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Melvins Discussion / Buzz's 13 Favorite Records
July 18, 2019, 10:17:41 AM
At least for the next couple of hours  :P

Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Public Image Limited - Flowers Of Romance
The Who - Who's Next?
Elton John - Captain Fantastic
Pixies - Bossanova
Gang of Four - Solid Gold
The Fugs - The Fugs
The Gun Club - Fire Of Love
Judas Priest - Unleashed In The East
TSOL - Dance With Me
Redd Kross - Teen Babes From Monsanto
Flipper - Generic Flipper
Butthole Surfers - Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac

Q: "Would you do another covers album in the future?"

A: "I've no idea! I was thinking that we should do an album of all the covers of songs we absolutely hate and try to make them better. But we'd really have to hate the songs, you know? There's lots of songs to pick, lots of terrible songs to choose from!"

As if there is any question!!
(Experimental Rock section)
Colossus of Destiny
Dale EP
Joe EP

Edit:  Oops forgot about the solo albums
Part 1: Fellowship of the Melvins

In 2010, ABC News correctly identified legendary rock group, the Melvins as a "cult band." Meanwhile, the growing "Melvins Army" presently consists of close to a million devotees worldwide. The fact is, the Melvins are not a "rock and roll band" at all. They deliberately defy any genre or scene that may claim them as their own, for reasons which we will now expose.

After more than 20 years of investigation, we have discovered that beneath their "rock star" exterior, the Melvins are, without a doubt, a dangerous cult. An ancient fraternity, if you will, dating back to the dark and medieval days of 1983. Their live show is a Druid-like séance, with band members wearing phantom-like priestly garments. Midway through their "performance," an ethereal communion and baptism takes place. Their musical shows are ritualistic initiation ceremonies, coercing the unsuspecting concert-goer into an unearthly secret society. The band's members are like undercover agents, sent by a trust of giant insects from another galaxy.

See also: The Melvins' King Buzzo: "They All Think I'm Insane"

In order to give you a better idea of the Melvins deceitful brainwashing techniques, we will now share excerpts from just a few of their demonic songs, written by His Divine Grace, King Buzzo:

"A picture of Jesus as an Indian over my bed/and playing with parts of myself."

"When man's only distant relative/has descended on his stone/you will know."

"Milk maid dud bean."

As you can certainly see in the above examples, the lyrics are like verses of maniacal pagan prayers or something from the Dead Sea scrolls; blending their bizarre mosaic of Hinduism, mystic-Christianity, Aleister Crowley Magic, and other mumbo-jumbo into an abstract-apocalyptic message, intended to contaminate the minds of our precious youth.

Once the novice's unsuspecting mind has been manipulated by the peculiar music, the fresh new disciple will become completely obsessed with the Melvins "glorious riffage" and poppycock lyrics of "King Buzzo." The invisible substance emanating from the Melvins amplifiers will thus crawl deeper into the bowels of the subconscious mind, penetrating the soul, and ruining countless lives in the process.

The young victim's entire brain will involuntarily become another piece in the Melvins vast machine, steadily generating more Melvins sludge in their neuro-pathways. No matter what you are doing as a Melvins follower, King Buzzo's voice and Dale Crover's drumming will be pounding inside of your head. There will be no thoughts or ideas of your own, just Melvins.

Lord of the Riffs Part 2: Lysol and Eggnog

As a recuperating Melvins convert for the past two decades, I needed to be completely deprogrammed before my scheduled interview with the cult's leader and founder, King Buzzo.

I was on a mission from God, to expose the Melvins for what they really were: a dangerous and quite possibly satanic cult, disguised as a hip-alternative rock band, preying on confused college and high school students! I needed to destroy their evil machine! I needed to get Geraldo Rivera on their ass!

And so, a few days before my interview with "Buzz," I reached out to my cousin, a psychologist who works for the Cult Awareness Network. However, he had never heard of the Melvins before!

"Sounds like you're just a deranged fanboy!" he laughed.

His tone then became somber, "Really Jason, you need to talk to a good life coach. It will be very helpful for you in this type of situation. Call this number. It's free." He continued, "I call them all the time. They use what is called 'Subconscious Release Technique', to get to the root of your issues. The Melvins music playing deep down in your subconscious mind is blocking you from having a successful life..."

I wanted a successful life, damn it! Melvins, get out of my head!

And so dear reader, I called the number, and it was the best thing that has ever happened to me.

I spoke to about half a dozen life coaches on that 800 number every day for an entire week, before my scheduled interview with King Buzzo. These amazing life coaches helped me release anxiety and negative thoughts; they filled my mind with Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). I would dive deeper into my own mind, searching for the root of the Melvins fanaticism which I needed to let go of.

