Tim Green; The Melvins; Ryeland Allison; Vince De Franco
Number of Discs
72m : 57s
Hank Williams III
Album Notes and Credits
Melvins: King Buzzo (guitar, bass); Kevin Rutmanis (bass); Dale Crover (drums).
Additional personnel: Mike Patton (vocals, guitar, percussion, samples); Hank Williams III (vocals, guitar); Bliss Blood (vocals, electric sitar, musical saws, samples); Jim Thirlwell, Kevin Sharpe (vocals, samples); David Yow, Leif Garrett (vocals); Henry Bogden (steel guitar); Rick Lee (samples); Godzik Pink, Tool, Skeleton Key.
Personnel: Kevin Rutmanis (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Dale Crover (vocals, guitar, drums); Erik Sanko (vocals, guitar); Bliss Blood (vocals, electric sitar, Wurlitzer organ, sampler, musical saw); J.G. Thirlwell (vocals, sampler); David Yow, Leif Garrett (vocals); Bruce Bromberg, Buzz Osborne (guitar); Henry Bogdan (steel guitar); Rick Lee (sampler).
Audio Mixers: J.G. Thirlwell; Tim Green ; Billy Howerdel .
Recording information: Flohovia Studios; Louder Studios; Mad Cow Studios, NY, Unites States; Self Immolation Studios; Sun Valley Stoner Studios; The Lodge, Hollywood, CA, Unites States; Vulcan Studios.
The Melvins' The Crybaby, the final volume in their Ipecac Recordings trilogy, applies their uncompromisingly dense sound and irreverence to a collection of covers and original material. A motley crew of guest artists, including Tool, Foetus' Jim Thirlwell, the Pain Teens' Bliss Blood, the eclectic New York City rockers Skeleton Key, and Brutal Truth's Kevin Sharpe, assist them -- and the results are predictably unpredictable. Helmet's Henry Bogner and Hank Williams III team up with the group on drastic reworkings of two country classics, Hank Williams' "Ramblin' Man" and Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee." The Jesus Lizard's David Yow joins the Melvins on a cover of the Lizard's "Blockbuster" and "Dry Drunk," which also features the surf-jazz band Godzik Pink. "G.I. Joe" showcases the vocal talents of Ipecac founder Mike Patton, and in one of The Crybaby's most inspired turns, '70s teen-dream Leif Garrett sings on the band's surprisingly faithful rendition of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." One of their most creative albums, The Crybaby reaffirms the Melvins' ability to venture outside of their trademark style while still remaining quintessentially Melvins. ~ Heather Phares
Magnet (6-7/00, pp.84-5) - "...The least predictable of their trilogy....This is their self-described 'demented take on the concept of the duets album'....A salute to those few remaining humans for whom the band can claim respect..."
CMJ (4/24/00, p.23) - "...Ensures that the series [CRYBABY, being the 3rd installment] goes out with a bang....An all-star cast of guest vocalists contributes to the fray...of their distorted wallops..."
Smells Like Teen Spirit - (featuring Leif Garrett)
Blockbuster - (featuring David Yow)
Ramblin' Man - (featuring Hank Williams III/Henry Bogden)
G.I. Joe - (featuring Mike Patton)
Mine Is No Disgrace - (featuring Jim Thirlwell)
Spineless - (featuring Skeleton Key)
Divorced - (featuring Tool)
Dry Drunk - (featuring David Yow/Godzik Pink)
Okie From Muskogee - (featuring Hank Williams III/Henry Bogden)
Man With The Laughing Hand Is Dead, The - (featuring Bliss Blood)