History Music / Melvins

21st Jan '18 6:38:24 PM MikeK
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** The CD edition of ''The Maggot'' splits every song into two tracks - rumor has it that this was meant to troll would-be pirates by causing them to inadvertently only download half a song.
1st Oct '17 9:03:44 AM nombretomado
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* SurrealMusicVideo: Pretty much every video they've released to some extent. But "The Talking Horse" stands out for having a MindScrew plot that spoofs multiple ConspiracyTheories, as well as for being an [[TheInvisibleBand invisible band]] video where inanimate objects lip sync.

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* SurrealMusicVideo: Pretty much every video they've released to some extent. But "The Talking Horse" stands out for having a MindScrew plot that spoofs multiple ConspiracyTheories, UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories, as well as for being an [[TheInvisibleBand invisible band]] video where inanimate objects lip sync.
3rd Aug '17 7:02:31 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* CoattailRidingRelative: Subverted with Sam Osborne; while it's no secret that he's King Buzzo's nephew, he has never tried to use his uncle's name for personal gain and has only ever played in decidedly underground death metal acts (most notably Funebrarum and Undergang) to begin with.
30th Jul '17 8:35:58 PM MarkLungo
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* SpokenWordInMusic: "Divorced", a collaboration with Music/{{Tool}}, features a phone conversation between Danny Carey and Maynard James Keenan, which is apparently regarding a mutual friend going out with a woman who Maynard describes as having "a voice like a fuckin' modem, dude!".

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"Divorced", a collaboration with Music/{{Tool}}, features a phone conversation between Danny Carey and Maynard James Keenan, which is apparently regarding a mutual friend going out with a woman who Maynard describes as having "a voice like a fuckin' modem, dude!".



** ''Hold It In'' has Paul Leary and Jeff Pinkus sing lead on three songs each: Pinkus on "Bride Of Crankenstein", "Nine Yards", and "Piss Pistofferson" and Leary on "You Can Make Me Wait", "Eyes On You", and "I Get Along (Hollow Moon)". This is difficult to discern on "Bride Of Crankenstein" because Pinkus manages to imitate Buzz Osborne almost perfectly.

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** ''Hold It In'' has Paul Leary and Jeff Pinkus of Music/ButtholeSurfers sing lead on three songs each: Pinkus on "Bride Of Crankenstein", "Nine Yards", and "Piss Pistofferson" and Leary on "You Can Make Me Wait", "Eyes On You", and "I Get Along (Hollow Moon)". This is difficult to discern on "Bride Of Crankenstein" because Pinkus manages to imitate Buzz Osborne almost perfectly.
30th Jul '17 8:27:26 PM MarkLungo
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* ShoutOut: "GGIIBBYY" is named after Music/ButtholeSurfers vocalist Gibby Haynes.
** "The Brain Center At Whipple's" is named for an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.

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"GGIIBBYY" is named after Music/ButtholeSurfers vocalist Gibby Haynes.
** "The Brain Center At Whipple's" is named for [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E153TheBrainCenterAtWhipples an episode episode]] of ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.



** "Buck Owens" is named after the country musician, though it's a NonAppearingTitle and the song otherwise has nothing to do with him.

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** "Buck Owens" is named after [[Music/BuckOwens the country musician, musician]], though it's a NonAppearingTitle and the song otherwise has nothing to do with him.
30th Jul '17 8:22:37 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Lysol'', 1992

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* ''Lysol'', ''Lysol'' (aka ''Lice-All''), 1992



* SelfTitledAlbum: Sort of. Lysol was originally going to just be called Lysol, but as it turns out, the name was a registered trademark, so the album was recalled and black ink or electric tape covered the offending word, and the album was made a self-titled album. Originally, fans could peel off the tape or rub off the ink, however doing this now would only damage the record. A 2014 vinyl reissue re-titled the album as ''Lice-All'', which is of course pronounced exactly the same as the original title.

