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The longest Melvins songs
« on: September 16, 2022, 05:19:35 PM »
I was interested in looking at their longest songs. So in all their glory here is all the songs over 10+ minutes!! Technically does Joe's track still count? Plus i suppose one could also include Colossus Of Destiny??

22:58   Hands First Flower
22:29   Pigs Of The Roman Empire
15:51   The Anti-Vermin Seed
14:43   Divorced
14:20   Roll Another One
14:09   Mister Dog Is Totally Right
12:50   Charmicarmicat
12:45   Moon Pie
12:39   Paraquat Plus
12:33   Hung Bunny / Roman Dog Bird (Acoustic)
12:12   Air Breather Deep In The Arms Of Morphius
12:11   House Of Gasoline
11:27   The Man With The Laughing Hand Is Dead
11:20   Station To Station
10:59   Hung Bunny
10:53   Black Sabbath
10:47   Let It All Be
10:32   See How Pretty, See How Smart
10:13   Spread Eagle Beagle

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Re: The longest Melvins songs
« Reply #1 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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Re: The longest Melvins songs
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2022, 01:59:32 AM »
interesting thread
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Re: The longest Melvins songs
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2022, 04:28:57 AM »
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.
I always hate those things on albums - the silences then a hidden track. I wish bands wouldn't do that although it seems less common now.


There's also the acoustic Halo of Flies which is over ten minutes.
If you mean the one on Five Legged Dog then it isn't actually. It's just over 8 minutes. Although i agree it does feel longer than that.


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Re: The longest Melvins songs
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2022, 12:04:44 PM »
Isn’t hung bunny’ from lysol over ten minutes? 10:42 to be exact
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Re: The longest Melvins songs
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2022, 05:57:38 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?

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Re: The longest Melvins songs
« Reply #6 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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Re: The longest Melvins songs
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2022, 08:47:04 PM »
I refuse to believe that Hung Bunny and Roman Dog Bird are separate songs. That should be in the top five. I forget exactly how long it is. And yes, COD is one single recorded performance of a composition with a title. The live version commercially released is the canonical recording. Count it. Or count it as "Eye Flys" if you prefer.