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Melvins probably don’t need no special introduction – they were around for what seems like an eternity, got praise from the likes of Kurt Cobain, Mike Patton and John Zorn and released an astonishing amount of albums, singles and collectibles. Despite the success of Nevermind, they never achieved any mainstream success and remain a cult band, albeit the one that’s still releasing records, recording new music and touring on a constant basis.

Core of the band is singer/guitarist Buzz Osbourne and drummer Dale Crover and everchanging line-up of other members, which currently includes Coady Willis and Jared Warren (both of whom are also in Big Business).

Associated Bands – Altamont, Big Business, Fantomas, Thrones, Karp, Murder City Devils, Nirvana, Plainfield, Sawed Off, C Average, Witchypoo, High On Fire, Earth, Venomous Concept, Clown Alley, Mudhoney, Cows, Teenage Larvae, Tomahawk, Fecal Matter

Fun Facts:

- They were named after a grocery store clerk at a Thriftway store in Montesano, WA, where Osbourne also worked as a store clerk (Wikipedia)

- Some of their collectibles throughout years included two-headed dolls, skateboard, Zippo lighter and specially canned Melvins meat (Wikipedia)

- Japanese band Boris is named after one of their songs (Wikipedia)

- Buzz Osbourne is not related in any way to Ozzy Osbourne, although Melvins count Black Sabbath among  influences

Members:

Coady Willis (Big Business, Murder City Devils)

Dale Crover (Altamont, Fantomas Melvins Big Band, Nirvana, Plainfield, Sawed Off)

Jared Warren (Big Business, Karp)

Joe Preston (C Average, Earth, High On Fire, Thrones, Witchypoo)

Buzz Osbourne (King Buzzo) (Fantomas, Fantomas Melvins Big Band, Plainfield, Sawed Off, Venomous Concept)

Lori Black (Clown Alley)

Mark Deutrom (Clown Alley)

Matt Lukin (Mudhoney)

Discography:

Six Songs (1986)

Gluey Porch Treatments (1987)

Oven 7″ (1989)

Ozma (1989)

Ozma / Gluey Porch Treatments (1989)

With Yo’ Heart, Not Yo’ Hands 7″ (1990)

Here’s She Comes Now / Venus In Furs 7″ (1991)

King Buzzo (1991)

Eggnog (1991)

Bullhead (1991)

Love Canal / Someday 5″ (1992)

Night Goat / Adolescent Wet Dream (1992)

Dale Crover (1992)

Joe Preston (1992)

Lysol (1992)

Houdini (1993)

Prick (1994)

Stoner Witch (1994)

Interstellar Overdrive 10″ (1996)

Stag (1996)

Honky (1997)

Singles 1-12 (1997)

The Maggot (1999)

The Bootlicker (1999)

The Trilogy Vinyl (2000)

The Crybaby (2000)

Electroretard (2001)

Hostile Ambient Takeover (2002)

26 Songs (2003)

Melvinmania: The Best Of The Atlantic Years 1993-1996 (2004)

Neither Here Nor There (2004)

Mangled Demos From 1983 (2005)

A Senile Animal (2006)

The Making Love Demos (2007)

Smash The State EP (2007)

Nude With Boots (2008)

Tribute Album:

We Reach: The Music Of Melvins (Fractured Transmitter Recording Company, 2005)

Covers:

Adolescent Wet Dream” (original by Pussy Galore)

The Ballad Of Dwight Fry” (original by Alice Cooper)

Buick Mackane” (original by T. Rex)

Candy-O” (original by Cars)

God Of Thunder” (original by Kiss)

Videos:

Bar-X-The Rocking M

Talking Horse

With Teeth

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