the credits:
Quote
Backup vocals on "Civilized Worm" and ""Sway" by Camilla Saufley.
Backup vocals on "Oven" and "Billy Fish" by Bob Hannam.


Quote
Bob Hannam's been on the road for 20+ years as a merchandise manager and co-owner of RevolveMerchandise. He's the director of The Colossus Of Destiny - A Melvins Tale
https://www.facebook.com/gimmemetal/posts/bob-hannams-been-on-the-road-for-20-years-as-a-merchandise-manager-and-co-owner-/2076967025899311/

Quote
Camilla Saufley
Singer, also plays keyboards, bass and flute.
In Groups:
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Golden Void
Variations: Camilla Saufley-Mitchell
https://www.discogs.com/artist/3611906-Camilla-Saufley-Mitchell

Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on October 21, 2021, 01:14:34 PM
Also some artwork comments:

It does remind me of Hold It In in style.

I dig the chevron pattern on the credits page.

What's your favorite totem? I only have the CD packaging to refer to. Is vinyl any different?
* trepanated baby (cover, digipak)
* thunderstorm dog (cover, insert)
* cactus (digipak)
* burning cactus (digipak)
* tulip handed bishop (insert)
* square headed squinter (insert)
* bloodthirsty blob (sticker)
* Abraham Lincoln (insert)
* barfing flower (insert)

I like the blob, burning cactus, and flower best

Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 21, 2021, 01:23:18 PM
hey, has anyone noticed the connection between At The Stake and this song from first Buzz solo album?

https://youtu.be/fixXs7mRPN0

https://youtu.be/C4pc_QM7BSc
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: moose on October 21, 2021, 06:43:07 PM
hey, has anyone noticed the connection between At The Stake and this song from first Buzz solo album?

https://youtu.be/fixXs7mRPN0

https://youtu.be/C4pc_QM7BSc
Yeah I noticed that too. I couldn’t figure out if it was the same song or just similar. It sounded different after the first part but I haven’t done a side by side to compare.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on October 21, 2021, 08:24:48 PM
Both links show "Video Unavailable" likely due to geo restrictions. Which Buzz solo tune?
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 22, 2021, 12:11:18 AM
Both links show "Video Unavailable" likely due to geo restrictions. Which Buzz solo tune?

https://kingbuzzo.bandcamp.com/track/useless-king-of-the-punks

https://melvinsofficial.bandcamp.com/track/at-the-stake-acoustic
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 22, 2021, 03:03:50 AM
How long until we get into the nitty gritty of rating the original album version vs the FLD version for all 36 songs (minus new covers)?
Good idea but i doubt i could ever choose one version over another. Even though they are the same songs, i weirdly see them as something different too. Put it this way - im glad both exist!


hey, has anyone noticed the connection between At The Stake and this song from first Buzz solo album?
Nice connection there. I never noticed that myself.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on October 22, 2021, 11:50:45 AM
oh yeah, I totally hear "Useless King" on "At the Stake." It almost sounds like they tried to do the one song, forgot the lyrics, and sang something ingrained in memory.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: blacksanta on October 25, 2021, 09:36:04 PM
Finally listening on my big ass Kenwood stack. Production works for really loud listening.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 26, 2021, 12:23:58 AM
Finally listening on my big ass Kenwood stack. Production works for really loud listening.

yeah, production is not so bad after a proper listening on a stereo. though if you compare Buzz guitar with his solo albums you can tell it could have been recorded a lot better.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 26, 2021, 06:34:32 AM
if you compare Buzz guitar with his solo albums you can tell it could have been recorded a lot better.
I think it is interesting in 'Boris' where the rest of the band fall away and it's just Buzz's voice and guitar. He's so prominent in the mix there. To be expected of course when other elements are removed.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 26, 2021, 07:33:40 AM
if you compare Buzz guitar with his solo albums you can tell it could have been recorded a lot better.
I think it is interesting in 'Boris' where the rest of the band fall away and it's just Buzz's voice and guitar. He's so prominent in the mix there. To be expected of course when other elements are removed.

yeah, true. Boris is one of the best songs for sure
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: blacksanta on October 28, 2021, 11:04:45 AM
One of the complaints from critics is the lack of melody and hooks when you strip out the electric guitar. I disagree. Buzz is one of the most underrated vocalists, and even if acoustic makes the songs more avant-garde, the vocal melodies and harmonies are stunningly gorgeous. Civilized Worm.....
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on October 28, 2021, 12:05:16 PM
One of the complaints from critics is the lack of melody and hooks when you strip out the electric guitar. I disagree.
Yes, i read a review that stated that too. A bit odd really, i would imagine to most serious music fans that it wouldn't matter. That despite such comments, there are actually plenty of things to latch onto in the songs. I think that was a weird thing for someone to complain about. I suppose if someone wasn't already a fan, hearing so many songs and such a long duration might have an effect of all blending into one after a while.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on October 28, 2021, 03:31:14 PM
These are some of the most melodic songs in the 30 year+ back catalog! "Up the Dumper," "Billy Fish," "Civilized Worm," "Revolve." Most of them aren't even linear, they some semblance of verse and chorus!

