Friday, December 02, 2011

The Melvins: Discography of the Moment

The Melvins are a rock band that originally formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington. Their influences include bands such as Black Flag, Flipper, the Wipers, and Kiss. The tempo of their music is somewhat slow and their sound is very heavy.

Here are some links where you can find out information about them:
The Official Melvins website
The Melvins Wiki article
A Melvins fan site (pretty good one actually)
A Melvins Bulletin Board

Here is the discography. It's pretty lengthy.

Six Songs
Released in February 1986 by C/Z Records
Produced by Chris Hanzsek
Band lineup:
Buzz Osbourne - guitar, vocals; Matt Lukin - bass, vocals; Dale Crover - drums
Tracks: 6

Gluey Porch Treatments
Released in 1987 by Alchemy Records; re-issued in 1999 by Ipecac
Produced by Mark Deutron and Carl Herlofsson
No lineup changes
Tracks: 17; 29 on the re-issue

Ozma
Released in 1989 by Boner Records
Produced by Matt Deutron
Lineup changes:
Matt Lukin was replaced on bass by Lori Black (daughter of Shirley Temple)
Tracks: 16

With Yo Heart Not Yo Hands
Released in 1990 by Sympathy for the Record Industry
Produced by Jonathan Burnside and Billy Anderson
No lineup changes
Tracks: 3

Your Choice Live Series Volume 12
Live album released in 1991 by Your Choice Records
Produced by Tobby Hoizinger
No lineup changes
Tracks: 8

Tanx
Released in 1991 by Boner
Produced by John Peel
No lineup changes
Tracks: 3

Bullhead
Released in 1991 by Boner
Produced by Jonathan Burnside
No lineup changes
Tracks: 8

Eggnog
Released in 1991 by Boner
Produced by Jonathan Burnside and Billy Anderson
No lineup changes
Tracks: 4

King Buzzo
"Solo" album released in 1992 by Boner
Produced by Barret Jones, Buzz Osbourne and Dave Grohl
Band lineup:
King Buzzo - vocals, guitar, bass; Dave Grohl - vocals, guitar, bass, drums
Tracks: 4
This and the next 2 albums on the list were a parody of the Kiss solo albums that were released in 1978.

Dale Crover
"Solo" album released in 1992 by Boner
Produced by Greg Freeman and Dale Crover
Band lineup:
Dale Crover - vocals, guitar, drums; Debbi Shane - bass
Tracks: 4

Joe Preston
"Solo" album released in 1992 by Boner
Produced by Jeff Brangley
Band lineup:
Joe Preston - vocals (unsure of other players)
Tracks: 3

Lysol
Released in 1992 by Boner
Produced by Boner
Lineup changes:
Lori Black was replaced on bass by Joe Preston
Tracks: 6

Houdini
Released in September 1993 by Atlantic Records
Produced by Melvins and Kury Cobain
Lineup changes:
Lori Black returned on bass for this album, replacing Joe Preston
Tracks: 13

Prick
Released in August 1994 by Amphetamine Reptile Records
Produced by Melvins
Lineup changes:
Lori Black was replaced (again) on bass by Mark Deutron
Tracks: 11

Stoner Witch
Released in October 1994 by Atlantic
Produced by Melvins and GGGarth
No lineup changes
Tracks: 11

Tora Tora Tora
Released in 1995 by X-Mas Records
Produced by Melvins
No lineup changes
Tracks: 8

Stag
Released in July 1996 by Atlantic
Produced by Melvins, GGGarth and Joe Barresi
No lineup changes
Tracks: 16

Honky
Released in May 1997 by Amphetamine Reptile
Produced by Melvins and Jose Barresi
No lineup changes
Tracks: 10

Singles 1-12
Compilation album released in August 1997 by Amphetamine Reptile
Various producers
Varioius lineups
Tracks: 24

Alive at the F**ker Club
Live album released in 1998 by Amphetamine Reptile
No lineup changes
Tracks: 7

The Maggot
Released in May 1999 by Ipecac Recordings
Produced by Melvins and Tim Green
Lineup changes:
Mark Deutron was replaced on bass by Kevin Rutmanis
Tracks: 8
This is the 1st of the 3-part trilogy that was released by Ipecac

The Bootlicker
Released in August 1999 by Ipecac
Produced by Melvins and Tim Green
No lineup changes
Tracks: 9

The Crybaby
Released in February 2000 by Ipecac
Produced by Melvins, Tim Green, Tool, Ryeland Allison and Vince DeFranco
No lineup changes
Tracks: 11

Live at Slim's 8-Track Tape
Live album released in 1999 by Life is Abuse Records
Produced by the Melvins
No lineup changes
Tracks: 14

