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A Live History of Gluttony and Lust
Released on May 16th, 2006
Label: Ipecac

Line-Up:
King Buzzo – guitar, vocals, liner notes, extra percussion on track Spread Eagle Beagle
Dale Crover – drums, vocals
Trevor Dunn – bass, vocals, extra percussion on Spread Eagle Beagle
Lustmord – extra percussion on Spread Eagle Beagle

1. Pearl Bomb
2. Hooch
3. Night Goat
4. Lizzy
5. Going Blind (KISS cover)
6. Copache
7. Set Me Straight/DCH (Cream cover)
8. Sky Pup
9. Teet
10. Joan of Arc
11. Honey Bucket
12. Hag Me
13. Spread Eagle Beagle

This really was a waste of money. It’s the Houdini album recorded live in an empty warehouse and out of sequence. It gets points for one reason and that’s that they’re really good representation of the album versions of the songs. No Mike Patton making stupid noises over Night Goat. But at the same time it offers me nothing that Houdini doesn't already have. So would I have liked it more if they did different takes on their songs, changed them up a bit? Maybe, if they had of somehow made them better? We'll never know. Witnessing this live would’ve been awesome but to release it was really pointless. It may be cool if you’ve never heard Houdini but for me it had nothing to offer. I may have listened to it once or twice in eight years.
Best Song: Night Goat
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:36 PM
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(A) Senile Animal
Released on October 10th, 2006
Label: Ipecac

Line-Up:
Coady Willis – drums, vocals
Dale Crover – drums, vocals
Jared Warren – bass guitar, vocals
King Buzzo – guitar, vocals

1. The Talking Horse
2. Blood Witch
3. Civilized Worm
4. A History of Drunks
5. Rat Faced Granny
6. The Hawk
7. You’re Never Been Right
8. A History of Bad Men
9. The Mechanical Bride
10. A Vast Filth Prison

This is just more of the same style of music the Melvins released at this stage of their career. I guess you could call it “butt-rock” or “old-man-rock”. It just lacks that excitement factor that their earlier stuff has. To me this album and the ones that follow just sound like a band that went into the studio, recorded a few songs and got the fuck out. I do like the pacing of this album. The first seven songs are pretty fast and short and they really run into each other well. But I listen to this and then listen to Lysol and I get a little sad that the band that recorded Lysol isn’t around anymore. So maybe this album is really good and I'm just jaded. Maybe my expectations are just too high. Buzz and Dale were joined by some drum, bass and vocal duo called Big Business on this album and they became official members of the band. So that meant two drummers and a lot of gang-vocals. The drumming on this album and any of the albums with the Big Business guys is pretty good. The songs just suck. For some reason I’ve just never liked the Big Business guys. I’ve never heard a note of their music (Big Business) but in the promo-pictures, liner notes and interviews…they just annoy me.
Best Song: Blood Witch
Rating: 2 out of 5
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Making Love Demos
Released on October 9th, 2007
Label: Bifocal Media

Line-Up:
Buzz Osborne – guitar, vocals
Dale Crover – drums
Matt Lukin – bass

1. Creepy Smell
2. My Small % Shows Most
3. Dime Lined Divide
4. Excess Pool
5. Vile Vermillion Vacancy
6. We Got Worries Here
7. Let God Be Your Gardener
8. Repulsion

Why keep releasing old demos from thirty years ago no one really wants to hear? Don’t they have some B-Sides from Honky sitting around? Or some different versions of songs from Lysol collecting dust they could put out? This was released with a magazine or a comic book or something. Something that I have even less desire to spend time with than the music.
Best Song: N/A
Rating: N/A
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Nude With Boots
Released on July 8th, 2008
Label: Ipecac

Coady Willis – drums, vocals
Dale Crover – drums, vocals
Jared Warren – bass guitar, vocals
King Buzzo – guitar, vocals

1. The Kicking Machine
2. Billy Fish
3. Dog Island
4. Dies Iraea
5. Suicide in Progress
6. The Smiling Cobra
7. Nude with Boots
8. Flush
9. The Stupid Creep
10. The Savage Hippy
11. It Tastes Better Than the Truth

This album just sucks. It sounds like they’re going through the motions in their later lives. The first thirty seconds of the Smiling Cobra is okay and the Stupid Creep is all right, but that’s about two minutes of this albums music. The rest just drags. You know an album is bad when your favorite song is an odd, ambient outro. This was the album when I finally just gave up on the Melvins. I realized they weren’t going to ever put out music like Lysol or Houdini or the Maggot ever again. And aside from buying some older stuff that I hadn’t bought from the Napster days I haven’t bought anything “new” from them.
Best Song: It Tastes Better Than the Truth
Rating: 0.5 out of 5
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Melvins vs. Minneapolis
Released in 2008
Label: Amphetamine Reptile

Line-Up:
Varies

This is a massive set of three live albums recorded at various points in the Melvins career, all in Minneapolis. Why Minneapolis? I have no idea. Discs one and two are audio of two concerts disc three is MP3 files of nine more concerts. So there is a lot to go through. I’ll just link to the wikipedia page for this album so you can see the track list. God knows there is some great stuff on here. Some tracks repeat too often though, and it would be nice to have gotten some live sets from the 1990’s.
Best Song: N/A
Rating: N/A
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Chicken Switch
Released on September 19th, 2009
Label: Ipecac

Line-Up:
Who knows?

