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Gluey Porch Treatments

Album: Gluey Porch Treatments
# Song Title   Time
1)    Eye Flys
2)    Echo / Don't Piece Me
3)    Heater Moves and Eyes
4)    Steve Instant Newman
5)    Influence of Atmosphere
6)    Exact Paperbacks
7)    Happy Grey or Black
8)    Leeech
9)    Glow God
10)    Big as a Mountain
11)    Heaviness of the Load
12)    Flex With You
13)    Bitten Into Sympathy
14)    Gluey Porch Treatments
15)    Clipping Roses
16)    As It Was
17)    Over From Under the Excrement
18)    Echohead
19)    Flex With You
20)    Don't Piece Me
21)    Bitten Into Sympathy
22)    Exact Paperbacks
23)    Glow God / Big As A Mountain
24)    Heaviness of the Load
25)    Happy Gray or Black
26)    Heater Moves and Eyes
27)    Gluey Porch Treatments
28)    Eye Flys
29)    Clipping Roses
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Performer Notes
  • Melvins includes: Buzz Osborne (vocals, guitar); Matt Lukin (vocals, bass); Dale Crover (drums).
  • Recorded at Studio D, Sausilito, California in October 1986.
  • The second and last album done with Lukin keeps the Melvins' freak flag flying. Starting with the slow-as-hell "Eye Flys," which, if nothing else, shows off Osbourne's skill at monster soloing while Crover and Lukin play a rhythm that would be too slow even for funerals, Gluey Porch Treatments is, to a large extent, more of the same. Then again, with the possible exception of St. Vitus, not many other bands out there were embracing the love of sludge metal monstrosities as the threesome was (just compare it what Ozzy Osbourne himself was doing at the time). "Exact Paperbacks" alone would have eaten most purportedly loud groups for breakfast without even trying. The combination of sudden, herky-jerky thrash (but not thrash metal) and epic stomp and sprawl once again did wonders here. Meanwhile, Osbourne's attempts to remold the singing on "God of Thunder" into a new guise for the underground ("Bitten Into Sympathy" in particular sounds like the ultimate fusion of Gene Simmons' voice and Tony Iommi's riffs) means his voice once more sounds just ridiculously perfect. Drawn-out syllables at the end of lines descending into murk, bellowing half-understandable insanities, flanged warbles and squeals: It's all there. Crover has some great fun with drums at points -- check out the start of "Influence of Atmosphere," where the echo on his fills and pounds just makes it all the more nuttily dramatic, or the equally strong conclusion of "Leech." Besides the title track, other examples of the band's perverse wit via song title includes "Steve Instant Newman" and the perfectly descriptive "Heaviness of the Load." After being unavailable for years, Gluey Porch Treatments finally got rereleased in 2001 with a slew of demo cuts perfect for pounding your head further into your torso. ~ Ned Raggett
Professional Reviews
Alternative Press (4/01, p.79) - 5 out of 5 - "...It resonates with genius...sounding like side 2 of Black Flag's MY WAR blended with the 1st Black Sabbath album, then played at the wrong speed..."
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