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Heavy in the Hills Playlist May 30 2017

Heavy in the Hills (Hour 60)
 Puta Volcano - Dune
 Brother O' Brother - R.O.S.E.
 Red Beard Wall - I Am
 Cult Wife - Now we're in Your Living Room
Witchcryer - Cry Witch
 Dead Man's Blues - ThePower of Your Love
Electric Mountain - Free Woman
 Geezer - Hair of the Dog
 Fly Agaric - Meteora
 Steak - Overthrow
 Bathsheba - Demon 13
 Mutoid Man - Open Flame
Woodhawk - Living in the Sand
Heavy in the Hills (Hour 61)
 Old Grandad - Blatant Drug Song
 Old Grandad - Urine Angel
 Sleep - Holy Mountain
 Acid Bath - The Blue
 Boris - Pink
 Entombed - Left Hand Path
 Black Cobra - Negative Reversal
 Shrinebuilder - Pyramid of the Moon
 InterArma - Prolegomenon
 InterArma - All Time Low
 Kvelertak - Ulvetid
 SubRosa - Borrowed Time Borrowed Eyes
Heavy in the Hills (Hour 62)
 Celtic Frost - The Upsurper
 Bolt Thrower - Through The Eye of Terror
 Black Flag - Black Coffee
 Blast - Time to Think - Surf and Destroy
 Dark Angel - The Burning of Sodom
Exumer - Possessed by Fire
 Kreator - Death is your Saviour
 Morbid Angel - Immortal Rites
Nuclear Assault - Brainwashed
Sodom - Neuclear Winter
 Voivod - Voivod
Sacrifice - Light of the End
Possessed - Seven Churches
Heavy in the Hills (Hour 63)
 Sinister Haze - Same No Good
 Goatess - Purgatory Under New Management
 Mars Red Sky - Under The Hood
 Lord Vapour - Crossroads
 Messa - New Horns
 Kroh - Stone into Flesh
Witchcraft - Helpless
 BEARHUNTER - Witch Hunt
 Vokonis - Shroomblade

Heavy in the Hills Playlist May 23 2017

Hour 56
Chris Cornell Tribute

Soundgarden - Beyond the Wheel (Live)
Soundgarden - Nothing To Say
 Soundgarden - Flower
 Soundgarden - I Awake
 Soundgarden - Full On Kevin's Mom
Soundgarden - Gun
 Soundgarden - Head Injury
 Soundgarden - Hunted Down
Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose
 Soundgarden - Slaves & Bulldozers
 Soundgarden - Mood For Trouble
 Soundgarden - Incessant Mace
 Bennie Maupin - Winds of Change
Hour 57
 The Great Old Ones - Wanderings
 Ibn Qirtaiba - Ever Circling Wolves
 Telekinetic Yeti - Apophis
 Goya - Germination
 Exploding Castro Cigars - Unhealty Mud
Mutoid Man - Melt Your Mind
 The Obsessed - Be The Night
 Crystal Fairy - Vampire X Mas
 Devil's Witches - Jupiter Kush
 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
 DSW - Acid Cosmonaut
Horisont - Dark Skies
 Bog - Square
 White Light Cemetery - Better Days
 Tar Hag - Elder Cloak
 O.D.R.A. - Widly
 Lo Pan - Sink or Swim
 Earth Witch - Guts
 Mastodon - Show Yourself
Scuzzy Yeti - Knees in the Breeze
 Demonic Death Judge - Cavity
Hour 58

 Psychedelic Witchcraft - The Dark Lord
 Strange Broue - Satan is Real
 Seasons of Arrows - Deep Graves
 The Black Angels - Medicine
 Spacegoat - Transmuta
Lizardmen - Mammoth Creep
 Stone Cream - Homeless
 Dopelord - Skulls and Candles
 Ordos - The Infernal God
 Demon Head - Thunder on the Fields
 Summoner - New Sun
 Mutautu - Tahma
 Forming the Void - The Witch
Humulus - Catskull
Sunn - O))) bowl 1
Hour 59

 The Flight of the Sleipnir - Voices
 Vinnum Sabbathi - Weightlessness
Ohhms - The World
 Brume - Harold
Bathsheba - Conjuration of Fire
 Bentrees - Dreams of Flying
Coven's Revenge - Walking the Fields
Super Snake - Leap of Love
Smoke Mountain - Smoke Mountain (6:09)
Acid Dreams - Natrual Selection

Heavy in the Hills Playlist May 16 2017


Hour 52
 Red Chariot - Captain Speaking
 The Great Sadness - Underground
 Hladikama - Kastenkampf
Bluebird Hill - Trigger Happy
 War Brides - Day Drinker
 Bionic Caveman - EOW
The Treasured Kings - Epiphany
Turdbomb - Religion Rock
 Death Metal Pope - Lord of the New Depression
Doublestone - War Machine
 Artificial Brain - Floating in Delirium
 Kolossor - Pillars
 The Weight - Maybe
 Sons of Morpheus - Down
 Necronomis - The Hermit Doom
 Void Commander - Acid Queen
Hour 53
Spidergawd - Is This Love
Strider - Defishit Moral
 Laid to Waste - Reborn
Ethur - Sacrasoul
Demonsmoke - Sawed Off
Cowardice - No Sovereignty
 Wolf Snake Sun - Soul Amplifier
 Nostrum - I'll Will
 Half Gramme of SOMA - Gloomy Eggplant
 Aathma – Mah
Hour 54
 Woodhawk - High Priest
 Tar Lung - It Waits in the Dark
 The Stone Eye - Colours in Vain
Pintyo Graham - Hell Train
Cachemira - Ouverture
Hawkbill - Blackened
Wor Pigs - The Fallen Ones
 Vamacara - Jak Damajant Placze Po Nalu
Witchapter - Through Smoke & Sulphur
Sautrus - The Way
Royal Thunder - Time Machine
Sun God Ra - Sun God Ra
 Beastmaker - Mask of Satan
Hour 55

Cybernetic Witch Cult - Astrogalatic Sprites
 Mean Mother - Blackout!
 Mastadon - Steambreather
 Bask - Mush!
 Savanah - Mind
 Nekomata - You Will Choke On Your Dead
 Saturndust - Negative Parallel Dimension
 Witchfinder - Smoke A Weed Prayer
 Ordos - The Infernal God

