The Melvins to release new acoustic collection “Five Legged Dog” on October 15th 2021

Melvins Five Legged Dog cover
The Melvins announce their most ambitious project yet: “Five Legged Dog” (October 15th, 2021, Ipecac Recordings), a 36-song newly recorded, acoustic collection featuring 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.

“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”.

The band previews the impressive offering with the release of “Night Goat” (check it out below). 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!”...

“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” (popularized by Harry Nilsson). Butthole Surfer Jeff Pinkus lends his vocals (and banjo) to “Don’t Forget to Breathe” and “Everybody’s Talking”.

The collection, which is available for pre-order now here, will be released digitally, as a double-disc CD, both on October 15th, 2021, with a 4LP colored vinyl release arriving on January 28th, 2022.

1. Edgar the Elephant
2. Up the Dumper
3. Hung Bunny
4. Hooch
5. Billy Fish
6. Shevil
7. Charlie
8. A Growing Disgust
9. Eye Flys / Woman
10. Pitfalls in Serving Warrants
11. Outside Chance
12. Evil New War God
13. The Bloated Pope
14. Bad Move
15. With Teeth
16. Halo of Flies
17. Oven
18. Sway
19. Anaconda
20. Lovely Butterflies
21. Boris
22. It’s Shoved
23. Honey Bucket
24. We Are Doomed
25. Fly Paper
26. Let God Be Your Gardener
27. At the Stake
28. Night Goat
29. Queen
30. Everybody’s Talking
31. Revolve
32. Suicide in Progress
33. Prig
34. The Bit
35. Civilized Worm
36. Don’t Forget to Breathe