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Old 08-17-2013, 05:20 PM
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The Crybaby
Released on February 7th, 2000
Label: Ipecac

Line-Up:
King Buzzo – vocals, guitar, bass, noise
Dale Crover – drums, guitar, vocals, noise
Kevin Rutmanis – bass, slide bass, oscillator, harmonica, metronome, vocals, guitar
Leif Garrett – vocals on Smells Like Teen Spirit
David Yow – vocals on Blockbuster and Dry Drunk
Hank Williams III - guitar and vocals on Ramblin’ Man, vocals on Okie From Muskogee
Henry Bogdan – steel guitar on Ramblin’ Man and Okie From Muskogee
Mike Patton – vocals, sampler, guitar and percussion on G.I. Joe
J.G. Thirlwell – vocals and samples on Mine is No Disgrace
Eric Sanko – guitar and vocals on Spineless
Rick Lee – trash and samples on Spineless
Bruce Bromberg – guitar on Spineless
Adam Jones – guitar on Divorced
Justin Chancellor – bass on Divorced
Danny Carey – drums on Divorced
Maynard James Keenan – vocals on Divorced
Godzik Pink – interlude on Dry Drunk
Bliss Blood – vocals, Wurlitzer, treated vocals, electric sitar, musical saw and Sr. Wences samples on The Man with the Laughing Hand is Dead
Kevin Sharp – vocals and samples on Moon Pie

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana cover)
2. Blockbuster (Jesus Lizard cover)
3. Ramblin’ Man (Hank Williams cover)
4. G.I. Joe
5. Mine is No Disgrace
6. Spineless (Skeleton Key cover)
7. Divorced
8. Dry Drunk
9. Okie From Muskogee (Merle Haggard cover)
10. The Man with the Laughing Hand is Dead
11. Moon Pie

This wasn’t originally intended to be the third part of the trilogy but they changed things and did this. This album was an oddball of the Melvins performing originals and covers with a guest artist on every song; weather it was vocally, musically or with soundscapes. The guests consist of a who’s-who of people from cool underground music. David Yow of the Jesus Lizard, Kevin Sharpe of Brutal Truth, Hank Williams III, Mike Patton and some band called Tool. They even dug up a former teen idol to sing Smells Like Teen Spirit. The others are all well respected in their own regards but I really don’t know who they are. The only problem with all those guests was a really uneven listening experience. The Melvins are by no means a paint by the numbers kind of the band but no matter what they’re doing you can still tell that it’s the Melvins. These songs are all wicked on their own but one after another it’s more like you’re listening to a soundtrack or a compilation. I’m still glad this came out but I think the original album they had thought of ending the trilogy with would’ve been a better choice. This is still worth your money.
Best Song: Divorced
Rating: 4 out of 5
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