Gluey Porch Treatments

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Gluey Porch Treatments
Studio album by The Melvins
Released 1987
Recorded October 1986 at Studio D, Sausalito, California
Genre Sludge metal, doom metal, grunge
Length 38:14
Label Alchemy
Boner
Ipecac
Producer Mark Deutrom, Carl Herlofsson
The Melvins chronology
Six Songs
(1986)
Gluey Porch Treatments
(1987)
Ozma
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Gluey Porch Treatments is the debut album of the Melvins. The album was released in 1987 through Alchemy Records. The original release was vinyl only. This album was later released on tape with the Six Songs EP through Boner Records and appears as bonus material on the CD version of Ozma. Tracks 18–29 can only be found on the 1999 Ipecac Recordings re-release; these songs are taken from a boombox demo.

"Steve Instant Neuman" and "As It Was" are re-recordings of "Disinvite" and "Easy As It Was" respectively, as heard on the Six Songs EP.

"Leeech" was originally a song by Green River entitled "Leech." When Melvins founder Buzz Osborne asked a member of Green River why they never played the song, the reply was that the band thought it was too repetitive and was therefore dropped from their set. The song was essentially given to the Melvins on the spot.

The song "Eye Flys" appears on the soundtrack for the film, Kurt Cobain: About A Son and the Melvins live album Sugar Daddy Live. "Glow God," "Big As a Mountain" and "Heaviness of the Load" appear on the Alchemy Records compilation album Peace Thru Chemistry.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Buzz Osborne except where noted.

Side one[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Eye Flys"     6:16
2. "Echo Head/Don't Piece Me"   Melvins 2:51
3. "Heater Moves and Eyes"     3:52
4. "Steve Instant Neuman"   Melvins 1:31
5. "Influence of Atmosphere"     1:51
6. "Exact Paperbacks"     0:43
7. "Happy Gray or Black"   Melvins 2:01
8. "Leeech"   Mark Arm, Steve Turner 2:32

Side two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
9. "Glow God"     0:51
10. "Big As Mountain"     0:57
11. "Heaviness of the Load"     3:06
12. "Flex with You"     0:54
13. "Bitten Into Sympathy"     1:45
14. "Gluey Porch Treatments"     0:48
15. "Clipping Roses"     0:49
16. "As It Was"   Melvins 2:51
17. "Over from Under the Excrement"     4:39

1999 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
18. "Echohead" (Demo) 0:32
19. "Flex with You" (Demo) 0:58
20. "Don't Piece Me" (Demo) 2:20
21. "Bitten into Sympathy" (Demo) 1:30
22. "Exact Paperbacks" (Demo) 0:46
23. "Glow God/Big as a Mountain" (Demo) 1:55
24. "Heaviness of the Load" (Demo) 3:04
25. "Happy Gray or Black" (Demo) 1:59
26. "Heater Moves and Eyes" (Demo) 4:29
27. "Gluey Porch Treatments" (Demo) 0:52
28. "Eye Flys" (Demo) 3:11
29. "Clipping Roses" (Demo) 0:55

Personnel[edit]

The Melvins[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett. Ned. Gluey Porch Treatments review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-25.