Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Album: Melvins - "the Bootlicker" 1999

"the Bootlicker" has gone in such a different direction then previous Melvins albums have gone that i can't decide if you have to be a somewhat seasoned fan to fully appreciate it or if you would be better off hearing this before any other material. It's groovy, slow and definitly has an unsettling feeling to it. I would best describe this as "Melvins-lite" - it won't highlight how heavy they can be such as an album like "Bullhead" would, but I consider this to be a masterpiece. This album was released in 1999 (the second part to a trilogy of albums) and standout tracks for me are "Let it All Be", "Toy" and "Jew Boy Flower Head."

1. Toy
2. Let It All Be
3. Black Santa
4. We We
5. Up the Dumper
6. Mary Lady Bobby Kins
7. Jew Boy Flower Head
8. Lone Rose Holding Now
9. Prig

Edit: Well, here's another case of the band not wanting their album available for free. Gotta respect their wishes and take down the upload link. Sorry about that.


  1. Gurl, this album is FIERCE! Despite it being slower, it's still a great album.

  2. I think this is the album by the melvins that everyone can enjoy a little.
    definatley one of my favorites.