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Dale Crover
Dale Crover
Crover as he appeared in Modern Drummer Magazine.
Background information
Birth Name Dale Crover
Alias Daledoe, Dale C.
Born 23 October 1967
Occupation Musician, Composer, Engineer, Producer
Genres Sludge, Grunge, Doom Metal, Stoner Rock, Experimental, Alternative Rock
Instrument(s) Drums, Bass, Guitars, Piano, Vocals
Years active 1983 - Present
Labels Sub Pop, Boner, Amphetamine Reptile Records, Ipecac, Neurot, Atlantic, Joyful Noise, Man's Ruin, Valley King
Associated acts Melvins, Shrinebuilder, Crystal Fairy, Nirvana, Fecal Matter, Altamont, Porn

Dale Crover is a musician originating from Washington. He is best known for his tenures with Nirvana and Melvins among a host of other bands. He is regarded as a highly influential drummer, even listed as one of the top 100 drummers of all time by Spin Magazine (Ranked at #13, between Primus' Tim Alexander and Slayer's Dave Lombardo)[1]

BiographyEdit

NirvanaEdit

MelvinsEdit

AltamontEdit

Other BandsEdit

Personal LifeEdit

BandsEdit

  • Melvins - Drums, Vocals (Bass in Melvins 1983) (1984 - Present)
  • Nirvana - Drums (1988, 1990)
  • Fecal Matter - Drums, Bass (1985 - 1986)
  • Altamont - Guitar, Vocals (1994 - Present)
  • Fantômas - Drums, Vocals (Live) (2000, 2005 - 2009, 2012 - 2014, 2017)
  • Unsane - Drums (Live) (2012)
  • Porn - Drums
  • Shrinebuilder - Drums, Backing Vocals (2008 - 2011)
  • Eyehategod - Drums (Live) (2013)[2]
  • OFF! - Drums (Live) (2014, 2016, 2018)[3]
  • Broken Bat - Drums (2015)
  • Conan Neutron and The Secret Friends - Drums (2015 - Present)
  • Hew Time - Drums (2014)
  • Crystal Fairy - Drums (2016 - 2017)
  • Redd Kross - Drums (2017 - Present)

DiscographyEdit

Solo DiscographyEdit

  • Drumb (Single) (1995, Man's Ruin Records)
  • United Fruit (Single) (2014, Amphetamine Reptile Records)
  • Big Uns / Shame On You (Split With Qui) (2015, Joyful Noise Recordings)
  • Skins (EP) (2016, Joyful Noise Recordings)
  • The Fickle Finger of Fate (Studio Album) (2017, Joyful Noise Recordings)
  • Tiny Dirt / I Hear An Echo (Split with Deerhoof) (2017, Joyful Noise Recordings)
  • Bad Move / Why Not? (Single) (2017, Joyful Noise Recordings)
  • Thunder Pinky (Single) (2017, Joyful Noise Recordings)

NirvanaEdit

  • Bleach (Drums on "Floyd The Barber", "Paper Cuts" and "Downer") (1989, Sub Pop)
  • Incesticide (Drums on "Beeswax", "Downer", "Mexican Seafood", "Hairspray Queen" and "Aero Zeppelin") (1992, DGC)
  • With The Lights Out (Drums on six tracks) (2004, Geffen)
  • Sliver: The Best of the Box (Selected tracks) (2005, DGC)

MelvinsEdit

AltamontEdit

  • Wanted Dead or Alive (split album with Acid King) (1997, Man's Ruin Records)
  • Civil War Fantasy (1998, Man's Ruin Records)
  • Our Darling (2001, Man's Ruin Records)
  • The Monkees' Uncle (2005, AntAcidAudio)
  • Mrs. Creech (2013, Valley King)
  • Gotards / Junkie (Split with Honky) (2016, Valley King)

Hew TimeEdit

  • Hew Time (2014, Joyful Noise)
  • Seconds (2016, Joyful Noise)

