Melvins ‎– Houdini

Amphetamine Reptile Records ‎– AMREP 532-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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A1 Hooch
Written-By – Melvins
A2 Night Goat
Written-By – Melvins
A3 Lizzy
Written-By – Melvins
A4 Going Blind
Bass, Lead Guitar – Bill BartellWritten-By – Simmons*, Coronell*
A5 Honey Bucket
Written-By – Melvins
A6 Hag Me
Bass – Billy AndersonWritten-By – Melvins
B1 Set Me Straight
Written-By – Melvins
B2 Sky Pup
Guitar – Kurt CobainWritten-By – Melvins
B3 Joan Of Arc
Written-By – Melvins
B4 Teet
Bass – Billy AndersonWritten-By – Melvins
B5 Copache
Written-By – Melvins
B6 Pearl Bomb
Written-By – Melvins
B7 Rocket Reducer #62 (Rama Lama Fafafa)
Lead Guitar – Bill BartellWritten-By – MC5

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Tracks 1, 3 to 7, 9, 10, 13 recorded at Brilliant Studios, San Francisco, CA. Mixed at Prairie Sun, Cotati, CA.
Tracks 2, 8, 12 recorded and mixed at Razor's Edge, San Francisco, CA.
Track 11 recorded and mixed at Laundry Room, Seattle, WA.

Manufactured by special arrangement with Atlantic Recording Corporation.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): STA939133-A DMM1
  • Matrix / Runout (B): STA939133-B DMM2
  • Matrix / Runout (A Variation): STA939133-A DMM1 RB PRECISION
  • Matrix / Runout (B Variation): STA939133-B DMM2 IRB PRECISION SP 1 - 1
  • Barcode: 7 4381-40532-1 2
  • Rights Society (A1-B6): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (B7): BMI

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7 82532-2, 82532-2 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82532-2, 82532-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
AMREP 532-1 Melvins Houdini(LP, Comp, MP, Unofficial, W/Lbl, Red) Amphetamine Reptile Records (2) AMREP 532-1 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
AMCY-625 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, Promo) MMG Inc. AMCY-625 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
TMR 295 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Yel) Third Man Records TMR 295 US 2016 Sell This Version
7 82532-2., 82532-2. Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82532-2., 82532-2. US Unknown Sell This Version


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October 16, 2016
Imagine yourself in a cruddy record store in a dirty city in 1993. It could be Tacoma, it could be Cleveland, it could be Tempe. There's posters promoting "Nevermind" and Alice in Chains and "Beavis and Butthead" is just starting to perfectly capture the mind-numbing apathy of the western teen's condition.
Now, what's playing in the background? "Houdini", of course. This album is the audible cherry to top off this memory cake. The band was heavy as hell and didn't care about anything. The unexpected percussive asides, disturbing subject matter, and incredibly low-tuned bass garnered a niche following that has grown into a fevered cult today. Turn off your brain and let this one smack you around for an hour.


June 14, 2016
This is getting RP on Third Man Records..... Houdini, Stoner Witch and Stag !


November 22, 2014
No, this one is the real deal. Worth it if you can find it under 100. I have one with a scratch in Honey Bucket and still paid 90 for it. Great analog sound though. Rocket Reducer is here instead of 'Spread Eagle Beagle'. Will they re-release it on Ipecac? There are issues with Atlantic that seem to be blocking reissues of that era material. Just a guess, but my reasoning is, if the band could make good money redoing a limited edition one to beat the boots and high prices of originals, don't you think they would?


August 26, 2011
kurt cobain plays the guitar on sky pup.