1. Eye Yamatsuka – Washmachine Sk8tronics
2. Christoph Heeman – Emperor Twaddle Remix
3. V/VM – She Chokes Her Dying Breath and Does It in My Face
4. John Duncan – AAHHH…
5. Matmos – Linkshander
6. Lee Ranaldo – EggNog Trilogy: i) She’s Ivanhoe ii) Cancer iii) Inebriated
7. Merzbow – SHOW REM REM IBVZ
8. David Scott Stone – Prick Concrete/Revolution M
9. Panacea – Queen (Electroclash Remix)
10. Sunroof! – The Silky Apple Butter of Youth
11. Kawabata Makoto – 4th Floor Helicopter
12. Farmersmanual – disp_tx_skel_mach_murx
13. Void Manes – Overgoat
14. RLW – Over from Under the Dog, Girl & Boy Treatment
15. Speedranch – Hard Revenge Milly Bloody Battle VS. the Melvins Ozmatized Gore Police (Feat. Cardopusher of the Five Deadly Venoms)

A remix album. I’ve never heard a note off this but I’ve heard it’s fucking awful. That’s all I needed to hear to know to avoid this. The song titles are probably the most interesting thing about this album. And the fact that the artists were given a full album to work into their songs. Oh, and that Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth does one track. And I like the cover. But the music is total shit from what I've read.
Best Song: N/A
Rating: N/A
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The Bride Screamed Murder
Released on July 1st, 2010
Label: Ipecac

Line-Up:
King Buzzo – guitar, vocals
Coady Willis – drums, vocals
Dale Crover – drums, vocals
Jared Warren – bass, vocals

1. The Water Glass
2. Evil New War God
3. Pig House
4. I’ll Finish You Off
5. Electric Flower
6. Hospital Up
7. Inhumanity and Death
8. My Generation
9. P.G. x 3

Again, more midlife hard rock. I at least sampled a bit of this album before I wasted my money. I did see the Melvins on the tour for this album, the only time I ever saw the Melvins. And it was probably one of the worst concerts of my life. The band didn’t want to be there, they have something against Toronto. It was so bad that I may never see them again.
Best Song: N/A
Rating: N/A
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Sugar Daddy Live
Released on May 31st, 2011
Label: Ipecac

Line-Up:
King Buzzo - guitar, vocals
Coady Willis - drums, vocals
Dale Crover – drums, vocals
Jared Warren – bass, vocals

1. Nude with Boots
2. Dog Island
3. Dies Irea
4. Civilized Worm
5. The Kicking Machine
6. Eye Flys
7. Tipping the Lion
8. Rat Faced Granny
9. The Hawk
10. You’ve Never Been Right
11. A History of Bad Men
12. Star Spangled Banner
13. Boris

If you’ve read any of my other threads you know that I’m not too into live albums. This one is especially not interesting to me since it has way too much Nude With Boots crap.
Best Song: N/A
Rating: N/A
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The Bulls & the Bees
Released on March 13th, 2012
Label: Scion A/V

Line-Up:
King Buzzo – guitar, vocals
Coady Willis – drums, vocals
Dale Crover – drums, vocals
Jared Warren – bass, vocals

1. The War on Wisdom
2. We Are Doomed
3. Friends Before Larry
4. A Really Long Wait
5. National Hamster

This is the only music the Melvins have released with the Big Business guys that I can say I liked. Like actually enjoyed listening to and wished it didn’t end. And that’s really thanks to the brilliant songs Friends Before Larry and A Really Long Wait. Those two songs really reminded me of the Stag album (specifically Sterilized and Lacrimosa) in the way that they’re really warped, scary and not very characteristic of the Melvins in relation to the rest of the album. And the way that they meld into one another and make a perfect beast of a song. It just made me so happy listening to those songs to hear the band from twenty years earlier come out. The rest is the standard Melvins post millennium style rock but for some reason it just sounds better. Maybe in small doses their newer style is easier for me to get into. But the band just sounds like they care on this EP. Maybe because Scion gave them money and Ipecac was nowhere to be seen?
Favorite Song: Friends Before Larry
Rating: 3 out of 5
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Freak Puke
Released on June 5th, 2012
Label: Ipecac

Line-Up:
King Buzzo – guitar, vocals
Dale Crover – drums, vocals
Trevor Dunn – standup bass, vocals
James McAleer – backing vocals on Let Me Roll It
Dan Raymond – backing vocals and additional guitar on Let Me Roll It

1. Mr. Rip-Off
2. Inner Ear Rupture
3. Baby Won’t You Weird Me Out
4. Worm Farm Waltz
5. A Growing Disgust
6. Leon Versus the Revolution
7. Holy Barbarians
8. Freak Puke
9. Let Me Roll It (Paul McCartney cover)
10. Tommy Goes Berserk

The band turned into the Melvins-Lite on this album. They insist that the Big Business guys are still in the band but this is just a different version of it. It actually came about when the Big Business guys were touring behind one of their own albums so Dale and Buzz started jamming with Trevor Dunn (of Mr. Bungle fame). It sounds like their last three “proper” albums, just with less drums. It really is just a lighter version of the Melvins. I thought the little bit I heard last year was pretty cool but when I went back and listened to the full album on youTube I really didn’t like it. The bass got really annoying after a few songs and the guitar tone is too tinny. It's more enjoyable than the Big Business albums but that's not saying much.
Best Song: A Growing Disgust
Rating: 2 out of 5
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