This excellent live album from Germany showcases very fine renditions of some of their bestm early material. This is my favorite collection of Melvins 80s output.
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If you can find it at a reasonable price, this is a high-quality recording of the Melvins in Germany, 1/23/91: just months before their album Bullhead was released. You get one song from Bullhead (“Anaconda”), four from Ozma (“At a Crawl,” “Kool Legged,” “Let God Be Your Gardener,” “Revulsion”), two from Gluey Porch Treatments (“Heater Moves and Eyes,” “Eye Flys”), and a 44-second noodling from Buzzo and pals (“Tanked”). The LP/CD was part of the Your Choice Live series which donated part of the proceeds of each release to an organization fighting the fur trade.
The line-up here was King Buzzo, Dale and Lori (Lorax) on bass. All the heavy rumbling power you would expect from early Melvins. Please expose people new to the Melvins to the sluggish, slow-as-molasses, is-it-ever-going-to-start intro to “Eye Flys” and watch them flee the room in abject terror. Meanwhile, those of us who enjoy the Melvins will sit blissfully with evil grins on our faces.
Recorded live January 23, 1991 at Oberhaus in Alzey, Germany. Here is the track listing:
1. Heater Moves And Eyes
2. At A Crawl
4. Eye Flys
7. Let God Be Your Gardener