Heavy in the Hills Playlist May 9 2017


Heavy in the Hills (Hour 52)
 Red Chariot - Captain Speaking
 The Great Sadness - Underground
 Hladikama - Kastenkampf
Bluebird Hill - Trigger Happy
War Brides - Day Drinker
Bionic Caveman - EOW
 The Treasured Kings - Epiphany
 Turdbomb - Religion Rock
 Death Metal Pope - Lord of the New Depression
 Doublestone - War Machine
 Sobrio & King Imagine - Cetacea
 Artificial Brain - Floating in Delirium
 Kolossor - Pillars
 The Weight - Maybe
 Sons of Morpheus - Down
Necronomis - The Hermit Doom
 Void Commander - Acid Queen
Heavy in the Hills (Hour 53)
 Spidergawd - Is This Love
 Strider - Defishit Moral
 Laid to Waste - Reborn
 Ethur - Sacrasoul
Demonsmoke - Sawed Off
 Cowardice - No Sovereignty
 Wolf Snake Sun - Soul Amplifier
 Nostrum - I'll Will
 Half Gramme of SOMA - Gloomy Eggplant
 Aathma - Mah
Heavy in the Hills (Hour 54)
 Woodhawk - High Priest (1:24)
Tar Lung - It Waits in the Dark
 The Stone Eye - Colours in Vain
 Pintyo Graham - Hell Train
Cachemira - Ouverture
 Hawkbill - Blackened (4:15)
Wor Pigs - The Fallen Ones
 Vamacara - Jak Damajant Placze Po Nalu
Witchapter - Through Smoke & Sulphur
 Sautrus - The Way
 Royal Thunder - Time Machine
 Sun God Ra - Sun God Ra
 Beastmaker - Mask of Satan
Heavy in the Hills (Hour 55)
 Cybernetic Witch Cult - Astrogalatic Sprites
 Mean Mother - Blackout!
 Mastadon - Steambreather
 Bask - Mush!
 Savanah - Mind
 Nekomata - You Will Choke On Your Dead

 Saturndust - Negative Parallel Dimension
 Witchfinder - Smoke A Weed Prayer
 Ordos - The Infernal God

Heavy in the Hills Playlist May 2 2017

(Hours 48)
 King Father Baboon - Tree Rock
 Lord Scum - Now I Lay Me Down to Spew
 Mount Atlas - Down
 Last Rizla - KL59532
Sleep Walker - Hounour and Blood
 Alunah - Fire of Thornborough Henge
Coven's Revenge - Walking the Fields
 Coven's Revenge - We Remember Their Names
Death by Peyote - Reverse Osmossis
 Death Metal Pope - 13 Devils
 Shotgun Saywer – Hombre
(Hour 49)
Overgoat (re - mix)
Melvins - The Hawk
Melvins - The Bloated Pope
 Melvins - Caped Crusader
Melvins - Little Judas Chongo
Melvins - Interstellar Overdrive
 Melvins - Lizzy
 Melvins - Green Maharishshi
 Melvins - Mombius Hibachi
 Melvins - Stag
 Melvins - At The Stake
 Melvins - Copache
 Melvins - Eye Flys
 Melvins - Let God Be Your Gardener
(Hour 50)
 King Zog - King Zog
 Smoke Mountain - Smoke Mountain
Strange Clouds - Heal the Ghost
 Surfing in Hell - Surfing in Hell
 The Cosmic Groove - Eyes to Breath
The Great Machine - Martin Collins
 The Great Sadness - Enough
 Vulpture - The Oath
 KOOK - Play Dead
 Mothersloth - Doomsday
 Nephtys - The Seed
(Hour 51)

  OTUS - Avidya
 Ruff Magik - Cloak Full of Serpents
Brood Mother - Brood Mother
Carson - I Spy
 Dirtwolf - Atlantis
 Super Sonic Dragon Wagon - Super Sonic Dragon Wagon
 Ritual Haze - Fire
 Gorilla Pulp - Hope You're Feeling Better

Heavy in the Hils Playlist April 25 2017

(Hour 44)

Black Rainbows – The Red Sky Above
 Black Rainbows – Woman
 Black Rainbows – Golden Widow
 Black Rainbows – Hawkdope
 Black Rainbows – Wolf Eyes
 Black Rainbows – Electrify
 Monster Magnet – Lord 13
 Allman Brothers – Desdemona
(Hour 45)
 Vokonis - The Sunken Djinn
 Beastmaker - Nature of the Damned
Blood Mist - Goblin Overlord
 Rattlesnake - The Reason Why
 Green Yeti - Black Planets (part 1)
 Double Horse - The Other Side
 Super Snake - Leap of Love
 The Sonic Dawn - Summer Voyage
 Time Rift - Motor City
 Electric Moon - The Loop
(Hour 46)
ODDHUMS - Wounds
Come to Grief - Killed By Life
 Exist Among - Freak of Mankind
 Allie's Mass - Allie's Song
Skunk - Forest Nymph
 Duel - Witchbanger
 Lord Loud - Story Weaver
Electric Owl - Wolves
 Moonbow - Alone Eyes
 Nosis - El Dirtbago
 El Beasto - Time Release
 She Beast - Castration Hepatitus
(Hour 47)

Mars - Precession of the Equinoxes
 Arc of Ascent - Set the Planets Free
Lotus Ash - Man's Purpose
Black Dio - Goat
 Alastor - Black Magic
Meth Elvis - Mostly the Voices

Heavy in the Hills Playlist April 18 2017


(Episode 40)
(2017)
Monolithic Elephant - Moloch 
Iron Buddha - Big Business Camel

Earth Witch - Guts 
Easy Death - Canyon Creek 
Heavy Stone - My World 
Heavy Temple - Pink Glass 
Humbaba - Hymn 
IAmFire - Magpies and Crows 
Kitchen Witch - Slipstream 
Libido Fuzz – Sparks


(Episode 41)
(2017)
Disrule - Cool Wah 
MotherSloth - Once Human 
Nudist - Strengthless 
Rat King - Barren 
Samara Blues Samsara Blues Experimentnt - Vipassana 
Shroud - No Fault of Their Own 
Space Lord - Endless Suffering 
Supersonic Dragon Wagon - Snerfulnerpus 
Willow Child - Red Wood 


(Episode 42)
(2017)
1968 - Marauder 
Buried Feather - Would I Miss You 
Carnaval - New Shoes of Mine
Dead Witches - Ouija 
Elbrus - Break The Machine
Hymn - Spectre 
Kingnomad - Lucifer's Dream 
Stone Troll - Mammoth Moves 
Sweet Lich - Never Satisfied 
Vinnum Sabbathi - Early Works 


(episode 43)
(2017)
Captain Kill - Born in the Heavy 
Cosmonaut Fuzz - Voyager and Jupiter 
Grey Widow - XII 
Holy Mount - Division 
Lizzard Wizzard - Nerd Samasher 
Monobrow - The First Vague Rumblings of Impending Revolution 
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Psychopomp 
Toke - Legalize Sin (3:53)

Heavy in the Hills Playlist April 11 2017



(Hour 36)
(2017)

Sail - Praise and Hatred
OHHMS - The World
 Obey the Wolves - Buried
 I am Warhol - Dead, White and Blue
Hyborian - As Above, So Below
 Crypt Janitor - Doomed Cosmonaut
 Black Tundra - Gates of Moss
 Bill Valley - The Game
 Badlands - Hard Pressed
 Attalla - Devil's Lake 
(Hour 37)
(2017)
 Wounded Giant - Dysthiest
 Void Cruiser
 Vanishing Kids - Mockingbird
 Uncle Harry - The Living End
Topplock - Bakfylleforeningen
 The Obsessed - Punk Crusher
 The Naked High - Blisters and Regrets
The Dabs - Interior Scroll
 The Altar of Betelgeure - The Offering
Smokey Mirror - Invisible Hand
 REZN - The Creature
(Hour 38)
(2017)
Tar Hag - Clairvoyant
 Pallbearer - I Saw The End
 Ordos - Hounds of Hell

