Melvins - Stag [Ltd 180 Gram Vinyl]

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Artist or Group Melvins
Format Vinyl
Catalog MOVLP 2132
Released 7/5/2019
Manufacturer Music On Vinyl
Tracklist No track list available
Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing. Includes insert. The popular and influential alternative rock band The Melvins recorded their eighth studio album Stag in 1996. It doesn't sound like anything they recorded before, because they were exploring new fields of music. The first notes of opener 'The Bit' make it clear that they are experimenting by bringing together the drone sounds of the sitar with the greatness of King Buzzo's guitar riffs. The schizophrenia can be heard in the introductions of noise and ambience. The album even includes prog based music, like in the epic 'Buck Owens'. It is one hell of a ride, from sludge metal and experimental grunge to blues rock and pop. Another classic tune is 'Bar-X and The Rocking M', which explores the power of the trombone. Starting at the early days of The Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover created some influential pieces and are releasing records nowadays on a yearly basis. The variety of different musical styles they explored during their career made them popular in different fanbases.