Dan Melchior

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Dan Melchior is a singer/songwriter/guitarist often labeled a 'garage rock' musician. He has formed the named groups of musicians Broke Revue and Dan Melchior und Das Menace.

Background[edit]

Melchior grew up in Shepperton, Surrey, just outside London, England.

Career[edit]

Broke Revue period[edit]

Melchior featured in 30 recordings as a solo performer, as a collaborator with Billy Childish and Holly Golightly and as a member of Dan Melchior's Broke Revue.[1]

The Broke Revue released three albums, the first being on Sympathy for the Record Industry, the next two on In the Red Records. Their other works comprise singles and EP (music CD)s for other labels. During their six touring years as a band they supported The White Stripes, The Fall, Mudhoney, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Interpol, in shows in the United States before splitting up in 2004.

Post 2004[edit]

After the split Melchior went on to produce further albums and appeared on the Jandek tribute album Down in a Mirror. His music has evolved significantly, to become a distant entity from some of his earlier blues-based work, showing a definite influence of more experimental bands such as The Homosexuals and The Fall, and some absurdist elements which have led to comparisons to compatriot exponents of that genre, Vivian Stanshall and Syd Barrett.

Melchior became a permanent resident in the United States in 1998 — first in Manhattan, New York with his wife Letha Rodman, followed by Durham, North Carolina.

Melchior continues to write and record prolifically in 2010 by which time he had established a project/band Dan Melchior und Das Menace. He has released six singles, a 12 inch ep and three LP albums.

Album discography[edit]

  • Devil in the Flesh (SFTRI 1998) with Billy Childish
  • This Love is Real (SFTRI 1999)
  • Oldtime-Futureshock (Milou 2000)
  • Heavy Dirt (In The Red 2001)
  • Desperate Little Town (SFTRI 2001) with Holly Golightly
  • Bitterness, Spite, Rage & Scorn (In The Red 2002)
  • This is Not the Medway Sound (Smartguy 2003)
  • The Covert Stomp 1993-2002 (Hate 2004)
  • O, Clouds Unfold! (2004/released 2009 by Hook Or Crook)
  • Hello, I'm Dan Melchior (Shake It 2005)
  • Fire Breathing Clones on Cellular Phones (Plastic 2006)
  • Christmas for the Crows (Daggerman 2008)
  • Thankyou Very Much (SS 2009)
  • Obscured by Fuzz (Topplers 2009)
  • Visionary Pangs (SS 2010)
  • Dan Melchior Und Das Menace (s/t tape released by night people) (2010)
  • King of Sheep (Scotch Tapes 2011)
  • Assemblage Blues (Siltbreeze 2011)
  • Catbirds & Cardinals (Norther Spy 2011)
  • Excerpts (and half speeds) (Kye 2012)
  • The Backward Path (Northern Spy 2012)
  • C.C.D.E Music (Little Big Chief 2013)
  • The Heron (Limited Appeal 2013)
  • K-85 (Homeless 2013)
  • At Home With The Lloyd Pack (L'Espirit D'lescalier 2013)
  • A Squirrel Could Never Be A Disappointment To Me (CDR on Chocolate Monk) (2013)
  • Split tape with Dinosaurs With Horns featuring track 'A Prodigal Stunt' (Chocolate Monk 2013)
  • A Reverse Laurie Metcalf (Bummer Tapes 2013)
  • Slow Down Tiger (Starlight Furniture Company 2014)
  • ROCK AND ROLL (Chocolate Monk 2014)
  • Live at Philadelphia Record Exchange (Stale Heat Tapes 2014)

Discography of singles/extended play records[edit]

  • Your love is mine/Laughing to keep from crying (1997) with Holly Golightly and Bruce Brand
  • Wrong inside/Crow Jane (1999)
  • Instant love/That's no way to get along (Robert Wilkins) (2000)
  • Bad for my soul/Art Machine (2000)
  • Andover, Duluth, London EP (2002)
  • Garage Obituary 45- Remote control/Like a Fox (2003)
  • Gudbye ta Sluggo EP (CD only) (2005)
  • Span of Attention/To the River (2006)
  • Your Lousy Floor EP (2006)
  • Elev to Mezz/Gravy Train and Ice Cream Truck/Hippy! (2007)
  • The Pink Scream ep (2007)
  • Back in the village/Dog love (2007)
  • Madame nhu/So real (2007)
  • Stacked Sally Plummer - appears on The World's Lousy With Ideas 5 (2008)
  • She's so Blank/Certainly 14th st (2008)
  • Mr Oblivion/Piledriver Nitemare No. 2 (2009)
  • The Post Office Line/Tourists (2009)
  • Terrible shame/Ghost of a flea pt 2(2009)
  • Dim are the lights/I don't wanna be nice (2009)
  • Daylight robbery/A delicate genius backstage (split single with the Fresh and Onlys) (2009)
  • Horrorshow (split single with The Spits) (2009)
  • Counting calories at the last supper (split single with the Pheromoans) (2010)
  • Red Nylon Valance/Dogbite Meltdown No. 2 (2011)
  • YACHTS/Barry Mundane has plans/Stig and the Queefs (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graves, Karen E. "Biography: Dan Melchior". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 

External links[edit]