Ozma / Gluey Porch Treatments
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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.
This album(s) are not going to be to everyone's taste, very murky, sludgy punk-metal, in the vein of latter day Black Flag, with touches of Black Sabbath and St. Vitus. It is very hard to listen to at times as it is oppressively slow, but have patience and you will find it a very rewarding listen. I would highly reccomend it to anyone with an open mind.
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It is hard to find fault with any early Melvins material. This album is a classic of sludge and doom. Play it LOUD.Published on June 3, 2014 by J. Sundheim
It isn't for everyone, but if you're into this kind of music, it's pretty great. The one thing I can say is that the large number of tracks on one disk combined with the short... Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Andrew Wetzel
This is definitely my favorite Melvins album. Dale Crover's drumming is incredible, and everything about this album is absolutely stellar.Published on February 9, 2013 by Katie Sodano
In the poseur driven rock scene of 1989, there was a band of ecclectics from Olympia, Washington, who redefined early 70s sludge, melded it with Black Flag, the Butthole Surfers,... Read morePublished on February 8, 2012 by mikespace
i feel sorry for those who learned of the melvins after one of their many awe-struck worshippers gained fame or those who were simply too young to be listening to these albums when... Read morePublished on August 15, 2010 by Amazon Customer
the songwriting and complexity of the songs on ozma and gluey porch treatments is unlike any other later melvins records. after this album the melvins stuff is just more simple.Published on August 15, 2007 by George Woodruff Foley
first off, if you dont already love the melvins, then dont buy this album. Buy houdini first. this is a fan favorite album. This is what melvins fans wanna listen to. Read morePublished on June 20, 2007 by Liane E. Ingram
I started getting into Melvins after seeing the video for Hooch on Headbanger's Ball. I got Stag and then Stoner Witch, and liked them all, except for some of the experimental... Read morePublished on January 29, 2006 by Dale Bonasse
It's a lot of fun to hear music that wasn't created with the burden of any inhibitions, and that is why I have nothing but good things to say about the Melvins and this particular... Read morePublished on October 10, 2004 by gone76
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