Bienvenidos fans of Los Melvins, let us rejoice in today's release via Ipecac Recordings of Tres Cabrones, a 12-song album that finds Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover reuniting with original drummer Mike Dillard! Spotify currently has the entire album up for streaming.
“Tres Cabrones is as close as we’re willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up,” explained Osborne. “The best part is it’s all new songs. I specifically wrote tunes that would be good for these guys to play and it worked out great. We had no interest in rehashing tunes we wrote 30 years ago and chose instead to simply create NEW songs. It worked out perfectly.”
“Making the Tres Cabrones record was a real treat indeed. It’s a trip down memory lane complete with debauchery and ultra violence,” said Dillard, who left the band in 1984 only to be replaced by Crover.
“After 30 years we release a record with the (almost) original line-up of the band,” added Crover. “I’ve always felt that drummer Mike Dillard was one of us. It’s great that he’s still a piece of the puzzle! Plus, I get to see what it’s like being the bass player in the Melvins! Tres Cabrones indeed!”
The Talkhouse has a great write up on Tres Cabrones courtesy of the legendary Lenny Kaye, and while we're on the subject check out Buzz's contribution from earlier this year on the Stooges' 'Ready to Die' from the same site.
Melvins will be rejoining Redd Kross this New Year's Eve along with Frightwig in San Francisco at the Great American Music Hall.
Buzz recently visited FILTER Magazine's Ernie Ball studio to talk about guitar playing, songwriting and while he was there he recorded an acoustic performance of "Revolve"