Human Sprawl
 Hibushibire - Lucifer's My Friend
 Dopelord - Children of the Haze
 Devil's Witches - Motorpsycho
 Demonsmoke - Spewing Disgust
 Deadneck - Sleepless
 Beat the Law - XXXX 
(Hour 39)
(2017)
Black Prism - Eye for an Eye
 Double Horse - Empty Space
 Hark - Fortune Favours the Insane
 I am the Liquor - Balerion
 Kairon IRSE! - Starik
 Monoceros - Space Dungeon

Heavy in the Hills Playlist - April 4 2017


Heavy in the Hills Playlist
April 4 2017
(Episode 32) (2017)
Two Headed Beast - Wizard Mountain
 Cybernetic Witch Cult - Cult of the Druid
 Hell's of Singularity - Merry Go Round
 Montecharge - We Stand
 Mountains - Everglades
Rodeo - Txotxongiloak
 Sapien - Signals
 Topplock - Overlord
The Ossuary - Black Curse
The Ossuary - Witch Fire
The Ossuary - Blood on the Hills
 Custom Black - She Rides
 Grand Magus - Sword Songs
Episode 33
(2017)
 Lizardmen - The Cannibal
Acid Dream - Natural Selection
 Bonglord - Discerning The Transmundane
 Count Absurdo - Mystery Man
 Damn Craters - Monomyth
 Doctor Cyclops - Lonely Devil
 Electric Age - Shepard and the Raven
Humulus - Distant Deeps or Skies
 Lunar Funeral - Red Wine
 Magnet - Buried Alive with Thee
Episode 34
(Mandatory Melvins)

Melvins - Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More
 Melvins - Leech
Melvins - Koolegged
 Melvins - Love Canal
 Melvins - With Yo Heart Not Yo Hands
 Melvins - Zodiac
 Melvins - Hog Leg
Melvins - At A Crawl
 Melvins - Eye Flys
Melvins - Lysol
Episode 35
(2016)
Beastmaker - Mask of Satan
 All Them Witches - Dirt Preachers
 Black Mountain - Mothers Of The Sun
 Fuzz -  Rat Race
Khemmis -  Ash, Cinder, Smoke
 Vokinis -  Olde One Ascending
 Ruby The Hatchet -  Heavy Blanket
 Bright Curse -  Lady Freedom
 Ape Skull -  My Way
 Wand - The Unexplored Map
 Brimstone Coven -  Black Unicorn
 Acid King -  Red River

Heavy in the Hills Playlist - March 28 2017


Heavy in the Hills Playlist
March 28 2017
(Episode 28) (Local)
Bed Heads - What A Shame
 JKKFO -  Front Kick To The Face
 JKKFO - Mongoose
 JKKFO - 30 Second DJ
 JKKFO - Drinking Problems
 Bavmorda - Creeper
 False Freedom -  Your Time To Die
 Heavy in the Hills (episode 28) (Locals Only)
 Sworn to the Black - Nothing But A Dream
 Perfect Nightmare - Perfect Nightmare (Live at Luckyfest)
 Malaska - Witch Dice
 Ununoctium -  Mindless Killing (live)
 Make Amends -  Junkie
 Seeing The Elephant – Freak On pt. 2
Episode 29
(2017)
Arrows of Time - Yesterday's Here
Black  Rainbows - The Red Sky Above
Two Headed Beast - Valley of Skulls
The Naked High - Mean Amphetamine
The The KnuckleHeads - The Bravest Upon Me
Devils Witches - Apache Snow
Forming The Void - Bialozar
Risin Sabotage - Creature
Hepatagua - Where Boys Fear to Tread
Mage - No Where To Nothing
Iron Wizard - Drunk in Space 
Episode 30
(2017)
Alastor - Enemy
CRACKHOUSE - Swamp Windows
Bees Made Honey in the Vein Tree - Every Night I Walk the Same Trail of Thought
Cruthu - Seance
Cauchemar - Sepolta viva 
Caskets Open –Dark Left Behind
Episode 31
(2017)

Cauchemar - Sepolta viva
Youngblood Supercult - Before The Dawn
Witches Of God - Let The Fire Burn Pt. 2
Deadsmoke - Liar Behind Me
Mountain Witch - The Cold Hands Of Fate
Lizardmen - Karma
Merchant - Black Vein
Stoned Spirit - Space and Time
The Company Corvette - Devilwitch
Naevus - The Whistling Tree
Cybernetic Witch Cult - Velocirapture
Hexenjäger - Dark Lord's Crusade

Heavy in the Hills Playlist - March 21 2017

Heavy in the Hills Playlist
March 21 2017
(Episode 24)
 Blue Mountain Eagle -  Loveless Lives
 After Tea - You've Got to Move Me
 Bulbous Creation - Let's Do To The Sea
 Ancient Grease - Mother Grease The Cat
 Charlies - Try, Try Or You'll Never Die
 Blues Creation - Understand
 Chicken Shack - Diary Of Your Life
 Cactus - Let Swim
 Atomic Rooster -  Sleeping For Years
 Clark Hutchinson - Free To Be Stoned
Episode 25
 Beach Boys -  You Are So Beautiful
 The Banana Splints -  The Tra La La La Song
 Liquor Ball -  Untitled
 Melt Banana -  Charlie
 Messa -  Blood
 Vokonis -  Hazmat the Ashen Rider
 Dennis Wilson -  Time
 Darkest Hour -  Knife in a Safe Room
 Weltesser -  Living to Try
 Dool - Vantablack
 Double Horse - Empty Space
 Grim Van Doom - Crimson
Episode 26

 Earth Witch -  Guts
 Earth Witch -  Starfighter
 Beastmaker - Mask Of Satan
 Acid Wolf - Cloud Chaser
 Cloud Catcher - Astral World
 Condenados - The Tree of Death
 Libido Fuzz - Sparks
 Mothership - Ride The Sun
 Telekinetic Yeti - Abomidable
 Bastard Lord - Earthbound Destroyer
 Unearthly Trance - Dream State Arsenal
Episode 27
(Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berry -  Maybellene 
Chuck Berry - Wee Wee Hours 
Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven 
Chuck Berry - Too Much Monkey Business 
Chuck Berry - School Day (2:43)
Chuck Berry - Rock And Roll Music
Chuck Berry - 07 Sweet Little Sixteen 
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode 
Chuck Berry - Carol 
Chuck Berry - Little Queenie 
Chuck Berry - 9 Back In The U.S.A. 
Chuck Berry - Nadine (Is It You) 
Chuck Berry - No Particular Place To Go 
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell 
Chuck Berry - Reelin' And Rockin' 
Chuck Berry -  My Ding A Ling 


