The Melvins: S/D

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I have, like 10 Melvins albums and they're all insanely good.
But on the later albums it helps if you like weird electronic noise experiments thrown in with your grunge-metal, which kind of ISN'T a given, is it?

The Melvins/Biafra collab is tops too. Very anthemic, kind of reminds me of the first Black Sabbath album on speed.

Squirrel_Police (Squirrel_Police), Monday, 11 September 2006 00:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

Minus the bluesiness, of course.

Squirrel_Police (Squirrel_Police), Monday, 11 September 2006 00:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

new album's pretty fuckin tight!
can't wait to see the Big Belvins...
another solid one

edde (edde), Monday, 11 September 2006 01:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
Any more thoughts on Senile Animal? I'm listening now and it's pretty rad so far. I like that all the songs are either under three minutes or over six.

Nigel (Nigel), Friday, 29 September 2006 15:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

stephen, Saturday, 23 August 2008 08:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

thoughts on above?

stephen, Saturday, 23 August 2008 08:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

excellent album

Herman G. Neuname, Saturday, 23 August 2008 14:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

hey, wow, stoner witch is way better than i remember it being. like houdini but more cohesive or something. cohesive, that's a good word.

REIGN IN FUDGE (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 08:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

Hostile Ambient Takeover: SO underrated. so much interesting stuff going on throughout. kicks ass also.

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 16:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Is the remixes album worth checking out? I generally hate remixes

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not heard it yet. i hear each remixer is actually using elements from a whole album rather than just a song, so could be interesting

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 23:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

The remix album is best avoided.

neither good nor bad, just a kid like you (unperson), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 23:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

my annoying co-worker keeps talking about how heavy metal is his favorite music to make powerpoint presentations to. I found out he was talking about the Melvins.

Mike Crandle, Financial Analyst, Bear Stearns, New York, NY 10185 (res), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 02:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

the remix album has its moments of brilliance and its moments of bleh, but none of it is better than unadulterated melvins.

m the g, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 07:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

As noted by Andy K elsewhere:

Ned Raggett, Friday, 29 October 2010 13:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

buzz like the giants

social-media-compost Circle of Life (jdchurchill), Friday, 29 October 2010 15:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Cuet panda hat girl too.

"I am a fairly respected poster." (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 29 October 2010 15:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

that's thalia zedek

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 29 October 2010 15:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol

"I am a fairly respected poster." (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 29 October 2010 15:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

The Melvins are set to perform each Friday throughout January at Spaceland (Silver Lake, Calif.) with a different set and featured albums including the band’s current line-up, a 1983 incarnation with Mike Dillard and several albums in their entirety.

The band’s most recent release, The Bride Screamed Murder, was released by Ipecac Recordings in June. A limited edition vinyl version of the album will be on sale at the shows with each handcrafted album featuring detachable artwork from one of ten different artists.

If you missed it, Blow The Scene Senior Staff Writer Adam Rauf caught up with the Melvins in Washington DC as part of Isis‘s final tour for an exclusive interview.

Performance information is as follows:

Jan. 7: Melvins set (current line-up performing songs from Colossus of Destiny); Lysol and Eggnog records in their entirety

Jan. 14: Melvins 1983 (Buzz, Dale and Mike Dillard); Melvins set (current line-up performing normal set) and Houdini in its entirety

Jan. 21: Melvins Lite (Buzz & Dale only); Melvins set (current line-up performing normal set) and Bullhead in its entirety

Jan. 28: Melvins set (current line-up performing normal set) and Stoner Witch in its entirety

puff pastry hangman (admrl), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

going on the 14th i think

ObviousSccck (buzza), Thursday, 6 January 2011 08:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

I wish I could go tomorrow.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 6 January 2011 13:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

y'know Stag is a really cool album, for all of its genre-hopping weirdness...

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 6 January 2011 15:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

whoa dude this sounds dope imo

good and bad, interesting and boring, experimental and traditional (jdchurchill), Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

anyone here go the the show last week??

buzza, Friday, 14 January 2011 05:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

good show! had to leave a bit early because of the sitter but glad i went

buzza, Sunday, 16 January 2011 01:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Any other reports on that show? I should try to dig up a piece I wrote when we booked Melvins to play outside of our student union at Macalester spring 1990. "Like an atomic bomb in a paper bag."

