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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: MELVINS Title: HOUDINI Street Release Date: 09/21/1993
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Street Release Date: 09/21/1993
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Michael K. (destroyalltacos) from MALDEN, MA
Reviewed on 5/8/2009...
If you're interested in the Melvins, this or Stoner Witch might be the best entry point. Pretty accessible while still full of their trademark sludgy sound.
A landmark album in the Melvins' twisted discography
Self Induced | Drexel Hill, PA | 05/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is the Melvins' major label debut. back in the early 90's, the big grunge boom of the northwest was going on, and major record labels were busy signing bands left & right that sounded even remotely similiar to Nirvana, Alice In Chains, and Soundgarden. when Atlantic signed the Melvins, they didn't know what they were getting into. I don't think they were meant to be a big multi-million dollar phenomenon. nevertheless, Houdini was a kick-ass, weird, demented, rock album and is probably the best of their career (next to their self-titled album). in my opinion, this is probably one of the best rock albums that came out that year. when I think of my favorite albums of '93 I think of: Tool - Undertow, Tad - Inhaler, and Melvins - Houdini."
A Roaring Document Of Artistic Bombast
Jonothan Blanton | America | 12/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Announced by the thunderous, crashing, opening notes of "Hooch," "Houdini," is the document of an overtly uncommercial band channeling their artistic prescence into a mildly more produced, dynamic sound. This is in part due to their brief signing to Atlantic Records and in part due to the bands compadre Kurt Cobain chipping in at the mixing board for a couple numbers, along with his contribution to the guitar on two songs.
In terms of sound, "Houdini," takes the booming 70's echo of "Gluey Porch Treatments," and throws into the production gloss that's standard with a major label release. After the first lyrical verse consisting of nothing more than skit-skat vocal from hell, it is clear that "Houdini," IS the same band that painfully tweaked out the slow mollasses of "Ozma," and "Gluey Porch Treatments," just again remember when listening your stereo IS on the correct speed.
--- Jon Blanton, 2004(C) firstname.lastname@example.org"