Singles 1-12

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Inner sleeve
Back cover

Singles 1-12 was released in 1997 through Amphetamine Reptile Records. In 1996, Melvins had released a 7 inch single each month on Amphetamine Reptile Records, each limited to 800 copies worldwide. This 1997 compilation contains all of these singles.


  • (1997) AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS
    • AmRep 063 / ARRCD 83/026 - CD


  • (1997) BOOMBA REC
    • BOOMBA 003-2 - CD - German release


  • (2011) AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS
    • ARR 063 - CD - numbered edition of 50 re-released as "Twelve" in 2011 with a letterpress sleeve by Mackie Osborne and sold on tour.


  • (2012) AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS
    • ARR 063 - CD - numbered edition of 100 re-released as "Twleve" (sic) in 2012 with a letterpress sleeve by Mackie Osborne and sold on the 51 in 51 tour.


Cover Versions;

Track listing (Disc One)

  1. "Lexicon Devil" (The Germs) – 1:42
    • Lexicon Devil recorded 1993. A Germs cover.
  2. "Pigtro" – 3:54
    • Pigtro recorded in 1994. a special mix for A&R guy at Atlantic.
  3. "In The Rain" – 1:30
    • In The Rain recorded 1995. The birth of Brit Pop....shitpop
  4. "Spread Eagle" – 4:18
    • Recorded 1993. A special mix for our A&R guy.
  5. "Leeech" (Arm/Turner) – 3:09
    • Leech recorded live to two track. 1994 in memory of Bing.
  6. "Queen" – 3:13
    • Queen recorded 1994. Special mix for A&R guy
  7. "Way Of The World" (Flipper) – 3:58
    • A Flipper cover. Recorded on Chinese new year
  8. "Theme" (Clown Alley) – 3:19
    • Clown Alley cover recorded in Sweden on our first euro tour
  9. "It's Shoved" – 3:16
    • We think it's live but it might be rehearsal/keg party
    • Note: this is the same recording as appears on the Lizzy single. Recorded live at Yo Yo Studios by Pat Maley at the Capital Theatre Olympia, WA February 12, 1993.
  10. "Forgotten Principles" – 1:09
    • Forgotten Principles recorded 1983 with original lineup of Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard
  11. "GGIIBBYY" – 3:09
    • GGIIBBYY a bad song we chopped off the Houdini record.
  12. "Theresa Screams" – 4:13
    • Hands down our all time favorite Melvins song

Track listing (disc two)

  1. "Poison" (Kramer) – 3:33
    • Our mix of the Wayne Kramer original
  2. "Double Troubled" – 5:15
    • A weird mish mash recorded ?????
  3. "Specimen" – 6:45
    • Recorded for Stag at the last minute
  4. "All At Once" – 3:28
    • Nuff said
  5. "Jacksonville" – 7:36
    • 1994 with L7. Our favorite gig of the tour
  6. "Dallas" – 6:14
    • 1995 with NIN. Our favorite gig of the tour
  7. "The Bloat" – 3:15
    • Demo for Stag sessions
  8. "Fast Forward" – 4:03
    • Buzz & Dale playing with a cassette recorder
  9. "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings" (Beard/Gibbons/Hill) – 2:34
    • Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings, teen age attempts at arena level rock
  10. "HDYF" – 6:28
    • HDYF recorded in 1996 with IMA of Yoko Ono fame
  11. "How-**-Harry Lauders Walking Stick Tree" – 3:29
    • How-++-Harry Lauders Walking Stick Tree, a rare blend of two classics
  12. "Zodiac" (performed by Brutal Truth) – 3:36
    • Zodiac courtesy of the band "Brutal Truth"

Personnel