Mangled Demos from 1983

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Much has been said about the Melvins' formative years -- they inspired Kurt Cobain to start a band, they single-handedly invented grunge by slowing down punk rock to a snail's crawl etc., etc.. But as evidenced by the majority of the songs that comprise Mangled Demos from 1983, there was very little metal in their sound at this time, as they started as a noisy punk band. Granted, they were one heck of a noisy punk band, as evidenced by such speed-of-light thrashers as "If You Get Bored," "I'm Dry," and "The Real You." But the biggest standout here is a great take of their early classic, "Set Me Straight," which obviously served as a blueprint for Nirvana's Bleach. Also ...
See more details below
CD
$12.02
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$12.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $10.01   
  • New (4) from $10.01   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Much has been said about the Melvins' formative years -- they inspired Kurt Cobain to start a band, they single-handedly invented grunge by slowing down punk rock to a snail's crawl etc., etc.. But as evidenced by the majority of the songs that comprise Mangled Demos from 1983, there was very little metal in their sound at this time, as they started as a noisy punk band. Granted, they were one heck of a noisy punk band, as evidenced by such speed-of-light thrashers as "If You Get Bored," "I'm Dry," and "The Real You." But the biggest standout here is a great take of their early classic, "Set Me Straight," which obviously served as a blueprint for Nirvana's Bleach. Also included is a funny beginning bit, where the original Melvins' lineup was asked to play an Elks Lodge Christmas Broadcast, complete with observations from announcers that sound straight out of a Wide World of Sports broadcast from the '70s. Also, you get some extensive, yet uncredited, liner notes from Buzz Osborne who has a bit of venom to vent regarding a certain member of Metal Church, as he explains what the suburbs of Olympia, Washington were like before the great grunge gold rush of the early '90s. With surprisingly good sound throughout especially for a collection of "old mangled demos", this is a must-have for Melvins addicts.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2005
  • Label: Ipecac Recordings
  • UPC: 689230006329
  • Catalog Number: 63
  • Sales rank: 99,511

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Elks Lodge Christmas Broadcast (3:54)
  2. 2 If You Get Bored (2:22)
  3. 3 Forgotten Principles (1:08)
  4. 4 Snake Appeal (1:58)
  5. 5 [Untitled Track] (1:07)
  6. 6 If You Get Bored (1:33)
  7. 7 Set Me Straight (2:30)
  8. 8 [Untitled Track] (1:02)
  9. 9 I'm Dry (1:35)
  10. 10 Forgotten Principles (1:19)
  11. 11 I Don't Know (1:34)
  12. 12 Matt-Alec (3:00)
  13. 13 The Real You (1:27)
  14. 14 Run Around (1:45)
  15. 15 Keep Away from Me (1:22)
  16. 16 [Untitled Track] (1:01)
  17. 17 Bibulous Confabulation (4:58)
  18. 18 [Untitled Track] (1:21)
  19. 19 [Untitled Track] (1:10)
  20. 20 Matt-Alec (3:13)
  21. 21 Walter (3:21)
  22. 22 [Untitled Track] (0:23)
  23. 23 [Untitled Track] (0:24)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Melvins Primary Artist
Matt Lukin Bass, Bass Guitar
Buzz Osborne Guitar, Vocals
Mike Dillard Drums
Technical Credits
Melvins Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously