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Melvins Discussion / Re: 2023
« on: October 11, 2022, 07:05:53 AM »
Just saw a Paris show listed on Songkick for next year:

https://www.songkick.com/concerts/34379059-melvins-at-alhambra


EDIT: With Shitkid listed as support  :shock: Which means this is either bullshit or they patched things up
1. - exactly how reliable is that site?
2. - patched things up? after the book of private texts? never!  :lol:

ShitKid are still broke up from the looks of it. Calling BS.

Also thinking Steven will likely be the last Melvins bassist barring a double-drum tour or a Melvins Lite tour happens in the future.

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Melvins Album Discussion / Re: rate the records
« on: October 07, 2022, 05:42:52 PM »
New Account, New Ratings

S Tier (Best Tier) - D Tier (Doo Doo Tier)

Albums:
Gluey Porch Treatments:  S Tier
Ozma:  B Tier
Bullhead:  S Tier
Lysol:  S Tier
Houdini:  A Tier
Prick:  C Tier
Stoner Witch:  A Tier
Stag:   B Tier
Honky:  C Tier
The Maggot:  A Tier
The Bootlicker: A Tier
The Crybaby: C Tier
Electroretard: B Tier
Hostile Ambient Takeover: B Tier
Pigs of the Roman Empire: B Tier
Never Breathe What You Can't See: B Tier
Sieg Howdy!: B Tier
(A) Senile Animal: S Tier
Nude With Boots: B Tier
The Bride Screamed Murder: D Tier
Freak Puke: B Tier
Everybody Loves Sausages: A Tier
Tres Cabrones: S Tier
Hold It In:  A Tier
Three Men and a Baby: A Tier
Basses Loaded: C Tier
A Walk With Love and Death: C Tier
Pinkus Abortion Technician: B Tier
Working With God: A Tier
Five Legged Dog: B Tier
Bad Mood Rising: A Tier

EP Releases:
Eggnog: S Tier
King Buzzo: C Tier
Dale Crover: A Tier
Joe Preston:  B Tier
The Bulls and The Bees: S Tier
From The Nursery EP: A Tier
Making Love Demos:  B Tier
1983: A Tier
Steven Mcdonald: C Tier
Sabbath: B Tier
Bangers: D Tier
Hot Fish: D Tier
White Lazy Boy: B Tier
Hostile Ambient Besides: B Tier
Lord of The Flies: B Tier

Live Goodies:
Your Choice Live Series: B Tier
Salad of a Thousand Delights: A Tier
Tora Tora Tora:  B Tier
Alive at the Fucker Club: C Tier
Colossus of Destiny: S Tier
Millennium Monsterwork: D Tier
Live At Slim's: B Tier
The End: B Tier
A Live History of Gluttony and Lust: B Tier
Endless Residency: B Tier
Sugar Daddy: B Tier
Fantomas/Melvins DVD: B Tier
Melvins vs. Minneapolis: You're kidding, right?
Pick Your Battles: B Tier
Across The USA in 51 Days:  A Tier
The Colossus of Destiny:  B Tier
Live Stream Obscene: B Tier

   

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Melvins Discussion / Re: A Future of Bad Men - Melvins Tribute
« on: October 07, 2022, 05:28:06 PM »
Listening to a bit of this on bandcamp streaming now to pass time. Grizzlor and Bovine Nightmares sound closest to the original songs from what I can tell. Work Party's cover of "Skin Horse" is really good. Trigger Cut's cover of "Lizzy" is weirdly charming in how "off" it feels.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins With Steven McDonald On Bass
« on: October 03, 2022, 03:28:23 PM »
Interesting list!

How I rank Steven's Melvins (so far)

1. Bad Mood Rising
2. PAT
3. Five Legged Dog
4. Basses Loaded
5. Walk

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Melvins Album Discussion / Re: A Walk With Love and Death
« on: September 27, 2022, 06:56:33 AM »
Gave this another listen and though I like a few songs on both discs, it's a pretty meh listen. Bottom Tier Melvins for sure.

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I got a friend who got banged up pretty good during Honey Bucket.

Headliners is one of my favorite venues in town, great space for shows.

