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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by hellboy » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:51 pm

Taking a listen now - sounds good so far.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by Calfium Jay » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:54 pm

hellboy wrote:Taking a listen now - sounds good so far.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by Calfium Jay » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:55 pm

hellboy wrote:Taking a listen now - sounds good so far.

Is it heavy / weird?
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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by hellboy » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:00 pm

Calfium Jay wrote:
hellboy wrote:Taking a listen now - sounds good so far.

Is it heavy / weird?
Not so far, but I'm only 4 tracks in. So far it sounds like pretty vanilla Melvins.

Will post a more complete review when I'm done.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by joeypants » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:00 pm

Only halfway through "Death" right now but I dig it!

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by hellboy » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:42 pm

I got about a third of the way through, and then work got super busy so never finished listening. You guys will have to wait until next week for my review!

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by ziggy23 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:07 pm

After More Than 30 Years, The Melvins Are Still Keepers of the Noise

http://www.laweekly.com/music/the-melvi ... se-8381711
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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by ziggy23 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:10 pm

Europe, see you soon! Tickets for all shows are on-sale, Friday July 14 at 9 am local time.

Redd Kross will be joining us for the following dates:

9 Oct Bristol, UK, Exchange
10 Oct Leeds, UK, The Brudenell
11 Oct Glasgow, Scotland, SWG3
12 Oct Manchester, UK, Gorilla
13 Oct Birmingham, UK Birmingham Institute 2
15 Oct Antwerp, Belgium, Desertfest
16 Oct Hamburg, Germany, Logo
17 Oct Copenhagen, Denmark, Jazzhouse
18 Oct Gothenburg, Sweden, Pustervik
19 Oct Oslo, Norway, Bla
20 Oct Malmo, Sweden, Babel
22 Oct Berlin, Germany, Festsaal
23 Oct Leipzig, Germany, UT Connewitz
24 Oct Vienna, Austria, Arena
26 Oct Milan, Live Club
27 Oct Zurich, Switzerland, Rote Fabrik
28 Oct Schorndorf, Germany, Manufaktur
29 Oct Cologne, Germany, Gebaude 9
30 Oct Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso Noord
31 Oct London, UK, Electric Brixton

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by ziggy23 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:49 am

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- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by ziggy23 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:05 am

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- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by hellboy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:44 pm

So I finished listening to the album. Disc one is pretty standard Melvins fare - nothing outstanding, it's neither super heavy nor weird. If you've listened to any Melvins album in the last 5 years you've heard variations on this theme. 6/10

The second disc is mostly weird instrumental or noise type tracks. Imagine a Tool ablum full of segues. It's ok for what it is, but I don't see myself coming back to it any time soon. I think they should have mixed the two albums together rather than separating it.

In the end, the "double album" is really just a Melvins album with an extra disc of stuff you'll probably never listen to.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by Calfium Jay » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:41 pm

Tres Cabrones is the only good album they've done in 10 years...and the only one in the last 10 years that I own a physical copy of.


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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by hellboy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:37 pm

Tres Cabrones was alright, I think Freak Puke is probably their strongest since (A) Senile Animal

I'd be pretty cool with the Melvins taking a break and coming back in 3-4 years time with something a bit fresher. The last few albums sound mostly like recycled material to me - The Melvins are usually best when trying something new.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by joeypants » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:14 am

hellboy wrote:Tres Cabrones was alright, I think Freak Puke is probably their strongest since (A) Senile Animal

I'd be pretty cool with the Melvins taking a break and coming back in 3-4 years time with something a bit fresher. The last few albums sound mostly like recycled material to me - The Melvins are usually best when trying something new.
Yep. I LOVE them to death, Buzz included. But for how he bags on bands like Tool for being "lazy" and taking their sweet ass time, and championing his "writing all the time approach," they've become an example of the downside to that approach. Granted, they're still probably at the TOP of the heap in terms of bands who take the "constantly releasing tons of music" approach, don't get me wrong. But a Melvins album/Buzzo riff is veering towards something that's easily parodied at this point. Just variations on the same thing over and over.

NOT hating! I still really, really enjoy most things they release. But it's not that "holy fucking shit!!," bowled over feeling that I had with Senile Animal or some of their more seminal releases.

Thankfully, live will always be where it's at and even at their "worst," Buzz and Dale still bury most other live acts. Can't wait to see them with Spotlights this Fall.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by ziggy23 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:55 am

[youtube][/youtube]
- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by fortysixand2 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:31 am

2nd shows in Melbourne & Brisbane have been added.

03 Nov Perth, Australia Capitol
04 Nov Adelaide, Australia The Gov
06 Nov Melbourne, Australia Gasometer Hotel
08 Nov Melbourne, Australia Max Watts (sold out)
09 Nov Sydney, Australia Factory Theatre
10 Nov Brisbane, Australia Crow Bar (sold out)
11 Nov Brisbane, Australia Crow Bar

Also, Dead Cross have been added to the show tonight at the Echoplex.

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Post by ziggy23 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:29 am

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- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Post by ziggy23 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:24 am

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- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Post by ziggy23 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:18 am

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- You like noisy music?
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- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by ziggy23 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:23 am

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- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by hellboy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:22 pm

Gotta say I think that Dale Crover solo album was pretty good, and better than the last Melvins one.

Definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.

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Post by ziggy23 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:51 pm

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- Never thought about it.

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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by hellboy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:28 pm

Never ending stream of Melvins albums continues:
Today the Melvins announced Pinkus Abortion Technician their next album, which will feature both Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus on bass simultaneously! The album is scheduled to be released on April 20th via Ipecac Recordings. In addition to that, they've also released the dates for their U.S. tour which begins in late April, check out the tour dates below.

"With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," explains Dale Crover. "It's an experiment in the low end of the aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, 'Would it work?' 'Could it work??' 'Should it work???' The answers were yes, yes and YES!"

"We've never had two bass players," adds Buzz Osborne. "We've had two drummers and two guitar players, so it makes total sense to now have two bass players. We'll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting. 'Pinkus Abortion Technician' is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We drank a lot of coffee and enjoyed each other's company. I like Steven and Jeff a great deal. I admire their bass playing and singing and both of them can grill a mean steak."

"Pinkus Abortion Technician" track listing:

Stop Moving To Florida
Embrace The Rub
Don't Forget To Breathe
Flamboyant Duck
Break Bread
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Prenup Butter
Graveyard
"Stop Moving To Florida" is a medley of the James Gang's "Stop" and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' "Moving To Florida", the band also covers THE BEATLES' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' "Graveyard" on the eight-song release. Pre-orders will be announced soon.
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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by tys0n » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:12 am

Double bass Melvins I'd pay to see, but I'd prefer double bass, double guitar and double drums, which is obviously their end game
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Re: The Melvins Thread

Post by joeypants » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:35 pm

These are all getting to be diminishing returns for me. :/

Hoping for the best of course. But it's gone downhill ever since Steven came on board for my personal taste.

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