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Tarantula Heart

    The Melvins new album Tarantula Heart is like nothing the band has ever done before. Probably the best record they’ve ever recorded. Certainly one of their weirdest. The five song album centers around the mammoth 19-minute opening track “Pain Equals Funny” and the noise laden heavy hitter “Working the Ditch.”

    In addition to the core three members, also appearing on the album are second drummer Roy Mayorga (Ministry, Soulfly, Stone Sour and Nausea) and We Are The Asteroid guitar player Gary Chester, who the Melvins recently toured with.

    “The way we approached Tarantula Heart was different than any other Melvins’ album,” explains Buzz Osborne. “I had Dale and Roy Mayorga come in and play along with Steven and I to some riffs, then I took those sessions and figured out what parts would work and wrote new music to fit. This isn’t a studio approach we’ve ever taken. Usually we have the songs written BEFORE we start recording!”

    Buzz often surprises fans and friends with the diverse influences that factor into his process; you’re just as likely to find him enjoying Judy Garland classics one moment and diving into the raw energy of The Birthday Party the next. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Miles Davis, a master of the improvisation studio approach which showcased the talent and creativity of his collaborators certainly influenced Osborne’s approach to Tarantula Heart.

    Without question Tarantula Heart is a huge milestone for the Melvins. it’s rock solid sound wise and looks great with brilliantly executed cover art by Mackie Osborne.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Pain Equals Funny
    2. Working The Ditch
    3. She’s Got Weird Arms
    4. Allergic To Food
    5. Smiler

    Melvins

    The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard - 2023 Reissue

      The first time on vinyl for the complete collection of these two albums together in one package with special 12 page booklet included

      TRACK LISTING

      1. The War On Wisdom
      2. We Are Doomed
      3. Friends Before Larry
      4. A Really Long Wait
      5. National Hamster
      6. Shit Storm
      7. Youth Of America
      8. Gluey Porch Treatments
      9. Revolve
      10. Missing
      11. Lovely Butterflies
      12. Tipping The Lion
      13. Interstellar Overdrive

      Melvins

      Tres Cabrones - 2023 Reissue

        Vinyl reissue of the band's 2013 release featuring their 1983 lineup. First time ever available on vinyl.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Doctor Mule
        2. City Dump
        3. American Cow
        4. Tie My Pecker To A Tree
        5. Dogs And Cattle Prods
        6. Psychodelic Haze
        7. 99 Bottles Of Beer
        8. I Told You I Was Crazy
        9. Stump Farmer
        10. In The Army Now
        11. Walter's Lips
        12. Stick'em Bitch

        Melvins

        Houdini Live 2005 - 2023 Reissue

          The live album from 2006 of Melvins performing their legendary album, Houdini. First time ever on vinyl!

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Pearl Bomb (Live)
          2. Hooch (Live)
          3. Night Goat (Live)
          4. Lizzie (Live)
          5. Going Blind (Live)
          6. Cop-Ache (Live)
          7. Set Me Straight/DCH (Live)
          8. Sky Pup (Live)
          9. Teet (Live)
          10. Joan Of Arc (Live)
          11. Honey Bucket (Live)
          12. Hag Me (Live)
          13. Spread Eaglebeagle (Live)

          Melvins

          Five Legged Dog

            The Melvins’ first ever acoustic collection, featuring 36 songs including classics like ‘Night Goat’, ‘Honey Bucket’ and ‘Billy Fish’, as well as covers of Brainiac, The Rolling Stones and Alice Cooper tracks. This newly recorded acoustic collection features a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s ‘Gluey Porch Treatments’ to 2017’s ‘A Walk With Love & Death’ - the entire gamut of the legendary band’s catalogue is represented. 

            “I knew I wanted to do something ridiculously big,” explains Buzz Osborne of the band’s first ever acoustic offering. “36 songs reimagined by us acoustically is certainly ridiculous but it works. The magic of the songs is still there regardless of it being acoustic. Since we weren’t touring we had the time to do something of this size. I’m very excited about this record. Dale and Steven did a fantastic job on this. I think it’s a very special record. I can’t think of anyone else who’s done something like this.” 

            The band previewed the impressive offering with the release of ‘Night Goat’. Dale Crover noted: “I think people will be surprised that we can do an acoustic version of a song like ‘Night Goat’ without losing any of the heaviness. We also worked hard on the vocal arrangements. People are going to freak out!” 

            ‘Five Legged Dog’ also features acoustic versions of several rarities from the influential band’s overflowing discography, including a cover of Redd Kross’ ‘Charlie’ (from the limited edition ‘Escape From LA’ single), ‘Outside Chance,’ a Turtles cover from the ‘Slithering Slaughter’ single and new interpretations of The Rolling Stones ‘Sway’, Brainiac’s ‘Flypaper’ and Fred Neil’s ‘Everybody’s Talking’ (popularised by Harry Nilsson). Butthole Surfer Jeff Pinkus lends his vocals (and banjo) to ‘Don’t Forget to Breathe’ and ‘Everybody’s Talking’.

