This is a bootleg that the Melvins had nothing to do with. These were culled from an early recording circa 1984 making them some of earliest of all Melvins recordings. These songs show a much more hardcore punk edge being faster and more aggresive. Lots of unreleased material on this disc. Released on the Piss Boner imprint.

Pissing in the wind the Melvins old fanclub newsletter talked a bit about these songs saying that they were going to be officially released, this of course never happend(at least not yet).
" This little lable called Gasatanka, run by the infamous Pat Fear, is going to be releasing a CD of the Melvins first line-up, with Buzzo and Mike Dillard, the original drummer, and Matt Lukin, of Mudhoney fame, called Mangled Demos From 1983. Look for it in your local underground record store. Good luck finding it."

Buzz Osborne >>> Guitar, Vocals
Matt Lukin >>> Bass
*Mike Dillard >>> Drums
Dale Crover >>> Drums

Track Listing
1. Forgotten Principles*
2. I Don't Need Your Money*
3. Bang My Head*
4. I Never Knew*
5. Snake Appeal*
6. Never The Same*
7. Give Up*
8. Set Me Straight*
9. Again*
10. Scared
11. Blessing The Operation
12. Grinding Process
13. She Waits
14. Easy As It Was
15. Now A Limo
16. Grinding Process (Alternate Version)

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thanks to Rebecca and Peter for the info.