Melvins core members are Roger "Buzz" Osborne AKA King Buzzo (guitar/vocals) and Dale Crover (drums). In recent years Buzz and Dale recorded and performed with various line-ups, i.e. as a four piece with the members of Big Business, Jared and Coady, who play bass and drums respectively, as Melvins Lite with Trevor Dunn who plays stand-up bass, as Melvins 1983 with Mike Dillard who plays drums (Dale plays bass in that line-up), with the former members of the Butthole Surfers, Jeff Pinkus and Paul Leary, who play bass and guitar/vocals respectively, or most recent with Steven McDonald (bass).

The Melvins formed in Aberdeen/Montesano, WA in 1983 the founding members were Buzz, Mike Dillard (drums), and ex-Mudhoney bassist Matt Lukin. Buzz, Mike, and Matt all went to high school in Montesano. The name Melvins came from a grocery clerk at the Thriftway in Montesano where King Buzzo served as clerk and vandal. Melvin was the most hated fellow employee and they felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name.

Melvins Discography


VM103 Melvins Gluey Porch Treatments (Album) Alchemy Records VM103 US 1987 Sell This Version
BR16-1, BR16 Melvins Ozma (Album) Boner Records, Boner Records BR16-1, BR16 US 1989 Sell This Version
YC-LS 012 Melvins Your Choice Live Series (Album) Your Choice Records YC-LS 012 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
BR25, RTR 344.4126.1, TUP LP26 Melvins Bullhead (Album) Boner Records BR25, RTR 344.4126.1, TUP LP26 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BR35-1, TUP42-1 Melvins Lysol (Album) Boner Records, Tupelo Recording Company BR35-1, TUP42-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
AMREP 532-1 Melvins Houdini (Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records AMREP 532-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Melvins Melvins(Cass, Smplr) Atlantic none US 1993 Sell This Version
78 27044 Melvins Stoner Witch (Album) Atlantic 78 27044 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
AMREP 031 Snivlem* Prick (Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records AMREP 031 US 1994 Sell This Version
82878-1 Melvins Stag (Album) Atlantic, Mammoth Records 82878-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
AMREP 064 Melvins Honky (Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records AMREP 064 Australia & New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
AM REP 072 Melvins Alive At The F*cker Club (Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records AM REP 072 US 1998 Sell This Version
IPC-4 Melvins The Bootlicker (Album) Ipecac Recordings IPC-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
IPC-2 Melvins The Maggot (Album) Ipecac Recordings IPC-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
IPC-6 Melvins The Crybaby (Album) Ipecac Recordings IPC-6 US 2000 Sell This Version
LIFE 010 Melvins Live At Slim's(8-Trk, Num) Life Is Abuse LIFE 010 US 2000 Sell This Version
MR2002 Melvins Electroretard (Album) Man's Ruin Records MR2002 US 2001 Sell This Version
IPC-14 Melvins Colossus Of Destiny (Album) Ipecac Recordings, Ipecac Recordings IPC-14 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
IPC-20 Melvins Hostile Ambient Takeover (Album) Ipecac Recordings IPC-20 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
IPC-54 Melvins + Lustmord Melvins + Lustmord - Pigs Of The Roman Empire (Album) Ipecac Recordings IPC-54 US 2004 Sell This Version
VIRUS 300, VIRUS300 Jello Biafra With The Melvins Jello Biafra With The Melvins - Never Breathe What You Can't See (Album) Alternative Tentacles, Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 300, VIRUS300 US 2004 Sell This Version
none The Melvins* The End (Album) Enterruption none US 2004 Sell This Version
VIRUS 350 Jello Biafra With The Melvins Jello Biafra With The Melvins - Sieg Howdy! (Album) Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 350 US 2005 Sell This Version
IPC63, IPC063 Melvins Mangled Demos From 1983 (Album) Ipecac Recordings IPC63, IPC063 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
IPC-82, IPC82 (The) Melvins* (A) Senile Animal (Album) Ipecac Recordings, Ipecac Recordings IPC-82, IPC82 US 2006 Sell This Version