Melvins

Profile:
(the) Melvins are a prolific rock/metal band originally formed in 1983 in Aberdeen, WA, relocating to San Francisco, CA in 1988, and eventually settling in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. The core members are Roger "Buzz" Osborne aka King Buzzo (guitar/lead vocals) and Dale Crover (drums/vocals and bass on early releases). Throughout their 30+ years career they have had a rotating cast of more than 10 bass players and have released more than 20 studio albums. Their current bassist is Steven McDonald. They perform under the name "Melvins Lite" with Trevor Dunn on stand-up bass and under the name "Melvins 1983" with Dale on bass instead of drums, in reference to the early incarnation of the band circa 1983 before Dale played the drums in the band. 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.

Former members:
. Mike Dillard – drums (1983–1984; 2008–2015, with Melvins 1983)
. Matt Lukin – bass guitar, vocals (1983–1987)
. Lori Black (Lorax (2)) – bass guitar (1987–1991, 1992–1993)
. Joe Preston – bass guitar, vocals (1991–1992)
. Mark Deutrom – bass guitar, guitars (1993–1998)
. Kevin Rutmanis – bass guitar (1998–2005)
. Trevor Dunn – bass guitar (2005, 2007, 2009; touring only); upright bass, vocals (2011–2015, with Melvins Lite)
. Jared Warren – bass guitar, vocals (2006–2015)
. Coady Willis – drums, vocals (2006–2015)
. Jeffrey Pinkus – bass guitar, vocals (2013–2018)

Touring members:
. Tom Flynn – bass guitar (1990)
. Dave Sahijdak – bass guitar (1993)
. Billy Anderson – bass guitar (1993)
. David Scott Stone – guitars (2000–2001), bass guitar (2004–2006)
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Melvins - Gluey Porch Treatments album art Melvins Gluey Porch Treatments (Album) Alchemy Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Melvins - Ozma album art Melvins Ozma (Album) Boner Records, Boner Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Melvins - Bullhead album art Melvins Bullhead (Album) Boner Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Melvins - Your Choice Live Series album art Melvins Your Choice Live Series (Album) Your Choice Records Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Melvins - Lysol album art Melvins Lysol (Album) Boner Records, Tupelo Recording Company, Tupelo Recording Company US 1992 Sell This Version
Melvins - Houdini album art Melvins Houdini (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic US 1993 Sell This Version
none Melvins - Melvins album art Melvins Melvins(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Atlantic none US 1993 Sell This Version
Melvins - Stoner Witch album art Melvins Stoner Witch (Album) Atlantic US 1994 Sell This Version
Melvins - Prick album art Snivlem* Prick (Album, Single) Amphetamine Reptile Records US 1994 Sell This Version
PRCS-5988 Melvins - The Meat By-Products Sampler album art Samiam / Melvins Samiam / Melvins - The Meat By-Products Sampler(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Atlantic PRCS-5988 US 1994 Sell This Version
Melvins - Stag album art Melvins Stag (Album) Atlantic, Mammoth Records Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Melvins - Honky album art Melvins Honky (Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records Australia & New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
Melvins - Alive At The F*cker Club album art Melvins Alive At The F*cker Club (Album, EP) Amphetamine Reptile Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Melvins - The Maggot album art Melvins The Maggot (Album) Ipecac Recordings US 1999 Sell This Version
Melvins - The Bootlicker album art Melvins The Bootlicker (Album) Ipecac Recordings US 1999 Sell This Version
Melvins - The Crybaby album art Melvins The Crybaby (Album) Ipecac Recordings US 2000 Sell This Version
Melvins - Colossus Of Destiny album art Melvins Colossus Of Destiny (Album) Ipecac Recordings, Ipecac Recordings Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Melvins - Electroretard album art Melvins Electroretard (Album) Man's Ruin Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Melvins - Hostile Ambient Takeover album art Melvins Hostile Ambient Takeover (Album) Ipecac Recordings Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Melvins - The End album art The Melvins* The End (Album) Enterruption US 2004 Sell This Version
Melvins - Never Breathe What You Can't See album art Jello Biafra With The Melvins Jello Biafra With The Melvins - Never Breathe What You Can't See (Album) Alternative Tentacles, Alternative Tentacles US 2004 Sell This Version
Melvins - Pigs Of The Roman Empire album art Melvins + Lustmord Melvins + Lustmord - Pigs Of The Roman Empire (Album) Ipecac Recordings US 2004 Sell This Version
Melvins - Mangled Demos From 1983 album art Melvins Mangled Demos From 1983 (Album) Ipecac Recordings, Ipecac Recordings Australia 2005 Sell This Version
Melvins - Sieg Howdy! album art Jello Biafra With The Melvins* Jello Biafra With The Melvins* - Sieg Howdy! (Album) Alternative Tentacles US 2005 Sell This Version
Melvins - (A) Senile Animal album art (The) Melvins* (A) Senile Animal (Album) Ipecac Recordings, Ipecac Recordings US 2006 Sell This Version

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