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 16:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Melvins Poll

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 21:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

new live album Sugar Daddy Live is really awesome, one of their best live things. and these guys have a LOT of live albums... i dare not even count them. i think i have four but i know there's a few more.

ilxor running, w/ laptop in hand, checking ILX as he sprints (ilxor), Sunday, 15 May 2011 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was listening to it yesterday. The Melvins are better now than they've ever been, and this live album is the proof of that.

that's not funny. (unperson), Sunday, 15 May 2011 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i agree, though consensus seems like Bride was a bit undercooked/a mixed bag. do you agree?

totally loved Senile and Nude, tho

ilxor running, w/ laptop in hand, checking ILX as he sprints (ilxor), Sunday, 15 May 2011 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

The first and last tracks kinda sucked; everything in between was great. (And I liked the first track when they played it live.)

that's not funny. (unperson), Sunday, 15 May 2011 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

huh, maybe i should listen again, its been a year or so

ilxor running, w/ laptop in hand, checking ILX as he sprints (ilxor), Monday, 16 May 2011 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

dudes bride is good melvins for sure listen

7+ minute (jdchurchill), Monday, 16 May 2011 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

run me run me in the dust
huh me huh me ten hut

7+ minute (jdchurchill), Monday, 16 May 2011 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean dude evil new war god is top notch c'mon

7+ minute (jdchurchill), Monday, 16 May 2011 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you listen to pig house and don't die awesome

7+ minute (jdchurchill), Monday, 16 May 2011 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Whiney's feature on _Lysol_ is a must-read:

http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-06-01/music/the-melvin-s-power-disinfectant/

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

free EP download at Scion A/V

(info http://www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy )

StanM, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

new album Freak Puke out on Ipecac this summer!

ilxor, Saturday, 7 April 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

hah! good title.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Saturday, 7 April 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

this part of Buzzo's Village Voice interview had me laughing--

What was the thinking behind doing an album with stand-up bass? Trevor has played electric bass for you guys.

Well, I saw Trevor play stand up bass with Nels Cline and I thought it was something we could do and the wheels started rolling in my head. We reinvented the band but it's just an extension; it's not going to take over. We're gonna do both things—Melvins Lite and regular Melvins.

So Melvins Lite is not just a one-off thing. It will continue?

I certainly hope so.

And the two-drummer lineup will go on, as well?

You bet. Or we'll totally go insane and overdose in the toilet like Elvis.

ilxor, Sunday, 29 April 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

I have been on a Melvins kick. I really love "The Bootlicker". That record is pretty much the Melvins make a their Pink Floyd album (or close as they ever gonna get) and kinda a bit of both Syd and later Floyd at that too.

earlnash, Thursday, 7 February 2013 03:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

More just to showcase this bit of angry hilarity:

http://www.avclub.com/article/melvins-buzz-osborne-picks-songs-by-bands-that-wer-200741

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 15:30 (3 months ago) Permalink

I pre-ordered one of these in December

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 15:56 (3 months ago) Permalink

great article btw Ned, thank you!

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 16:07 (3 months ago) Permalink

so great

Buzzo OTM throughout

sleeve, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 16:12 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

THE MELVINS' BUZZ OSBORNE RELEASES FULL-LENGTH SOLO DEBUT, THIS MACHINE KILLS ARTISTS, JUNE 3 VIA IPECAC RECORDINGS

Buzz Osborne, the legendary grunge progenitor who has helmed the Melvins for thirty plus years, releases his debut solo full-length album, This Machine Kills Artists, on June 3 via Ipecac Recordings.

"I have no interest in sounding like a crappy version of James Taylor or a half-assed version of Woody Guthrie," said the grunge progenitor of the 17-song offering, continuing, "which is what happens when almost every rock and roller straps on an acoustic guitar. No thanks... This Machine Kills Artists is a different kind of animal."

Rolling Stone gave listeners early access to music from Osborne's acoustic release, premiering the song "Dark Brown Teeth." The magazine described the song as "doomy, ill-angled" and with the "Beefheartian edge his band is renown for."

This Machine Kills Artists track listing:

1. Dark Brown Teeth
2. Rough Democracy
3. Laid Back Walking
4. Drunken Baby
5. Vaulting Over A Microphone
6. New River
7. The Vulgar Joke
8. Everything's Easy For You
9. The Ripping Driving
10. How I Became Offensive
11. Instrument of God
12. The Spoiled Brat
13. Illegal Mona
14. Good and Hostile
15. The Blithering Idiot
16. Useless King of the Punks
17. The Hesitation Twist

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:46 (1 month ago) Permalink


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