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Exclusive: Melvins premiere Revolve from first-ever acoustic album, Five Legged Dog

Hear the Melvins’ awesome reworking of Revolve (originally from 1994’s Stoner Witch) – taken from the Washington legends’ upcoming 36-track acoustic LP.

Ahead of the release of their first-ever acoustic album, Five Legged Dog, on October 15, the Melvins are premiering an awesome new rendition of Revolve exclusively with Kerrang!.

Frontman Buzz Osborne explains of the (seemingly very natural) reworking of the Stoner Witch track: I wrote Revolve on an unplugged electric guitar in a hotel room in San Francisco and it sounded great! Obviously then it wasn’t hard to make an all acoustic version of Revolve work. It’s a great riff.”

It’s just one of a whopping 36 songs that sit on the career-spanning Five Legged Dog – from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death. And Buzz reveals of the motives behind the whole undertaking: I knew I wanted to do something ridiculously big. Thirty-six songs reimagined by us acoustically is certainly ridiculous but it works. 

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The magic of the songs is still there regardless of it being acoustic. Since we weren’t touring we had the time to do something of this size. I’m very excited about this record. Dale and Steven did a fantastic job on this. I think it’s a very special record. I can’t think of anyone else who’s done something like this.” Incredible effort, guys!

Listen to Revolve below:

The full Five Legged Dog tracklist is:

1. Edgar The Elephant (A Walk With Love & Death)
2. Up The Dumper (The Bootlicker)
3. Hung Bunny/Roman Dog Bird (Lysol)
4. Hooch (Houdini)
5. Billy Fish (Nude With Boots)
6. Shevil (Stoner Witch)
7. Charlie (Redd Kross cover from Escape From LA single)
8. A Growing Disgust (Freak Puke)
9. Eye Flys/Woman (Gluey Porch Treatments – Woman is a Free cover)
10. Pitfalls In Serving Warrants (Honky)
11. Outside Chance (The Turtles cover from Slithering Slaughter single)
12. Evil New War God (The Bride Screamed Murder)
13. The Bloated Pope (Pigs of the Roman Empire)
14. Bad Move (from Dale Crover’s solo album, The Fickle Finger of Fate)
15. With Teeth (Lysol)
16. Halo of Flies (Alice Cooper cover from Sieg Howdy!)
17. Oven (Ozma)
18. Sway (Rolling Stones cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)
19. Anaconda (Bullhead)
20. Lovely Butterfly (Honky)
21. Boris (Bullhead)
22. It’s Shoved (Bullhead)
23. Honey Bucket (Houdini)
24. We Are Doomed (The Bulls & The Bees)
25. Flypaper (Brainiac cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)
26. Let God Be Your Gardener (Ozma)
27. At The Stake (Stoner Witch)
28. Night Goat (Houdini)
29. Queen (Stoner Witch)
30. Everybody’s Talking (Fred Neil cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)
31. Revolve (Stoner Witch)
32. Suicide In Progress (Nude With Boots)
33. Prig (The Bootlicker)
34. The Bit (Stag)
35. Civilized Worm ((A) Senile Animal)
36. Don’t Forget to Breathe (Pinkus Abortion Technician)

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Posted on September 13th 2021, 3:00p.m.
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