MELVINS

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Melvins are an American band formed in Montesano, Washington in 1982.

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In the early days of their career their dark, heavy, oppressively slow sound made them innovators of genres like sludge, grunge and doom metal. Melvins' music is influenced by Flipper, Black Flag's My War-era hardcore punk and Black Sabbath-style heavy metal, but their idiosyncratic approach, bizarre sense of humor, and experimentation make neat categorization difficult. Singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne (aka "King Buzzo") and drummer Dale Crover are constant members while several bass guitarists have cycled through the group. Melvins usually performed as a trio until 2006 when two members of Big Business became permanent members of the band.

The band was named after a grocery clerk at the Thriftway in Montesano, Washington where Osborne was employed. Melvin was the most-hated fellow employee and the band felt it to be an appropriate name. Like SF noisenik predecessors Flipper, their
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MELVINS Discography

MELVINS albums / top albums

MELVINS Gluey Porch Treatments album cover 2.78 | 8 ratings
Gluey Porch Treatments
Sludge Metal 1987
MELVINS Ozma album cover 3.88 | 9 ratings
Ozma
Sludge Metal 1989
MELVINS Bullhead album cover 3.46 | 15 ratings
Bullhead
Sludge Metal 1991
MELVINS Lysol album cover 4.00 | 13 ratings
Lysol
Sludge Metal 1992
MELVINS Houdini album cover 4.22 | 21 ratings
Houdini
Sludge Metal 1993
MELVINS Prick album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Prick
Non-Metal 1994
MELVINS Stoner Witch album cover 4.12 | 12 ratings
Stoner Witch
Stoner Metal 1994
MELVINS Stag album cover 4.06 | 8 ratings
Stag
Sludge Metal 1996
MELVINS Honky album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Honky
Sludge Metal 1997
MELVINS The Maggot album cover 4.40 | 5 ratings
The Maggot
Sludge Metal 1999
MELVINS The Bootlicker album cover 3.25 | 4 ratings
The Bootlicker
Non-Metal 1999
MELVINS The Crybaby album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Crybaby
Metal Related 2000
MELVINS Electroretard album cover 2.83 | 3 ratings
Electroretard
Sludge Metal 2001
MELVINS Hostile Ambient Takeover album cover 4.71 | 3 ratings
Hostile Ambient Takeover
Sludge Metal 2002
MELVINS Pigs Of The Roman Empire (with Lustmord) album cover 4.42 | 2 ratings
Pigs Of The Roman Empire (with Lustmord)
Sludge Metal 2004
MELVINS Never Breathe What You Can't See (with Jello Biafra) album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Never Breathe What You Can't See (with Jello Biafra)
Metal Related 2004
MELVINS Sieg Howdy (with Jello Biafra) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Sieg Howdy (with Jello Biafra)
Non-Metal 2005
MELVINS (A) Senile Animal album cover 4.25 | 8 ratings
(A) Senile Animal
Sludge Metal 2006
MELVINS Nude With Boots album cover 4.12 | 4 ratings
Nude With Boots
Sludge Metal 2008
MELVINS Chicken Switch album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Chicken Switch
Non-Metal 2009
MELVINS The Bride Screamed Murder album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
The Bride Screamed Murder
Sludge Metal 2010
MELVINS Freak Puke album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Freak Puke
Metal Related 2012
MELVINS Everybody Loves Sausages album cover 3.43 | 3 ratings
Everybody Loves Sausages
Metal Related 2013
MELVINS Tres Cabrones album cover 3.29 | 3 ratings
Tres Cabrones
Hard Rock 2013
MELVINS Hold It In album cover 3.67 | 2 ratings
Hold It In
Metal Related 2014
MELVINS Three Men And A Baby (with Mike Kunka) album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Three Men And A Baby (with Mike Kunka)
Metal Related 2016
MELVINS Basses Loaded album cover 4.07 | 3 ratings
Basses Loaded
Sludge Metal 2016
MELVINS A Walk With Love & Death album cover 3.65 | 4 ratings
A Walk With Love & Death
Stoner Metal 2017
MELVINS Pinkus Abortion Technician album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Pinkus Abortion Technician
Stoner Rock 2018
MELVINS Working With God album cover 2.25 | 2 ratings
Working With God
Sludge Metal 2021

