Birth Place: Montesano, Washington, United States
Years Active: Early 1980s–present
Genres: Sludge Metal, Grunge, Experimental Rock, Stoner Rock
Melvins is an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers. Since 1984, singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne (also known as King Buzzo) and drummer Dale Crover have been the band's ongoing members. The band was named after a supervisor at a Thriftway in Montesano, Washington, where Osborne also worked as a clerk. “Melvin” was despised by other employees, and the band's members felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name. Melvins' music often favors very slow tempos, and their sludgy sound was a strong influence on music, especially Nirvana, Soundgarden, Green River, and many other bands from Seattl...
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