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Old 08-10-2013, 04:17 PM
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I'm in the midst of writing up the next block of albums and should be posting some more Sunday. But in the meantime I wanted to post my favorite picture of King Buzzo. It pretty much perfectly describes the Melvins. I think it was taken in the mid-2000's before Big Business had joined the band.

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Bullhead
Released on May 3rd, 1991
Label: Boner

Line-up:
Dale – drums
Buzz – guitar, vocals
Lorax – bass

1. Boris
2. Anaconda
3. Ligature
4. It’s Shoved
5. Zodiac
6. If I Had An Exorcism
7. Your Blessened
8. Cow

This thread has had a lot of negative reviews and 1.5 and 2 out of 5's. So you’re probably wondering why I’m doing this thread. This is why. This is where shit gets REAL mutherfuckers. The Melvins started out a little slow but on this album they hit their stride. It starts out with the sludgiest dirge they may have ever recorded. Boris is just a fucking awesome song. So awesome that if you click on the link above you’ll see a live version from 1991 that just destroys everything. If I had a time machine I'd be in that club. Things speed up quite a bit after Boris after that but it’s just great song after great song. I have nothing bad to say about this album. Essential.
Best Song: If I Had An Exorcism
Rating: 5 out of 5
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Eggnog
Released in 1991
Label: Boner

Line-up:
Dale – drums
King Buzzo – guitar, vocals
Lorax – bass

1. Wispy “I Don’t Know, But I Don’t Feel So Good”
2. Antitoxidote “Pigs Don’t Let It”
3. Hog Leg “Like Stee, Moanin’ Ludlow”
4. Charmicarmicat “Bastards”

Another awesome release by the Melvins. If there’s anything wrong with this album it’s just that it’s too short. But it’s an EP so what are you going to do. Beck sampled Hog Leg in his song Beercan and King Buzzo even makes a cameo in the video. Highly recommended.
Best Song: Charmicarmicat “Bastards”
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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King Buzzo
Released in 1992
Label: Boner

Line-up:
King Buzzo – vocals, guitar, bass
Dale Nixon (Dave Grohl) – vocals, guitar, bass, drums

1. Isabella
2. Porg
3. Annum
4. Skeeter

The Melvins love KISS. They covered them a bunch of times in their career and here they released three EP’s in a similar matter as KISS did fifteen years earlier. King Buzzo’s is the closest sounding to the Melvins. It could be mistaken for a Melvins album. Skeeter wasn’t actually performed by King Buzzo. It’s a song by Dave Grohl’s earlier band Scream and they just threw it on the EP.
Best Song: Isabella
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Dale Crover
Released in 1992
Label: Boner

Line-Up:
Dale Crover – vocals, guitar, drums
Debbi Shane – bass, backup vocals
Tom Flynn – catering

1. Hex Me
2. Dead Wipe
3. Respite
4. Hurter

Dale Crovers solo EP is probably the most straightforward of the three. It’s more just hard rock but with a bit of the earlier Melvins sound mixed in. It’s still really good.
Best Song: Hurter
Rating: 3 out of 5
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Joe Preston
Released in 1992
Label: Boner

Line-up:
Joe Preston – vocals
Denial Fiend – Hellish Crossfire on Wooden Coffins
Salty Green – Chapman Stick/Hands First Flower
Marina Sirtis – counseling

1. The Eagle Has Landed
2. Bricklebrit
3. Hands First Flower

Joe Prestons EP is just a mindfuck. The first song is just some fucked up samples, the second is this evil instrumental and the last song is a twenty minute doom/drone metal song fans of Sunn 0))) would probably enjoy. I still recommend it. By all reports “Denial Fiend” and “Salty Green” are Joe Preston.
Best Song: Bricklebrit
Rating: 3 out of 5
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I saw Joe Preston open up for Sleep three years ago with his "band" Thrones. It was honestly some of the most awful shit I've ever seen live.
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I saw Joe Preston open up for Sleep three years ago with his "band" Thrones. It was honestly some of the most awful shit I've ever seen live.
Yeah, he's definitely on his own planet. I checked a bit of Thrones out the other day and made it through a few minutes before I moved on with my life. But he made a name for himself by playing bass on one of the greatest Melvins albums, which leads me to:
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Lysol (aka Melvins)
Released in 1992
Label: Boner

Line-Up:
King Buzzo – guitar, vocals
Joe Preston – bass, backup vocals
Dale Crover – drums, backup vocals

1. Hung Bunny
2. Roman Bird Dog
3. Sacrifice (Flipper cover)
4. Second Coming (Alice Cooper cover)
5. The Ballad of Dwight Fry (Alice Cooper cover)
6. With Teeth

Along with Bullhead and a few others this is one of the Melvins crowning moments. If you like the band Sleep you really need to listen to Hung Bunny and Roman Bird Dog, because those songs are Dopesmoker five years before that album was even recorded. The covers are all good but then it closes with one of my favorite Melvins songs; With Teeth. Such an awesome song and such an awesome video. This album gets the highest recommendation humanly possible.
Best Song: With Teeth
Rating: 5 out of 5
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Houdini
Released on September 21st, 1993
Label: Atlantic

Line-Up:
King Buzzo – guitar, bass (uncredited), vocals
Lorax – bass (credited but nothing actually)
Dale Crover – drums, bass (uncredited), vocals
Billy Anderson - bass (uncredited)
Kurt Cobain – guitar on Sky Pup, percussion on Hooch and Spread Eagle Beagle
Bill Bartell – bass and lead guitar on Going Blind
Al Smith – percussion on Spread Eagle Beagle
Mike Supple – percussion on Spread Eagle Beagle

1. Hooch
2. Night Goat
3. Lizzy
4. Going Blind (Kiss cover)
5. Honey Bucket
6. Hag Me
7. Set Me Straight
8. Sky Pup
9. Joan of Arc
10. Teet
11. Copache
12. Pearl Bomb
13. Spread Eagle Beagle
14. Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa) (MC5 cover) (vinyl bonus track)

When people find out that I know my fair-share about the Melvins they always say, “I really want to get into the Melvins, but I don’t know where to start”. Well, son, this is where you start. This was my first Melvins album so it may as well be yours too. It pretty much runs the gament of everything the Melvins have been or ever will be. You’ve got straight up rockers (Going Blind, Set Me Straight, Copache), slow dirges (Hag Me), experimental fuckery (Sky Pup, Spread Eagle Beagle) and fucking awesome riffs (Hooch, Night Goat, Honey Bucket, Night Goat, Night Goat). All in one album. As you may have noticed, they got signed to a major label for this album. That was thanks to the whole grunge thing and the fact that Kurt Cobain and the rest of Nirvana had gone on in interviews how the Melvins were one of their favorite bands. So Atlantic swooped in and signed what they thought would be the next Nirvana. But, they (the Melvins) probably got some money from all this and were able to make three great videos for this album. It’s not my favorite album by the Melvins because it loses a bit of steam after Set Me Straight. But it’s definitely top ten. And if you don’t like anything on this album you won’t ever like anything by the Melvins
Favorite Song: Night Goat
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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