13 comments on “Meltdown

  1. Amy's Dad on Aug 17, 2008 | Reply

    I remember Meltdown well, and, yes, at least one of the band members was angry in those days. Her parents had moved her around too much, one of the stops being Washington, DC, where she hooked up with the rest of the group. I loved the trip from Washington to Amherst, MA, over a weekend so that Meltdown could open there for a British group. That’s the only time I got to be a driver and groupy for a music group.

    Ward Heneveld

  2. I remember Meltdown too, and had the chance to see the band perform on at least three occasions: once at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.; once in somebody’s basement in Takoma Park; and once in a venue beneath street level somewhere near Dupont Circle. My memory is getting hazy, but I remember a special sense of excitement surrounding the Dupont Circle show. I also remember that the band sounded especially good at the Black Cat.

    I had a Meltdown cassette tape which I played once for a friend of mine in college. I loved it, but he hated it. Fiona mentioned above that the band tended to polarize its audiences. Perhaps this was another example of that phenomenon.

    Thanks for posting this interview with the band’s members. I really enjoyed hearing from them again.


  3. Shawn on Aug 25, 2008 | Reply

    Ah, nevermind, the links don’t work anymore for the mp3’s but I still have scans of the artwork.

  4. Nicole on Oct 5, 2008 | Reply

    Interesting. I was around DC at the time but don’t remember hearing about this band, so I’m really interested in listening to this. Thanks for posting.

  5. Blas on Oct 11, 2009 | Reply

    It’s great reading that interview. I was living in Chicago and buying anything Slowdime was putting out…I came across this new 7 inch…none of my friends had heard of them. but that was a great record. that and the first quixotic 7inch were my faves. I only wish I could find it again!

  6. Thanks for posting this considering how unkown and overlooked Meltdown was at the time and up until now. I had the 7″ because I was a huge Crainium fan, so I found out about them that way. I eventually found the LP and even passed up (I’m kicking myself) the edition of 75 with a spray-painted wooden tile cover. I’m stoked you uploaded it, but is there any way you can seperate the tracks? I was also wondering if you could upload the Senior Year Was Best 7″?? Thanks again.

  7. this post is very interesting
    i wan’t to get more information about that group

  8. nathan on Dec 11, 2010 | Reply

    live in dc but missed meltdown. thanks for sharing this chunk of music history. reunion show, please.

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