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* SelfTitledAlbum: Sort of. Lysol ''Lysol'' was originally going to just be called Lysol, ''Lysol'', but as it turns out, the name was [[UsefulNotes/{{Trademark}} a registered trademark, trademark]], so the album was recalled and black ink or electric tape covered the offending word, and the album was made a self-titled album. Originally, fans could peel off the tape or rub off the ink, however doing this now would only damage the record. A 2014 vinyl reissue re-titled the album as ''Lice-All'', which is of course pronounced exactly the same as the original title.
30th Jul '17 8:19:28 PM MarkLungo
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* EpicRocking: The average length of a Melvins song is roughly two to five minutes (depending on the album), however there are some that exceed this. ''Bullhead'' contains the eight minute Boris, ''Hostile Ambient Takeover'' has the sixteen minute Anti-Vermin Seed, ''Lysol'' brings forth a ten minute song called Hung Bunny (or on some editions of the album, the entire thirty minute album as one track), and the live album ''Colossus of Destiny'' is an hour long jam on the song Eye Flys from their first album (which is itself a six and a half minute track).

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* EpicRocking: The average length of a Melvins song is roughly two to five minutes (depending on the album), however there are some that exceed this. ''Bullhead'' contains the eight minute Boris, "Boris", ''Hostile Ambient Takeover'' has the sixteen minute Anti-Vermin Seed, "Anti-Vermin Seed", ''Lysol'' brings forth a ten minute song called Hung Bunny "Hung Bunny" (or on some editions of the album, the entire thirty minute album as one track), and the live album ''Colossus of Destiny'' is an hour long jam on the song Eye Flys "Eye Flys" from their first album (which is itself a six and a half minute track).



* IndecipherableLyrics: Several songs, Roman Bird Dog being the most notable with at least three different versions of the lyrics floating around out there.

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* IndecipherableLyrics: Several songs, Roman "Roman Bird Dog Dog" being the most notable with at least three different versions of the lyrics floating around out there.
30th Jul '17 8:17:06 PM MarkLungo
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* AGoodNameForARockBand: The name came from Osborne's days as a clerk at a Montesano-area Thriftway, where "Melvin" was a particularly hated supervisor who was apparently arrested at some point for stealing Christmas trees. Everyone thought that it was an appropriately ridiculous name for the music they were making, and so it stuck.
* AscendedFanboy: Subverted. Kurt Cobain (yes, [[Music/{{Nirvana}} THAT]] Kurt Cobain) idolized the Melvins growing up, and auditioned for them a couple of times. Although he wasn't an official member, he did manage to land a few gigs being a roadie for them and producing/playing on the ''Houdini'' album. According to Buzz, however, he was apparently pretty bad as a producer, so he was quickly canned, much to their mutual dismay.

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* AGoodNameForARockBand: The name came from Osborne's days as a clerk at a Montesano-area Thriftway, where "Melvin" was a particularly hated supervisor who was apparently arrested at some point for stealing Christmas trees. Everyone thought that it was an appropriately ridiculous name for the music they were making, and so it stuck.
* AscendedFanboy: Subverted. Kurt Cobain Music/KurtCobain (yes, [[Music/{{Nirvana}} THAT]] Kurt Cobain) idolized the Melvins growing up, and auditioned for them a couple of times. Although he wasn't an official member, he did manage to land a few gigs being a roadie for them and producing/playing on the ''Houdini'' album. According to Buzz, however, he was apparently pretty bad as a producer, so he was quickly canned, much to their mutual dismay.



* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Melvinmania: Best of the Atlantic Years 19931996'', a UK-only compilation that featured a handful of songs each from the albums ''Houdini'', ''Stoner Witch'', and ''Stag'', and was released without the band's involvement. A more extensive, band-selected "Best Of" was included as a companion piece to the art-book ''Neither Here Nor There''.

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* AGoodNameForARockBand: The name came from Osborne's days as a clerk at a Montesano-area Thriftway, where "Melvin" was a particularly hated supervisor who was apparently arrested at some point for stealing Christmas trees. Everyone thought that it was an appropriately ridiculous name for the music they were making, and so it stuck.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Melvinmania: Best of the Atlantic [[Creator/AtlanticRecords Atlantic]] Years 19931996'', a UK-only compilation that featured a handful of songs each from the albums ''Houdini'', ''Stoner Witch'', and ''Stag'', and was released without the band's involvement. A more extensive, band-selected "Best Of" was included as a companion piece to the art-book ''Neither Here Nor There''.



* InNameOnly: The cover of "Venus in Furs" by Velvet Underground. It plays part of the first line, and then suddenly turns into 3 and a half minutes of incoherent cacophony.

