History Music / Melvins

18th May '16 9:15:14 AM SinNanna
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* CoverVersion: Aside from the aforementioned ''Everybody Loves Sausages'' and half of ''Electroretard'', they've covered Music/HankWilliams, Music/{{KISS}}, Music/ButtholeSurfers, Music/TheGerms, Green River...among others. The Melvins themselves have been covered by Music/{{Mastodon}}, Music/TheDillingerEscapePlan, Music/StrappingYoungLad, and Pig Destroyer...among others, yet again.

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* CoverVersion: Aside from the aforementioned ''Everybody Loves Sausages'' and half of ''Electroretard'', they've covered Music/HankWilliams, Music/{{KISS}}, Music/ButtholeSurfers, Music/TheGerms, Green River...among others. The Melvins themselves have been covered by Music/{{Mastodon}}, Music/TheDillingerEscapePlan, Music/StrappingYoungLad, and Pig Destroyer...Music/PigDestroyer...among others, yet again.



** Let's just say the Melvins have a lot of these.
19th Jan '16 9:53:22 PM aye_amber
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** 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]], where Butthead tried to figure out the lyrics for Beavis.
24th Dec '15 10:56:49 AM CassandraLeo
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* TheTheTitleConfusion: "Melvins" vs. "The Melvins". The band usually uses the former, but haven't always been consistent about it... And their two albums where they collaborated with [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]] are officially by Jello Biafra & ''The'' Melvins, probably because it sounds better. The confusion is referenced in the cover art to ''A Senile Animal'', which renders the band name as "(the) Melvins" and the album as "(a) Senile Animal"... And the cover of ''Tres Cabrones'' bills them as "Los Melvins" to go with the GratuitousSpanish title.

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* TheTheTitleConfusion: "Melvins" vs. "The Melvins". The band usually uses the former, but haven't always been consistent about it... And their two albums where they collaborated with [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]] Music/JelloBiafra are officially by Jello Biafra & ''The'' with ''the'' Melvins, probably because it sounds better. The confusion is referenced in the cover art to ''A Senile Animal'', which renders the band name as "(the) Melvins" and the album as "(a) Senile Animal"... And the cover of ''Tres Cabrones'' bills them as "Los Melvins" to go with the GratuitousSpanish title.
4th Sep '15 4:30:56 PM MikeK
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* 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''.
17th Jan '15 1:47:09 AM bt8257
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* AscendedFanboy: Subverted. Kurt Cobain (yes, [[{{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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* AscendedFanboy: Subverted. Kurt Cobain (yes, [[{{Nirvana}} [[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.



* CoverVersion: Aside from the aforementioned ''Everybody Loves Sausages'' and half of ''Electroretard'', they've covered HankWilliams, Music/{{KISS}}, Music/ButtholeSurfers, Music/TheGerms, Green River...among others. The Melvins themselves have been covered by Music/{{Mastodon}}, Music/TheDillingerEscapePlan, StrappingYoungLad, and Pig Destroyer...among others, yet again.

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* CoverVersion: Aside from the aforementioned ''Everybody Loves Sausages'' and half of ''Electroretard'', they've covered HankWilliams, Music/HankWilliams, Music/{{KISS}}, Music/ButtholeSurfers, Music/TheGerms, Green River...among others. The Melvins themselves have been covered by Music/{{Mastodon}}, Music/TheDillingerEscapePlan, StrappingYoungLad, Music/StrappingYoungLad, and Pig Destroyer...among others, yet again.



* InNameOnly: Melvins 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: Melvins 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.



* 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 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'', ''Lice-All'', which is of course pronounced exactly the same as the original title.



* ShoutOut: "GGIIBBYY" is named after ButtholeSurfers vocalist Gibby Haynes.

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* ShoutOut: "GGIIBBYY" is named after ButtholeSurfers Music/ButtholeSurfers vocalist Gibby Haynes.



** The song title "Snake Appeal" is most likely a pun on TheStooges' "Shake Appeal".

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** The song title "Snake Appeal" is most likely a pun on TheStooges' Music/TheStooges' "Shake Appeal".



