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Melvins Discussion / Re: New Melvins song airs tonight 4 October 2020
« on: November 29, 2022, 09:05:43 AM »
Nils Frykdahl is the main voice actor of that show, apparently. Nils from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. I love it by default.

I think someone posted a clip elsewhere here a long time ago.

Edit: Holy shit, Jeffrey Combs (Reanimator, DS9) and Trace Beaulieu (MST3K) contribute to it!

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Questions i'd like to ask Buzz
« on: November 19, 2022, 07:13:34 AM »
Have you guys noticed that when they play live, Buzz fairly often puts his (i think?) guitar pick in or to his mouth between the songs or in the moments where he is waiting to play? I wonder why he does that. Just something i've notcied a few times now.

He does that because the bit of moisture makes the pick stick to the fingers and easier to hold onto.  Yeah, like fart lips said lots of guitarists do it.  Buzz was asked about it in an interview and that’s what I remember him answering.
I wonder if he's ever accidentally inhaled a pick on stage.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Bad Mood Rising
« on: November 16, 2022, 01:03:07 PM »
The truth can now be told. This album is good.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Questions i'd like to ask Buzz
« on: November 16, 2022, 01:00:52 PM »
i would love a business journalist to do a story on the economics of the melvins.  how their revenue streams work, what their release/merch/tour planning looks like. even without hard numbers it could be fascinating.   they have become a model of surviving and thriving for decades in the music biz as a 100% independent outfit.  it's a pretty rare thing.
melvins are a multi-level marketing scheme that goes no higher than the basement. Their NFTs are traded on FTX.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Which Melvins album made acoustic?
« on: October 06, 2022, 07:01:53 AM »
I want This Machine Kills Artists ELECTRIFIED!!!

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Bad Mood Rising
« on: September 21, 2022, 11:35:53 AM »
Yes, that pretty much sums it up, alright.

Ironically, Amazon got on my bad side before the millennium, when I worked as a Marketing Director for a book publishing / distribution company in Minneapolis. Although I handled accounts with major publishers such as Penguin, HarperCollins, et al, we generally catered toward local and independent authors. One of our best clients was a feminist bookstore called Amazon, who literally had to fight to keep their name, then when the shop changed hands, lost the rights to the name by Amazon dot com.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Bookstore_Cooperative

They weren't the only ones who had difficulties as the shadow of Amazon loomed larger every day. What Bigval described regarding indie records shops being squeezed out by larger conglomerates held true for many of my customers who owned mom + pop, niche book stores in Minneapolis and the surrounding regions. I lost a lot of business, due to a lot of those shops losing their own businesses. And it hasn't gotten better over the years, no matter what the product is, be it books, records, CDs, or pants.

Although it has been years now, I've in the past been sort of forced to buy certain electronics, etc, for my home studio through the Amazon marketplace, only because the manufacturers themselves set it up that way, and didn't deal directly with customers. Because of this, I have personally run into a number of situations where Amazon actually interfered with some of the sellers in the own marketplace, by claiming a seller was out of stock - *BUT* they added that I could get it directly from the Amazon warehouse for less and free shipping! Funny thing about that though, was that in a few instances like that, I contacted the manufacturer to confirm that they were no longer carrying the product I was trying to buy, and it turns out it wasn't true at all. All I can assume is that Amazon was directly trying to ace out their own sellers and pocket 100% of the profits.

So yeah, people can do whatever they want for all I care, sleep with the devil, vote for Trump, support businesses like Live Nation, etc, but if you think of your dollars as a vote, and your purchases as activism, you *might* make different choices. Or Not. Whatever. Sleep well tonight.


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I think the whole Fuck Bezos thing comes from Amazon destroying the competition. Record stores can't compete with Amazon prices so the consumer 9 times out of 10 will go with the cheaper option, therefore further destroying record stores.

Before Napster and all that happened I remember in the late 90's here in Australia we had a big chain store start up and expand everywhere called JB Hi-Fi. Due to their behemoth like purchasing power they undercut all the local record stores by selling their CD's $10 cheaper than them. You could argue the record stores were already gouging us the consumer too much anyway $30 for CD's and $35-$40 for import CD's like John Zorn stuff.

But when JB Hi-Fi started up they didn't sell imports but all their standard CD's were $20 each and the record stores just couldn't compete with that and quickly started going out of business in my city Big Star Records, Verandah Music, Andromeda, Bank Street Records all these stores just disappeared almost overnight. Then only about a year or two after JB had cornered the CD market, Napster and downloads happened and destroyed it all anyway, which obviously would've happened regardless.

Now Amazon on a much bigger global scale has gobbled up not just the CD/Vinyl market but plenty of other markets too. My local JB Hi-Fi has not only stopped selling CD's/Vinyl but earlier this year got rid of all their DVD/Blu-ray/4K sections too and the local Sanity (much smaller version of JB) closed it's doors last month too. They couldn't compete with Amazon's prices either.

I don't get the whole Fuck Bezos thing. Sure no one likes Amazon or large corporations but if they stock what you want what's the problem?
Blasphemy! Fact: Amazon-dot-com got us through the pandemic. No one denies this.

Praise be unto Lord Bezos!

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Melvins Discussion / Re: King Buzzo’s favorite movies
« on: September 18, 2022, 07:54:16 PM »
I can see why he might dig The Matrix (I do), but I'd be interested in hearing about his love for A.I., which I disliked.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Bad Mood Rising
« on: September 15, 2022, 09:02:56 AM »
listened last night. great stuff. have to agree with those who say it's the best since Love/ Death.
Damning with faint praise?

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Do Melvins fans still listen to Melvins music?
« on: August 23, 2022, 02:02:41 PM »
Still, you need to check out 'Caddy Daddy'!!!
Shan't.

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Do Melvins fans still listen to Melvins music?
« on: August 23, 2022, 01:26:55 PM »
I haven't heard a single note of Working With God
Wow!!! See, i would NEVER do that personally. Even if i hated a new Melvins album i would still give it at least 3 FULL listens.
It's the lineup. I don't think Mike Dillard really adds anything that Dale doesn't. If anything, he takes away.


i noticed there used to be more talk on here about new releases, musical direction the band took compared to the previous album, line up influence on the music, tracklist etc etc..  now the discussion is more about the "object" , got the red vinyl, got that reissue ...

obviously everyone can do whatever he wants, not my intention to tell what a fan should do. i was just curious if it was just me or someone else had this feeling
We're all old enough to have descended into our "weirdo hoarder" phase.



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Melvins Discussion / Re: Do Melvins fans still listen to Melvins music?
« on: August 23, 2022, 12:05:19 PM »
Well, what do you mean by that? Do I still listen to melvins back catalogue? Yes, all the time.

Do I buy every variant, reissue, EP, re-recording, guest-musician album, and (should it be in the offing) new album? No.

I haven't heard a single note of Working With God, or maybe I heard one track and instantly decided it wasn't for me. But Five Legged Dog was fun.

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any takers? 😬🤖
Did you not see that he "knows glen"? Gotta be legit!

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Melvins Discussion / Re: Performing unreleased songs
« on: June 15, 2022, 02:10:00 PM »
They played "A Growing Disgust" with the BB lineup before they recorded it as Lite.

https://youtu.be/CRQwrhZLMN0?t=495

(I'm somewhere in front of the stage in this vid.)

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Melvins Discussion / Re: New interview with Dale
« on: May 26, 2022, 11:18:05 AM »
At home with Dale Crover: Melvins drummer enjoys his status as a new La Quinta resident
When I read this headline, I thought maybe he was having trouble with the missus and was living in a motel now.


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