The Fantômas Melvins Big Band - Live From London 2006 video !
The Fantômas Melvins Big Band - Live From London 2006
Ipecac Recordings 2008 DVD
Recorded on May 1, 2006 at Kentish Town Forum, Live from London 2006 features the amassed crew of Mike Patton, Buzz Osborne, Dave Lombardo, Trevor Dunn, Dale Crover and Sir David Scott Stone.
Filmed by Douglas Pledger, Matthew Rozeik and Alex Gunnis the music is culled from the sole FantômasMelvins Big Band release (Millennium Monsterwork) as well as music from both the Melvins and Fantômas catalogues.
Bonus feature is an audio commentary with Danny DeVito, Ipecac co-owner Greg Werckman, booking agent Robby Fraser, Melvins' Dale Crover and Buzz Osborne.
if you're a FANTOMAS fan, you'll love it. a MELVINS fan - you'll probably like it, if you enjoy some of their more experimental stuff (there are a few classics on here though).
Dale Crover and King Buzzo, Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, and David Scott Stone crammed on a stage together.
2 drummers, a bassist (sometimes 2), and a guitarist (mostly 2), oh and also samples, noise, and vocals. all at the same time, a meshing of MELVINS and FANTOMAS simultaneously. songs from both bands performed by all.
If you liked the CD they put out a few years back, you'll definitely dig this DVD. A lot of the same tracklist, but still a lot of new stuff, along with this very special cover version of Flipper's "Sacrifice" starting the show.
The sound is great (super heavy), plenty of cameras wich alternates between crystal clear high definition and darker and grainy image with a light 'splash' of camera effects and graphics.. sometimes it's like watching a horror film from the 70's. It is done in a very artistic taste and it succeeds in creating a proper atmosphere.
If you're not familiar with the music, it's difficult to explain. This (FANTOMAS) is not improv, it's calculated, written, noise.
Having the albums really makes you appreciate the show because you can see the precision and try to imagine the rehearsals. Craziness.
MELVINS are beyond description - heavy, classic, unlike anyone else, the best.
Really good stuff, great bargain, and highly recommended.
Dale needs mentioned more, PHENOMENAL drummer. how he just walked in, picked it up, and obliterated it - Not being a member of FANTOMAS and playing alongside another unreal drummer - wow.
Video: XViD 704x384p. Audio: 160Kbs Mp3. Lasting: 78mn
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