MELVINS EPs & splits

MELVINS Six Songs album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Six Songs
Sludge Metal 1986
MELVINS Deep Six album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep Six
Sludge Metal 1986
MELVINS Outtakes from 1st 7 3.00 | 1 ratings
Outtakes from 1st 7" 1986
Sludge Metal 1989
MELVINS Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More
Sludge Metal 1989
MELVINS Melvins / Malfunkshun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins / Malfunkshun
Sludge Metal 1990
MELVINS Dope-Guns-'N-Fucking in the Streets (Volume Five) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dope-Guns-'N-Fucking in the Streets (Volume Five)
Sludge Metal 1990
MELVINS Nirvana / Melvins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nirvana / Melvins
Hard Rock 1991
MELVINS Eggnog album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eggnog
Sludge Metal 1991
MELVINS King Buzzo EP album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
King Buzzo EP
Sludge Metal 1992
MELVINS Joe Preston EP album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Preston EP
Drone Metal 1992
MELVINS Dale Crover EP album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Dale Crover EP
Hard Rock 1992
MELVINS 13 Years Of Losing Money album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
13 Years Of Losing Money
Sludge Metal 1994
MELVINS Melvins / Guv'ner album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins / Guv'ner
Non-Metal 1995
MELVINS Thora-Zine's Buzzo Flexo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thora-Zine's Buzzo Flexo
Sludge Metal 1995
MELVINS Subraum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Subraum
Sludge Metal 1995
MELVINS Melvins / Plainfield album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins / Plainfield
Sludge Metal 1995
MELVINS Cemetery Gates (Demon Knight Edit) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cemetery Gates (Demon Knight Edit)
Sludge Metal 1996
MELVINS How-++-Harry Lauders Walking Stick Tree / Zodiac album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
How-++-Harry Lauders Walking Stick Tree / Zodiac
Sludge Metal 1996
MELVINS Melvins / Cosmic Psychos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins / Cosmic Psychos
Sludge Metal 1998
MELVINS Melvins / Patton Oswalt album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins / Patton Oswalt
Non-Metal 2006
MELVINS Smash the State album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smash the State
Sludge Metal 2007
MELVINS Melvins / Halo Of Flies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins / Halo Of Flies
Sludge Metal 2007
MELVINS Scion A/V Remix: Electric Flower album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scion A/V Remix: Electric Flower
Non-Metal 2010
MELVINS Sludge Glamorous album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sludge Glamorous
Sludge Metal 2010
MELVINS Melvins / Isis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins / Isis
Sludge Metal 2010
MELVINS Suicide In Progress Live / Waning Divine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Suicide In Progress Live / Waning Divine
Sludge Metal 2011
MELVINS Black Betty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Betty
Hardcore Punk 2011
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 1
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 2
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS The Bulls & the Bees album cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
The Bulls & the Bees
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS Melvins / Unsane album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins / Unsane
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 3
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 4
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS Post Moral Neanderthal Retardist Pornography album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Post Moral Neanderthal Retardist Pornography
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS Melvins / Seawhores album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins / Seawhores
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS 1983 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1983
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 5 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 5
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 6 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 6
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS New Years Eve Ball Room Blitz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Years Eve Ball Room Blitz
Sludge Metal 2012
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 7 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 7
Sludge Metal 2013
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 8 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 8
Sludge Metal 2013
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 9 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 9
Sludge Metal 2013
MELVINS 2013 Invasion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
2013 Invasion
Sludge Metal 2013
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 10 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 10
Sludge Metal 2013
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 11 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 11
Sludge Metal 2014
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 12 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 12
Sludge Metal 2014
MELVINS How Chow Now Dead Cow? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
How Chow Now Dead Cow?
Sludge Metal 2014
MELVINS Bride Of Crankenstein album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bride Of Crankenstein
Sludge Metal 2014
MELVINS Hard Ons / Melvins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hard Ons / Melvins
Sludge Metal 2014
MELVINS Beer Hippy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beer Hippy
Sludge Metal 2015
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 13 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 13
Sludge Metal 2015
MELVINS Chaos As Usual album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chaos As Usual
Sludge Metal 2015
MELVINS War Pussy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
War Pussy
Sludge Metal 2016
MELVINS Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)
Sludge Metal 2016
MELVINS High Desert Overdose album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Desert Overdose
Sludge Metal 2016
MELVINS Steven McDonald album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Steven McDonald
Sludge Metal 2017
MELVINS Bash 17 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bash 17
Metal Related 2017
MELVINS Sabbath album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sabbath
Stoner Metal 2018
MELVINS Bangers (with Shitkid) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bangers (with Shitkid)
Metal Related 2019
MELVINS Hot Fish album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hot Fish
Sludge Metal 2019
MELVINS Escape From LA album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Escape From LA
Sludge Metal 2019
MELVINS White Lazy Boy (with Mudhoney) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
White Lazy Boy (with Mudhoney)
Sludge Metal 2020
MELVINS Mullet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mullet
Sludge Metal 2020

