Lysol (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lysol
Studio album by Melvins
Released 1992
Genre Sludge metal, drone metal, doom metal, stoner rock
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.[1]

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. When they requested permission from the Reckitt Benckiser Corporation to use the name, permission was denied. 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.

Influence[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

This record (as well as Bullhead) are often cited as possibly the most important Melvins records ever made. Lysol is the core influence for many drone/doom metal bands formed since the year 2000 and forward. The record is also a collectible favorite (in all formats) among Melvins fans due to it never being repressed since 1992.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Buzz Osborne, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hung Bunny"     10:42
2. "Roman Bird Dog"     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. ^ "The Melvins Lysol". The Melvins. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Lysol review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 11, 2012.