Seattle May 22nd Showbox

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Now Moss is on stage with a baseball bat, a snare, and a floor tom... What's gonna happen?
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Melvins 1983, Buzz and Dale duo, Green River, and Houdini plus With Teeth and The Bit! Goodnight. Dunn rocked it. Hag Me was a nice way to open the Houdini set.

Saw Smellis who said Grim was there too, but I never saw him. Hey Smell did you get the teddy to Buzz?
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Peebot

Fuck, I missed the first set...what did they play during the Buzz/Dale duo segment?

GrimReaper

Trevor Dunn was dressed as Harry Potter last night. It was he who finally introduced the legend, Dale Crover, to the crowd. Then the show ended.

So Trevor Dunn was in "wizards garb", not a MuMu.

What a night.

Last night we got the entire East Coast aet with Green River acting like a "Melvins Twinkie" to quote Mark Arm.

Buzz is a master mind. You couldn't have asked for a better show.

Like Stee

Like Grim said, setlist was the same as other shows, but with Green River in the middle.  Mark Arm said they were the "cream filling in a Melvins twinkie."  He thanked the Melvins 1983 and the Melvins 2009.

Moss and Dillard played auxiliary floor toms on Spread Eagle Beagle, and the drummer from Green River came out joined as well.  That guy looked like a monkey playing the drums.  I found him somewhat annoying and found it very gratifying when on the last song of the Green River set right at the climax of the guitar solo he starts doing big tom fills and slowing down like he's finishing the song.  The douche was so busy twirling his drum sticks he had no idea where he was in the song.  He got some pretty pissed looks and got yelled at by Mark Arm.  Jeff Ament's amp completely cut out during the last song too, so he was just standing up there playing a silent bass looking to his band makes like "oh well."  Other than all that screw up though Green River were very tight, just uninspired.

On the plus side... Trevor Roy Dunn.  Maybe Big Business could be out on tour the next time the Melvins record and tour?  Trevor rocks like nobody, and does quite well on the backup vox too.  On Hag Me he was playing his bass standing on its headstock, and kind of hung himself over the top of it.  Definitely the next best thing to Kevin Rutmanis and his swirly dance.

The best Melvins show I've seen at least since the 20th Anniversary at the Capitol Theater.
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drunkenman

Does anyone know what time the Melvins actually went on stage last night (Fri @ Shobox)? I have tix for tonight @ Showbox with 8pm doors. I'm going to be cutting it close to not miss any of their set(s).

johnylasvegas


5w33t 1ntu1t10n

For being such a short trip, it was worth every cent, and every moment.  I think it was probably # 1 or #2 of my all-time most amazing Melvins experiences.  I wish I wasn't as drunk as I was, so the memories were just a little clearer, and I probably would've felt a whole lot better on Saturday morning.  I still felt pretty queasy when I disembarked my plane ride home earlier this evening. 
So to do a quick recap, I was at the Green Room early for the show, but didn't meet anyone from the board during that time.  I was chatting with a couple of guys who were attempting to find tickets at the last minute.  I'm curious to know if they ever made it inside.  As soon as they opened the doors I beelined for the merch table and picked up a poster.  I was somewhat shocked that it was priced at $50!  It's a nice poster, and everyone in the Melvins and Green River signed it, but it cost me most of my spending money for the night.  Afterwards, I was able to score a nice seat off to the side of the Showbox, in perfect sight of the stage, and above everyone's heads.  I didn't move for the rest of the night, except for a brief bathroom break.  Grim Reaper spotted me there, and bought me a drink, and I got to meet the man we know as Smellis.  Spunkmonkey also came up and introduced himself.  He had a very kind present for me, which I highly enjoyed.  I really can't thank you enough for that gift! 
The show itself was pure bliss!  It seemed like there was a good vibe throughout the evening, and everyone was excited to be there.  Melvins 83 was good, they played fast, and the setlist was quickly ran thru, I was left wanting more.  It then transitioned with Dale coyly maneuvering from the bass to the drums, and Mike moved to one of the drums setup next to Buzz, and they begin the intro to Dwight Frye.  Then Mike left and it was just the two of them blowing our minds.  It was a nice suprise because I thought it wasn't going to be done at the Seattle shows.  I don't remember specifically what songs they played, my memory is a bit hazy.  I'd like to see a setlist for the whole show.   
Not much to say about Green River.  They were good, lots of high energy, and it was easy to watch them, but the entire time all I could think about was finally hearing Houdini live.  My cheeks still hurt from smiling so much during the show.  I was in complete awe!  Highlights were Night Goat, oh yeah, then Lizzy, and they ended with Going Blind, which I was impressed with how much heavier it was than just hearing it on cd.  It was a nice treat when they played The Bit.  I don't remember when the last time was I had heard that live. 
I met up with Grim again, and we grabbed a drink from the Green Room just before last call.  He was kind enough to walk me back to my hotel which was just a few blocks away.  I was really glad he did, because I wasn't in any condition to walk by myself.  By the time i got back to my room, I was ready for bed.  I slept for a few hrs, and woke up to a massive headache, and the feeling that I was going to do The Big Spit.  It took a really long time to shake it off, and luckily I slept a little more on the plane.  I was sad to be home, and wished I had stayed for the Saturday night show, but the one show I saw was enough to hold me over til the next tour. 
*Grow Thy Beard )))((( it shall be the wild forrests of thine Kingdom and unto all shall bring great peace and prosperity throughout the land as was told the prophecy*

