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The Vinyl Guide

If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related. Nate is a 40+ year vinyl collector, owns some of the most highly desired titles and enjoys them thoroughly. The Vinyl Guide is his journey through the history of music to speak with the artists and technicians who made music history and get the stories behind the records.

Apr 8, 2024

Buzz Osborne and Toshi Kasai have been musical collaborators for several decades of Melvins and related releases. They discuss their partnership, history, studio lessons and memories, recording "Tarantula Heart", future releases and more.

  • Buzz and Toshi met at a Tool recording session
  • Toshi and Buzz have similar humour and work ethic
  • Melvins work on defined time schedules
  • How “Tarantula Heart” was recorded
  • Melvins have to re-learn the songs from Tarantula Heart
  • Potential relation to “Plan D” recording approach
  • Making the 20 minute track “Pain Equals Funny”
  • How to approach playing “Tarantula Heart” tracks live
  • Melvins activity during the pandemic
  • Recording session with Melvins & Napalm Death
  • Lots of Melvins unreleased material
  • What has Buzz Learned from Toshi?
  • Buzz would like to re-record the Atlantic albums
  • What has Toshi learned from Buzz?
  • How will Buzz approach the next album?
  • Constraints during recording
  • Trying to not overthink material
  • Examples of sessions that were not successful
  • Husker Du’s “Data Control” was recorded multiple times before the Helms Alee version
  • Upcoming HAZEXXL remix of “Pain Equals Funny” / Boris split
  • Melvins recent vinyl reissues
  • “(A) Senile Animal” vinyl screwup
  • Any preparation for the end of Melvins?
  • Upcoming projects, albums
  • Interview wrap up

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