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thumb|290px|right|Original line-up during their hardcore punk days

Melvins
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Location of Origin Montesano, Washington
Genre(s) Hardcore punk (early), sludge metal, drone metal, alternative, experimental
Years active 1982-present
Record Label(s) Ipecac
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Melvins are an american rock band with genres of sludge metal, drone, punk, and alternative. They have a large fanbase and cult following in the underground music culture. The band has usually been a trio with original member and founder Buzz Osbourne (also known as King Buzzo to the fans), Dale Crover on drums (although not an original member, he has been in the band for most of its career), and a long line of bassists that has been in and out with the band (including Shirley Temples daughter). Melvins are now formed with Big Business members Jared Warren on bass and Coady Willis as a second drummer. They have been known for their bizarre sense of humor, influence on other bands, and experimentation. thumb|300px|right|Melvins playing Boris live


Their own influences came from punk bands such as Swans, Flipper, and Black Flag (said to be during the My War era).


Albums Edit

  • Gluey Porch Treatments
  • Ozma
  • Bullhead
  • Lysol
  • Houdini
  • Prick
  • Stoner Witch
  • Stag
  • Honky
  • The Maggot
  • The Bootlicker
  • The Crybaby
  • Electroretard
  • Hostile Ambient Takeover
  • Pigs of the Roman Empire (with Lustmord)
  • Never Breathe What You Can't See (with Jello Biafra)
  • Seig Howdy (with Jello Biafra)
  • (A) Senile Animal
  • Nude With Boots
  • Chicken Switch

Fun Facts Edit

  • Dale Crover used to play drums for grunge band Nirvana
  • Jello Biafra (ex-frontman for Dead Kennedys) have toured and played with the Melvins and became known as Jelvins for a short while. They have recorded 2 albums together.
  • The bands experimentation has influenced other bands such as Mastodon, Neurosis, Nirvana, Crowbar, and others mostly in the sludge metal genre.

Current Members Edit

Buzz Osbourne (AKA King Buzzo) - Guitar and vox

Dale Crover - drums and vox

Coady Willis - drums and vox

Jared Warren - bass and vox


Former Members Edit

Mike Dillard - drums

Matt Lukin - bass

Lori "Lorax" Black - bass

Joe Preston - bass

Mark Deutrom - bass

Kevin Rutmanis - bass


Sites and Links Edit

http://www.themelvins.net/

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