Thursday, September 13, 2007

MELVINS - HOUDINI LIVE 2005: A LIVE HISTORY OF GLUTTONY & LUST (2006)

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A Live History of Gluttony & Lust is the acclaimed "live" version of the classic Houdini record. Never a band to court convention of any kind, LHG&L is not "live" in the traditional sense, but in the purest. There is no crowd noise, because there is no crowd. There is no between-song banter, because there's no audience with whom to engage said banter. No, friends, this is not a concert recording, but rather a live recording of King Buzzo, Dale Crover, and Trevor Dunn playing Houdini in an abandoned warehouse. The sound is immaculate (as one generally expects from a MELVINS recording) and the performance, in my opinion, outshines the 1993 studio recordings. Over the years, Buzz and Dale have proven time and time again that they're comfortable pushing the creative envelope as far as they see fit. It keeps the band inconsistent and unpredictable, which makes them interesting. Despite all their token ribs and pranks, LHG&L proves that, to paraphrase an ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY song, rockin' is indeed their business.

1. Pearl Bomb
2. Hooch
3. Night Goat
4. Lizzy
5. Going Blind
6. Cop-Ache
7. Set Me Straight/DCH
8. Sky Pup
9. Teet
10. Joan of Arc
11. Honey Bucket
12. Hag Me
13. Spread Eagle Beagle

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5 comments:

Matias said...

**F U C K I N G**A W E S O M E***
Thanks BJ for this gift!! I thought this was a myth

Anonymous said...

Any chance of getting a re-upload of this? I've heard so much about it but never actually had the chance to listen.

Peluka said...

Downloading..... Thanx BJ

Anonymous said...

Ah managed ot garb it - must have been a temporary download glitch! Thanks for this!

slik said...

Great sounding performance. Houdini is probably my favorite Melvins. Thanks