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The Melvins: The Bit
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The Melvins: The Bit

If you love huge, nasty bass sounds then you’re going to like this. The Melvins stopped by Australian radio station 3RRR for a live-to-air set including this performance of “The Bit.” Steven Shane McDonald conjures up a bass tone that sounds like it could be used to smash boulders. He anchors the song with sludgy riffs punctuated with gnarly fills,...

The Melvins Have All The Bassists They Need on Latest Album
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The Melvins Have All The Bassists They Need on Latest Album

The Melvins have gone through a lot of bass players over the years. So, on its latest album, Basses Loaded, the band decided to go for broke and feature six different bassists. Some, like Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantomas), Jared Warren (Big Business) and Dale Crover, have appeared on Melvins albums before and perhaps will again. While...