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they really do seem like a glaring hole in my indie-boy-who-loves-heavy-stuff record collection
go for Houdini
all i know is that bands i like like them and one of them (buzz?) has big hair and that they can be heavy has owt
the cover says it all!
Or Gluey Porch Treatments!
Or maybe Eggnog if heavy = aggressive noisy hatred!
do you want me to post 'sleazy' under every mention of Steely Dan?
because I will
i just think zer Melvins would be a lot better if they only played Steely Dan covers. And they turned off those ghastly fuzzy pedal things
some people likes the rock music, some people like the pristine sound of a extremely well recorded hi-hat
Kiss covers they have recorded include 'Goin' Blind', 'God Of Thunder', 'Love Theme' and 'Detroit Rock City'. Songs where Buzz sings with a manly Gene Simmons style voice = most of them. I think you can hear a little bit of Kiss on every album they've done. They are touring with Down starting today(ish).
They started off all mathy and slow, then they went massively heavy and slow, then they went a bit experimental and now they have two drummers and play heavy rock and roll mostly. Buzz plays amazing riffs and writes amazing songs on every album.
They have done so many albums, many of them great. A lot of people seem to love the early sludgy stuff best, but personally i love the more recent Big Business infused incarnation. 'A Senile Animal' is probably my favourite record, with 'Houdini' (either the original or the excellent live version) a close second.
They are also one of the best live bands out there. The mirror-image double drummer thing is really well done.
For my sins, I only have one Melvins album. It is Stoner Witch, it is absolutely incredible. If I had an 15 minutes in Rough Trade to rush round a pick up £1,000 worth of CDs as a fantastic freebie I would start by ging to the Melvins section and pick up as much as they had.
I've read it briefly and it will form the basis of my forthcoming "which order shall I buy pretty much their entire back catalogue" list.