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Melvins Discussion / Fan Club video
June 10, 2004, 01:11:00 PM
Does anyone have any info on these tapes regarding their authenticity?  4  in a month does seem odd unless the seller was involved in the manufacturing/distributing of it and grabbed a few for himself.  Brian, it's not listed on the merchandise page here.  Do you have any knowledge about these?
Actually, I guess I got into them through L7. (whatever happened to them?)  But, the 1st time I saw L7, they were opening for Nirvana at their benefit concert at the Cow Palace in SF.

What year was it? 93 or 94? I had tickets to see L7 at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz and the Melvins were one of the opening bands. I had only heard of them, not heard their music. Houdini had just come out so I bought it a couple weeks before the show to check out their music. I HATED it!

They blew me away at the show and I guess "got it" right away. Never looked back.
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Were you really at that Sex Pistols gig? Tell me more!

I should have asked before but, is there anything in particular you'd like to know about the show?

And yeah, there was spitting & pogoing and the whole thing.  I saw one guy, in a football helmet, charge through the crowd and knock over someone in a wheelchair.  I'm glad I was there but I don't know if I'd do it again.  I passed out twice, due to medications, but I was awake & fairly alert for the Pistols set.  One friend I was with puked on some guy's coat that was laying on the floor behind a seat.  That almost created a problem because the owner of the coat saw him do it.

It was the wildest night of my life.
Yeah, I was at that last Sex Pistols concert.  The one & only time I went to Winterland.  It was unbelieveably packed!  They had oversold the place & there were press people from all over the world trying to crowd in too.

The Nuns and the Avengers opened and some comic (Beltzer?) got on stage twice between acts and basically just yelled Fuck You at the crowd for a few minutes before being thrown off the stage each time.

People bring up the fact that they couldn't play their instruments or whatever but, regardless, it was the most powerful show I've ever seen and Johnny Rotten was the most amazing and impressive front man.

I have a pretty raw VHS tape of the show (except that it's missing the NO FUN encore) put out by Target Video that I bought from them online about 7 or 8 years ago.  They had lots of other shows too but I don't know if they're still around

Let me know if you find them
Quote from: Eponymous
Quote from: TOOLEponymous:

You're REALLY getting into the quotes now!
Yeah, thought I'd join in.
You've stumped me with your one, though. Is it a quote or something someone yelled at you?  :D
I doubt anyone will get mine. I was listening to it the other day and the lyrics jumped out as relevant in the current political situation.

Ok, mine is from Johnny Rotten, but it certainly could have been yelled at me until a couple of months ago when I finally cut my hair.  As for the "too old", I believe the saying is "if the music's too loud, you're too old".  That doesn't fit me because after I saw the Melvins on 3/12 in Santa Cruz I posted a message about whether they had turned down the volume at their shows.  It just didn't seem as loud as usual.  I could have used a little more volume.  Did anyone else that went to one of those shows think anything along those lines?

As for your quote, I really don't know where it's from but it sounds kind of Springsteenish.  I agree that it's relevant for what we're going through in this country now.  Don't get me wrong, I love this country, but I'm not very proud of being an American right now.

You're REALLY getting into the quotes now!
Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Stoner Witch
May 13, 2004, 06:03:36 PM
Actually, I'm into both.

Should get my MM card Sat.
Melvins Album Discussion / Re: Stoner Witch
May 13, 2004, 03:18:22 PM
I vaguely remember mood rings but neither I or anyone I knew had one.

I might have been in with the wrong crowd.
Melvins Discussion / KING BUZZO'S TOP TEN
May 10, 2004, 07:00:31 PM
That warms the cockles of my heart!

No problem man.  I'm looking at my stuff now.  Yeah, some of it I probably will never play again but there may be a song or 2 on most of them that I remember fondly and can't get rid of.
Melvins Discussion / KING BUZZO'S TOP TEN
May 10, 2004, 06:24:15 PM

What do you mean by your post?  You like the song, you're just messing around or what?

I'm not bothered by it or think you're an idiot if you like it.  Just curious.   I think we all have  something in our musical closet.

I'm going to start a new post about this.
Melvins Discussion / KING BUZZO'S TOP TEN
May 10, 2004, 01:23:01 PM
Come on now, let's all be nice.  Face it, we ALL like some bands that other people here hate.  Sure, some of these bands suck to me, but thats just my opinion.  Untill Bush completes his plan, we're all allowed to like what we like.

BUT, I wouldn't recommend using this forum to expand on the virtues of Fleetwood Mac's Rumors.

That's unnatural.

I bet theres a few of you out there that own it though.
I have what looks like a record store promo poster for the 3 seperate trilogy discs (not the 3 disc set) that I'd still love even if Buzz hadn't written on it.  Among other things it says "a trilogy that will guide you through a lost world of obscurity, obsure confusion, hopeless cannibalism and cholesterol".  

He was just checking out the club before they played.  I met him, grabbed the poster and asked him to sign it.  Neither he or I had a pen!  He dissapeared, but after about 15 minutes I found one and walked backstage (where was any kind of security?), found their dressing room and knocked on the door.

Buzz just wrote "King Buzzo likes candy !!!!" on it.  To this day I kick myself for not getting them all to sign it.
Melvins Album Discussion / lysol
May 09, 2004, 07:13:03 PM

 I'm impressed by your musical knowledge!  I had serious doubts that anyone here would know that!

Now I need to come up with something new.
Melvins Album Discussion / lysol
May 09, 2004, 01:07:15 PM
I've been busted big-time!  I can't believe I forgot about the Hendrix song!  I'll be kicking myself for the next week.

Thanks man!

I feel like an idiot.
Melvins Discussion / KING BUZZO'S TOP TEN
May 09, 2004, 12:59:20 PM
Eponymous is spot-on right.  With the Pistols and the rest of punk music, it was about the raw energy and power of the music.  It was almost like having an orgasm.  The feeling was unbelieveable.

Yeah, some of the bands couldn't play their instruments very well, but they got the feeling across anyway and isn't that what music is all about?  I saw the Pistols very last show at Winterland in SF and halfway through the show they unplugged Sid Vicious's bass.  He was so fucked-up he fell down 2 times that I counted and said some hilarious things between songs ("you hit me in the head but it didn't hurt a bit so tough shit").  But the feeling was still there in the music!

I'll never forget Johnny Rotten's last words that night:

"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"

With that, he walked offstage.  What an ending to a show & a band.

BTW, the last song they ever played was No Fun.