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Colossus of Destiny is a live album by the Melvins, which was released in 2001 through Ipecac Recordings. It was recorded live Friday, December 13, 1998 at Club Mangler, Cupertino, California. It is nearly an hour of synthesizer and sample experimentation ending in a performance of the song "Eye Flys". It was reported that members of the audience were lying on the ground, covering their ears during this performance.[2] The album was originally intended to be the third part of the band's 1999 album trilogy (The Maggot, The Bootlicker and The Crybaby) until they came up with the guest star idea for The Crybaby.[3]

Colossus of Destiny
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Live album by
ReleasedApril 16, 2001
RecordedDecember 13, 1998
GenreNoise
Length59:28
LabelIpecac
Melvins chronology
Electroretard
(2001)
Colossus of Destiny
(2001)
Millennium Monsterwork 2000
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The name of the album is taken from the John Fante book The Road to Los Angeles, in which the main character, Arturo Bandini, writes a book bearing the name Colossus of Destiny.

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1.Untitled59:23
2.Untitled0:05

PersonnelEdit

Additional personnelEdit

  • Randy Hawkins - live engineer
  • Kurt Schlegle - live engineer
  • Mackie Osborne - art

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "the M E L V I N S .net :: Live Albums". Retrieved July 3, 2007.
  3. ^ Mark Prindle (2002). "Buzz Osborne - 2002". Interview. Retrieved July 3, 2007.