Oh well, you can't please 'em all.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: dead mike on October 29, 2021, 11:54:20 AM
Has the chant part of "Hung Bunny" always had actual semi-lyrics?

The acoustic version is the first time I've heard anything other than "OOOOOAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH."

Now it's "NOOOOOOOOOOW IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII SSEEEEEEEE HERRRRRRRRR." Or something.

Am I losing my mind?
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: jules on October 29, 2021, 12:11:16 PM
 :lol:

I always thought it said "DEAAAAAAAAAAAAAD MMMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE"
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: dead mike on October 29, 2021, 12:15:18 PM
:lol:

I always thought it said "DEAAAAAAAAAAAAAD MMMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE"
Well, it is every time I've seen them do it live.  :)
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: dead mike on October 29, 2021, 12:17:51 PM
Also, this version of "A Growing Disgust" is the best one since I first saw them do it as Big Melvins in '12.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on October 29, 2021, 04:47:10 PM
I saw them do "Hung Bunny/Roman Dog Bird" in maybe 2018 with Steven and those chant lyrics were not there yet. The chant lyrics are present on the Melvins TV/Livestream Obscene performance, though I'm not sure if that's significantly different.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on October 30, 2021, 04:10:17 AM
:lol:

I always thought it said "DEAAAAAAAAAAAAAD MMMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE"

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: the bloat on November 06, 2021, 11:09:03 AM
Earlier, I had mentioned that all proper LPs have a song on five legged dog, however I found a snippet of untitled from HAT at the end of civilized worm. So now it seems that only hold it in and the Maggot are not represented here. Loving this album so far!
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on November 06, 2021, 11:47:46 AM
Earlier, I had mentioned that all proper LPs have a song on five legged dog, however I found a snippet of untitled from HAT at the end of civilized worm. So now it seems that only hold it in and the Maggot are not represented here. Loving this album so far!
I suppose one could also say Prick, Basses Loaded, The Crybaby and the two 1983 albums are not represented too. But i can see why they may be considered not "proper" albums for one reason or another.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: the bloat on November 06, 2021, 12:18:39 PM
Yeah, I see what you mean. Personally, I see those more as compilations, rather than proper LPs. I wonder if the 1983 lineup has different licensing agreements, therefore none of them are represented here. There would be quite a few great songs to add to five legged dog from the 1983 albums!
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on November 20, 2021, 09:22:34 AM
i think i'm listening to this album less than i expected
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on November 20, 2021, 09:27:31 AM
i think i'm listening to this album less than i expected
Same here. I listened to it quite a bit the first couple of days, but then just the occasional song. I guess the problem is that it is songs we already know. It's not a NEW album of fresh songs that one would probably listen to more to get accustomed to and be familiar with. I still value the release highly and am glad it exists though.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: the bloat on November 20, 2021, 12:14:13 PM
Agreed. It’s tough to find the entry point. So often, I will jump in somewhere around the middle, play a few in a row and then I’m on to the next thing. There are some nuances that I am enjoying, but with so many songs being of the same texture and mood, I will only bite off 4 or 5 songs per sitting.

These days, I like to take every Melvins song and shuffle them and that’s how I listen. When one of the FLD tracks comes in, it sounds great in the mix. A real curveball amongst their traditional approach
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: Oscar on November 27, 2021, 09:05:11 AM
Coming back to this record, I'm a bit surprised they didn't do Let It All Be.

And I totally agree on the 4-5 songs per helping, I haven't listened through since I sat with it initially. It's a chunky sumbitch.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on November 27, 2021, 08:35:44 PM
Kept it in the car for a few weeks. My commute is only 10-13 minutes so I'd get 3 or 4 songs at a time. I don't think I've ever heard the whole two hours continuously.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on December 12, 2021, 07:34:19 PM
I've noticed that Buzz always refers to this release as 4 records or albums. Now of course it is set to emerge on 4 vinyl records, but should we really be thinking of this as 4 separate releases banded together instead of one big thing? Indeed, i find it interesting to look at the separation of the tracklist for the vinyl and to consider how each of these hold up as their own, much shorter, normal length Melvins album. It would make for an intriguing listen to delve into each one on separate days.


1. Edgar The Elephant
2. Up The Dumper
3. Hung Bunny / Roman Dog Bird
4. Hooch
5. Billy Fish
6. Shevil
7. Charlie
8. A Growing Disgust


1. Eye Flys / Woman
2. Pitfalls In Serving Warrants
3. Outside Chance
4. Evil New War God
5. The Bloated Pope
6. Bad Move
7. With Teeth
8. Halo Of Flies


1. Oven
2. Sway
3. Anaconda
4. Lovely Butterflies
5. Boris
6. It's Shoved
7. Honey Bucket
8. We Are Doomed
9. Fly Paper
10. Let God Be Your Gardener
11. At The Stake


1. Night Goat
2. Queen
3. Everybody's Talking
4. Revolve
5. Suicide In Progress
6. Prig
7. The Bit
8. Civilized Worm
9. Don't Forget To Breathe
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on December 12, 2021, 09:59:18 PM
I like that each record still gets at least one epic 6min+ song.

