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Ozma/Gluey Porch Treatments

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  • If you want to get into the twisted sound that is the Melvins, then you should start with this magnificent 70+ minutes of pure rock’n'roll madness! The Ozma/Gluey Porch Treatments split album is truly a test to see if you are worthy of the title “Melvins fan”. If you like this one you will probably like most of their early material such as Bullhead and Lysol. It’s not easy getting into these two albums, but they grow on ya for every listen. The only crappy track is “Love Thing”, but luckily that is a Kiss cover, so please don’t discard the band yet! There’s one more cover(a great one at that), which is Candy-O by the Cars.The best song is probably Eye Flys, which is more than 6 minutes of prime sludge. Slow, repetitive and meandering, which is not a bad thing when talking about the Melvins! If I had to choose between one of the two albums I’d probably choose Gluey Porch Treatments because it has the best tracks: Eye Flys, Echohead/Don’t Piece Me and Clipping Roses. But Ozma is almost as good with hardass songs like Creepy Smell, Oven and Dead Dressed.The Melvins do everything they can to confuse the keen listener: Dale Crover is a drum god(the most creative IMO) and his beats are unpredictable and complex. The Melvins use strange time signatures and unconventional riffs, and Buzz snarling voice was even weirder back in the 80’s compared to the also wonderful days of Houdini and Stoner Witch.

    Posted on March 16, 2010