Heavy in the Hills Playlist - March 14 2017


Heavy in the Hills Playlist
March 14 2017
(Episode 20)
 Ozzy Osbourne -  Over The Mountain
 Riot -  Hard Lovin' Man
 Lady Killer -  Otta My Way
 Tank - Blood Guts & Beer
 Atomic Rooster - All Across The Country
 Pink Fairies - I Wish I Was A Girl
 Rare Earth -  Big John Is My Name
 Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Welcome Home
 Beck, Bogert & Appice - Lady
 Pentagram - When the Screams Come
 West, Bruce & Laing - Why Don’t’cha
Episode 21
 Possessor (Gbr) -  Afterburner
 True Widow - Back Shredder
 Merlin - Bad Trip
 Cities Of Mars - Gaze Of Leviathan
 Curse The Son - Isolator
 Sonic Mass - It Came From The Sun
 Horseburner - David
 Eternal Elysium - Ingah
 Great Electric Quest - Ogrelude
 Fuzz Evil - My Fuzz
 Witchthroat Serpent - A Caw Rises From My Guts
Episode 22
 Cavity - The Woods
 Iron Monkey - Web Of Piss
 Cathedral - Enter The Worms
 Hole - Sassy
 Blue - Evil Snake
 Bikini Kill - I Hate Danger
7 Year Bitch - Sink
 16 - Trigger Happy
 Boris - Pink
 Grief - I hate the human race
 Hammerhead - Peep
 Karp - Dueling Banshees
 Helmet - Bad Mood
 Didjits - Headless Lou Reed
 Burning Witch - Sacred Predictions
Episode 23

 Lothorian - As The Void Absorbs All Light
 Pins of Light - Sister
 Lord Vicar - Accidents
 Steinsopp - Mycologist
 Bossk - Heliopause
 Centipede - The Unspoken
 Clawhammer - Break My Chains
 Slomatics - Electric Breath
 Mound - Summit Soul
 Mesmer - Mesmer
 Cokegoat - The Runier
 Glenn Gould - Fugue No.1 in C major, BWV 846 

Heavy in the Hills Playlist - March 7 2017


Heavy in the Hills
Playlist March 7 2017
Episode 15 (replay)
(1969 pt. 4)
Thunder and Roses – White Lace and Strange
Morgen – Purple
Bakerloo – Son of Moonshine
Andromeda –Too Old
Stack – Poison Ivy
Harsh Reality – Mary Roberta pt. 2
Iota – Love Come Wicked
Lalo Shafrin – Five-0
Noah – Why Should I Care
Yesterdays Children – Sad Born Loser 
Creepy John Thomas – Green Eyed Lady
Episode 9 (replay)
(2016)
Messa – Babalon
Greenleaf – A Million Fireflies
Droids Attack – Claw Hammer Suicide
Green Yeti – The Yeti Has Landed
Bearhunter – Abominable
Cough – Haunter of the Dark
Kroh – Cold
Episode 10
(2016)
Witchcraft – Malstrom
Tribulation – Melancholia
The Body – Wanderings
Wo-Fat – There’s Something Sinister in the Wind
Red Wizard – Cosmosis
Oranssi Pazuzu – Hypnotisoitu Viharukous
Mars Red Sky – Prodigal Sun
Pulczesar - #1
Vokonis – Hazmat at the Ashen Rider
(Episode 12) (replay)
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats – I’ll Cut You Down
The Samsara Blues Experiment – Flipside Apocalypse
Wizard Smoke – Dead Wood
Black Cobra – Avalanche
Lord Mantis – Death Mask
Portal – Kilter
Wolvhammer – The Gleaming
Abigale Williams – Path of Broken Glass
VHOL – Vhol

Heavy in the Hills Playlist - February 28 2017


Heavy in the Hills
Playlist February 28 2017
(Episode 16)
(1969 pt. 5)
Bliss - Cry For Love
The Jody Grind - Night Today
Sitting On The Top Of The World
The Apryl Fool - Tomorrow's Child
Black Cat Bones - Barbed Wire Sandwich
Save My Love
Juicy Lucy – Just One Time
Who Do You Love
Supachief - Red Brained Woman
The Firebirds - Reflections
Eire Apparent - Yes I Need Someone
Bare Sole - Let's Communicate
Hook - Go
Fear Itself - Underground River
Bliss - Cry for Love
Episode 17
(Local)
Horseneck - Bobby Brown
Peace Killers - Devil's Daughters
Cura Cochino - La Diseccion
Plague Window - Malignant
Crimson Eye - Sons of the Solar Fields
(waning) - Still Hours
Battle Hag - The Book of Thoth
VRTRA - The Cold Suffocating Dark Goes On Forever
Chrome Ghost - The Wicked Curl
Ghost Play - Too Much
Kill The Precedent - Two Way Mirrors
Episode 18
(2017)
Bathsheba - Conjurgation of Fire
The Flight of Sleipnir - Earthen Shroud
Bathsheba - Conjuration of Fire
Book of Wyrms - Leatherwing Bat
Chant of the Goddess - Sanctuary of the Scarlet Night
Dead Witches -  Oujia
King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering
Ordos – House of the Dead
Episode 19
(2017)

Crystal Fairy -  Chiseler
Lo-Pan - Long Live the King
Ever Circling Wolves -  These Are Ashes, These Are Roots
Iron Reagan - A Dying World
Condenados - The Tree of Death
Scuzzy Yeti - Westward
DSW - Vermillion Witch
Psychedelic Witchcraft - Come a Little Closer
Stone Cream - Broken Bone 

Heavy in the Hills
Playlist February 21 2017
(Episode 12)
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats – I’ll Cut You Down
The Samsara Blues Experiment – Flipside Apocalypse
Wizard Smoke – Dead Wood
Black Cobra – Avalanche
Lord Mantis – Death Mask
Portal – Kilter
Wolvhammer – The Gleaming
Abigale Williams – Path of Broken Glass
VHOL – Vhol
Episode 13
(1970’s/80’s)
Riot – Swords and Tequila
Pentagram – When the Screams Come
Iron Maiden – 2 Minutes to Midnight
Def Leppard – High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)
Aerosmith – Combination
Van Halen – Romeo Delight
Joe Perry – Shooting Star
Exciter – Iron Dogs
Black Sabbath – Into the Void
Girlschool – Watch Your Step
Judas Priest – Electric Eye
Mudhoney – In ‘N’ Out of Grace
Slayer – South of Heaven
Episode 14
(2016/17)
Frank Sabbath – Telluric Wanderers
The Hazytones – Light of the Day
Salem’s Pot – Tranny Takes A Trip
Demonic Death Judge – Seaweed
Mephistofeles – Drug Addict
Moon Coven – New Season
Dopelord – Scum Priest
Episode 15
(1969 pt. 4)
Thunder and Roses – White Lace and Strange
Morgen – Purple
Bakerloo – Son of Moonshine
Andromeda –Too Old
Stack – Poison Ivy
Harsh Reality – Mary Roberta pt. 2
Iota – Love Come Wicked
Lalo Shafrin – Five-0
Noah – Why Should I Care

Yesterdays Children – Sad Born Loser      
Creepy John Thomas – Green Eyed Lady

Heavy in the Hills Playlist - February 14 2017

Heavy in the Hills
Playlist February 14 2017
Episode 8 (1969 pt. 2)
Nobody’s Talking
Black Pearl – Crazy Chicken
Wild Vybrations – One Track Mind
The American Express – When The City Sleeps
Blues Image – Take Me to the Sunrise
MAN – It Is As It Must Be
Manfred Mann Chapter Three – Snakeskin Garter
Stone Circus – Adam’s lament
Don Shinn – H. VIII-Ward
Tramp – Street Walking Blues
Spirits and Worm – She’s the One
The Paper Garden – I Hide
Group Therapy – Wait
Episode 9
(2016)
Messa – Babalon
Greenleaf – A Million Fireflies
Droids Attack – Claw Hammer Suicide
Green Yeti – The Yeti Has Landed
Bearhunter – Abominable
Cough – Haunter of the Dark
Kroh – Cold
Episode 11
(2016 pt. 3)
Hansson & Karlson – 007
Hannson & Karlson – That’s the Way It’s Got to Be
First Line
The Gator Society
Space Within
I Don’t Want to Hurt You
A Friend You Know but Never See
Sad Born Loser
Great Shakes
When the City Sleeps
Drown Yourself in the River
Maiden Voyage
Episode 6 (replay)
(Local)
Astral Cult – Call of the Wild
Sexy Zombie – Mr. PHyster
Lord of the Southern Mines – Hunker Down
Subethroth – Okker’s Shanty
The Straights of Ga’Porn – Untitled
The Flowers – Dafodil

