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The Melvins is an American Rock trio that was formed in 1983. The lead singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne, popularly known as King Buzzo along with the drummer Dale Crover have been the main members of the band. The band is named after Osborne’s supervisor Melvin when he worked as a clerk at a Thriftway in Washington. Their Album ‘My War’ is a blend of punk rock and heavy metal. According to Buzzo, his guitar playing is greatly influenced by Black Flag and most of their music is inspired by them. Purchase The Melvins tickets to watch the incredible band live.
The band favors a slow tempo which helps compliment their dark lyrics. Their influential music inspired bands of Seattle which includes Nirvana and Green River. The music band Boris was named after the song ‘Boris’ by The Melvins.
The initial members of the band were Buzz Osborne, Matt Lukin on bass along with Mike Dillard. They went to the Montesano High School in Washington and decided to form a band. They started by covering songs played by Jimi Hendrix and Cream, mixing them with fast hardcore punk. Dillard was later replaced by Dale Crover when he left the band.
C/Z Records released ‘Deep Six’ which featured four singles by The Melvins in 1985. The band came up with its first EP ‘Six Songs’ with in 1986, which later changed to ‘26 songs’ by 2003 with Ipecac Recordings.
Their debut album was recorded in December 1986 titled ‘Gluey Porch Treatments’. Alchemy Records released the album in 1987. ‘Gluey Porch Treatments’ was combined with their second record ‘Ozma’ for a CD release with Boner Records. It was rereleased with Ipecac Recordings after expansion with demos. Crover was involved in a few of Nirvana’s live performances as he worked on their debut album ‘Bleach’ in 1988. The Melvins recorded their second album ‘Ozma’ in 1989, produced by Mark Deutrom who later joined the band as a bassist.
Their album ‘Bullhead’ was recorded in 1990 which contained slow tracks. They toured Europe in 1991 during that time in which Your Choice Records arranged their show in Germany. The performance was included in the ‘Your Choice Live Series Vol. 12’. The Melvins worked with Boner Records again and released their ‘Egging EP’ the same year. The band released solo EPs in 1992 followed by the release of their album ‘Lysol’.
Atlantic Records signed the band and they released ‘Houdini’ in 1993 through the label. It charted at 29 on the Billboard Heatseekers. The album ‘Stone Witch’ was released through Atlantic Records as well. They released their next album ‘Prick’ through Amphetamine Reptile Records. ‘Stag’ was their last album which was released through Atlantic Records.
In 1997 ‘Honky’ was released through Amphetamine Reptile Records. They recorded their performance in Australia that year as well. The Melvins were involved in a long partnership with Ipecac Recordings and with them they released the three albums - ‘The Maggot’, ‘The Bootlicker and ‘The Crybaby’ in one package. Their next experimental album was ‘Colossus of Destiny’.
The Melvins worked with many different artists during 2004 to 2005 including Lustmore and Jello Biafra. David Scott Stone replaced Rutmanis after he parted ways with the band during their tour with Jello Biafra. In 2006 The Melvins collaborated with Big Business and came up with an album ‘(A) Senile Animal’. Dale Cover, Mike Dillard and Osborne got together in 2008 at the great American Music Hall to honor the 50th birthday of Jello Biafra. The album ‘Nude with Boots’ was released the same year as well.
Ipecac Recordings released ‘Chicken Switch’ in 2009 which was a remix CD and was received well by the fans and critics. The Melvins toured North America with Down and Weedeater during this time. In 2010, they released a follow up to ‘Nude with Boots’ titled ‘The Bride Screamed Murder’.
The Melvins have released 20 albums since 1987, most of them coming from Ipecac Recordings. They have inspired many bands of the current generation and have supported great groups like Nirvana. Watch them perform their best songs live by purchasing The Melvins tickets online.