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`Melvins` are an Alternative Metal / Sludge Metal / Grunge / Rock band from America. Here they are photographed & captured from the stage & pit area during a concert in Japan.For more information & to follow the band on social media use any of the following external links.

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Melvins concert pictures ~ Aki Fujita Taguchi

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The legendary American band Melvins brought a crazy live show to a sold-out crowd at Duo Music Exchange in Tokyo on Tuesday night. Their frenetic performance completely blew our mind. Melvins were formed in Washington in early 1983. The iconic singer and guitar player Buzz Osborne and the drummer Dale Crover have been constant members since then. Although they sometimes performed as a four piece band with two drummers or two bassists through their long career, they are currently touring as trio with Redd Kross bass player Steven McDonald. Also, the band brought a LA-based Japanese sound engineer Toshi Kasai, who has been working with them since 2002 and making a massive contribution to their music.

Experimental and creative

Melvins’ sound is variously described such as an alternative rock, sludge metal, grunge, noise rock, doom metal and so on. Throughout their career of over 35 years, they were never afraid of being experimental and creative. Sometimes it is even kind of eccentric and rich in black humor. Their signature sound had a great influence especially on grunge bands, such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Green River, and many others as well as outside the grunge scene, like Tool, Boris, Mike Patton of Faith No More, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Sunn O))), Lamb of God, Isis, etc.

Opening tracks

They started the night with ‘Sesame Street Meat’ off 2014’s ‘Hold It In’ and filled the packed venue with growling sound immediately. We were overwhelmed with their loudness and impressive stage presence.As you may know, King Buzzo has a particular sense of fashion with his signature hairstyle and uniquely embroidered black robe. He moved so quickly onstage and his grinding riffs were very fast and aggressive. So it was more difficult to capture him during first three songs than I thought.

On Bass

Bass player Steven was very cool and his beautiful long hair and a red and black tight-fitting suits made him look as if he was coming from 70’s. He made classic rock god poses many times. His bass tone was also aggressive, which made their sound heavier and deeper. It was obvious that the audience loved his performance.

On drums

On the other hand, the drummer Dale appeared deceptively normal. But his drumming was insanely powerful and relieved our concerns about him, since the band cancelled their Japan tour in May due to worsening of his hernia. So we had eagerly awaited this show!

Houdini

They delivered a full throttle set list containing a variety of material from their whole back catalogue. The audience was pumped up the most when the band played the fan’s favorites, such as ‘Hooch’, ‘Honey Bucket’, ‘The Bit’ and ‘Night Goat’, which were all from 1993’s legendary album ‘Houdini’. The crowd got rowdy and a lot of crowd surfing and moshing broke out.

‘Halo of Flies’

They wrapped up their 18-song set with Alice Cooper cover ‘Halo of Flies’. They didn’t play even one song from their latest album ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ released in 2018. However, both the band and the audience didn’t seem to care about that. Surprisingly, Melvins performed 75 minutes in top gear without any breather. No banter, no encore. What a high-souled and brave way to end the show! With not slowing down, they showed genuine musicianship to us. The audience wanted noise and energy more and requested an encore even after the lights were turned on. But Melvins never came back. Honestly saying, this kind of show was totally new for me and I absolutely loved it. I admire the fact that they keep their own way. I think I understood why so many great musicians have respected Melvins.

Band members

Buzz Osborne – Lead Vocals & Guitars / Dale Crover – Drums, Percussion & Vocals / Steven Shane McDonald – Bass Guitar &Vocals

 Location and Date of these concert captures 

Duo Music Exchange / Tokyo / Japan / 19.11.19

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The best of the year

Melvins live performance is especially awesome. We rarely see true high energy and passion in real life these days. Their live show was absolutely the BEST of this year for me. If you haven’t seen them yet, get down to a show and feel their energy and passion!For more information on upcoming tour dates, check out the band’s website and Facebook page.

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Deathwish Inc / Atlantic Records / Ipecac Recordings

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Setlist :

1. Sesame Street Meat / 2. The Kicking Machine / 3. Anaconda / 4. Queen / 5. It’s Shoved / 6. Oven / 7. With Yo’ Heart, Not Yo’ Hands (Malfunkshun cover) / 8. Billy Fish / 9. Charlie (Redd Kross cover) / 10. Civilized Worm / 11. Hooch / 12. Honey Bucket / 13. A Growing Disgust / 14. Your Blessened / 15. The Bit / 16. With Teeth / 17. Night Goat / 18. Halo of Flies (Alice Cooper cover)

Words and photos by Aki Fujita Taguchi / Proofreading by Yosuke Taguchi

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