We’re more into expressing ourselves than making radio hits.
– Adam Jones
If I play anything that sounds like a solo, it’s gonna sound like a lyric.
I’m not a geek about equipment, I just know what I like.
I played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade.
I think people like Steve Vai are so boring.
My approach is to be part of a band that makes music, not hit songs.
I personally don’t like to use as many effects because when you play live, something always goes wrong.
I’m my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist.
That’s what I love about our music – it’ll never be a hit because you can’t dance to it.
We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us.
We wanted to take as much time and effort making the video as we did the song.
I’m not into solos, I’m into lyrics.
I’ve always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons.
The Melvins are grunge.
I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom.
When we played with the Rollins Band, we’d keep songs going until we felt like ending it.
I’ve never worried about how long the song is.
Many of the songs on Undertow were written at the time Opiate came out.
I’m a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we’ve been in many bands.
We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money, but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based, all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want.
That’s the thing I like about my sound. It’s real raw and very unsafe compared to a solid state kind of sound.
I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge.
I’m not a good guitar player.
With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.
I think putting labels on people is just an easy way of marketing something you don’t understand.
As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge.