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Houdini [CD]

Melvins Audio CD
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“Tres Cabrones is as close as we’re willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up,” explained Osborne, of the 12-song album that reunites him, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard. “The best part is it’s all new songs. I specifically wrote tunes that would be good for these guys to play and it worked out great. We had no interest in rehashing tunes we ... Read more in Amazon's Melvins Store

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  • Audio CD (15 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000002IWU
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,872 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Hooch 2:490.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  3. Lizzy 4:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Going Blind 4:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Honey Bucket 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Hag Me 7:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Set Me Straight 2:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sky Pup 3:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Joan Of Arc 3:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Teet 2:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Copache 2:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Pearl Bomb 2:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Spread Eagle Beagle10:13Album Only

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1993's major label debut 5 May 2007
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
'Houdini' by Melvins is an album often cited as their best work, which is definitely something that divides the fans, it seems that like bands like The Dead, The Fall & Sonic Youth, everyone has their own Melvins' fave and it could be 'Houdini', just as often as it could be 'Hostile Ambient Takeover', 'Stag', 'Bullhead', 'Ozma', '(A) Senile Animal', or the 'Lysol/Melvins' album. I'm not sure 'Houdini' is the band's most mainstream release, it was on a major label, but in line with the band who released material before and after - I'd probably single out 'The Crybaby' as the most mainstream one as it had guests and cover versions people would know (the kind of record that would breakthrough due to the quirky version of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' with Leif Garrett alongside other guests like Hank Williams III, Mike Patton, Adam Jones of Tool and J.G. Thirwell aka Foetus). 'Houdini' is an album singled out due to the association with the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, who is viewed as the producer - working on this between 'Nevermind' and 'In Utero.' However, as the credits show, Melvins produced part of it themselves and in collaboration with Cobain and Gggarth Richardson. In a recent interview in the Wire, King Buzzo dismisses 'Houdini', preferring the live version released last year, and points to Cobain's well recorded addictions. So, while Cobain has something to do with this record, he's no John Cale figure behind it all - we should remind ourselves that Nirvana's 'Bleach' was heavily influenced by Melvins, that Dale Crover briefly drummed for Nirvana, & that Cobain failed an audition to become Melvins' bassist (the bass-position in Melvins is not far from Spinal Tap's take on drummers!!). Read more ›
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Starting Point for Melvins Newbs 17 July 2014
By Eames
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those annoying melvins albums where they try be as annoying as possible on some of the songs, but there is a lot of excellent material here (Night Goat, Honey Bucket, Hag Me are some of the best songs in the Melvins catalogue).

Tracks 1-7 are awesome no complaints here and you can turn off the album at this point and not miss anything too special. Sky Pup is terrible with the most annoying bass line ever, I used to like Joan of Arc but it annoys me now, Teet is a ok song but doesn't really go anywhere, Copache sounds like the band jamming and is a fun listen but nothing amazing, Pearl Bomb is unlistenable (when they play this live it sounds different to the album and is actually a good song) and Spread Eagle Beagle is the ultimate in annoying songs.

Saying that though this would actually be a good starting point to start listening to the band but if you listen to heavy music you'd be best off getting Bullhead or maybe Lysol.
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4.0 out of 5 stars one of their best 19 May 2003
Format:Audio CD
perhaps its a bit too straight for the hardcore melvinite, but this album makes a fantastic introduction to one of the most unique bands in the world. inspiring nirvana, who were essentially a watered down more pop version, the melvins specialize in sludge music and think nothing of spending an hour playing a single song. anyway this album features honey bucket and is worth the price for that alone
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4.0 out of 5 stars Most mainstream release to date 26 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is the Melvins most comercial sounding record to date, it also shows what is to come in following albums with weirder tracks such as "Sky pup". The opening track "Hooch" is a classic, with "Hag me" and "Night goat" following its brilliance closely. Not much experimental stuff in here though, so would be enjoyed more by Nirvana, Mudhoney etc. fans. This album also features Kurt Cobain on drums on the last track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars raw power 18 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Greetings to the home of raw rock n roll where the only relief you will get is accidentally banging your head into a wall. The music here is generally very heavy, needle in the red, juddering dirges, with constantly slithering, haunting bass and melody lines giving an added uneasy layer of sinister atmosphere that threatens to choke you with every suffocating breath that you will labour to take. The vocals are suitably abrasive or crazy as required and cement the songs well with often brilliant counterpoint.

The album is unrestrained in a way that bands fail to be today. It brings to mind The Stooges ‘Raw Power’ era, it is a wild beast that tries to rip you to shreds. Its grittiness is one of its greatest strengths and amongst today’s cleanliness it sounds positively dangerous, as all timeless music should.

Well worth re-discovering.
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