Thursday, July 28, 2016

melvins - singles 1-12

label: amphetamine reptile
released: 1997

once upon a time i'd witnessed the melvins play at an ozzfest.
the year was 1998.
the place was alpine valley located in east troy,wisconsin.
the second stage.

that day i'd seen bands with names like:
tool (which is why a band like the melvins were even playing something like this in the first place)
system of a down
monster voodoo machine

but the one thing that sticks out in my head about the entire day is the 30 minutes the melvins were onstage.

i don't remember who played before them.
but folks weren't happy to see some guy with that hair standing in front of them.

"get the fuck off the stage!"
"you fucking suck!"
"who the fuck is this?"
"blah blah blah."

they spent the entire time playing "boris" (and only "boris") and mocking the audience.
it was fucking glorious.

that was a good story,grampa.
how did you even get out of the basement in the first place?
we have company coming over.
and you remember what happened the last time,yeah?
the carpet needed to be replaced.

i'm just going to assume that you know the story behind this here business.

the cliff notes version:
the band released a single per month for a year.
hence the 1-12.
and this combines everything.
amphetamine reptile did all of this for you,damien.*

*=and for all of you other folks as well.


1 comment:

jonder said...

Alpine Valley! I once saw Bow Wow Wow and the English Beat there. 1981 or 1982. Now where did I leave my denture cream....

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