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The Weirder The Better: Buzz Osborne Of Melvins' 13 Favourite Records
Elizabeth Aubrey , July 18th, 2019 10:14

Melvins founder King Buzzo takes tQ through a list of his thirteen favourite records, from Tom Waits to Butthole Surfers via PiL, Pixies and The Who


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I was 18 or 19 when I heard this. It was way different than anything I’d heard up to that point, and they certainly ended up being a huge influence on what we were doing. I liked the lyrics and I like the simple nature of the riffs, it was really good, dirty stuff. I thought they were really funny too. I knew lots of people who hated them and I never could understand that. They were a massive influence on us. We’ve done covers of their songs for a long time and always will, I think.