Heavy in the Hills Playlist - February 7 2017

Heavy in the Hills
Playlist February 7 2017
Episode 5 (2016)*
Ghost – Square Hammer
Graves at Sea – The Ashes Make Her Beautiful
Khemmis – Hunted
Black Tusk – Damned in the Ground
Vektor – Psychotropia
Sourvein – Coral Bones
High on Fire – Baghdad (*2000)
Tygers of Pan Tang – Don’t Touch Me There (*1980)
Episode 6
(Local)
Astral Cult – Call of the Wild
Sexy Zombie – Mr. PHyster
Lord of the Southern Mines – Hunker Down
Subethroth – Okker’s Shanty
The Straights of Ga’Porn – Untitled
The Flowers – Dafodil
Episode 7
(2015)*
Orchid – Helicopters(*2016)
Weedpecker – Reality Fades
Elder – Legend
Mutoid Man – Sweet Ivy
All Them Witches – Mellowing
Glowsun – Against the Clock
The Machine – Come to Light
Shepard – Stalebait
Episode 1 (replay)
(1969 pt. 1)
Crushed Butler – It’s My Life
Gun – Dreams & Screams
The Litter – Journeys
Crow – Gonna Leave A Mark
Writing on the Wall – It Came on A Sunday
High Tides – Futilist Lament
KAK – HCO97658
Little Free Rock – Lost Lonely
Wool – Love,Love,Love,Love,Love
Stone Garden – Oceans Inside Me
Bulldog Breed – I Flew
Fields – Take You Home
Day Blindness – Middle Class Lament
Goldenrod – Descent of the Cyclopeans
Fuse – Across the Skies

Heavy in the Hills Playlist - January 31st 2017

Heavy in the Hills
Playlist January 31 2017
Episode 1 (1969 pt. 1)
Crushed Butler – It’s My Life
Gun – Dreams & Screams
The Litter – Journeys
Crow – Gonna Leave A Mark
Writing on the Wall – It Came on A Sunday
High Tides – Futilist Lament
KAK – HCO97658
Little Free Rock – Lost Lonely
Wool – Love,Love,Love,Love,Love
Stone Garden – Oceans Inside Me
Bulldog Breed – I Flew
Fields – Take You Home
Day Blindness – Middle Class Lament
Goldenrod – Descent of the Cyclopeans
Fuse – Across the Skies
Episode 2
(2016)&(Local Bands)
Holy Grove – Nix
Mos generator – Catspaw
Gozu – Lorenzo Lamas
Black Rainbows – It’s Time to Die
Conan – Every Man is an Enemy
Make Amends – Nailbed
Redshift Pilots – Lurker
A.Lone – Erosion
Bed Heads – Begin Again
Rise & Strike – Somewhere in the Grey
Episode 3
(2016)
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard -  Y Proffwyd Dwyll
Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas – The Wreck of S.S. Needle
1000 Mods – The Son
Brant Bjork – Biker No. 2
Oathbreaker – Immortals
Year of the Cobra – White Wizard
Episode 4
(2016)
Haunted – Nightbreed
Kroh – Malady
Limestone Whale – Swarms
Lord Vapour – Psychedelic Trousers
Witchcraft – Theory of Consequence
Bastard Lord – Awakening
Aleph Null – Black Wine
Abbath – Fenrir Hunts
Geezer – Superjam Maximus
Bright Curse – Cheating Pain
Goatess – Moth to Flame

King Buzzo Interview Friday the 13th


June 13th  2014 not only fell on a Friday but there was also a full moon out that night. It will be another 49 years before a full moon falls on Friday the 13th. This is the night I went to Fresno California to see King Buzzo and his acoustic guitar. The show was at a place called Strummers. I assume they have a capacity of two or three hundred at the most. Good lighting and a good sound system. Touring bands play there. It’s one room with a low ceiling and if 300 people were in there it would be packed wall to wall and probably hotter than shit. It gets hot in Fresno. Luckily it was probably only about 80 degrees when I pulled into the parking lot around 8pm.
     As I pull in from the street and scan the parking lot, I see a lot of cars and Buzz’s hair walking toward a big van. There’s not a single parking spot open except one with a garbage dumpster partially in it and wall behind that. This spot also just happens to be right next to the drivers side of the big van.                      (After  the show when I walked back to my car I noticed hundred of  what I thought were cockroaches all over the wall behind the dumpster. I had to walk closer to confirm, and yes indeed, they were cockroaches).
     I got out of my car and talked to Buzz briefly about it being Friday the 13th.
     He said, “I have the perfect shirt on”.
     I looked at his t-shirt and it said “Camp Crystal Lake”. With a picture of a lake and mountains and stuff.
     “Oh that’s awesome” I said.
He responds, “Check this out”. He leans forward and peels down the shirt he has over the t-shirt and on the back it says “Camp Counselor” in bold letters. This made the shirt 100 times better. Picturing Buzz as a Summer camp counselor that would eventually be murdered in the most gruesome of  ways made me smile.  
       I mentioned to him that it was a full moon and went inside. I went into the bathroom and as I’m leaving Buzz comes walking in.
      I asked, “You feel like doing an interview”?
      He said, “I’ll do it”.
      I said, “You just want to go out back? (In the parking lot) I’ll grab my stuff”.
     I went out to my car grabbed a tape recorder and walked back towards the venue. Buzz was standing near the back door talking with Field, the guy opening the show and Dave, Buzz’s tour manager. They were talking about the “Blood moon“.  That happened a while back. That led to talk of eclipses and somehow that led to Buzz trying to remember who played in the 2005 World Series. He said the Chicago White Sox. I said that sounds right. Then he struggled and struggled to figure out the National league team.
     Finally he says, “Houston Astros”.
     I say, “no“.
     He says ,“Yes, I remember Roger Clemens…“
     I ask, “The Houston Astros“?
     He says ,“Yes, yes“.
     I say, “No way“.
 Dave is throwing out some guesses. I’m saying no,
     Buzz says “I’ll bet you ten bucks“.
     Meanwhile Field is looking at his phone saying that he doesn’t like sports.
     Buzz says, “It was the Astros“.
I ask, “How much? Ten bucks“?
     I ask Field to look it up in his phone. Dave says if you're gonna bet you guys should shake on it, but I wouldn’t bet against Buzz on baseball. I shake Buzz’s hand.
    Field, looking at his phone says, “The 2005 World Series was the Chicago White Sox….and…The Houston Astros”.
    I couldn’t believe it. I reach in my pocket, Buzz says, I’m not gonna take your money. I find a ten dollar bill and try to give it to him but he moves farther and farther away as I try to hand it to him. He says, I would have paid you if I was wrong but I’m not going to take your money.
    We talked some more and Buzz went on to name all the teams that played in every World Series since 2005.