MELVINS live albums

MELVINS Your Choice Live Series Volume 12 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Your Choice Live Series Volume 12
Sludge Metal 1991
MELVINS Live Tora Tora Tora Tour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Tora Tora Tora Tour
Sludge Metal 1995
MELVINS Alive At The Fucker Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alive At The Fucker Club
Sludge Metal 1998
MELVINS Live At Slim's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Slim's
Sludge Metal 2000
MELVINS Colossus Of Destiny album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Colossus Of Destiny
Metal Related 2001
MELVINS Millennium Monsterwork (with Fantômas) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Millennium Monsterwork (with Fantômas)
Avant-garde Metal 2002
MELVINS The End album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The End
Sludge Metal 2005
MELVINS Houdini Live 2005: A Live History Of Gluttony and Lust album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Houdini Live 2005: A Live History Of Gluttony and Lust
Sludge Metal 2006
MELVINS Melvins vs Minneapolis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins vs Minneapolis
Sludge Metal 2008
MELVINS Pick Your Battles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pick Your Battles
Sludge Metal 2009
MELVINS Sugar Daddy Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugar Daddy Live
Sludge Metal 2011
MELVINS Endless Residency album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Endless Residency
Sludge Metal 2011
MELVINS The Melvins Live at Third Man Records album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Melvins Live at Third Man Records
Sludge Metal 2013

MELVINS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

MELVINS Houdini Demos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Houdini Demos
Sludge Metal 1992
MELVINS Melvins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvins
Sludge Metal 1993
MELVINS Lizzy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lizzy
Sludge Metal 1994
MELVINS Queen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Queen
Sludge Metal 1994
MELVINS Revolve album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Revolve
Sludge Metal 1994
MELVINS Bar-X-The Rocking M album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bar-X-The Rocking M
Sludge Metal 1996

MELVINS re-issues & compilations

MELVINS 10 Songs (8 Songs) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
10 Songs (8 Songs)
Sludge Metal 1986
MELVINS Singles 1-12 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Singles 1-12
Sludge Metal 1997
MELVINS The Trilogy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Trilogy
Sludge Metal 2000
MELVINS 26 Songs album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
26 Songs
Sludge Metal 2003
MELVINS Melvinmania: The Best Of The Atlantic Years 1993-1996 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvinmania: The Best Of The Atlantic Years 1993-1996
Sludge Metal 2003
MELVINS Neither Here nor There album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Neither Here nor There
Sludge Metal 2004
MELVINS Mangled Demos From 1983 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Mangled Demos From 1983
Hardcore Punk 2005
MELVINS The Making Love Demos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Making Love Demos
Sludge Metal 2007
MELVINS Box Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Box Set
Sludge Metal 2010
MELVINS The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard
Sludge Metal 2015
MELVINS Ozma / Bullhead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ozma / Bullhead
Sludge Metal 2015
MELVINS Eggnog / Lice All album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eggnog / Lice All
Sludge Metal 2015
MELVINS Clown Tribute Series Full Box Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Clown Tribute Series Full Box Set
Sludge Metal 2016
MELVINS KISS Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
KISS Set
Sludge Metal 2017
MELVINS The Maggot & The Bootlicker album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Maggot & The Bootlicker
Sludge Metal 2019
MELVINS Hostile Ambient Besides album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hostile Ambient Besides
Sludge Metal 2020

MELVINS singles (53)

