Lysol (album)

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Lysol
Studio album by Melvins
Released 1992
Genre Drone doom[1]
Length 31:21
Label Boner
Melvins chronology
Bullhead
(1991)
Lysol
(1992)
Houdini
(1993)

Lysol is the fourth album by the Melvins, released in 1992 on Boner Records.

The album cover is a painting based on a sculpture by Cyrus Edwin Dallin named "Appeal to the Great Spirit." The image also appears on The Beach Boys in Concert, on the logo for Brother Records, and on the cover of The Time Is Near by the Keef Hartley Band.

The album was recorded in less than a week, according to the band's official website.[2]

Release[edit]

Boner Records was unaware that Lysol was a registered trademark until after the first batch of record jackets and CD booklets/back cards had already been printed. Lysol sent a staff member to go undercover as an interviewer for a magazine to find out information about the record, as they did not want their name on the album. Boner officially retitled the record Melvins and covered the word Lysol with black tape on the front of the jackets and booklets and with black ink on the spines. Early after the initial release, the tape and ink were easily removed, and many fans did so. Later, attempting to remove the tape would result in severe damage. Subsequent printings omitted the word Lysol entirely.

For the January 20th, 2015 vinyl reissue, Boner is releasing the album under the title "Lice-all," presumably to avoid the trademark but maintain the phonetic recognition. [3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Buzz Osborne, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hung Bunny"     10:42
2. "Roman Dog Bird"     7:38
3. "Sacrifice"   Will Shatter 6:11
4. "Second Coming"   Alice Cooper 1:14
5. "The Ballad of Dwight Fry"   Michael Owen Bruce, Cooper 3:11
6. "With Teeth"     2:26

In the CD version of the album, the entire six song program is presented as one continuous and unbroken track.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner, Noel (October 2, 2009). "Melvins - Chicken Switch review". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Melvins Lysol". The Melvins. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Melvins Resurrect Early Material for New Vinyl Reissues". Exclaim. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Lysol review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 11, 2012.