Third Man Records
180 Gram Vinyl Record
First time on vinyl since 1993
Six tracks produced by Kurt Cobain
Remastered from the original analog tapes
180-gram LPs with deluxe gatefold jackets, cover art by legendary artist Frank Kozik
Includes the vinyl-only bonus track "Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)" originally by the MC5
Melvins' albums Houdini (1993), Stoner Witch (1994), and Stag (1996) have been out of print on vinyl for more than two decades after their initial release on Atlantic Records. Jack White's Third Man Records are reissuing all three albums on vinyl. Each record is pressed on 180-gram vinyl in gatefold sleeves. Houdini, which features tracks produced by Kurt Cobain, includes a bonus track-the band's cover of the MC5's "Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)." Stag has been expanded to a double LP — the original release came out on a single record.
In 1993 the music industry was looking to sign the "next" Nirvana. Atlantic Records found exactly the band they were looking for in the Melvins. Birthed in the Pacific Northwest gloom of Aberdeen that would spawn grunge music and culture, the Melvins were writing songs that were clearly inspired by the right stuff and written for the right people... and they had Nirvana's unequivocal stamp of approval, which meant everything in the early 90's.
For the next four years after their signing, the Melvins would deliver three stellar, influential albums that were criminally only moderately appreciated at the time. In the past 23 years, they've continued onwards with Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, and a revolving cast of bassists at the helm, cementing themselves as one of the most important American rock bands of all time.
Signed to Atlantic Records in the hubbub after Nirvana's Nevermind exploded, the Melvins' fifth album Houdini was a conscious attempt by the band to make a record that wouldn't alienate their fans but that the band members themselves would also enjoy. Their best-selling release by a country-mile, this album crested at No. 29 on on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Houdini would be most folks introduction to the band and songs like "Honeybucket" received MTV airplay.
|Set Me Straight|
|Joan Of Arc|
|Rocket Reducer #62 (Rama Lama Fafafa)|