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Buzz Osborne of the Melvins on how the Beastie Boys were Warlock Pinchers for Dummies

Since 1983, the Melvins have been perfecting their brand of influential rock, inspired in part by punk and in part by the music Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover grew up hearing as kids in the '60s and '70s. With the Melvins, the two have taken that sound to different places with each record that their contemporaries, from whatever decade that might be, never fully explored. It's evident that the musicians are not paying homage to anything or anybody in particular, but rather following their own muse, which has always taken them to strange and consistently fascinating places.

See also: - Tonight: Melvins Lite at Bluebird Theater, 9/12/12 - Review: Melvins Lite with Warlock Pinchers, 8/7/10 - Melvins Q&A: Getting Your Goat, 8/26/04 - Warlock Pinchers: An extensive oral history