    So, that’s basically what led up to this interview.
How’s your eyesight Buzz?
Bad…Up close.

Was it good, then as you got older?
Oh yeah, 45. I can’t see shit…up front.

Ready?
I’m ready.

Friday the 13th.
Yep, I got the right shirt on. Camp Crystal Lake.

So, you’ve got an acoustic album?
Yes, This Machine Kills Artist.

How did this come about? Have you thought about it for years, or did you just finish the last tour and decide, I’m gonna do an acoustic album?
No, I’ve kinda had it in the back of my mind for a long time, to do one, and it just came, uh, It made sense. It happened a little faster than I thought it would, so, I don’t know.

How did you tell Dale?
Oh, he didn’t care, ‘cuz we have a new album coming out in October, so it’s not like I took up any of his time.

When you think of acoustic guitars and singers, I think what usually comes to mind is story telling.
Yeah.

That’s not what comes to mind when you think of the Melvins and the lyrics.
No. I tell some stories, but they’re not exactly the same kind of singer song writer stories as anyone else.

I’ve heard the new album and I can pick out lyrics here and there, “I want to say thank you…“They seem open to interpretation because they’re so vague.
Of course. Of course they are.

I think that’s one of the better things about them.
Yeah, No doubt. No question….I want to say thank you to all my friends. That part? Yeah.

Yeah!
But, it might not be about me.

Exactly! You could be thanking someone individually. You could be thanking all your fans…
Or,  I could be writing through somebody else’s eyes.

Do you get get more complaints or compliments about your lyrics being too vague or nonsensical?
Well, Bob Dylan had mostly nonsensical lyrics, so did Captain Beefheart. The Rolling Stones, I question anybody to understand most of those, you know. So I never let it worry me. There’s enough bands out there that want to be super direct. I’d rather just leave it. It means something to me. That’s enough.

I think it means something to people who listen too.
Yeah, absolutely.

There’s a new Joan Jett album. It’s just more of the exact same style she plays…
Yeah…Who cares?

Well, the only thing that makes it any different than anyone else playing that exact style of music, is what she has to say. Her lyrics, there like a little more insightful, like, “I’m getting older” or whatever. I mean the lyrics are the only thing that makes her new album any different than all the ones she’s done before.
Yeah, I just don’t care. I never liked her stuff. I like Cherry Bomb from the Runaways, but that’s about it.

Probably her best songs are covers, Crimson and Clover, or…
I don’t like those songs. I never liked them when they came out.

Yeah?
I couldn’t stand it. Thought it was just crap. That’s not rock and roll as far as, it’s horse shit…to me. I don’t buy it. I’d rather just listen to the Ramones.

I heard one of their records, the first one just went gold.
Wow, that’s great. That’s awesome.

Did you see the documentary? It mostly Johnny Ramone, and he’s saying that he feels like they never really “made it”.
Yeah.

Did you see that?
Oh Yeah, yeah, yeah. I thought it was good. You could tell how much he had to do with all of it.

Yeah, seems like he was the whole thing.
He was everything. Without him it would never happen.

So, as far as lyrics, I assume most people who write songs, do the music and…
That’s what I do.
They make up sounds, or whatever and then fine tune the lyrics.
Uh, I do that a little, but mostly no. Mostly I just write ‘em all out.

To fit the music?
Yeah.

When Paul McCartney wrote “Yesterday” he used “Scrambled eggs” for “Yesterday” as a place holder until he could come up with the right lyrics.
Yeah, that makes sense. He knew he had the melody, so…

Exactly.
That’s important.

When he came up with the song, “Yesterday” He would play it for friends and ask, “Does this sound familiar, is this somebody else’s song”?
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Does that happen to you? You’ve been writing songs for 30 years. Do you wonder if, “have I’ve done this before or have I heard this before“?
It’s hard not to, but I don’t worry about it too much.

I think at this point, I hear things in new Melvins songs and think oh that reminds me of an earlier Melvins song, for a moment, you know.
Yeah.

There’s one in particular, uh, A Senile Animal I think. It reminds me of Night Goat.
Well, maybe yeah…it could be…

The songs that remind me of other songs are just a passing moment that I can’t put my finger on, but that one…I think the repetitiveness of it…
Oh, I know what your talking about, um, um, um,…uh, A History of Bad Men.

Is that it?
Yeah….It’s a little different.

Has anybody ever said that before? “That kinda reminds me of Night Goat”.
I think somebody did yeah. I never cared though

Has anybody ever had a criticism that you did care about? Your like, oh, maybe he’s right?
No.

Ha!
I’ve never gotten constructive criticism from anybody I thought was right. Nothing I ever thought…that I took away with me…”You’re right I’m gonna do it…”.
I think even the lyrics, people who complain, it’s like, you know, after were all dead, they’ll be looking back and saying, “Now everybody does it like that”.
Maybe…I don’t care after I’m dead.

The lyrics on Koollegged rule. “The river…”. You know that one?
Yeah, sure.

That whole song!
I can’t remember them now…I can kinda remember.

Sprouts wings and runs and crawls…
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Did you ever have a picture of Jesus above your bed?
No.

Do you know the lyrics I talking about?
Yeah, I can’t remember what I was writing in relation too. It wasn’t about me. It rarely is…once in a while.

Oh! Boris, I remember Dale said that there was a children’s show in Seattle that had a clown named Boris and that maybe the song was about him.
Boris S. Wort. It’s not about that though.

Is it about anything in particular?
Um…Not anything in particular. I mean it’s clouds of things in there.

So when you got to Houdini and Hooch and the, Los tick a toe res…
Yeah, that was one way I’ve done things, but I haven’t done that a whole lot.

Were you emphasizing the lack of lyrics on that song? When you went to the major label, did you think that was something you could emphasize, something unique to the Melvins?
Well if we hadn’t written those down, nobody would have noticed.

Exactly!
So Cobain said, “You should put these as lyrics”. So we did. He thought it was really funny.

It is! It’s awesome.
Yeah, I’m gonna play that tonight actually.

Nice…Here’s my theory. Pablo Picasso. He made all these crazy abstract portraits of people, and then his wife said could you make a “normal” painting of me. So, it made me think Queen might be about Mackie, or maybe…
No.

Not at all?
Not at all.

‘Cuz you’re the king.
No, no it’s not. Not about it.

No connection at all?
Nope... None.

Is that one about something in particular?
Um, I think it’s about someone feeling like they’re more important than they really are... Maybe.

Do you get annoyed when people ask you to explain your lyrics?
No not all. Not in the least. I rarely answer questions too pointedly. I prefer to let people have their own journey. Sometimes they come up with better ideas than I had.

Exactly! My wife says the same thing. It’s open to interpretation and everybody can have their own…
Yes, that’s it.

…Feeling from it.
That’s it. I agree.

Do you like driving?
I love driving!

I used to be able to jump in the car and drive forever when I was younger. Now long distances, I can get stiff or uncomfortable. Do you ever have that happen?
No, I haven’t had that happen

Do you like driving when you're on tour?
Yeah.

What about when you're at home?
Yeah, I love it.