Idlehanz

I'm gonna keep this fairly short, as I got so drunk Friday night that I barely remember the show.  Which sucks, and I was filming, which really sucks.  The vid looks awful, but sounds great!  Anyway, I met a ton of people Friday.  Grim, Sweet, Nothingtothenotice, Smellis, Redcurlz, Spunkmonkey, Dan Raymond, John Raymond ( merch guy from ASA tour).  Shit, I'm forgetting someone now.  Anyway, it was a blur.  So many people and too many shots does not equal a good memory.  I did snap this pic off backstage.  Buzz's two aluminums w/ setlists.  Actually, my girlfriend had to take this pic. 




I kept trying, but kept fucking the pic up.  Also met Danger Ehrin from Jackass.  He was filming from the soundboard area.  Cool guy, fun to bullshit Melvins with.  Took a pic with him backstage that I put in the post yr pic thread.

We didn't leave the venue until probably around 2am when they finally kicked everyone out.  Walked back to the room we shared with Sweet and finally crashed.  I enjoyed a terrible hangover the next day.  But the good news is I didn't drink last night, and the vid came out pretty damn good.

I enjoyed Green River, but did anybody else think the sound was to much?  Not the loudness so much as there was just to many instruments and they were a tad to much.  It was pretty distorted.  Other than that, No complaints.


Oh..........and I was wrong I guess about them not doing the Buzz and Dale only stuff.  Dale told me in Boston it wouldn't happen.  Maybe he was bullshitting me.  I'm guessing they just changed their minds.  Glad they did.

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Quote from: Idlehanz on May 24, 2009, 12:14:54 PMI enjoyed Green River, but did anybody else think the sound was to much?  Not the loudness so much as there was just to many instruments and they were a tad to much.  It was pretty distorted.  Other than that, No complaints.

When they first came out on stage with three guitarists (not including bass or singer) I thought "wtf is this lynrd skynrd?"  They had lots of energy, and that's about the only good thing I can say about 'em.
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Quote from: Idlehanz on May 24, 2009, 12:14:54 PM
I'm gonna keep this fairly short, as I got so drunk Friday night that I barely remember the show.  Which sucks, and I was filming, which really sucks.  The vid looks awful, but sounds great!  Anyway, I met a ton of people Friday.  Grim, Sweet, Nothingtothenotice, Smellis, Redcurlz, Spunkmonkey, Dan Raymond, John Raymond ( merch guy from ASA tour).  Shit, I'm forgetting someone now.  Anyway, it was a blur.  So many people and too many shots does not equal a good memory.  I did snap this pic off backstage.  Buzz's two aluminums w/ setlists.  Actually, my girlfriend had to take this pic. 




I kept trying, but kept fucking the pic up.  Also met Danger Ehrin from Jackass.  He was filming from the soundboard area.  Cool guy, fun to bullshit Melvins with.  Took a pic with him backstage that I put in the post yr pic thread.

We didn't leave the venue until probably around 2am when they finally kicked everyone out.  Walked back to the room we shared with Sweet and finally crashed.  I enjoyed a terrible hangover the next day.  But the good news is I didn't drink last night, and the vid came out pretty damn good.

I enjoyed Green River, but did anybody else think the sound was to much?  Not the loudness so much as there was just to many instruments and they were a tad to much.  It was pretty distorted.  Other than that, No complaints.


Oh..........and I was wrong I guess about them not doing the Buzz and Dale only stuff.  Dale told me in Boston it wouldn't happen.  Maybe he was bullshitting me.  I'm guessing they just changed their minds.  Glad they did.
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Quote from: JASONALEXANDER on March 08, 2024, 11:35:21 PM
Brilliant story, Ian!  :lol:  :lol: And what harm has Ian ever done to Fart that he deserves to be harrassed no matter what he writes, even when it's funny and brilliant as fuck? Digger > Nigger and an Fuck > Shut!  :lol:

fuzz_faced

I got in before the show started and then went outside with some folks. Sure, I'd been imbibing pre-arrival (tequila, Rainier, Evan Williams, Pacifico), as is par for a brilliant Friday afternoon featuring Melvins w/Dunn - and my mistake was not eating. So the door guy called me out for slurring. Damn you! Showbox doorman. Damn your pretentious air of douchbaggery. Ugh! you do nothing good for anyone.

So these reviews have been nearly cathartic. If anyone cares to share a vid of either night, your blessened.

Idlehanz

I hope to have some up by this evening, but no guarantees.

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Quote from: fuzz_faced on May 25, 2009, 01:29:14 PM
I got in before the show started and then went outside with some folks. Sure, I'd been imbibing pre-arrival (tequila, Rainier, Evan Williams, Pacifico), as is par for a brilliant Friday afternoon featuring Melvins w/Dunn - and my mistake was not eating. So the door guy called me out for slurring. Damn you! Showbox doorman. Damn your pretentious air of douchbaggery. Ugh! you do nothing good for anyone.

So these reviews have been nearly cathartic. If anyone cares to share a vid of either night, your blessened.

Same thing happened to a friend of mine at the show last summer.  He's the most gentle drunk in the world too.
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