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Interview: Dale Crover

The Melvins have been dishing out their sludgy heavier-than-Black-Sabbath sounds for three and a half decades, and show no signs of compromising or slowing down. Their latest album is Pinkus Abortion Technician, which has the Melvins core - singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover - joined by Redd Kross bassist Steve McDonald and Butthole Surfers bassist Jeff Pinkus. The Melvins are assured at least a footnote in rock ‘n’ roll history because of their strong connections to Kurt Cobain, who counted them amongst his favorites. Crover even played with Cobain before Nirvana existed, and on Nirvana's 1988 10-song demo. Cobain co-produced The Melvins' 1993 major-label debut Houdini. Or, alternatively, Kurt Cobain is a footnote to The Melvins' story. Although never really rising above cult band status, The Melvins have now released over 20 albums, and continue to wow audiences with their powerful music and quirky choices of cover songs. This interview with Melvins drummer Dale Crover was for a preview article for noozhawk.com for the Melvins concert at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara on 1/17/19. It was done by phone on 12/21/18. (Photo credit: O)

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