Lord of the Riffs Part 3: Return of the King

I closed my memory drifted back to my early days as a young cadet in the Melvins Army, circa 1992. I was reading Dear Jesus, a popular punk rock zine compiled by the great Sam McPheeters. I turned a page and read the following Melvins concert review:

I turned to another page and read a Melvins album review:

As you will now see in the following anecdote, these powerful Melvins reviews in a punk rock zine over 20 years ago, altered the course of my life forever.

After hanging up with the life coach, I continued to swim deep down in my own subconscious mind. I see a flyer in a local record store for an upcoming Melvins show! Yay! The Melvins are coming to town! And btw, the concert was exactly as Sam McPheeters had described in his review above.

I had purchased a copy of the Melvins' Bullhead audio cassette ($5), and excitedly brought it back to my dorm room.

The next day, the birds were chirping outside as I "wake and bake" in the dorm room. I pop the Melvins' Bullhead cassette tape into my Sony stereo, press the play button, and proceed to open a book from my Modern Lit. class, Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs. I was assigned to analyze the chapter titled, "Campus of Interzone University."

I open the book as the slow riff from "Boris" (Side 1, song 1) oozes from my stereo.

The chapter begins, "All the students are drinking coffee from tin cans, shooting up heroin with safety pins, and studying Mayan codices...the Professor arrives carrying a string of bull heads....copulating cats and outraged squawk of the displaced bull head..."

Now that was a powerful moment of serendipity. I put the book down, took another bong hit, and listened to the thunderous Melvins feedback vibrating from the small speakers of my Sony cassette player.

"What the hell," I thought (with bong in hand), "are the chances of reading about bull heads while listening to an album called Bullhead?"

The heavily distorted riffs and thunderous percussion intensified so slowly.

"I can see you here like...a rell," bellowed King Buzzo in his Dio on steroids kicking Bruce Dickinson in the nuts voice. The drummer was a caveman, pounding on dry giraffe skin amidst a herd of a million elephants. King Buzzo's voice became a thickened scream as the walls of my dorm room trembled. "Like a man jo illa..." he sang, "and rope."

These words he was singing seemed to come directly from the pages of Naked Lunch! I grabbed my pen, opened my class notebook, and started concocting my new Melvins Bullhead/Naked Lunch postulate.

"I am going to get an A+ in the class," I confidently said out loud. I glanced at my prior notes from the class; the professor had mentioned that rock group Steely Dan got their band name from the pages of Naked Lunch: In the book, Steely Dan was a Japanese made dildo given to a character named Mary by a Lesbian Zen monk.

Another line from the book suddenly flashed into my head! I frantically licked my fingers and found the page. Yes! This twisted character named Mary says the following, just before doing deviant sexual acts to her boyfriend with Steely Dan: "Barefoot boy, check thy bullheads with the madame."

Bullheads again!

The Naked Lunch narrator continues, "She puts on a record, metallic cocaine be-bop and shoves the boy's legs over his head...."

A light bulb the size of Jupiter suddenly popped up over my own head:

"'METALLIC COCAINE BE-BOP?" I thought, reading the line on the page again and again amidst the blaring background thunder and lightning emanating from the speakers of the small Sony cassette player.

"Good Lord! That is a perfect description of the Melvins music!"

There was a knock on the door. I looked out the peephole, stoned. It was her: the woman that I had a crush on who called me a weirdo all the time from my Creative Writing class. I had forgotten that she was coming over to smoke! She was wearing her Ramones shirt and my heart melted like butter. She nodded towards the bong, and we each took a gigantic hit while Melvins' Bullhead blared in the background.

The audio cassette tape stopped and there was a brief moment of awkward silence (remember, the year is 1992). For a moment, I wondered if she had more pimples on her face than I did, which really turned me on. I stood up, walked over to the small stereo, and flipped over the cassette tape. As I inserted the cassette, I noticed that it was released by a record label called Boner Records. Ironically, I myself had a boner. But, let's pretend I never told you that.

I pressed the play button, and Buzz's incredible Zodiac riff began side 2.

She looked up from the bong like she was on a stage amidst tons of dry ice. Her beautiful bloodshot eyes were red like apples. She held her fist over her mouth and coughed.

"Weirdo... What kind of music is this?" she asked, weed smoke hovering from her luscious mouth.

"Metallic," I answered, as cool as possible.

"Cocaine," I paused. "Be-bop."
Melvins Discussion / Ozma bootleg making the rounds
August 28, 2014, 01:59:48 PM
I was just flipping through the Melvins section at 2nd Ave. records and noticed an Ozma bootleg.
They had nicely labeled it as 'unofficial' but I hadn't seen one up until now and didn't see a listing in Discogs  either.

