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Melvins - Ozma LP

Melvins - Ozma LP

038161001611

$18.99
3 Available

Product Description

Available again with updated artwork and a new gatefold sleeve!

Ozma was recorded soon after Melvins made the move from Washington to San Francisco, and was their first release to include the diminutive yet mighty Lorax (Lori Temple Black) on bass. In fact, the first sound one hears at the album’s opening is Lori standing on her tiptoes to switch on her amp, thereby warning the listener of the onslaught to come. Distorted, down-tuned doom riffs start, stop, lurch sideways with no warning, and seem to end before they start. Buzz Osborne adds extraneous guitar static and vocal squeals. Drummer Dale Crover plays as if he’s inside a barrel going over Niagara Falls; the long, slow fall allows the space between beats to grow and grow until he crashes into the water with the vessel blasting apart in an explosion of drum rolls. The classic Melvins heavy grind is set up and broken up by assorted odd sidetracks: “Revulsion / We Reach” flows forward slower and slower until it eventually melts into a gooey feedback drone. “Raise a Paw” is a superball paddled against one’s head by a grinning village idiot. “Love Thing” enlists in the Kiss Army before getting dishonorably discharged.

Label: Boner Records ‎– BR16-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 27 Apr 2018
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Doom Metal

Tracklist

A1 Vile
A2 Oven
A3 At A Crawl
A4 Let God Be Your Gardener
A5 Creepy Smell
A6 Kool Legged
A7 Green Honey
A8 Agonizer
B1 Raise A Paw
B2 Love Thing
B3 Ever Since My Accident
B4 Revulsion / We Reach
B5 Dead Dressed
B6 Cranky Messiah
B7 Claude
B8 My Small Percent Shows Most