Sometimes, those long-lost albums are actually released.
Case in point: Mike & The Melvins’ Three Men and a Baby. The album, from bassist/vocalist Mike Kunka (godheadSilo, Enemymine) and The Melvins, who toured together in 1998 and decided to record an album together in 1999.
A great number of things – everything from whooping cough to gear theft to surgery, according to a press release – occurred to keep the album on a shelf from 1999 to 2015, which is when, “much to everyone’s surprise, the involved parties reconvened, finished the damn thing, and delivered it post-haste to Sub Pop International Headquarters, where it was promptly scheduled for the coveted April 1st, 2016 release date,” according to Sub Pop.
Check out the album’s “Chicken ’n’ Dump”:
Three Men and a Baby Track List:
- Chicken ’n’ Dump
- Limited Teeth
- Bummer Conversation
- A Dead Pile of Worthless Junk
- Read the Label (It’s Chili)
- Dead Canaries
- Pound the Giants
- A Friend in Need Is a Friend You Don’t Need
- Lifestyle Hammer
- Art School Fight Song