In any iteration, though, I don't really feel a cohesive flow to the album. It's got enough variety throughout, undoubtedly, and no song sounds bad next to one another. I would have expected some crescendo somewhere, though, and it just doesn't work out like that. I think this record might play just as well on shuffle.

"Boris" and "Halo" and "Lysol" are the most memorable tracks and they seem to just come and go among a stream of shorter fan favorites.

"Don't Forget to Breathe" is the only one on here where every time I hear it I'd just rather hear the original. The backing vocals, perhaps? I don't know exactly what doesn't sit right about this version.

I have only bought the CD so far. If I make it to a show and they have any special editions I'd probably buy the vinyl then. I love my Walsby edition of PAT. Once I have a turntable set up again (I am 100% confident that is happening soon) I could see myself playing these records often.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on December 17, 2021, 12:16:44 PM
do you guys think Dale used a regular kit on this album?
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on December 18, 2021, 09:46:37 AM
do you guys think Dale used a regular kit on this album?
In some interview i think he said it was the cocktail kit. I think.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on December 18, 2021, 12:09:41 PM
do you guys think Dale used a regular kit on this album?
In some interview i think he said it was the cocktail kit. I think.

yeah, I think I should have known. btw, been listening to the second CD again last night, it's a great album. probably  a bit too long.
I think the upcoming quadruple vinyl should improve the listening experience
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on December 19, 2021, 06:46:43 AM
btw, been listening to the second CD again last night, it's a great album. probably  a bit too long.
I think the upcoming quadruple vinyl should improve the listening experience
It's definitely too long. I liked what Buzz said about how he wanted to do something huge to show they weren't messing around. I like that in concept, but honestly it's just too long here. Probably should have been a single 75 minute CD release or something. I suppose it could have been released in two parts. But then i feel that wouldn't really work.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: the bloat on December 19, 2021, 11:17:50 PM
Imagine distilling an entire catalog with as much depth and longevity as the Melvins. Impossible. A Quadruple album was the only thing they could do. I cherish every moment. Not too long. It’s perfect. It’s contrarian. It’s Melvins
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on January 08, 2022, 01:30:40 PM
I cherish every moment. Not too long. It’s perfect. It’s contrarian. It’s Melvins
Very true. Im currently listening to it in 4 separate parts to see what it would be like. But i agree with you on that.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: buddy holiday on March 12, 2022, 04:57:17 AM
In true ipecac fashion the vinyl version misses 'at the stake'...
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: vince furnier on March 12, 2022, 04:58:45 AM
In true ipecac fashion the vinyl version misses 'at the stake'...
:lol: any repeats?
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: buddy holiday on March 12, 2022, 05:06:45 AM
In true ipecac fashion the vinyl version misses 'at the stake'...
:lol: any repeats?
I am only at side 1, record 4... so far not... let's see...  :lol:
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on March 12, 2022, 05:39:34 AM
In true ipecac fashion the vinyl version misses 'at the stake'...
Wow!
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: black stallion on March 12, 2022, 05:41:50 AM
In true ipecac fashion the vinyl version misses 'at the stake'...
Wow!

I can't believe it
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: vince furnier on March 12, 2022, 05:52:48 AM
question is ..... is this like House Of Gasoline being left off of Hold It In? and will there be a 10" on AmRep that acts as a supplemental release? and will that have tasty bonus tracks?  :lol: :evil:
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: buddy holiday on March 15, 2022, 03:44:00 AM
In true ipecac fashion the vinyl version misses 'at the stake'...
:lol: any repeats?
there is a user on discogs that says on his copy the songs on side C & D are the same...
at least on my copy this is not the case.
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: amazonAMAZON on March 15, 2022, 10:03:03 AM
Maybe he just meant two hours in it all the sounds the same. jk
Title: Re: Five Legged Dog
Post by: ))))(((( on September 03, 2022, 07:28:58 PM
Something i like to muse over from time to time is whether we would have had this album if the pandemic had never happened. We know Working With God was planned before Covid and they finished recording when they could after the virus hit. But this album feels like a gift from that time. Something that only came about and emerged in the long form that it is, because the band had an unusually long amount of free time. Back in 2019 they did that tram video where the band played Edgar The Elephant acoustic plus did a few little low key shows either fully or semi acoustic and those things make me think an all acoustic version of Melvins was probably always going to come around at some point. But i am so curious to wonder what would have happened if the pandemic never occurred. I kinda feel like Five Legged Dog wouldn't exist and im really glad it does.