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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


Butthole Surfers - Psychic... Powerless... Another Man’s Sac

They were doing something that was different when they emerged, which I really appreciated. I hadn't heard anything quite like that before, which was attractive to me. I saw them a bunch of times about the time of this release, and before that, and now we’re playing with Jeff [Pinkus] which is unbelievable, actually. It’s strange how the world works! I think this is another tremendous record. Again, quite underrated and one of the best records that’s ever come out. Ever.

You’ve mentioned before that seeing them live helped you appreciate them more…

Seeing them live made a huge difference in me appreciating them in general. But I thought their records were great regardless. I would’ve liked them anyway, just for the records. ‘Cherub’, ‘Negro Observer’ – that’s such a good one – ‘Mexican Caravan’. Those three from that album were the best probably. ‘Lady Sniff’, that was really good too.