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Oven / Revulsion
Sludge Metal 1987
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Your Blessened
Sludge Metal 1990
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Love Canal / Someday
Sludge Metal 1990
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With Yo' Heart, Not Yo' Hands
Sludge Metal 1990
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Yuthanagia
Sludge Metal 1990
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Night Goat
Sludge Metal 1992
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Honey Bucket
Sludge Metal 1993
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Hooch / Sky Pup
Sludge Metal 1993
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Sawed Off
Sludge Metal 1993
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Hag Me
Sludge Metal 1994
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Bar-X-the Rocking M
Sludge Metal 1996
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Lexicon Devil / Pigtro
Non-Metal 1996
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In The Rain / Spread Eagle
Sludge Metal 1996
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Leech / Queen
Sludge Metal 1996
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Way Of The World / Theme
Sludge Metal 1996
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It's Shoved / Forgotten Principles
Sludge Metal 1996
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GGIIBBYY / Theresa Screams
Sludge Metal 1996
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Poison / Double Troubled
Sludge Metal 1996
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Specimen / All At Once
Sludge Metal 1996
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Jacksonville / Dallas
Sludge Metal 1996
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Interstellar Overdrive
Sludge Metal 1996
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The Bloat / Fast Forward
Sludge Metal 1996
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Nasty Dog And Funky Kings / HDYF
Sludge Metal 1996
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Barbaraal 1
Hard Rock 1997
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The Bit
Sludge Metal 1997
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Shit Sandwich ... and you just took a bite
Non-Metal 2001
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Black Stooges / Foaming (Fast version)
Sludge Metal 2003
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Dr. Geek / Return of Spiders
Sludge Metal 2003
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Little Judas Chongo /Jerkin' Krokus
Sludge Metal 2003
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The Fool, the Meddling Idiot / Promise Me
Sludge Metal 2003
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Brain Center At Whipples / Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World
Sludge Metal 2003
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Foaming / Arny
Sludge Metal 2003
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The Anti-Vermin Seed
Sludge Metal 2003
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Revolve
Sludge Metal 2003
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Message Saved / Thank You!
Sludge Metal 2004
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Pigskin / Starve Already
Sludge Metal 2006
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Star Spangled Banner / Detroit Rock City
Sludge Metal 2008
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Hurray For Me Fuk You
Sludge Metal 2010
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Gaylord
Sludge Metal 2013
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A Tribute To Venom
Sludge Metal 2013
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A Tribute To The Scientists
Sludge Metal 2013
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Billy Fish Alive
Sludge Metal 2013
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A Tribute To The Kinks
Sludge Metal 2013
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A Tribute To Pop-O-Pies / Tales Of Terror
Sludge Metal 2013
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A Tribute To Roxy Music
Sludge Metal 2013
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I Told You I Was Crazy / Tie My Pecker To A Tree
Sludge Metal 2013
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A Tribute To David Bowie
Sludge Metal 2014
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A Tribute To Queen
Sludge Metal 2014
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A Tribute To The Jam
Sludge Metal 2015
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A Tribute To Throbbing Gristle
Sludge Metal 2015
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Rebel Girl
Sludge Metal 2015
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Euthanasia
Sludge Metal 2016
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Jam In The Van
Sludge Metal 2017

MELVINS movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Salad Of A Thousand Delights
Sludge Metal 1992
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Kentish Town Forum - London 1st May 2006 (with Fantômas)
Avant-garde Metal 2008

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MELVINS Outtakes from 1st 7" 1986

EP · 1989 · Sludge Metal
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"Outtakes from 1st 7" 1986" is as the title suggests an EP/single release by US heavy rock/metal act the Melvins, featuring outtakes from the sessions for the band´s first EP release from 1986 (often refered to as either "Six Songs" or just "Melvins"). "Outtakes from 1st 7" 1986" was released through Do the Right Thing in 1989. The 3 tracks from this release are also available on the 2003 compilation album "26 Songs".

Naturally the music style on the 3 track, 9:24 minutes long release is in the same raw, hard rocking, and crushingly heavy rock/metal style with an angry sounding Buzz Osborne in front, as the material featured on the 1986 EP. Recorded at the same sessions, anything else would have been odd. Of course knowing the eclectic nature of Melvins output, it wouldn´t have been as surprising as it would have been with other artists, but in the early days Melvins weren´t quite as diverse as they would be later on in their career.

The quality of the recordings is decent enough, and to those who enjoy the early part of Melvins discography, this release will sit well with them. A 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is deserved.

MELVINS Six Songs

EP · 1986 · Sludge Metal
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"Six Songs" or just "Melvins" is the first EP release by US heavy rock/metal act the Melvins. The pre-album EP was released through C/Z Records in 1986. The EP features 6 tracks and a total playing time of 12:44 minutes. The material on the EP has been re-released in various forms over the years. Some versions of Melvins debut full-length studio album "Gluey Porch Treatments (1987)", feature the 6 tracks from the EP as bonus material, and the tracks from the EP also appear on the two compilation albums "10 Songs" from 1991 and "26 Songs" from 2003.

