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Deucehound
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  26.06.2006 at 18:12
The Melvins are a mixed genre band of Stoner, Grunge, Hardcore Punk that hail from Washington. I've just started getting into them again, after hearing Honey Bucket a few years ago. Its hard finding any news on them, and there website is really out there. I'd like to see if there is anyone out there that knows this band, knows were to get info like tour dates from. Whats your favorite album or albums? This is just a general discussion of the band.
Alfonso

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Age: 34
From: Peru

  27.06.2006 at 06:12
HEAVY fucking band. www.themelvins.net is an unofficial site that's pretty much the main source of news, as well as their label's site Ipecac. My favorite album has got to be "Stag".
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jupitreas
Djerk

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  27.06.2006 at 14:45
They were never afraid to experiment and never stagnated... Awesome, criminally overlooked band!
Alfonso

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Age: 34
From: Peru

  28.06.2006 at 06:36
Actually, come to think of it I haven't really been into the albums they released after the Maggot/Crybaby trilogy... some great songs here and there, but as varied as the output has been most of it hasn't quite clicked in all of its diversity as much as albums like Stag, the aforementioned Crybaby or even Prick did with me. Ah well.
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samael06
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  03.07.2006 at 07:52
I kinda lean towards Ozma. But, that's probably because it's the first Melvins release that I heard. Although Houdini ain't bad. But with a band that experiments as much as they do, how can you pick just one. In fact, right now I am listening to the King Buzzo CD.
samael06
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  03.07.2006 at 08:03
Oh!!! BTW, has anyone heard their recordings with Jello Biafra (Never Breathe What You Can't See and Sieg Howdy!). Now those were some cool recordings. Hope they continue the collaboration.
Joey Jo Jo
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  19.07.2006 at 09:15
This band is some really fucking heavy stuff. Always refreshing to hear them, seems that they are always on top and always know exactly what they are doing where they're going as they are changing constantly. I consider King Buzzo to be one of the best vocalists and frontman in the "alternative" genre.
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Jesus_Puncher
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  20.07.2006 at 00:54
Written by Guest on 03.07.2006 at 08:03

Oh!!! BTW, has anyone heard their recordings with Jello Biafra (Never Breathe What You Can't See and Sieg Howdy!). Now those were some cool recordings. Hope they continue the collaboration.




yeah,I Have...good stuff...i'm actually listening to Yuppie Cadillac right now,...Kinga buzzo and Co. actually has another side project with Shane Embury from Napalm Death
Lokomotiv
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  10.08.2006 at 01:25
I have their whole discography, and especially bow to Lysol... fucking extraordinary Drone song/album
YHP++ oh no
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  20.08.2006 at 04:13
'Houdini' is my fav album by them and maybe the best to start getting into this band. Or 'Stoner Witch' maybe... Stag is a wonderful album too.

If you have never heard of them and you like bands such as Isis, Nirvana, Mastodon, Black Sabbath, Kyuss, Queens of the stone age, Sonic Youth, Sunn O))), Fantomas, etc, you have to listen to their music.

I really liked the tribute album to the melvins that was released last year.
It's called "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins" and features the following bands: Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, Isis, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Dog Fashion Disco, Pig Destroyer, High On Fire, Keelhaul, CKY, and more. A vary nice album.
Especially "Mastodon - The Bit" is a breathtaking cover song.

Some of their albums are quite experimental and that shows that they are a band who dares to do different stuff and doesn't play the same grunge/stoner//rock/metal/anything music all the time. That's great and rare for bands that exist nowadays.

Songs you could listen to get an idea..: The Bit, Honey Bucket, Easy As It Was, Set Me Straight, June Bug, Queen, Captain Pungent, Skin Horse.
(these are mostly NOT from the experimental side of the band.)

(...Buzz Osborne rocks.)
Jesus_Puncher
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  20.08.2006 at 09:33
Written by Guest on 20.08.2006 at 04:13

'Houdini' is my fav album by them and maybe the best to start getting into this band. Or 'Stoner Witch' maybe... Stag is a wonderful album too.

If you have never heard of them and you like bands such as Isis, Nirvana, Mastodon, Black Sabbath, Kyuss, Queens of the stone age, Sonic Youth, Sunn O))), Fantomas, etc, you have to listen to their music.

I really liked the tribute album to the melvins that was released last year.
It's called "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins" and features the following bands: Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, Isis, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Dog Fashion Disco, Pig Destroyer, High On Fire, Keelhaul, CKY, and more. A vary nice album.
Especially "Mastodon - The Bit" is a breathtaking cover song.

