(A) Senile Animal
|(A) Senile Animal|
|Studio album by Melvins|
|Released||October 10, 2006|
|Recorded||July 1–14, 2006 at West Beach Recorders, Hollywood|
|Genre||Sludge metal, alternative metal|
|Drowned In Sound|||
(A) Senile Animal is an album by the Melvins, released on October 10, 2006. After bassist Kevin Rutmanis' departure the two remaining members of the Melvins joined forces with Big Business, a duo consisting of Jared Warren on bass and Coady Willis on drums. Speaking to Kerrang! in 2008, Buzz Osborne said:
When it became obvious we wouldn't be working with Kevin again, me and Dale were very discouraged fellows – I was bummed out for 18 months! We didn't know what we were going to do, but we knew we were going to do something. We'd played with Big Business and Jared [Warren]'s name had been batted around when we were thinking of bass players but I thought instead of just getting him, why don't we just get both those guys? We thought about two drummers a long time ago and messed around a little bit but [getting Coady Willis, Big Business' drummer] was the best decision we could have made. I'm not afraid of making changes and everything’s worked out perfectly for everybody including Kevin. This record is one of my favourites and I think we're just scratching the surface of what we can do with these guys.
A music video for "The Talking Horse" was made and shown in 2007.
|1.||"The Talking Horse"||2:41|
|4.||"A History of Drunks"||2:20|
|5.||"Rat Faced Granny"||2:41|
|7.||"You've Never Been Right"||2:30|
|8.||"A History of Bad Men"||6:43|
|9.||"The Mechanical Bride"||6:26|
|10.||"A Vast Filthy Prison"||6:44|
The vinyl edition was released as a 4-LP box set from Hydra Head Records. Each LP featured music on one side and an etching on the other. This was limited to 300 copies in a variety of colors and designs.
- Coady Willis – drums, vocals
- Dale Crover – drums, vocals
- Jared Warren – bass guitar, vocals
- King Buzzo – guitar, vocals
- Toshi Kasai – engineer, mixing
- John Golden – mastering
- Mackie Osborne – art
- Kevin Willis – band photos
Billboard (North America)
- "A Senile Animal". Allmusic.
- http://drownedinsound.com/releases/8725/reviews/1305182-/ Archived October 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "The Melvins: A Senile Animal". PopMatters.
- "The Melvins - A Senile Animal - Review". Stylus.
- Pitchfork Media review
- "Treasure Chest: An Intimate Portrait of a Life in Rock: King Buzzo". Kerrang! (1214): 60. 14 June 2008.