The Melvins Release “Revolve” (Acoustic Version)” – Unplugged Album Coming Soon

Melvins will release their new album, their career-spanning acoustic collection of reimagined originals and covers: Five Legged Dog (Oct. 15 via Ipecac Recordings). The band has shared it’s biggest commercial hit song “Revolve”, from 1994’s Stoner Witch album, recast as “Revolve” (Acoustic Version)”. Stream that now and pre-order the album.

“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” says Buzz Osborne of The Melvins of the latest track to be shared from their forthcoming album, Five Legged Dog (Oct. 15, Ipecac Recordings), which premiered yesterday via Kerrang! and is now streaming on all digital platforms:



The 36-song newly recorded, acoustic collection features a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death, the entire gamut of the legendary band’s catalogue is represented.

Five Legged Dog also features acoustic versions of several rarities from the influential band’s overflowing discography including a cover of Redd Kross’ “Charlie” (from the limited-edition “Escape From LA” single), “Outside Chance,” a Turtles’ cover from the “Slithering Slaughter” single and new interpretations of The Rolling Stones “Sway,” Brainiac’s “Flypaper,” and Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talking” (popularised by Harry Nilsson). Butthole Surfer Jeff Pinkus lends his vocals (and banjo) to “Don’t Forget to Breathe” and “Everybody’s Talking.”

“I knew I wanted to do something ridiculously big,” explains Buzz Osborne of the band’s first ever acoustic offering. ”36 songs reimagined by us acoustically is certainly ridiculous but it works. 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.”


Dale Crover noted: “I think people will be surprised that we can do an acoustic version of a song like ‘Night Goat’ without losing any of the heaviness. We also worked hard on the vocal arrangements. People are going to freak out!”


The collection, which is available for pre-order now (, will be released digitally, as a double-disc CD, both on Oct. 15, with a 4LP coloured vinyl release arriving on Jan. 28.

Five Legged Dog cover (artwork by Mackie Osborne)


Edgar The Elephant (A Walk With Love & Death)

Up The Dumper (The Bootlicker)

Hung Bunny/Roman Dog Bird (Lysol)

Hooch (Houdini)

Billy Fish (Nude With Boots)

Shevil (Stoner Witch)

Charlie (Redd Kross cover from “Escape From LA” single)

A Growing Disgust (Freak Puke)

Eye Flys/Woman (Gluey Porch Treatments – “Woman” is a Free cover)

Pitfalls In Serving Warrants (Honky)

Outside Chance (The Turtles cover from “Slithering Slaughter” single)

Evil New War God (The Bride Screamed Murder)

The Bloated Pope (Pigs of the Roman Empire)

Bad Move (from Dale Crover’s solo album, The Fickle Finger of Fate)

With Teeth (Lysol)

Halo of Flies (Alice Cooper cover from Sieg Howdy!)

Oven (Ozma)

Sway (Rolling Stones cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)

Anaconda (Bullhead)

Lovely Butterfly (Honky)

Boris (Bullhead)

It’s Shoved (Bullhead)

Honey Bucket (Houdini)

We Are Doomed (The Bulls & The Bees)

Flypaper (Brainiac cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)

Let God Be Your Gardener (Ozma)

At The Stake (Stoner Witch)

Night Goat (Houdini)

Queen (Stoner Witch)

Everybody’s Talking (Fred Neil cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)

Revolve (Stoner Witch)

Suicide In Progress (Nude With Boots)

Prig (The Bootlicker)

The Bit (Stag)

Civilized Worm ((A) Senile Animal)

Don’t Forget to Breathe (Pinkus Abortion Technician)


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