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* InNameOnly: The cover of "Venus in Furs" by Velvet Underground.Music/VelvetUnderground. It plays part of the first line, and then suddenly turns into 3 and a half minutes of incoherent cacophony.



* IdiosyncraticCoverArt: ''The Maggot'', ''The Bootlicker'', and ''The Crybaby'' all have very similar cover designs, which again relates to the band considering them a "trilogy:": They all have close-ups of different kinds of flowers as a cover image, the band name and title are rendered in the same fonts and appear in the same place, and above the "v" in "Melvins" is a grey circle with a number (1-3) inside it. And then there's the {{Music/Kiss}}-homaging artwork of their 1992 solo EP's.

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* IdiosyncraticCoverArt: ''The Maggot'', ''The Bootlicker'', and ''The Crybaby'' all have very similar cover designs, which again relates to the band considering them a "trilogy:": They all have close-ups of different kinds of flowers as a cover image, the band name and title are rendered in the same fonts and appear in the same place, and above the "v" in "Melvins" is a grey circle with a number (1-3) inside it. And then there's the {{Music/Kiss}}-homaging Music/{{Kiss}}-homaging artwork of their 1992 solo EP's.
30th Jul '17 8:14:02 PM MarkLungo
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The Melvins began in 1983 in Montesano, Washington by Buzz Osborne, Matt Lukin, and Mike Dillard, who all attended the same high school. The band started out by playing a cross of Music/JimiHendrix and Music/{{Cream}} covers along with a few hardcore punk songs. Eventually, Mike Dillard left the group, and the band recruited Dale Crover (who would later play drums on a couple of songs on Music/{{Nirvana}}'s first album ''Music/{{Bleach}}'') to be on drums. Shortly after that, the group relocated to Dale's parents' house in Aberdeen, and their sound changed considerably with the decision to slow down their music. In 1986, the band released their first EP, ''Six Songs'', followed by their debut a year later. The band released a series of albums, splits, and EP's over the next few years that wound up being extremely influential to multiple artists and genres of music; bands like Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/{{Tool}} (who are personal friends with the band), Music/{{Eyehategod}}, Music/{{Neurosis}}, Music/{{Mastodon}}, and Music/{{Boris}} (who took their name from a Melvins song) cite them as influences.

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The Melvins began were started in 1983 in Montesano, Washington by Buzz Osborne, Matt Lukin, and Mike Dillard, who all attended the same high school. The band started out by playing a cross of Music/JimiHendrix and Music/{{Cream}} covers along with a few hardcore punk songs. Eventually, Mike Dillard left the group, and the band recruited Dale Crover (who would later play drums on a couple of songs on Music/{{Nirvana}}'s first album ''Music/{{Bleach}}'') to be on drums. Shortly after that, the group relocated to Dale's parents' house in Aberdeen, and their sound changed considerably with the decision to slow down their music. In 1986, the band released their first EP, ''Six Songs'', followed by their debut a year later. The band released a series of albums, splits, and EP's over the next few years that wound up being extremely influential to multiple artists and genres of music; bands like Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/{{Tool}} (who are personal friends with the band), Music/{{Eyehategod}}, Music/{{Neurosis}}, Music/{{Mastodon}}, and Music/{{Boris}} (who took their name from a Melvins song) cite them as influences.



** SpeakingSimlish: Sometimes goes far enough to be considered this, most prominently in ''Hooch.'' It wasn't left unnoticed: the music video of the said song was featured in [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead that very cartoon with two dumb guys]], where Butthead tried to figure out the lyrics for Beavis.

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** SpeakingSimlish: Sometimes goes far enough to be considered this, most prominently in ''Hooch.'' "Hooch". It wasn't left unnoticed: the music video of the said song was featured in [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead that very cartoon with two dumb guys]], ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', where Butthead tried to figure out the lyrics for Beavis.
14th Jul '17 11:19:39 AM MikeK
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* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''A Walk With Love And Death'': The ''Death'' disc is meant to be a relatively standard Melvins-style rock album. The ''Death'' disc is the soundtrack to a short film (also titled ''A Walk With Love And Death'') and is a mix of sound collage and pure noise.

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* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''A Walk With Love And Death'': The ''Death'' disc is meant to be a relatively standard Melvins-style rock album. The ''Death'' ''Love'' disc is the soundtrack to a short film (also titled ''A Walk With Love And Death'') and is a mix of sound collage and pure noise.
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