In traffic?
Doesn’t bother me. Only when stupid drivers do something stupid, but I like to drive.

What do you like about it?
It relaxes me. Yeah, I love it.

It’s better than being a passenger.
I’m much more relaxed behind the wheel. Than I am as a passenger…way more.

Is it hard to stay healthy on the road?
No, I don’t drink or smoke or do drugs at all. I think that helps a lot. Other than that, I go to the doctor. I’m pretty much fine. I’m 50 now, so everything is gonna go south at some point.

Made it this far.
Yeah, what a surprise.

A guy I work with used to be a long hall driver. He would just drive and drive and eat and drive. No exercise.
I don’t do that. I exercise a lot.

Is it easier to tour now with just you and a guitar?
Well, I just started. I’ve done about 20 shows and this is the fourth one on this tour. I’ll feel better when I have about 100 shows under my belt.

You’ve got a few months ahead of you.
Yeah, give it all, just go until it’s done.

It seems like you could have a more economical vehicle compared to a big van.
We have a big van. I have two guys with me.

One guys doing merchandise, what’s the other doing?
The other is doing sound, and tour managing.

I’ve heard you refer to yourself as an artist. Is that different than being a musician?
Well, music is art.

It’s interchangeable?
Yeah, art is extra… No question.


In the Pink Floyd movie, the Pompei one. At one point Roger Waters is saying that being interviewed is one of the very worst things you could do to a person.
Maybe to him.

Yeah, I think he has a reputation for being confrontational.
Well, if that’s the case he shouldn’t do interviews…Maybe he’s right…Well, the worst part about interviews is when they expect an answer from you. If you ask a question you shouldn’t expect a certain answer. Don’t get upset if the guy doesn’t want to answer, or gives you an answer you don’t like…You ask, you can’t also be in charge of the answer. You can be in charge of the question but you can’t have it both ways. I’ve had that happen lots…“Well, I want more details“, “Well, I’m not gonna give you more details. That’s it.” Then they get mad…Sorry man.

What do you get asked about most often?
Oh you know, influences, stuff like that, but influence is like, you know, I don’t even know how to answer that. I just go, anything can influence me. I have no idea….The slamming of a door…being sick…listening to good music…all of it, all of it. All of it is part of it. There’s no one thing. What is an influence? It’s a thing you try to be like, but somehow put a stamp on it that’s your own. That’s it. That’s as far as you can go with it.

I assume they want to know about particular bands you like that make your band sound like it does. Who knows?
Yeah, I never know what to do with that question. Never. It’s just like I say, “We’re loud, quiet, noisy, calm”.

What advice would you give to the 21 year old Buzz?
Um, Don’t worry you’re not wrong.

It’s proved out.
Yeah.

Did you worry when you we’re 21?
No, I never had any wild aspirations for it to end up being bigger than it ended up being, but I’ve never been afraid of working for it either. Digging it out of the dirt. That’s the difference between me and most other musicians... Like tonight, I’m playing in Fresno, it’s not going to be a big show. I’m gonna do it anyway. I don’t care. I have to go out and sell this thing. I’m gonna play it anyway. It will help me for some other show.

Well, this interview alone will probably double the…
Who knows? I always say yes to interviews.

It seems like there’s more on line now the last few years, than there we’re the first…20 years.
It’s not because I wouldn’t have.

People just never asked?
Well, I’ve never said no to one.

I’ve heard you say, if anyone’s interested in what you have to say…
Then I’m glad to say it. No question.

There was interview, it was in a print magazine, in the last few years. The guy asked you if you we’re frustrated that you could never write a song as good as Honey Bucket ever again. Do you remember that?
No.

Then you said your asshole could write a better song than Honey Bucket.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Do you remember that?
Vaguely.

It was a relatively short interview, but it seemed like the guy was trying to antagonize you the whole time.
Probably…oh well.

I assumed it was maybe a friend of yours.
I don’t remember, actually, but I’m not a big fan of that song. It’s OK. It’s not one of MY favorite songs, I’ve written. Not at all.

Do you think it’s like, Hendrix had Purple Haze. Years later everybody wanted to hear that. Nirvana had Teen Spirit, everyone wanted to hear that, but they were past that. It’s like…
I’m not past it. I could still play it. I’m not past any of our songs.

Sure.
What we basically do is like 2/3 new, newer like the last ten years and then 1/3 older. sets, live. That’s it. So it’s more geared toward the records we’ve put out the last ten years. Then you play through the old ones too ‘cuz I still like that stuff. People want to come…I don’t want to see somebody play just new material when I go see a show, but I also don’t like it when people demand you do one thing or the other. I’m not a jukebox.

I see Cheap Trick almost every year and the last ten times probably longer it been basically the same set list. Like the Beach Boys, or Kiss. They just have the hits they have to play.
Well, we don’t have any hits so it doesn’t matter.

That’s true. Ha!
We try to remain more contemporary than that. They don’t. They’re not.

They’re not!
They’re just Kiss… We are. Let’s leave it at that.

It makes sense. That may explain half of your longevity.
Maybe… maybe we’re to dumb to quit. I have no idea.

People keep turning out for the shows though.
We’ll see about tonight.

Ha! Well, yeah that’s true. What have you done for me lately, or your only as good as, whatever…
It’s hard to get people to come out and see some dude play acoustic guitar.

Especially when they only know you from the big loud…
Yeah, exactly, so I have to convince ‘em. That’s it. It’s my job to do that. That’s as far as I can go with it.

Ha ha…Well I’m here.
Exactly… I’m up for the challenge…I’ll do my best.

I have no doubts. I’m not worried.
I’m glad you’re not.

There’s a Hendix documentary that was made shortly after he died and they’re talking to Pete Towshend, maybe too objectively about Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Townshend starts getting upset, saying, these were people. These were my friends, and now they’re dead.
Yeah.

It’s like he cracked.
Yeah.

It’s like he got asked one too many times.
Yeah.

Do you ever feel like that when you get asked about Curt Cobain?
No, because I know the journalist aren’t going to like the answers I give ‘em. So, no matter what I do, So I don’t have to worry about it. I just tell the truth and then it’s done.

What do they expect?
I don’t know, but I’m not gonna, what ever they expect…happy, joyous type stuff, but it’s not gonna happen.

I remember reading interviews over the years. You’ve never glamorized…
No…never.

I remember you, shortly after his death saying, he was a junkie and now he’s a dead junkie.
Yeah.

It’s not something to look up to.
No, it’s horrible.

Then…
There’s no good side to it. I’ll never get over it.

Recently it seems you may have softened up a bit, I read that the recording of Stag was difficult for you because, I think you we’re referring that it was around the time he died.
No it was Stoner Witch.

Stoner Witch.
No that didn’t really effect it. It was all weird though.

I hate to even ask kinda ‘cuz…
No, I don’t mind.

I met him briefly a couple times. I recognized him as a person. Not so much this bigger than life…
Sure.


Have you ever heard the story , Keith Richards was sleeping and he kept a cassette recorder and guitar by his bed for ideas. He woke up in the morning and the tape was to the end. So he rewinds it and the riff to Satisfaction is on there.
I don’t remember. I don’t doubt it.

The riff came to him in his sleep basically and he doesn’t remember writing it or…
I’m sure there’s lots of stuff he doesn’t remember.

