Sunday, August 12, 2007
The Mel-O-Tones - Melonheaded 12"
The 'Melonheaded' 12" is the second release of The Mel-O-Tones. First one is the 'Bomb Sutra' mini album.
They were from Liverpool and both records were released on local label Probe Plus.
Here's what reviewer Cleveland wrote on The Mel-O-Tones on Julian Cope's Headheritage site:
Their music was primarily a collision of Beefheart and wracked psychobilly but genuinely stranger again. Singer Frank Martin could growl out the acid lyrics with true Van Vliet abandon, whilst Martin Dempsey's guitar sliced your head off.
After the band split up, some members formed the Walking Seeds.
There are 2 different versions of 'Happy Hour'. The record comes with a small comics booklet which I included in the file.
Melonheaded 12" (Probe Plus-PP 13-1985)
1. Mad Jesus
2. Seedy Lotion
3. Happy Hour
4. Happy Hour