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Everybody Loves Sausages
Everybody Loves Sausages
Studio album by Melvins
Released April 30 2013
Recorded 2011 - 2012
Genre Experimental Rock, Art Rock, Punk Rock, Heavy Metal, Industrial
Length 52:03
Label Ipecac Recordings
Producer Melvins
Melvins chronology
Freak Puke
(2012)
Everybody Loves Sausages
(2013)
Tres Cabrones
(2013)

Everybody Loves Sausages is a studio album by The Melvins, released in April 2013 via Ipecac Recordings. Notably it's an album of covers hand-selected by the band and reflecting on music that heavily influenced the group as a whole. Notably it also spawned a spin-off series via Amphetamine Reptile Records entitled Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse that featured ten of the thirteen tracks, along with additional covers in the same sessions.

Notably this album also features a wide arrangement of guests in similar fashion to their 2000 album The Crybaby, including three tracks with the Melvins Lite lineup and four tracks with the double-drum lineup in some capacity.

BackgroundEdit

On 8 February 2013 Everybody Loves Sausages would be announced, displaying a covers album of bands that had a major influence on the Melvins' sound.[1] Buzz Osborne, along with writing liner notes for each band on the album, would state the following about the album: "This record will give people a peek into the kind of things that influence us musically. We REALLY like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost, we are HUGE music fans."[2]

The album, along with featuring the Melvins lineup at the time (Buzzo, Dale, Jared and Coady) on four songs, the album featured the Melvins Lite lineup on three tracks and the remaining songs with various collaborators. Notably Kevin Rutmanis would perform with Jello Biafra on the Roxy Music cover "In Every Dream Home A Heartache", the first time Rutmanis had recorded with the band in nearly a decade. Notably "Heathen Earth" would be credited to Throbbing Gristle though the song presented only resembles the band's sound (As "Heathen Earth" would be the name of a live album rather than a song.) as Buzzo would describe it as "Throbbing Gristle in the way they would have done it.".

Everybody Loves Sausages received generally positive reviews from various critics. Matt Filton, writing for The Sludgelord, highly praised the album from start to finish and cited the album as "heavy, loud, weird and completely excellent.".[3] Despite rating the album a 6.5/10 Pitchfork would speak positively of the album, giving notable praise to "Set It On Fire", "In Every Dream Home A Heartache", "Station To Station" and "Female Trouble".[4] Exclaim! would award a 7/10, notably praising the Bowie and Roxy Music covers and closing their review describing it as "full of explosive moments of weirdness and a sinuous, smirking intelligence."[5] Consequence of Sound would state that Everybody Loves Sausages would exceed every expectation for a covers album and that the "reverence" can be heard in the covers.[6]

Nine Clowns Of The ApocalypseEdit

Everybody Loves Sausages has no vinyl edition but rather has all of it's songs spread out through a total of eleven different releases. Prior to the release of Everybody Loves Sausages three of the songs had been previously released on vinyl. "Black Betty" previously appeared on a split 7" with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion covering the same track.[7] Notably this song was commissioned by Volkswagen for a potential commercial to be unveiled at the 2011 Super Bowl but ultimately the Jon Spencer rendition was chosen.[8]

"Female Trouble" and "Carpe Diem" were both previously featured on a split 12" with Redd Kross entitled New Years Eve Ball Room Blitz, limited to 350 copies and released on 31 December 2012.

The remaining ten songs would be issued as part of a series entitled Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse via Amphetamine Reptile Records, between 2013 and 2015. Seven of these singles also featured b-sides recorded in the same sessions with the same collaborators, exclusive to these singles. Later on a physical box would be released for the set, along with collectible shirts and buttons. Notably the "Tribute to Throbbing Gristle" (Which also featured a flexi as a bonus.) lists more tracks than what is presented for reasons unknown. All nine singles would see small print re-issues in 2016 and 2017, attaining a further rarity and collectors value.

The initial release dates for the actual 7" singles are as follows:

  • A Tribute to Venom - 19 July 2013
  • A Tribute to The Scientists - 19 July 2013
  • A Tribute to The Kinks - 2 November 2013
  • A Tribute to Pop-O-Pies and Tales of Terror - 11 November 2013
  • A Tribute to Roxy Music - 1 December 2013
  • A Tribute to David Bowie - 8 April 2014
  • A Tribute to Queen - 8 April 2014
  • A Tribute to The Jam - 26 February 2015
  • A Tribute to Throbbing Gristle - 16 March 2015

TracklistEdit

Everybody Loves SausagesEdit

Melvins- Everybody Loves Sausages (Full Album)

Melvins- Everybody Loves Sausages (Full Album)

Melvins "Attitude"

Melvins "Attitude"