Just wanted to give the heads up to everyone in case a too good to be true copy makes its way onto the ebay without disclaimers.

I ended buying the Melvins/Isis split instead  \:D/
Melvins Discussion / Buzz talking about Kiss Lineup
June 27, 2014, 05:17:53 PM

Once again causing music 'fans' heads to explode.
What: Vinyl Junkies Record Swap

Where:  The Cashbah in San Diego

When: Sat. Apr. 5th 11am - 5pm

Who: Dj schedule: 11am - noon Daye Salani; noon - 1pm Brian Karscig; 1pm - 2pm Mitch Wilson; 2pm - 3pm Robin Roth; 3pm - 5pm Dale Crover
"Next week, the 30th, our in-studio guest will be Buzz from The Melvins. Buzz will be bringing in the music, just like we did with John Dwyer a few weeks ago. It's going to be live and it's going to be great. I can't wait to hear what he brings in. He is really stoked to do it and is assembling his tunes now. This is such a great reason to have a radio show, so we can do cool stuff like this."
Melvins Discussion / Buzz featured speaker at SXSW
February 12, 2014, 11:55:23 AM
"Buzz, or "King Buzzo", will be joining Jack Boulware and, of course, Stooges guitarist James Williamson for the session on Friday, March 14th at 12:30pm in Austin Convention Center Room 12AB. The talk will cover Williamson's exciting evolution from a young Detroit musician to lead guitarist of the legendary Iggy and the Stooges, finally winding up in a top executive position at Sony.

Buzz is one of the original members of The Melvins, experimental rock trio formed back in 1983. Their most recent album, Tres Cabrones, was released in November 2013, and was highly anticipated amongst fans. Following the release of Tres Cabrones, Buzz announced that he will be touring as a solo-acoustic act and releasing his first solo acoustic album this spring via Ipecac Recordings."
Apparently, HBO's 'True Detective' series features the Melvins' 'A History of Bad Men' along with the following other artists (all hand picked by T Bone Burnett).

• Bo Diddley, "Bring It to Jerome"

• Captain Beefheart, "Clear Spot"

• Handsome Family, "Far From Any Road"

• The Staple Singers, "Stand By Me (When the Storms of Life Are Raging)"

• 13th Floor Elevators, "The Kingdom of Heaven (Is Within You)"

• Black Angels, "Young Men Dead"

• Boogie Down Productions, "Illegal Business"

• Lucinda Williams, "Are You Alright?"

• Grinderman, "Honey Bee (Let's Fly to Mars")
My favorite so far:

"Orie Melvin's Lawyers: 'Venomous Attack' On Ex-Jurist"

Don't think I had seen this interview posted before...pretty cool interview actually.

Interview Buzz Osborne ( MELVINS ) + " Revolve " live
Melvins and Mixed Martial Arts

"Even before Jon Fitch's unceremonious UFC exit on Wednesday, I fancied myself a rare aficionado of the man's body of work.
There's something about his signature brand of slow-motion pulverization that, to me, is just plain nasty. I mean, the guy is a freakin' road grader. It's the slowness that makes his attack so frightening. He's like The Melvins of MMA fighters."
Melvins Discussion / Thank you for Downloading Itunes...
November 03, 2011, 05:42:45 PM

Just noticed the background picture when I downloaded Itunes this morning...
Melvins Show Reviews / Eugene, 7/7
July 07, 2010, 10:50:07 AM
Anyone heading down to Eugene since there is no Portland show this year?
I'm not looking forward to John Henry's but hell, it's the Melvins.
Melvins Discussion / Boristany
June 18, 2010, 04:44:07 PM
Boristany is a religion founded in 1991 by avid followers of Buzz Osbourne (most notably Tom Connor). The core belief is faith in the divine power of Boris, and revering this ahead of all aspects of life. The religion derives its name from the Melvins (which Buzz is a member of) song of the same name (Boris). The song in question is widely regarded amongst Boristonians as a musical prophecy, to guide them through their lives. Their chosen God, Buzz Osbourne, is known for his wild, grey afro-hair and tendency to become infinitely sweaty (and consequently wise) during concerts, especially during "Boris". 'The Riff', as it is referred to by followers, is regarded as the best riff in the history of humankind- it is not uncommon for followers to pray regularly to 'the riff'.

Melvins Discussion / Buzz M&M
September 27, 2007, 05:14:21 PM
Make your own m&m

Here's my attempt at king buzzo
Brazen marketing crossover  :lol:

Melvins Discussion / Just heard melvins on air america
December 21, 2006, 07:25:42 PM
Coming out of commercial the randi rhodes show (who is on vacation and has someone filling for her) was playing revolve just a minute ago.  Not really topic worthy but I thought I'd mention it.