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Format: CD
Sku: 264069304
UPC: 689230015925
UPC 14: 00689230015925
Release Date: 6/3/2014
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Dark Brown Teeth
2. Rough Democracy
3. Laidback Walking
4. Drunken Baby
5. Vaulting Over a Microphone
6. New River, The
7. Vulgar Joke, The
8. Everything's Easy For You
9. Ripping Driving, The
10. How I Became Offensive
11. Instrument of God
12. Spoiled Brat, The
13. Illegal Mona
14. Good & Hostile
15. Blithering Idiot, The
16. Useless King of the Punks
17. Hesitation Twist, The

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: King Buzzo (vocals, acoustic guitar).
Muze PNote Recording information: The Sound of Sirens Studio.
Muze PNote After nearly 30 years in the Melvins, it's hard to say how much guitarist and founder King Buzzo -- also known as Buzz Osborne -- still hopes to do musically that he hasn't done just yet, but he's crossed two items off his bucket list in one stroke: he's made his first full-length solo album and recorded his first acoustic project at the same time. This Machine Kills Artists finds Osborne armed only with his acoustic guitar and his voice (along with some discreet overdubbing) as he pounds through 17 songs that bear a fairly strong melodic resemblance to his traditional style. The buzzy report of Osborne's acoustic lacks the titanic force of his traditional Les Paul axe and Sunn amps, but the tone isn't as dissimilar as one might think (especially since he seems to have tuned down on a few cuts), and the songs conform to Osborne's typical lyrical and musical obsessions (any album with songs titled "Dark Brown Teeth," "Drunken Baby," "How I Became Offensive," and "Useless King of the Punks" would appear to be right in Buzz's wheelhouse). Without a bass and percussion, This Machine Kills Artists sounds like the Melvins with the power off, and it's a worthy experiment that sometimes succeeds. ~ Mark Deming

Engineer: Toshi Kasai

Artist Overview

King Buzzo is the stage name used by Buzz Osborne (born Roger Osborne), best known as the lead guitarist with the Melvins, long-running proponents of the louder side of the alternative rock scene whose embrace of heavy guitars, big riffs, and slower tempos made them one of the key precursors of grunge. Throughout the Melvins' history, Osborne would go back and forth between the name Buzz Osborne and the nickname King Buzzo, and he used the latter handle for solo releases. In 1992, the three members of the Melvins each released solo EPs, modeled after the notorious Kiss solo albums of 1978: And in 2014, King Buzzo dropped his first solo album, an unplugged but heavy full-length titled This Machine Kills Artists. ~ Mark Deming
Artist Influences
Greg Ginn | Pete Townshend | Tony Iommi
Artist Contemporaries
Kurt Cobain | Steve Turner (Mudhoney)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/02/2014
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2014
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : IPC 159
Music Label Name Label : Ipecac (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   King Buzzo
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