I love this band. I was just thinking to myself, "I wonder if the Melvins are putting anything out this year..." and what you do you know? "Bases Loaded." These guys are like the Woody Allen of the sludge/grunge game - something new every year and always just slightly different from their established formula.
Here's the thing. I remember reading an interview where the person interviewed said they used to put Night Goat on loop every nigh before going to sleep. That resulted in weird nightmares and an overall change in the perception of life. The question is, who the fuck was being interviewed?
I was slightly inebriated when reading the interview, and I can't, for the life of me, remember who it was about. My best guess is John Frusciante, but googling it delivers no results.
I'm still waiting for them to release something epic again. The last great Melvins album was 10 years ago. Nude With Boots and The Bride Screamed Murder were respectable but a huge step down. The last several records have been pretty dismal to say the least.
"If they could just be around until the end of time I would really appreciate it."
Well, considering, time, space, and everything else (including the universe) stops existing once you die, that can very easily be arranged...