Some of their albums are quite experimental and that shows that they are a band who dares to do different stuff and doesn't play the same grunge/stoner//rock/metal/anything music all the time. That's great and rare for bands that exist nowadays.

Songs you could listen to get an idea..: The Bit, Honey Bucket, Easy As It Was, Set Me Straight, June Bug, Queen, Captain Pungent, Skin Horse.
(these are mostly NOT from the experimental side of the band.)

(...Buzz Osborne rocks.)




the tribute was fairly decent...even though i'm not big on tribute albums..DEP covering Honey Bucket and Pig Destroyer covering Claude have to be the highlights...and i also dug Eyehategod's and Isis's covers....anyways i'd say "gluey Porch Treatments","Ozma"....or even The Maggot are good places to start as well...but those albums are kind of harder to find...so i'll agree with you on newbys obtaining houdini or "stonerwitch" seeing how mostly every music store carries those two...btw...if any of you ever come across a used copy of "electroretard"....it would be wise to buy it,seeing how its out of print and contains better versions of "revolve" and "lovely Butterflies"
CianideDeath
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  10.09.2006 at 01:05
Everything of their's is great, I especially like thier doom/drone stuff.
Jesus_Puncher
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  10.09.2006 at 03:28
i d/led the new album that comes out in October...badass...its a hybrid of Houdini,Gluey Porch,Stoner Witch,
CianideDeath
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  14.09.2006 at 01:19
I dont mind thier collaborative stuff either. My favourite is with lustmord, great stuff and the Jello Biafra stuff is great also
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nobody

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  05.03.2008 at 10:14
I saw tham live(in TV ) it was good show and I realy liked what thay play it was weird music but I like it
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Lokomotiv
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Age: 30
From: Chile

  20.04.2008 at 17:55
Nude With Boots is once again a great album... the band doesn't seem to be much craving for new musical paths anymore, but Melvins remain the best in what they make.
Hamird
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  20.04.2008 at 18:08
i've just listened to Crying Baby. that was good, but not favorite.
Lokomotiv
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Age: 30
From: Chile

  20.04.2008 at 21:32
You probably mean "The Crybaby", whcih can't be properly considered an album, and I can't think of a worse way to start with this band (besides Prick).
Cocacolacowboy
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  10.05.2008 at 14:41
Written by Lokomotiv on 20.04.2008 at 17:55

Nude With Boots is once again a great album... the band doesn't seem to be much craving for new musical paths anymore, but Melvins remain the best in what they make.


I agree,the melvins have done everything,i think they don't have anything else to prove.so if they want to make more simpler albums like gluey porch treatment or houdini.all the power to them.


haven't heard the *new album* yet,but if its anything like "(A) senile animal",then i'll be happy.Making Coady and Jared from Big Business apart of the Melvins was the best decision Buzz ever made.
Dangerboner
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  11.05.2008 at 07:41
The Melvins are a fucking cool band, one of the best to come from my area. With as much personality they have in their music, it's really hard to not like them.
Cocacolacowboy
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  12.05.2008 at 23:48
Written by Dangerboner on 11.05.2008 at 07:41

The Melvins are a fucking cool band, one of the best to come from my area. With as much personality they have in their music, it's really hard to not like them.


you're from seattle?,nice,i almost moved there last year.

i love my coffee,flannel, and rain
Uirapuru
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Age: 26
From: Brazil

  21.11.2010 at 19:15
So far I'm truly enjoying traveling through their discography.. =)

Not enought yet thou, but Melvins early albums sound like the step Neurosis skip between The World As Law and Souls At Zero... perfect is perfect.
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Kafir

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From: Germany

  25.11.2010 at 12:41
Well Melvins did many experimental stuff some of them were shitty and some were brilliant, since i'm a Grunge fan i like their "more grungy albums" and my favorite is "Houdini", and my favorite song got to be "Going Blind"
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ferm

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Age: 21
From: Sweden

  06.01.2011 at 03:47
Googles

It don't matter how much they change on each album. Melvins are like made to change I think and they still rule.
drumwitch

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From: Serbia

  18.11.2011 at 10:57
"Stag"!

Very original and heavy <3
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baldur

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  18.11.2011 at 18:45
Written by drumwitch on 18.11.2011 at 10:57

"Stag"!

Very original and heavy <3


agree,

they played tipping the lion when i saw them, it was great
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