Sounds like you had a great time! Gutted to miss it.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: The Electric Roach + Five Legged Tour 2022
« on: September 22, 2022, 06:08:31 AM »
Third time they're playing my hometown and i'm missing it. Not the hat trick I was hoping for. First time I'm missing them in Indy since 2012 too.

Glad I caught em' on the Ministry tour.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: PINKUS
« on: September 19, 2022, 11:47:48 AM »
He's playing Newport in October. Definitely gotta see him.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo’s favorite movies
« on: September 19, 2022, 06:20:58 AM »
Interesting list though Team America sticks out like a sore thumb  :lol:

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Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Houdini
« on: September 18, 2022, 10:39:05 AM »
That's actually a really good read there, digging into the history prior and acknowledging the fact Lori isn't on it. The observations of Buzz's lyrics, the songwriting and a bit on Spread Eagle Beagle is quite the read too.

Funny how it scored a 7.7, one decimal behind Chicken Switch.  :lol:

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Bad Mood Rising
« on: September 17, 2022, 07:06:22 PM »
Got to hear this recently and for sure the A-Side is the highlight, just nineteen minutes of THUD. This might be the best album to feature Steven to date and balances the heavy with the melodic quite nicely. I really dig it.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: The longest Melvins songs
« on: September 17, 2022, 06:58:20 PM »
Since the Joe Preston EP was released prior, I’ve often wondered if Hands First Flower influenced the droning, doom sounds of Lysol. Hung Bunny / Roman Bird Dog have always sounded (to me) like an extension of Joes idea. Does anyone have any more info on that? Did that genre even exist before Joe laid this long-ass, heavy song to tape?

Before the Joe Preston EP you basically had the first Earth EP and demos as far as drone/doom goes but the band's sound that early on bordered on being really slow noise rock if anything. But Joe was in the band at that time too.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: The longest Melvins songs
« on: September 16, 2022, 06:51:08 PM »
Couple things I noticed:

See How Pretty and Moon Pie are actually under ten minutes. They both have bits of silence (See How Pretty is about six minutes, Moon Pie about seven) before a hidden "bonus track" pops up. Depends on if the silence counts. If so the last song on Honky at nearly 30 minutes is a shoo-in.

There's also the acoustic Halo of Flies which is over ten minutes.

Colossus is a weird one. On one hand it's a live recording so in the context of this thread it shouldn't really count but in another sense it literally is it's own weird entity that could be the exception to the rule. If it counts then by default the longest Melvins composition at about close to 50 minutes, excluding Eye Flys obviously.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Melvins Videos Thread (and much more)
« on: September 11, 2022, 04:49:21 PM »
Digging into that video a bit and some thoughts...

- That live version of Sacrifice sounds closer to the version that was recorded on Hot Fish (Yecch!) and I don't like the more up-tempo version of Sacrifice at all. I can see the overplaying a bit. I actually didn't mind it in 2018 with "Eye Flys" but they also had Pinkus to bounce off as well.
- On that note imagine if they did the Endless Residency sets with Steven.
- A History of Bad Men is weird with Steven leading vocally, like he can get loud enough for the key parts but his voice isn't "deep" enough like Jared's to make it work. At least Dale is absolutely killing it on that song.
- Charlie is kind of tiresome to hear and feels weirdly out of place, but I get it on account of a song from one of Steven's bands. Begs the question if Pinkus stayed around for the long haul, would we be saying "I don't want to hear Graveyard anymore."?
- Mister Dog is Totally Right rules at the very least.
- Can confirm Steven was kind of reigned in for OFF! but it's hard to be an over the top showman when all of your songs are a minute each and the band has a definitive lead singer.

I like Steven as a bassist and he just strikes me as this antsy, weirdo dude but I can understand his goofy personality and showman live persona being off-putting. Then again the BB lineup did add their own bits of silliness to some older songs too.

A friend of mine texted me and asked if I was seeing them in town on the 22nd and told him I'm missing it due to work. Seen em' in Covington and that's good enough for this year, really. Not the hat trick I was expecting with missing them in my hometown the last three years they've been here but I'll roll with it, I suppose.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Bad Mood Rising
« on: September 09, 2022, 11:32:51 AM »
So it's AmRep exclusive? Rad!

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