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: They've done relatively sedate covers of [[HankWilliams "Ramblin' Man"]], [[MerleHaggard "Okie from Muskogee"]], [[{{Music/Queen}} "You're My Best Friend"]], and the traditional Canadian folk song "Peggy Gordon". For originals, there's "Black Bock", a lightly psychedelic folk-rock song [[LyricalDissonance about mutilating a goat]], and "You Can Make Me Wait", a surprising experiment in JanglePop with the vocals heavily processed through a vocoder.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: They've done relatively sedate covers of [[HankWilliams [[Music/HankWilliams "Ramblin' Man"]], [[MerleHaggard [[Music/MerleHaggard "Okie from Muskogee"]], [[{{Music/Queen}} "You're My Best Friend"]], and the traditional Canadian folk song "Peggy Gordon". For originals, there's "Black Bock", a lightly psychedelic folk-rock song [[LyricalDissonance about mutilating a goat]], and "You Can Make Me Wait", a surprising experiment in JanglePop with the vocals heavily processed through a vocoder.



* TheTheTitleConfusion: "Melvins" vs. "The Melvins". The band usually uses the former, but haven't always been consistent about it... And their two albums where they collaborated with [[DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]] are officially by Jello Biafra & ''The'' Melvins, probably because it sounds better. The confusion is referenced in the cover art to ''A Senile Animal'', which renders the band name as "(the) Melvins" and the album as "(a) Senile Animal"... And the cover of ''Tres Cabrones'' bills them as "Los Melvins" to go with the GratuitousSpanish title.

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* TheTheTitleConfusion: "Melvins" vs. "The Melvins". The band usually uses the former, but haven't always been consistent about it... And their two albums where they collaborated with [[DeadKennedys [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]] are officially by Jello Biafra & ''The'' Melvins, probably because it sounds better. The confusion is referenced in the cover art to ''A Senile Animal'', which renders the band name as "(the) Melvins" and the album as "(a) Senile Animal"... And the cover of ''Tres Cabrones'' bills them as "Los Melvins" to go with the GratuitousSpanish title.
22nd Nov '14 1:11:19 PM MikeK
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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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* 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!". dude!".
** "Hog Leg" begins with some nonsensically {{quote mine}}d samples from a record of Pat Robertson sermons (e.g. "We can go to church, and you're naked").
19th Nov '14 7:42:24 PM MikeK
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* 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.

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* 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.
12th Nov '14 1:20:17 PM MikeK
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* IdiosyncraticCoverArt: ''The Maggot'', ''The Bootlicker'', and ''The Crybaby'' all have very similar cover designs: 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: 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.
9th Nov '14 4:31:41 PM MikeK
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Varies wildly. Mostly around a 6-7, with a few songs bordering on 8, but can go as low as a 1 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGnijAnlW0c&feature=kp (their cover of the Ballad of Dwight Frye)]] or as high as a 10 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah-1DBIQmQo (Goggles)]].

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Varies wildly. Mostly around a 6-7, with a few songs bordering on 8, but can go as low as a 1 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGnijAnlW0c&feature=kp (their cover of the Ballad of Dwight Frye)]] Frye]], which is actually less heavy than [[Music/AliceCooper the original]]) or as high as a 10 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah-1DBIQmQo (Goggles)]].
9th Nov '14 4:24:39 PM MikeK
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* TheTheTitleConfusion: "Melvins" vs. "The Melvins". The band usually uses the former, but haven't always been consistent about it... And their two albums where they collaborated with [[DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]] are officially by Jello Biafra & ''The'' Melvins, probably because it sounds better. The confusion is referenced in the cover art to ''A Senile Animal'', which renders the band name as "(the) Melvins" and the album as "(a) Senile Animal".

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* TheTheTitleConfusion: "Melvins" vs. "The Melvins". The band usually uses the former, but haven't always been consistent about it... And their two albums where they collaborated with [[DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]] are officially by Jello Biafra & ''The'' Melvins, probably because it sounds better. The confusion is referenced in the cover art to ''A Senile Animal'', which renders the band name as "(the) Melvins" and the album as "(a) Senile Animal".Animal"... And the cover of ''Tres Cabrones'' bills them as "Los Melvins" to go with the GratuitousSpanish title.
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