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THE MELVINS SHARE “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME” COVER

April 6, 2016
Left to right: Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Steve McDonald; Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

Left to right: Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Steve McDonald; Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

 

THE MELVINS SHARE “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME” COVER;
BASSES LOADED RELEASED ON JUNE 3 VIA IPECAC RECORDINGS
The Melvins, avid baseball fans that they are, share a cover of the venerable ballpark favorite, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”.  The song is featured on the band’s forthcoming album,Basses Loaded (June 3, Ipecac Recordings).
The twelve-song album features six bass players: including Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren, Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and Melvins’ drummer Dale Croverswapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration.

  Basses Loaded pre-orders are available now via the Ipecac webstore, Bandcamp, Amazon andiTunes.  Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Hideous Woman” and  “War Pussy.”
  Buzz Osborne, Crover and McDonald are currently on tour, enjoying a co-headlining run with friends Napalm Death. Check out those dates as well as newly announced European shows below:
April 7  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Culture Room
April 8  Orlando, FL  The Plaza Live
April 9  Tampa, FL  The Orpheum
April 10  Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade
April 12  Washington, DC  930 Club
April 13  Philadelphia, PA  Underground Arts
April 14  Brooklyn, NY  Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 15  New York, NY  Webster Hall
April 16  Boston, MA  Paradise Rock Club
April 17  Montreal, QC  Club Soda
April 19  Toronto, ON  The Opera House
April 20  Detroit, MI  Majestic Theatre
April 21  Cleveland, OH  Agora Ballroom
April 22  Chicago, IL  The Metro
April 23  Milwaukee, WI  The Rave II (Downstairs)
April 24  Minneapolis, MN  First Avenue
April 25  Omaha, NE  The Waiting Room
April 27  Denver, Co  Ogden Theatre
April 29  Salt Lake City, UT  Urban Lounge
May 1  Seattle, WA  The Showbox
May 2  Vancouver, BC  Venue
May 3  Portland, OR  Roseland Theater
May 5  San Francisco, CA  Slim’s
May 6  San Francisco, CA  Slim’s
May 7  Los Angeles, CA  The Troubadour
May 8  Los Angeles, CA  The Troubadour
May 9  Los Angeles, CA  The Troubadour (Dead Cross play instead of Melt Banana)
June 3 -5  Bristol, UK  Temples Festival
June 8  Copenhagen, Denmark  Jazzhouse
June 11  Malmo, Sweden  Babel
June 17  Clisson, France  Hellfest

 

Basses Loaded track listing:
1. The Decay of Lying (Steve McDonald)
2. Choco Plumbing (Jared Warren)
3. Beer Hippie (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
4. I Want To Tell You (Steve McDonald)
5. Captain Come Down (JD Pinkus)
7. Shaving Cream (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
8. Planet Distructo (Trevor Dunn, aka Melvins Lite line-up)
9.War Pussy (Steve McDonald)
10. Maybe I Am Amused (Krist Novoselic)
11. Phyllis Dillard (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
12. Take Me Out To The Ballgame (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)

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