Stylistically the music is raw, hard rocking, and crushingly heavy rock/metal with an angry sounding Buzz Osborne in front. It´s fairly stripped-down guitar, bass, drums, and vocal trio music, with a gritty authentic "garage" sound. Melvins are obviously influenced by both the heavy doom rock/metal of Black Sabbath and the early- to mid eighties US punk/hardcore scene.

The EP is almost over before it began, but it´s still long enough to give a good impression of what early Melvins are about. Raw and organic rhythmic playing, aggression, ultra heavy riffs, and burst of adventurous creativity. A 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is deserved.

MELVINS 10 Songs (8 Songs)

Boxset / Compilation · 1986 · Sludge Metal
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"10 Songs" is a compilation release by US heavy rock/metal act the Melvins. The compilation was released through C/Z Records in 1991. The release consists of the 6 tracks from the 1986 self-titled EP, and some unreleased bonus tracks. So it is basically a re-release of the 1986 self-titled EP with some additional material.

Stylistically it´s raw, heavy, and feedback laden heavy rock/metal with a raw shouting vocalist in front. King Buzzo sounded a lot more raw and aggressive in those days, than his more odd sounding vocals on later releases. Early Melvins is a pretty savage listening experience with an authentic "garage" sound, and crushingly heavy tracks like "Grinding Process" and "At a Crawl" are sure to please most fans of really heavy music. A bit more sophistication in the songwriting department and a bit more variation between tracks could have made the material on "10 Songs" a little more interesting, but if you like them as raw and hard rocking as they come, it´s a recommeded release.

"10 Songs" features a raw and noisy sound production, which suits the material pretty well, so all in all it´s a decent quality release and a 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is deserved.

MELVINS 26 Songs

Boxset / Compilation · 2003 · Sludge Metal
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"26 Songs" is a compilation album release by US heavy rock/metal act the Melvins. The compilation was released through Ipecac Recordings in March 2003. The album features 25 tracks and a full playing time of 70:53 minutes. Tracks 1-10 are culled from the "10 Songs" EP from 1991, which was actually itself a compilation/re-release of the band´s 1986 pre-album 6 track EP. The 6 tracks from the latter mentioned release are tracks number 11-16 on "26 Songs" (the versions of the tracks are different, from the ones which appear on the "10 Songs" EP from 1991). Tracks number 17-19 are outtakes from the 1986 EP sessions. Tracks 20-24 are unreleased tracks and some demo versions of tracks which appear on the 1986 EP. Track number 25 titled "Ever Since My Accident" is taken from the various artists 1991 "Kill Rock Stars" compilation. So all tracks originally appeared on limited edition releases. While some tracks appear in 3 different versions on this compilation, all versions are different enough to be a worthwhile listen.

Stylistically this is unmistakably the sound of early Melvins. Raw, noisy, sludgy heavy rock played with great conviction and skill, and featuring a great organic groove. So it´s the fans of the first two Melvins albums that´ll enjoy this the most. The sound production varies a bit as the tracks are culled from different sessions, but all tracks are listenable and powerful sounding. The demo recordings are for example among some of the best sounding tracks on the compilation.

Upon conclusion "26 Songs" is a nice collection of early recordings by the Melvins, which will appeal primarily to fans of the early part of their career, but also more broadly to fans of raw, organic, and heavy rock/metal with a live "garage" atmosphere. A 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is deserved.

MELVINS Bullhead

Album · 1991 · Sludge Metal
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Bullhead is usually considered Melvin’s first truly great album. The Sludge Metal pioneers are relatively peerless in this era, as you could count the number of notable Sludge bands on one hand when this dropped. These circumstances made Melvins kings of the movement by default, and I think that’s why it doesn’t really appeal to me.

Bullhead is an album that is special by circumstance, because it had no competition and no comparison. It was influential and unique, but those things don’t matter to me when I’m listening to it. The music itself is very basic, monotonous, and droning. These qualities can be fine when done right (or if that is your taste) but I feel this album just doesn’t have enough going on to warrant much entertainment out of that. There aren’t any great riffs, no striking vocal performances, no rhythm grooves, its just a lot of repetitive heavy chords. It’s slow, but it’s certainly not doomy, because there’s no atmosphere and no strong mood aside from kind of anxious.

Unfortunately I have yet to find much enjoyment out of early Sludge, and this album was not the one to change my mind. Onward we go.

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