Melvins “Everybody Loves Sausages” 4/5

when you’ve been around as long as the Melvins have, you’ve earned the right to release an album of cover songs. Everybody Loves Sausages runs the gamut on their influences. from well-known artists like David Bowie and Queen, to some of the lesser known acts, like punk bands Pop-O-Pies and Tales of Terror. I’m not familiar with every band they covered, so I’ll just simply list the songs in order of my own preference. the Melvins are currently balls-deep in their 30th Anniversary tour, which rolls into the 9:30 Club this Saturday.

05 Station To Station (David Bowie) – Station To Station (1976)
11 Romance (Tales of Terror) – Romance (1984)
04 Set It On Fire (The Scientists) – Blood Red River: 1982-1984 (2000)
01 Warhead (Venom) – released as a 7″ single in 1984
13 Heathen Earth (Throbbing Gristle) – Heathen Earth (1980)
02 Best Friend (Queen) – A Night at the Opera (1975)
07 Female Trouble (Divine) – Female Trouble (1974)
03 Black Betty (Lead Belly) – African-American work song, first recorded in 1933
08 Carpe Diem (The Fugs) – The Fugs First Album (1965)
06 Attitude (The Kinks) – Low Budget (1979)
12 Art School (The Jam) – In The City (1977)
09 Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies) – The White EP (1982)
10 In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music) – For Your Pleasure (1973)

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