Melvins: Joe Preston LP
In 1992 the Melvins' fascination/adoration/denigration of the mighty Kiss rock and roll universe compelled them to excrete out three solo masterworks inspired by the band's legendary solo LPs. The first in the series is King Buzzo, from the Melvins' giggling guitar grumpus. Four songs of atmospheric clanging and rockin' banging. Also features the many talents, drumming and otherwise, of grunge superstar Dave Grohl credited as Dale Nixon, in reference to the pseudonym Greg Ginn adopted for playing bass on Black Flag's My War. The second in the series is Dale Crover, from the Melvins' sleepy drum caveman. Four songs of gloomy heaviness, with Dale doin' the drummin', singin', guitarin' and dancin'. The third in the series is Joe Preston, from the Melvins' electronic beard warlord. Three songs of fuzz bass computer drone temper tantrum. All three 12-inches will be reissued on vinyl in early-2017 after 100,000 years of being out of print. Digital download included.