            TRACK LISTING

            Edgar The Elephant
            Up The Dumper
            Hung Bunny / Roman Dog Bird
            Hooch
            Billy Fish
            Shevil
            Charlie
            A Growing Disgust
            Eye Flys / Woman
            Pitfalls In Serving Warrants
            Outside Chance
            Evil New War God
            The Bloated Pope
            Bad Move
            With Teeth
            Halo Of Flies
            Oven
            Sway
            Anaconda
            Lovely Butterflies
            Boris
            It’s Shoved
            Honey Bucket
            We Are Doomed
            Fly Paper
            Let God Be Your Gardener
            At The Stake
            Night Goat
            Queen
            Everybody’s Talking
            Revolve
            Suicide In Progress
            Prig
            The Bit
            Civilized Worm
            Don’t Forget To Breathe

            Melvins

            (A) Senile Animal

              More Melvins Vinyl reissues for 2021! After blowing out of the February releases of Hostile Ambient Takeover and Gluey Porch Treatments, we’re bringing back three more releases on vinyl! These three albums are the infamous lineup of Buzz & Dale together with the guys from Big Business. Some of the band’s best-selling releases.

              Also back in February, we released the first new Melvins album since 2018 in the form of Working With God, which has quickly been their best selling record in the past decade.

              22 years of Ipecac have brought 22 Melvins releases, and that’s just the beginning, as we’ll have more new releases and reissues in the coming year.

              All the albums come with a 12pp booklet with expanded art from Mackie Osborne. Nude With Boots and The Bride Screamed Murder are single LPs, (A) Senile Animal is a 2LP gatefold cut at 45rpm!

              TRACK LISTING

              1 The Talking Horse
              2 Blood Witch
              3 Civilized Worm
              4 A History Of Drunks
              5 Rat Faced Granny
              6 The Hawk
              7 You've Never Been Right
              8 A History Of Bad Men
              9 The Mechanical Bride
              10 A Vast Filthy Prison

              Melvins

              Hostile Ambient Takeover

                ‘Hostile Ambient Takeover’ is the band’s 2002 album available on LP for the first time, pressed onto baby pink coloured vinyl.

                Melvins

                Working With God

                  ‘Working With God’ is the new studio album from Melvins, featuring the 1983 line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Mike Dillard. This is the first time the trio have recorded together since ‘Tres Cabrones’.

                  ‘Working With God’ is Melvins’ 28th (yes, 28th) full-length studio release and their first since 2018’s ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’.

                  The band have been one of the most lauded hard rock bands to have helped develop the Grunge and Sludge scenes.

                  The new album is one of their most melodic and playful records - not just another ‘metal’ record, this will translate easily to hard rock and even mainstream rock fans as well.

                  The songs on the album are originals except for their take on Harry Nilsson’s classic ‘Fuck You’ and the well-known ‘Good Night Sweetheart’ that finishes off the album.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  I Fuck Around
                  Negative No No
                  Bouncing Rick
                  Caddy Daddy
                  Brian, The Horse-Faced Goon
                  Boy Mike
                  Fuck You
                  The Great Good Place
                  Hot Fish
                  Hund
                  Goodnight Sweet Heart

                  Melvins

                  Pinkus Abortion Technician

                    Melvins released their album ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ in Spring 2018. It featured both ongoing Melvins bassplayer Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Butthole Surfers and occasional Melvins bottom ender Jeff Pinkus on bass. ‘Stop Moving To Florida’ is a medley of the James Gang’s ‘Stop’ and Butthole Surfers’ ‘Moving To Florida’. The band also cover The Beatles’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ and Butthole Surfers’ ‘Graveyard’ on the eight-song release.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Stop Moving To Florida
                    Embrace The Rub
                    Don’t Forget To Breathe
                    Flamboyant Duck
                    Break Bread
                    I Want To Hold Your
                    Hand
                    Prenup Butter
                    Grave Yard

                    Melvins

                    A Walk With Love & Death

                      The dual albums find the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcasing two distinct sides to the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release and Love, the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled A Walk With Love and Death

                      “This was a huge undertaking,” explained band ringleader Buzz Osborne. “All three things: the album, the soundtrack and the film are benchmarks for us.”

                      Drummer Dale Crover added, “A Walk With Love and Death is one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip! Not for the faint of heart. You'll sleep with the lights on after listening.”

