ROOM 237 & BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS
MELVINS + BIG BUSINESS + PORN + MONSTER KILLED BY LASER....
@ Leeds University, Stylus £14.00
Yes thats right the band who Kurt Cobain once roadies for and failed an audition are back in Leeds for the first time in 10 years to show how they have influenced and changed alternative rock over the years. Being the main influence for Soundgarden, Nirvana, Tool, Mastodon, Sunn0))), Earth + loads loads more they continue to freak audiences and thuis is the last date of their 2008 world tour.
It's 2008 and The Melvins are still called ?family entertainment on another level.? Almost 25 years, over 25 albums and still counting. Maybe they?re just too dumb to quit.
AND? Some people STILL think the Melvins should be called "The Fucks" because they're so fucked.
The band still includes founding member King Buzzo and almost founding member Dale Crover, and they STILL have the Big Business guys Jared Warren and Coady Willis playing with them. This is extraordinary considering how hard it is for bass players and others to stick around the Melvins camp for more than two minutes. Everyone always loses their minds with or without drugs, but mostly with. They can't explain why, but the list of former members is about 40 and counting. Well, 40 might be a bit of an exaggeration but not by much.
The Melvins have been a band for a long, long, long, long time... A long, long, long time. They?re somewhere in between a novelty act and yesterdays news. It's a strange place for a band with a Peter Pan complex to be in but there it is!
What the hell right?
We ALL want to just get on a space ship and watch the earth explode, don't we?
As hard as it might be to believe, The Melvins have a NEW album in the can! It's called Nude With Boots and is scheduled for a July 8 release. This is good news because it means the boys will be hitting the road again in the United States AND in Europe! The rest of the world could follow, but who knows? Hell, that would be like eight months from now and it's hard to plan that far ahead.
Nude With Boots was recorded in Hollywood in a couple of weeks give or take a day or two and the boys seem to be extremely happy with the outcome. It's good? Groovy good! They played it for their wives and girlfriends and they seemed to like it so HERE WE GO! No shit Sherlock!
JESUS! The Melvins will be celebrating 24 years in the business this year and have absolutely NOTHING planned for it, maybe next year when they turn 25?
However, along with their new album, Nude With Boots, they do have a shit load of things happening THIS year that include:
1. A lot of touring
2. The vinyl releases of (A) Senile Animal, which will be in a super deluxe quadruple gate fold sleeve with four etched, one-sided 12 inch records
3. Two more 12 inchers with double surprises
4. A secret 7 inch (so secret that not even the band is aware of it)
5. More fun with Haze XXL
6. A split 7 inch with Rancid Vat
7. The Fantomas Melvins Big Band DVD
8. A huge limited edition Ipecac box set of everything the Melvins have done with the label as well as stuff you haven't heard at all
**Plus other stuff we forgot all about or don't know about or something
It's a big world out there and nothing is ever as hopeless as it seems. Dig?
The Melvins have put out a ton of albums and done a shit-load of touring in their vast 24 year musical career but nobody is offering them a TV show, and I don't mean a bogus "reality" show I mean a show like Sha-Na-Na had in the late 70's. It?s REALLY bogus. A Melvins show seems like a no brainer, but the world is not a right place. If you don't pay attention to TV then you can't realize just how bad it really is.
The Melvins? influence is vast and incomparable. It's global baby, and AND King Buzzo has even been accused of attempted murder! What the fuck is that? You know it HAS to be bullshit because when the King starts something, he finishes it. He's never ATTEMPTED anything in his life. He gets the job done, and so do the Melvins.
When does the man get here with all the candy?
Release date: July 8, 2008
BIG BUSINESS (Hydrahead)
Big Business is a stoner/sludge metal band from Seattle who are currently signed to Hydra Head Records.
Big Business started as a two piece band composed of Jared Warren of Karp and The Tight Bros From Way Back When, and Coady Willis of Murder City Devils. Their sound has been characterized as a bombastic and frantic low end attack, marked by Warren's signature vocal delivery. Most frequently they are compared to Warren's old band Karp, GodheadSilo and The Melvins. The band released it's first album, Head for the Shallow, on January 25, 2005.
In late 2006, after relocating to Los Angeles, Jared and Coady both became members of The Melvins and were featured on the Melvins album "(A) Senile Animal". The tour, titled "the Double-Drumming Rock for Peace tour", featured Warren and Willis playing a set as Big Business before being joined by Crover and Osborne for a set as the Melvins.
While on tour Big Business played with David Scott Stone who would later play guitar and Minimoog Voyager on all songs from their 2007 release Here Come the Waterworks.
After releasing Here Come the Waterworks to critical acclaim Big Business was given an opening spot on the summer leg of the Tool tour. Toshi Kasai played guitar for Big Business Throughout this tour.
After The fall US tour was over Big Business started recording material for the new Melvins album, entitled "Nude With Boots", which is expected to be released on July 8, 2008.
On March 09, 2008 Toshi Kasai was introduced onstage as the third member of Big Business. Both the band and Toshi have verrified this on their respective Myspace pages.
Big Business will be recording a new album in the summer of 2008. The album will be produced by Phil Ek, who has produced both of their previous albums.