ShrinebuilderEdit

Conan Neutron and The Secret FriendsEdit

  • The Enemy of Everyone (2015)

Redd KrossEdit

  • Notes And Chords Mean Nothing To Me (Single) (2017, Joyful Noise Recordings)

OFF!Edit

  • TBA (Studio Album) (2019, Vice Records)

Guest AppearancesEdit

  • Acid King - Acid King (EP) - Vocals (additional) (Track 4) (1994)
  • Acid King - Busse Woods - Gong, E-bow, Whip (1999)
  • Hank Williams III - Risin' Outlaw - Drums (1999)
  • Los Natas - Ciudad de Brahman - Piano, Guitars (1999)
  • Low Flying Hawks - Kōfuku - Drums (2016)
  • The Obsessed - Incarnate - Drums (On The Hunt) (1999)
  • Qui - Life, Water, Living... - Backing Vocals (2014)
  • Porn - Wine, Women and Song - Drums (2004)
  • Porn With Merzbow - And The Devil Makes Three - Drums, Timpani (2008)
  • Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom - Drums (2006)
  • Tweak Bird - Tweak Bird - Guitar, Producer (With Toshi Kasai) (2008)
  • Lou Barlow - Goodnight Unknown - Drums (2009)
  • Totimoshi - Avenger - Guest on "Intro" and "Snag" (2011)
  • Indian Handcrafts - Civil Disobedience For Losers - Drums on "Centauri Teenage Riot" and "Bruce Lee" (2012)
  • Honky - Maid In China - Drums (2015)
  • Sons Of Huns - While Sleeping Stay Awake - Drums on "Philosipher's Stone" (2015)
  • Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger - Drums on "Diversion" (2016)
  • Spilth *!% ‎ - Maximum Pity - Producer (1994)

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. SpinThe 100 Best Drummers of Alternative Music, accessed 7th August 2016
  2. MetalInjection
  3. BrooklynVegan
  V·T·E Melvins
Current Members Buzz OsborneDale CroverJeff PinkusSteven McDonald
Past Members Mike DillardMatt LukinLori BlackJoe PrestonMark DeutromKevin RutmanisTrevor DunnJared WarrenCoady Willis
Albums Gluey Porch TreatmentsOzmaBullheadLysolHoudiniPrickStoner WitchStagHonkyThe MaggotThe BootlickerThe CrybabyElectroretardHostile Ambient TakeoverPigs of The Roman EmpireNever Breathe What You Can't See(A) Senile AnimalNude With BootsThe Bride Screamed MurderFreak PukeEverybody Loves SausagesTres CabronesHold It InThree Men and a BabyBasses LoadedA Walk With Love and DeathPinkus Abortion Technician
Select Extended Plays and Splits Six SongsEggnogKing Buzzo (EP)Dale Crover (EP)Joe Preston (EP)Interstellar OverdriveSmash The StateSludge GlamorousHurray For Me, Fuk YouThe Bulls and The Bees1983Beer HippyWar PussyHigh Desert OverdoseSteven McDonald (EP)SabbathHot FishBangersEscape From LAWhite Lazy Boy
Live Albums & Videos Your Choice Live Vol. 12Salad of a Thousand DelightsTora Tora ToraAlive At The F*cker ClubLive At Slim's 8-Track TapeColossus of DestinyA Live History of Gluttony and LustThe EndMelvins Vs. MinneapolisPick Your BattlesEndless ResidencySugar Daddy LiveMelvins Live At Third Man RecordsAround The USA in 51 Days: The Movie!The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale
Compilations Singles 1-1226 SongsNeither Here Nor ThereMangled Demos From 1983Sieg Howdy!The Making Love DemosChicken Switch
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V·T·E Shrinebuilder
Past Members Al CisnerosScott KellyScott WeinrichDale CroverChris Hakius
Studio Albums Shrinebuilder
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