So he listens to the rest of the tape and it’s just snoring for a half hour.
Yeah, what a surprise.

It seems crazy to me the Johnny Ramone never thought the Ramones ever actually “made it”.
In his eyes.

It seems like the Melvins are a practical, realistic, blue collar band that is not hoping or expecting more than…
Well, we’ve already been a band ten years longer than they were.

Right…Really?
No, they quit after 20 years….’96 and they started in ‘76.

Towards the end there, early 90’s, I didn’t go to a Ramones show in Santa Clara so I could go to a Melvins show in…
Thank you. Thank you, thank you.

On the way back I swung by there and they had the doors open. It was the end of the show. They were still playing, Joey was holding the sign “Gabba Gabba Hey”…that was the time I saw the Ramones.. .from outside in the parking lot.
That’s great.

You said that in the earlier days the Melvins were more confrontational.
What do you mean?

Well, you said that maybe… the music was more confrontational than…
Well, no, the audience was more confrontational. To us.

Think so?
Oh, yeah, yeah….My attitude hasn’t changed.

I saw on Youtube someone threw a bottle of water or something, and hit you and then you left?
That was a beer glass.

Oh!
If it would have hit me in the mouth, it would have broke my teeth out.

What! No!
If it would have.

Oh yeah…alright.
So I was done, and it was at the end of the show anyway.

That’s what I thought too.
Yeah, I wouldn’t walk off from, fuckin’, I’ve had shit, tons of shit thrown at me.

That’s the first thing I thought. There’s more to it than uh…
Yeah, they’re stupid. They don’t know what they’re talking about. As usual. What a surprise.

Playing venues this size, you like the smaller…
I like smaller yeah.

At the same time this is your job, most venues this size are dumps, with disgusting bathrooms and usually places you would never want see in the daylight, but this is your work environment.
Yeah.

If you have to get from one side of the venue to the other to go to the bathroom or whatever, you personally are going to have to deal with a bunch of drunks…
I try to do it as little as possible…I try to go before I get to the club.

Is it tough dealing with people who are all drunk?
It’s never easy, but I just try to avoid it… I don’t want trouble. So the best thing is to avoid it.

I remember one time in San Jose. You guys were opening for Helmet, and the club didn’t have a backstage so you Dale and Mark we’re hanging around outside and half the people who would come up to talk to you we’re just blabbering like idiots. I mean they may have been smart, but they were drunk so…
Yeah, that’s normal….It’s not fun for a guy who doesn’t drink. Believe me…but, whatever, it could be worse.

Yeah, you’re not digging ditches.
No….I’m not….thankfully.

Have you grown up having a mental picture of some celebrity, and then met them in person and find them to be totally different than you expected? Gene Simmons for example?
Ummm, Nobody.

Not a single person?
I haven’t met that many people…Not that many heroes.

Yoko Ono?
No she was about what I expected. Eccentric weirdo on drugs.

She was at that time?
What do you think?

Ha!
Don’t be that naive…It worse than you can think. Always.

Meeting celebrities is worse than you would think?
No, peoples lives are worse than you would think…They have publicist and people trying to make you think it’s better than it is.

Yeah, I believe it.
That’s how it works…The worst stories are always true.

No one has ever quit the Melvins.
Nope…Not yet.

So, when someone who is in the Melvins gets put out of the Melvins does it come as a surprise?
Sometimes…not to me.

I mean…
They usually don’t like it….It doesn’t happen that often.

Not anymore it seems.
Well, it never did…All the bass players we had, that were real bass players lasted a long time…We’re not doing that again.

Would you be like halfway through a tour and thinking, “When this is over man, this person is out of here”.
Sometimes. It’s a wide variety of things and nothing to do with the way they played. Personal issues, always.

Personalities…
Whenever they have some problem I can’t deal with.

What’s your favorite Beatles album?
Um, Revolver.

Stones?
Sticky Fingers.

I read that Ron Wood was in the band something like 12 years before they made him a full member.
Yeah, well they haven’t put out a good record since the mid 80’s.

Is Some Girls the last good one?
To me.

Do you like any of Emotional Rescue?
It’s OK, but I never listen to, I don’t even own it. Couldn’t be bothered.

The lesser known albums are a curiosity, but you hear them once…
Yeah, totally.

Do you like gardening?
No.

Never have?
Uh, my wife does the gardening. I do the hard labor.

You get the garden beds ready?
To some degree. We don’t really grow a garden just some plants. I would do it different, so I just let her do whatever she wants.

You’ve said the Melvins have never had any brother bands?
No, none that I can think of.

I can’t even think what a brother band is, but what comes to mind in The Stooges and MC5.
Yeah, pretty much. I mean they’re part of some scene, you know?…Not me, but whatever. I never wanted to be part of anything…I didn’t even know I hated it till you told me I had to do it.

Yeah…Do what?
That’s what I mean. Anything.

You might have been doing it fine, then somebody told you you had to do it.
Now I don’t want to do it. That’s exactly it.

You had a black Les Paul with a Kiss sticker on it. I think there was a sunburst Les Paul with a Kiss sticker shortly after that.
Yeah.

Was that the one you played with Fantomas?
No, that was a tobacco sunburst.

Do you still have all your old guitars?
I don’t have the tobacco sunburst, but I have the other ones. They don’t have Kiss stickers anymore.

There’s the black Les Paul, where the Kiss sticker was there’s a circle with…
Zodiac symbol.

Yeah! That’s what I thought it was. Did you put that on there?
Oh yeah, carved it with a knife.

That’s a San Francisco/Bay area…
Yeah, yeah. Exactly.

There’s a Melvins movie?
We have one about the 51 date tour we did. Coming out…at some point.

Have you seen any of the…
Yeah, it’s almost done. Be out, hopefully by February.

A two hour movie?
No! It’s 51 minutes…One minute for each city.

Ah! Clever.
Exactly. Fifty three minutes with credits.

Did you play D.C?
Yeah, every state plus D.C. in 51 days.

So, the first day before the 51, I saw you play in Sacramento.
That was two days before.

That…so..so, oh! uh…
We did 52 shows. We had a day off between them.

So then you went to Seattle then Hawaii?
Alaska.

Alaska.
If I was gonna do it again…

Did you go to Hawaii?
Yeah, we had to!

Oh yeah. Ha Ha!
If I was gonna do it again. I would start in Alaska. Then go to Hawaii. Then go to L.A… Or I would start in Alaska, go to Hawaii and then fly to Seattle.Then go around and end in L.A….Probably. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t end in Hawaii. I’d get those out of the way first. If I was gonna do it again, but I’m not gonna do it again. I already did it.

I was gonna ask. Do you want to do it again?
No. It was easy, but it’s pointless now.

Favorite Who?
Oh…Who Sell Out.

Yeah. Yeah. I like that one a lot too. Seems like the production is…
It’s an Amazing record. Live at Leeds is good, but it’s a live album. Um, Who’s Next…Tommy. All of ‘em are good. The Who are one of my favorites.

It seems like the bands that are super awesome, there’s usually a drummer behind them that is super awesome.
Oh yeah.

They’re probably the least noticed.
Usually. If your drummer's no good your band is no good.

You can have a sloppy guitar player that’s a mess, but if the drummer's keeping it all together..
I know that feeling.
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