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Buzz Osborne of the Melvins on how the band chose covers for Everybody Loves Sausages

Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as artists in general. Last year Melvins Lite did a tour of all fifty United States plus the District of Columbia in fifty-one days -- a feat unmatched by any other band.

See also: - Monday: Melvins at Summit Music Hall, 7/15/13 - The ten best concerts in Denver this week - Buzz Osborne on how the Beastie Boys were Warlock Pinchers for Dummies

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.