The ever-prolific Melvins have once again reunited their 1983 lineup for a new album, Working with God, which arrives on February 26th. The band will also reissue two albums, Hostile Ambient Takeover and Gluey Porch Treatments, via Ipecac Records on that same date.
This Melvins incarnation — which features Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, and original drummer Mike Dillard — have previewed two songs from Working with God that illustrate the mischievous nature of this lineup.
“I F**k Around” is — you guessed it — a juvenile re-imagining of The Beach Boys’ classic “I Get Around”, and “Bouncing Rick” is about Osborne and Dillard’s junior-high biology teacher. Musically, it’s the kind of noise-sludge-punk amalgamation you’d expect from the early Melvins lineup that formed in Aberdeen and Monstesano in Washington state decades ago.
“It’s reflective of our 8th grade sense of humor, which we’ve never grown out of,” Osborne said of “I F**k Around”. “We hope Brian Wilson doesn’t get mad.”
- I Fuck Around
- Negative No No
- Bouncing Rick
- Caddy Daddy
- 1 Brian, The Horse-Faced Goon
- Boy Mike
- 1 Fuck You
- Fuck You
- The Great Good Place
- Hot Fish
- Good Night Sweetheart