                      The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes/Crystal Fairy) and Anna Waronker (That Dog), were co-produced with engineer Toshi Kosai.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      DISC 1: DEATH
                      1 Black Heath
                      2 Sober-delic (acid Only)
                      3 Euthanasia
                      4 What's Wrong With You?
                      5 Edgar The Elephant
                      6 Flaming Creature
                      7 Christ Hammer
                      8 Cactus Party
                      9 Cardboa Negro

                      DISC 2: LOVE
                      1 Aim High
                      2 Queen Powder Party
                      3 Street Level St. Paul
                      4 The Hidden Joice
                      5 Give It To Me
                      6 Chicken Butt
                      7 Eat Yourself Out
                      8 Scooba
                      9 Halfway To The Bakersfield Mall
                      10 Pacoima Normal
                      11 Park Head
                      12 T-Burg
                      13 Track Star
                      14 The Asshole Bastard

                      Melvins

                      Basses Loaded

                        It’s 2016 and the Melvins have an album called ‘Basses Loaded’ that features six different bass players. The new Melvins bass players for this go around are Steve McDonald from the legendary Los Angeles glam punk band Redd Kross and their old friend Krist Novoselic from Nirvana.

                        Making return appearances are former and probably future bass players Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle / Fantomas), Jared Warren (Big Business) and Dale Crover.

                        According to King Buzzo, “More is more! As hard as it might be to believe, all of these bass players contribute something of their own to ‘Basses Loaded’ which gives the whole album a good kick right in its big fat ass.”

                        Recording with Krist Novoselic is something that should have happened a long time ago but rumour has it that he’s been busy doing things like playing bass with Paul McCartney and getting his ass inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

                        Butthole Surfer and Honky member Jeff Pinkus played on the Melvins’ album ‘Hold It In’ and has toured with the band in the last few years.

                        Trevor Dunn recorded the ‘Freak Puke’ album with the band as well as played bass on the Melvins’ record-setting US tour where they played all 50 states plus DC in 51 days. This was also released as a tour DVD last year entitled ‘Across The USA In 51 Days, The Movie!’

                        Jared Warren is a Melvins veteran, having recorded ‘The Senile Animal’, ‘Nude With Boots’ and ‘The Bride Screamed Murder ‘albums, as well as the ‘The Bulls And The Bees’ EP.

                        Dale Crover is usually the Melvins’ drummer but slid over to bass when they brought back original drummer Mike Dillard for the ‘Tres Cabrones’ album (this line up was called Melvins 1983).

                        Steve McDonald has been in Redd Kross since he was 11 and he’s also a founding member of Los Angeles hardcore band OFF!.

                        Mike & The Melvins

                        Three Men And A Baby

                        ‘Three Men And A Baby’ is the new album by Mike (Kunka, bassist / vocalist of godheadSilo) and The Melvins.

                        In 1998, Mike and his friends The Melvins - who at that time were King Buzzo (guitar / bass / vocals), Dale Crover (drums / vocals) and Kevin Rutmanis (bass / vocals) - started making a record at Tim (The Champs) Green’s Louder Studios. Complications occurred and the incomplete recording sat until 2015, when everyone reconvened and finished the damn thing at Sound Of Sirens in LA with Toshi Kasai.

                        The results are worth the wait. Mike’s signature bass crunch and vocals are all over it and The Melvins are in fine form. The album has everything from hefty noise rock churn to a Public Image Ltd. song to cough syrup blues to deconstructed black metal.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Chicken ‘n’ Dump
                        Limited Teeth
                        Bummer Conversation
                        Annalisa
                        A Dead Pile Of Worthless Junk
                        Read The Label (It’s Chili)
                        Dead Canaries
                        Pound The Giants
                        A Friend In Need Is A Friend You Don’t Need
                        Lifestyle Hammer
                        Gravel
                        Art School Fight Song

                        Melvins

                        Melvinmania

                          From grunge rock legends The Melvins, this 'best of' compiles five tracks from each of the three albums they recorded for Atlantic records in the mid 90s. Widely regarded as the band's best period, this 15 track collection is also an enhanced CD that includes three of the band's videos. It includes expanded packaging containing, liner notes & photographs and all for a nice cheap price too.

                          The Fantomas Melvins Big Band

                          Millennium Monsterwork

                            A collaboration between The Melvins, and Mike Patton's Fantomas. Recorded live in San Francisco, December 2000.

                            Melvins

                            The Maggot

                              First of three new albums from this band who influenced Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney, amongst others.

                              Melvins

                              The Crybaby

                                3rd in the series of three new albums from the Melvins. This one includes contributions from: Tool, Faith No More, Hank Williams III, Jim Foetus, Jesus Lizard, Helmet and best of all 70's teen idol Leif Garrett, covering "Smells Like Teen Spirit"!


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