- Written by brian
from Brian Walsby's myspace page: "Almost twenty years ago, Dale taped this for me and I have listened to it ever since. Frankly, I am surprised that they have never unearthed this. It is among my very favorite Melvins recordings. Recorded shortly after the release of "Gluey Porch Treatments", this homemade four track won't be confused with "Sergeant Pepper" in terms of production values (although we have boosted the levels somewhat), but fucking A, the songs and the performance more then makes up for that. It was also the last thing the band recorded with original bass player Matt Lukin, a fitting end to the band's first album lineup... Some of these then new songs ended up on "Ozma". I actually prefer these versions. Other songs were lost in the shuffle but are as good as anything the band has put out. As for the band themselves, Dale is on fire on all of these tracks. Buzz's vocals have never been any more twisted, sneering or evil. I am pleased as punch that these guys have let me release this material in conjunction with my new book. Me and Charles are both really happy about this. Obviously this will sell my book a lot easier then the previous two. Sadly, the band's version of a Kiss song from which the title of the demos have been taken didn't make the cut, as a abrupt tape drop in assured that said fact. Besides, Gene Simmons might get pissed off. I don't need that trouble."
This is being released by Bifocal Media on Oct. 9th 2007. It is available for pre-order now.
- Creepy Smell
- My Small % Shows Most
- Dime Lined Divide - this one is uploaded to the Bifocal Media myspace page
- Excess Pool
- Vile Vermillion Vacancy
- We Got Worries Here
- Let God Be Your Gardener
Melvins are playing a special date in Minneapolis again this year at Grumpy's Bar & Grill - Downtown Minneapolis . This one is out in the parking lot so should be able to accomodate more people, the word is two Melvins/Melvins related 7 inches might be available for purchase at the show. August 25, 2007
- September 15, 2007 Los Angeles, CA - The Henry Fonda Theater performing w/ Mudhoney
- September 16, 2007 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's Night Club
- September 18, 2007 Seattle, WA - Showbox
- September 19, 2007 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
- September 21, 2007 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theater
- September 22, 2007 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
- September 23, 2007 Colorado Springs, CO - the Black Sheep
- September 25, 2007 Lawrence, KS - the Bottleneck
- September 26, 2007 Sauget, IL - Pop's
- September 27, 2007 Chicago, IL - Double Door
- September 28, 2007 Detroit, MI - Small's
- September 29, 2007 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
- October 1, 2007 Philadelphia, PA - the Fillmore at TLA
- October 2, 2007 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
- October 5, 2007 New York, NY - the Fillmore at Irving Plaza
- October 6, 2007 Brooklyn, NY - Luna Lounge
- October 9, 2007 Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
- October 10, 2007 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
- October 11, 2007 Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree
- October 12, 2007 Knoxville, TN - Blue Cats
- October 13, 2007 Nashville, TN - Exit Inn
- October 15, 2007 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
- October 16, 2007 Houston, TX - Red Room at Meridian
- October 17, 2007 Austin, TX - Emo's
- October 18, 2007 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
- October 22, 2007 Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
- Written by brian
An update from the Melvins Myspace page: "Hey, how's it going friends? Are you keepin' cool, by the pool, at the bbq? We hope so! Our friends Big Business are on the road in the US and just got offered an opening spot on the Tool tour! HORRAYYYYY!! Check their page for dates. Oh shit!!! That means that Coady and Jared can't play the Houdini, Lysol and Eggnog shows we've booked this July in S.F. and L.A..... BOOOOOOO.... Wait a minute now, get this, we'll get Trevor "mutha fuckin" Dunn to play bass... HORRAYYYY!!! Then, when Coady and Jared get back we'll do a US tour.. BOOOOOO..er, I mean HORRAYYYY!" The dates and sets are currently understood to be:
- July 20, 2007 San Francisco, CA - Slims playing Houdini in its entirety
- July 21, 2007 San Francisco, CA - Slims playing Lysol and Eggnog in their entirety
- July 27, 2007 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour playing Lysol and Eggnog in their entirety
Buzzo and Dale will be co-hosting the Suicide Girls radio show on Indie 103 in LA from 12 midnight to 2 am on July 8. If people are outside of Los Angeles they can listen on the website: http://www.indie1031.fm/ It will also be archived at http://suicidegirls.com/ipod/
The Dalek/HAZE XXL Art Book/Animation DVD/Music collaboration project “Purge Of Dissidents” was recently released on Ipecac Records and will be on the road, shown at screenings prior to Melvins shows on their upcoming national tour this fall. Melvins were involved in the soundtrack for this and Buzz wrote the introduction for the book.
- Written by brian
Winter 2006 U.K. and Ireland Tour
- December 8, 2006 Somerset, England - ATP Nightmare Before Christmas - Centre Stage
- December 10, 2006 Cardiff, Wales - The Point
- December 11, 2006 London, England - Scala w/ Big Business, Flipper
- December 12, 2006 Oxford, England - Zodiac w/ Big Business, PORN (The Men Of)
- December 13, 2006 Manchester, England - Academy 3
- December 14, 2006 Glasgow, Scotland - Garage
- December 15, 2006 Galway, Ireland - Roish Dubh
- December 16, 2006 Dublin, Ireland - The Village w/ Big Business, Flipper, PORN (The Men Of)
New Years Eve 2006 Tour
- December 30, 2006 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater w/ Big Business
- December 31, 2006 Seattle, WA - The Showbox w/ Big Business
Southern.com has an mp3 up of track three from (a) senile animal - Civilized Worm just in case you're still on the fence on deciding whether or not to buy it.