The Trilogy Vinyl
Compilation album released in February 2000
Tracks: 28

Electroretard
Released in February 2001 by Mans' Ruin Records
Produced by Tim Green and Joe Barresi
No lineup changes
Tracks: 8

Colossus of Destiny
Live album released in April 2001 by Ipecac
Produced by Randy Hawkins and Kurt Schlegle
No lineup changes
Tracks: 2

Millennium Monsterwork 2000
Live album released in April 2002 by Ipecac
Produced by Vince DeFranco
No lineup changes [additional personnel included Mike Patton on vocals, Dave Lombardo on additional drums, and Trevor Dunn on additional bass]
Tracks: 19
This was a recording of a live show where the Melvins and Buzzo's side project, Fantomas, shared the same stage.

Hostile Ambient Takeover
Released in April 2002 by Ipecac
Produced by Toshi Kasai
No lineup changes
Tracks: 8

26 Songs
Compilation album released in March 2003 by Ipecac
Various producers
Tracks: 26

Melvinmania: Best of the Atlantic Years
Compilation album released in September 2003 by Atlantic
Produced by Carlos Anaia
Various lineups
Tracks: 15

Neither Here Nor There
Compilation album released in March 2004 by Ipecac
Various producers
Various lineups
Tracks: 18

Pigs of the Roman Empire
Released in August 2004 by Ipecac
Producer by B. Lustmord
No lineup changes [additional personnel included B. Lustmord, Adam Jones and Sir David Scott Stone]
Tracks: 9
This is an album comprised of 2 bands: the Melvins and Lustmord

Never Breathe What You Can't See
Released in October 2004 by Alternative Tentacles
Produced by Ali North and Marshall Lawless
No lineup changes [additional personnel included Adam Jones and Jello Biafra)
Tracks: 8

The End
Live album released in January 2005 by Enturruption
Produced by the Melvins
No lineup changes
Tracks: 10

Mangled Demos from 1983
Compilation album released in May 2005 by Ipecac
Produced by the Melvins
This was recorded by the original 1983 lineup of Buzz, Matt Lukin on bass and Mike Dillard on drums.
Tracks: 23

Sieg Howdy!
Released in September 2005 by Alternative Tentacles
Produced by Ali North and Marshall Lawless
No lineup changes [additional personnel included Adam Jones, Jello Biafra and Mike Scaccia]
Tracks: 10

A Live History of Gluttony and Lust
Live album released in May 2006 by Ipecac
Produced by the Melvins
Lineup changes:
Kevin Rutmanis was replaced on bass by Trevor Dunn
Tracks: 13

A Senile Animal
Released in October 2006 by Ipecac
Produced by the Melvins
Lineup changes:
Trevor Dunn was replaced on bass by Jared Warren and Coady Willis joined as a 2nd drummer
Tracks: 10

Smash the State
Compilation album released in August 2007 by Amphetamine Reptile
No lineup changes
Tracks: 13

Manchild 3: The Making Love Demos
Compilation album released in October 2007 by Bifocal Media
Produced by the Melvins
Recorded by the 1986 lineup of Buzz, Matt Lukin and Dale Crover
Tracks: 8

Nude With Boots
Released in July 2008 by Ipecac
Produced by Toshi Kasai and the Melvins
No lineup changes
Tracks: 11

Melvins vs Minneapolis
Live album released in August 2008 by Amphetamine Reptile
Produced by the Melvins
Various lineups
Tracks: 108

Pick Your Battles
Live album released in 2009 by Bifocal Media
Produced by the Melvins and Toshi Kasai
No lineup changes
Tracks: 15

Chicken Switch
Re-mix album released in September 2009 by Ipecac
Various producers
Various lineups
Tracks: 16
This was an album of Melvins songs re-mixed by experimental artists

Sludge Glamorous
Released in January 2010 by From the Nursery Records
Produced by the Melvins
No lineup changes
Tracks: 3

The Bride Screamed Murder
Released in June 2010 by Ipecac
Produced by the Melvins
No lineup changes
Tracks: 9

Hurray For Me, Fuk You
Released in September 2010 by Amphetamine Reptile
Produced by Toshi Kasai
No lineup changes
Tracks: 1

Endless Residency
Live box set released in May 2011 by Amphetamine Reptile
Various producers
Various lineups
Tracks: a bunch

Sugar Daddy
Live album released in May 2011 by Ipecac
Produced by the Melvins
No lineup changes
Tracks: 13

2 comments:

  1. Good lord that's a lot of releases!

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  2. I know!!

    And I dont have them all. Not even close.

    ReplyDelete