Melvins – What’s In My Bag?
Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steven McDonald of the Melvins go shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Their latest record “‘Basses Loaded” is available on Ipecac Recordings.
The Melvins are an American rock band that formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington. They have mostly performed as a trio, as well as a quartet with two drummers in recent years. Since 1984, vocalist and guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover have been constant members. The band was named after a supervisor at a Thriftway in Montesano, Washington, where Osborne also worked as a clerk. “Melvin” was despised by other employees, and the band’s members felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name. Their early work was key to the development of both grunge and sludge metal
On September 10, 2015, the band announced they would finally be releasing their collaboration with godheadSilo‘s Mike Kunka, Three Men and a Baby, on April 1, 2016 through Sub Pop. The album, started in 1999 and shelved, was recently finished. Another album, Basses Loaded, was released on June 3, 2016, which features a rotating cast of bass players including regulars Dale Crover, Jared Warren, Jeff Pinkus and Trevor Dunn as well as Steven McDonald (of Redd Kross), and Krist Novoselic (of Nirvana).
On December 19, 2016, the Melvins announced on their Facebook page that they are in the studio recording new material