GLUEY PORCH TREATMENTS
A1: EYE FLYS (6:16); A2: ECHO/DON’T PIECE ME (2:51); A3: HEATER MOVES AND EYES (3:52); A4: STEVE INSTANT NEUMAN (1:31); A5: INFLUENCE OF ATMOSPHERE (1:51); A6: EXACT PAPERBACKS (0:43); A7: HAPPY GRAY OR BLACK (2:01); A8: LEEECH (2:32).
B1: GLOW GOD (0:51); B2: BIG AS MOUNTAIN (0:57); B3: HEAVINESS OF THE LOAD (3:06); B4: FLEX WITH YOU (0:54); B5: BITTEN INTO SYMPATHY (1:45); B6: GLUEY PORCH TREATMENTS (0:48); B7: CLIPPING ROSES (0:49); B8: AS IT WAS (2:51); B9: OVER FROM UNDER THE EXCREMENT (4:39).
CATEGORY: HEAVY ROCK | DURATION: 39 MINUTES
Black Sabbath meets Black Flag at the grass roots of grunge. In a year when extreme metal bands were vying to outstrip each other in speed and tightly controlled aggression, it took Melvins to ensnare the essence of metal itself and boldly render it down to a surrealistic, slow-motion and distorted eruption of droning heavy rock noise. Gluey Porch Treatments, one of the decade’s key albums, was the first flowering of this new aesthetic – later termed “sludge metal” by some – and stands high in the ranks of 1986’s many ground-breaking recordings by finally updating heavy rock for the post-punk era. Melvins – if only they’d chosen a proper name, they could have ruled the world.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”