October 08, 1996
Portland, OR - La Luna
The Melvins played three sets for this show, The first set Buzz was on bass and Mark was on guitar.
We recently caught the Melvins in Portland at the La Luna and were awe struck by the grumpiest slow grind we have ever heard.
Put Sabbath on quaaludes and you may get close but the ludes would dull their keen wit and uncanny ability to land on their feet after the jump into outerspace.
They played an incredible three full sets.
The Melvins are to rock music what Rothko was to painting, their minimalistic black vastness is haunting and yet satisfying.
This show was a unique musical treat.