Release Date September 21, Late Night. Track Listing. Night Goat. Goin' Blind. Honey Bucket. Hag Me. Set Me Straight. Sky Pup. Overall this is a great album that has it's high points and it's middle points. Nothing really sucks on this album except Spread Eagle Beagle. Even then that isn't so bad. Housed within this seemingly "for children" CD are 13 tracks of dripping, malevolent sludge of the most depraved and sick kind.
The opening drum crashes of Hooch are enough to crush most things in the general area of your speakers I can't imagine what it does to people with headphones. Don't pretend this sucks and avoid it just because Kurt Cobain participated directly in one or more song s. That would be ignorant. And also dangerous Musically speaking, this is drawn-out, downtuned, "broken" sludge. I use the adjective "broken" for a few reasons. For one, the Melvins rarely use formal lyrics.
In fact, the booklet for this CD houses only the exact lyrics for Hooch. And they make no sense. Neither do much of the Melvins' other commonly understood lyrics. This is the cause for the note on this site that says you can read two sets of lyrics per song. Hell, you can make up your own if you like. The Melvins once again demonstrate that lyrics aren't important, and cohesive application of ideals and beliefs through words is useless For another reason, this CD is really inconsistent.
However, this is really the only problem with it, and that's not even much of a problem. The changing up of musical styles as well as the fucking amazing Kiss cover allows for a greater sampling of all of the Melvins' styles on only one CD!
The songs develop slowly, for the most part. An exception to this is Honey Bucket, which sounds like thrash with less of a guitar riff attack and more of a downtuned, bass-heavy riff attack, complete with snarling vocals and rapid fire delivery. Copache is also relatively fast and another highlight among highlights. Each riff is methodically crafted to yield very little melody, but the melody there is is very pleasing and makes you want to listen to the track containing the melody again and again.
Night Goat melts into snarling noisy feedback around the four-minute mark, fading out into a quiet oblivion right before going into a quieter beginning in Lizzy, which turns on and off from quiet bass plucking into huge riffing sections with even more useless ramblings.
Did I mention the Kiss cover? Add it Here. Melvin Seals and JGB. Zero: Steve Kimock, Gre…. Michael J. No Trash. Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web! Lizzy 4. Going Blind 5. Honey Bucket 6. Hag Me Side B 1. Set Me Straight 2. The Skinny. Drowned in Sound. Consequence of Sound. Your Choice Live Series Vol. Hidden categories: Use mdy dates from July Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers.
Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. LysolAug 14, · Last updated on Aug 14, Houdini is the fifth album by the Melvins, released in on Atlantic Records. The album was the band's major label debut after releasing their previous albums .