I've also uploaded a recent interview with the Melvins done on Sirius Radio that was recorded by Mike of the 'Melvins List'. They also play quite a few melvins songs and melvins relate material between interview segments. Get it here.
- Written by brian
As we all anxiously await the outcome of the recent show of strength by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and its 'Great Leader' Kim Jong-Il, a different albeit arguably just as formidable show of strength rears its head across the horizon on this day the 10th of October in the year of OUR Lord Two Thousand and Six. I write not of a devastating natural disaster or another school shooting which calls into question our path of evolution, but one of the few things that can be relied upon as an affirmation of the greatness that is 'WE', (a) Senile Animal, the latest recording from those supremest of supreme leaders, the Melvins.
Now before you clean out your local munitions supplier in the preparation of forcing your entire region into purchasing the album by gunpoint, take note there are reasons you can supply prior to pistol whipping the locals into submission! The Melvins are now officially a four-piece. The new members are Jared Warren and Coady Willis, the guys from Big Business. If you are unaware as to who these people are or what this means take a few moments to grab a switch from the nearest tree, give yourself a few good lashes and then return to this note.
Jared Warren has taken over bass duties in addition to additional vocals, this equals lots of vocal harmonies as there are now 3 people vibrating the vocal chords on this album. Beyond that, the thing that is really going to make your Mother's Kenny G discography literally burst into flames upon bringing (a) Senile Animal home for debriefing is the fact that Coady Willis is the Second drummer of the Melvins. When I first heard the Melvins had a new drummer I feared Dale had lost his arms to a radial saw making those birdhouses he is so famous for in the local craft shows up and down the beautiful Pacific coastline. Rest assured I was wrong! What this means is (a) Senile Animal has two drummers on every track and therefore a sound which is certain to provide a re-definition of your neighborhood watch's list of offenses.
An album of 10 tracks with titles such as "A History of Drunks" and "A Vast Filthy Prison", this is out now in the U.S. and should be available in all countries dependent upon it for music in short order.
If you'd like to help me pay for server space please purchase the album using the above link!
If you'd like to receive further notifications of tour dates and releases please go to the below address and sign up for the new mailing list. themelvinsdotnet mailing list
Please visit the below page in order to view the remaining U.S. tour dates for this year, this page is incorporated into the new MelvinsWiki which I've just begun, feel free to contribute!
Melvins Tour Dates 2006
For those unable to attend, there's a video posted on YouTube of 'A Civilized Worm' a song from the new album, the video is from the performance on Sept. 11th in Seattle, Wa. See it here.
- Written by brian
The official Buzz Osbourne approved note about the new album has been released:
(The) Melvins (A) Senile Animal The Melvins are family entertainment on another level. Some people say The Melvins are the wave of the future. Some people think The Melvins have already influenced a huge wave of music on a global level but most people expect The Melvins to totally fuck up. Most people think they should be called "The Fucks" because they're fucked. Well, maybe so, but nonetheless it's the last half of 2006 and The Melvins have a new new NEW album called (A) Senile Animal. (A) Senile Animal was recorded in Hollywood and as you may or may not know. The Melvins have been through a lot this last year: wars, drugs, impeachment but they never lost sight of what was important AND what was festering in their bowels. Once again the Melvins have "started over" with two, count em TWO, new members, Coady Willis and Jared Warren from the band Big Business. This will be super colossal and totally beyond reason. We can't even believe it's happening but believe it or not it's becoming more and more believable. No shit man! It's like that drug trip I saw in a movie when I was on that drug trip. And there it is my friends. One thing you can be sure of is this (A) Senile Animal album is really really great and it really works! It's ten songs long and is most likely the best album they or anyone else will put out this year or any previous year or ever probably. They have double everything this time. Double drums. Double, triple and even quadruple vocals, double bass and guitar... Well, not really double bass and guitar but... Well sort of double bass and guitar but in order to explain how that works we would have to get into a lot of technical mumbo jumbo that even we don't understand so let's just leave it at the double drums. DOUBLE DRUMS everybody! And, AND... The Melvins will hit the road with Big Business in September for a full United States tour. Keep your eyes peeled for the dates in your town or at least a couple of hundred miles from where you live. Take a road trip with your friends and go see the Melvins. Take time off from work, get your tickets and go go go to the show show show. Or shows. You and all your friends should go to as many of the Melvins shows as you can because all sorts of crazy shit will be happening. It will be un-fucking-believable and besides, hell, why not? It will be a kick in the ass! Well, earlier in 2006 and as usual the seemingly tireless Melvins released yet another brand "new" CD. Big surprise. This time, as a result of their strange work last year in Europe with the famous Trevor Dunn playing bass they've recorded a full length record entitled "Houdini Live: A Live History of Gluttony and Lust", which was released in May. So put down your beer bongs and your crack pipes and dash out and buy two or three copiesÉ or maybe twenty copies just in case. Remember, this isn't bullshit so don't worry. It would be criminally and morally irresponsible not to get behind, promote and endorse The Melvins with every tool (legal and illegal) possible. Get busy, don't fight it, just do it! - Buzz Osborne Release date: Oct. 10, 2006
Total Running Time: 41:24
1. 2:41 the Talking Horse
2. 2:45 Blood Witch
3. 5:57 Civilized Worm
4. 2:20 A History of Drunks
5. 2:41 Rat Faced
6. 2:35 the Hawk
7. 2:30 You've Never Been Right
8. 6:43 A History of Bad Men
9. 6:26 the Mechanical Bride
10. 6:44 A Vast Filthy Prison
Remember to keep checking the tour dates page for updates on your area!