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Everybody Loves Sausages

Everybody Loves Sausages

by Melvins
     
 
Normally, when a long-running band releases an album of covers, it's seen as the band just cutting loose, mixing it up, and having a little fun with someone else's songs for a change. The Melvins, however, are not a band that anyone would ever accuse of kowtowing to anyone's demands, a feeling that comes through on their own covers album,

Overview

Normally, when a long-running band releases an album of covers, it's seen as the band just cutting loose, mixing it up, and having a little fun with someone else's songs for a change. The Melvins, however, are not a band that anyone would ever accuse of kowtowing to anyone's demands, a feeling that comes through on their own covers album, Everybody Loves Sausages. Taking a run through the songs that influenced them, the album finds Buzzo and company ringing in their 30th anniversary by looking back at the eclectic mix of bands that live in the Melvins' DNA. What's most interesting about the album is that it doesn't feel as though the Melvins are trying to recast these songs in their own style, but are instead playing them the way they hear them in their own heads, giving us a lightning-fast rendition of Ram Jam's "Black Betty," a lovey-dovey and saccharine take on Queen's "You're My Best Friend," and an extra-dark rendition of the theme to John Waters' "Female Trouble." Also included is a tight cover of Venom's "Warhead," which goes on to show that beneath the British band's sloppy exterior was a knack for writing songs that was just a little outside of their ability to play them, proving once again that while Venom were an awesome band, Venom covers are always great (see Sigh's A Tribute to Venom for more proof). At the end of the day, the Melvins know what they're all about, but with Everybody Loves Sausages, listeners get the chance to roam around in their heads, if only for 50 minutes or so.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2013
Label:
Ipecac Recordings
UPC:
0689230014423
catalogNumber:
144
Rank:
103906

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Melvins   Primary Artist
Jello Biafra   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Mark Arm   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Clem Burke   Drums,Guest Appearance
Trevor Dunn   Vocals,Double Bass,Guest Appearance
Kevin Rutmanis   Bass,Guest Appearance
J.G. Thirlwell   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Scott Kelly   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tom Hazelmyer   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tom Hazelmeyer   Guest Appearance
Caleb Benjamin   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Bryan Ferry   Composer
Throbbing Gristle   Composer
Melvins   Producer
John Waters   Composer
John Deacon   Composer
Tuli Kupferberg   Composer
J.G. Thirlwell   Vocal Engineer
Pop-O-Pies   Composer
Salmon   Composer
Mackie Osborne   Artwork
Tales Of Terror   Composer
Toshi Kasai   Engineer

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