The Melvins - Warhead

The Melvins - Warhead

  • 1. Warhead (Anthony Bray, Jeffrey Dunn, Conrad Lant) (4:40)
  • 2. Best Friend (John Deacon) (2:31)
  • 3. Black Betty (Traditional) (1:47)
  • 4. Set It on Fire (Kim Salmon) (2:36)
  • 5. Station to Station (David Bowie) (11:20)
  • 6. Attitude (Ray Davies) (3:32)
  • 7. Female Trouble (John Waters) (3:10)
  • 8. Carpe Diem (Tuli Kupferberg) (3:05)
  • 9. Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies) (2:03)
  • 10. In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Bryan Ferry) (9:04)
  • 11. Romance (Stratford, Wong, Hunt, Magner, Hunter) (2:57)
  • 12. Art School (Paul Weller) (3:15)
  • 13. Heathen Earth ("Throbbing Gristle") (4:03)

Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse Vol. 1: A Tribute To The ScientistsEdit

  • A. Set It On Fire (Kim Salmon) (2:36)
  • B. Swampland (Scientists) (4:20)

Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse Vol. 2: A Tribute To VenomEdit

  • A. Warhead (Anthony Bray, Jeffrey Dunn, Conrad Lant) (4:40)
  • B. In League With Satan (Bray, Dunn, Lant) (4:25)

Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse Vol. 3: A Tribute To The KinksEdit

  • A. Attitude (Ray Davies) (3:32)
  • B. Victoria (Ray Davies) (2:35)

Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse Vol. 4: A Tribute To Pop-O-Pies and Tales of TerrorEdit

  • A. Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies) (2:03)
  • B. Romance (Stratford, Wong, Hunt, Magner, Hunter) (2:57)

Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse Vol. 5: A Tribute To Roxy MusicEdit

  • A. In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Bryan Ferry) (9:04) (Edited)

Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse Vol. 6: A Tribute To David BowieEdit

  • A. Station to Station (David Bowie) (11:20) (Edited)
  • B. Breaking Glass (David Bowie) (3:35)

Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse Vol. 7: A Tribute To QueenEdit

  • A. Best Friend (John Deacon) (2:31)
  • B. Now I'm Here (Brian May) (4:01)

Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse Vol. 8: A Tribute To The JamEdit

  • A. Art School (Paul Weller) (3:15)
  • B1. Modern World (Paul Weller) (3:11)
  • B2. Batman (Neal Hefti) (2:00)

Nine Clowns of The Apocalypse Vol. 9: A Tribute To Throbbing GristleEdit

  • A. Heathen Earth ("Throbbing Gristle") (4:03)
  • B. Subhuman (Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter Christopherson, Chris Carter) (5:18)
  • F. Hamburger Lady (P-Orridge, Tutti, Carter, Christopherson, Al Ackerman) (6:29)

Original PerformersEdit

  • Warhead and In League With Satan - Venom
  • Best Friend and Now I'm Here - Queen
  • Black Betty - Traditional arrangement, performed by Lead Belly
  • Set It On Fire and Swampland - The Scientists
  • Station To Station and Breaking Glass - David Bowie
  • Attitude and Victoria - The Kinks
  • Female Trouble - Divine
  • Carpe Diem - The Fugs
  • Timothy Leary Lives - The Pop-O-Pies
  • In Every Dream Home A Heartache - Roxy Music
  • Romance - Tales of Terror
  • Art School and Modern World - The Jam
  • Batman - Neal Hefti
  • Heathen Earth - "Throbbing Gristle"
  • Subhuman and Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle

PersonnelEdit

MelvinsEdit

  • Buzz Osborne - Guitar (1 - 6, 8 - 12); Bass (1, 4, 5), Vocals (3, 6 - 8, 11), Backing Vocals (1, 2, 10, 12), Stylophone (5, 10), All Instruments (13)
  • Dale Crover - Drums (1 - 12), Backing Vocals (1 - 3, 6, 8, 9)
  • Jared Warren - Bass (2, 3, 6, 8), Backing Vocals (2, 3, 8)
  • Coady Willis - Drums (2, 3, 6, 8), Backing Vocals (2, 3, 8)

Special Guest StarsEdit

  • Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder, etc.) - Guitar, Vocals (1)
  • Caleb Benjamin (Tweak Bird) - Vocals (2)
  • Mark Arm (Mudhoney) - Vocals (4)
  • J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus, Coil, etc.) - Vocals, Vocal Engineer (5)
  • Clem Burke (Blondie, Iggy Pop, etc.) - Drums (6)
  • Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, etc.) - Double Bass (7, 9, 11), Lead Vocals (9)
  • Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, etc.) - Lead Vocals (10)
  • Kevin Rutmanis (Cows, Hepa/Titus, Melvins, etc.) - Bass (10)
  • Tom Hazelmyer (U-Men, Halo of Flies, etc.) - Guitar, Vocals (12)
  • Void Manes - Credited Performer (13, Tribute to Throbbing Gristle 7")

Other PersonnelEdit

  • Toshi Kasai - Engineer, Keyboards (2, 5)
  • John Golden - Mastering
  • Mackie Osborne - Artwork

External LinksEdit

External Links on Everybody Loves SausagesEdit

External Links on Nine Clowns of The ApocalypseEdit

YouTube Links on Nine Clowns of The ApocalypseEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. AV Club
  2. Loudwire
  3. The Sludgelord
  4. Pitchfork
  5. Exclaim!
  6. Consequence of Sound
  7. / Discogs
  8. MOTOR1 via YouTube
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