Everybody Loves Sausages

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Everybody Loves Sausages
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Studio album by Melvins
Released April 30, 2013
Recorded 2011-2013
Genre Experimental rock[1]
Length 52:03
Language English
Label Ipecac
Producer The Melvins
Melvins chronology
Freak Puke
(2012)Freak Puke2012
Everybody Loves Sausages
(2013)
Tres Cabrones
(2013)Tres Cabrones2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Decibel Magazine 7/10 stars[2]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[3]
Sputnikmusic 3.8/5[4]

Everybody Loves Sausages is an album of cover songs by the Melvins, released on April 30, 2013.[5][6][7] In similar fashion to The Crybaby it features guests on most of the tracks and even features the Melvins Lite on three tracks.

Three of the tracks had been previously released in splits. Black Betty previously appeared on a split 7" with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion covering the same track. Female Trouble and Carpe Diem are featured on a split 12" with Redd Kross. A nine-part 7" Tribute series was released through Amphetamine Reptile Records between 2013 and 2015. Featuring ten songs from the album, seven of them featured bonus cover songs of each respective band.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Warhead" Anthony Bray, Jeffrey Dunn, Conrad Lant Venom 4:40
2. "Best Friend" John Deacon Queen 2:31
3. "Black Betty" Traditional, arranged by Huddie Ledbetter Lead Belly 1:47
4. "Set It on Fire" Kim Salmon The Scientists 2:36
5. "Station to Station" David Bowie David Bowie 11:20
6. "Attitude" Ray Davies The Kinks 3:32
7. "Female Trouble" John Waters Divine 3:10
8. "Carpe Diem" Tuli Kupferberg The Fugs 3:05
9. "Timothy Leary Lives"   Pop-O-Pies 2:03
10. "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" Bryan Ferry Roxy Music 9:04
11. "Romance" Pat Stratford, Lyon Wong, Steve Hunt, Geoff Magner, Mike Hunter Tales of Terror 2:57
12. "Art School" Paul Weller The Jam 3:15
13. "Heathen Earth"   Throbbing Gristle 4:03

"Heathen Earth" is not actually a cover but an interpretation in the vein of Throbbing Gristle as there's no actual song by the band with that song title, just one of their albums. Osborne stated in an interview with Spin Magazine "This is Throbbing Gristle's Heathen Earth in the style of what Throbbing Gristle would do.".

Tribute Series[edit]

Vol. 1: A Tribute to the Scientists[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Set It on Fire (The Scientists)" 2:37
2. "Swampland (The Scientists)" 4:20

Vol. 2: A Tribute to Venom[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Warhead (Venom)" 4:40
2. "In League with Satan (Venom)" 3:31

Vol. 3: A Tribute to the Kinks[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Attitude (The Kinks)" 3:32
2. "Victoria (The Kinks)"  

Vol. 4: A Tribute to Pop-O-Pies and Tales of Terror[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies)" 2:03
2. "Romance (Tales of Terror)" 2:57

Vol. 5: A Tribute to Roxy Music[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "In Every Dream Home a Heartache (Roxy Music)"  

Vol. 6: A Tribute to David Bowie[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Station to Station (David Bowie)"  
2. "Breaking Glass (David Bowie)"  

Vol. 7: A Tribute to Queen[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "You're My Best Friend (Queen)" 2:31
2. "Now I'm Here (Queen)"  

Vol. 8: A Tribute to The Jam[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Art School (The Jam)" 3:15
2. "Modern World (The Jam)"  
3. "Batman (Neal Hefti)"  

Vol. 9: A Tribute to Throbbing Gristle[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Heathen Earth" 4:03
2. "Subhuman"  
3. "Hamburger Lady"  

Personnel[edit]

with
  • Jared Warren – bass (2, 3, 6 & 8), backing vocals (2, 3 & 8)
  • Coady Willis – drums (2, 3, 6 & 8), backing vocals (3 & 8)

Special Guest Stars[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Toshi Kasai – engineer, keyboards (2 & 5)
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Mackie Osborne – artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages". The Skinny. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Lake, Daniel (June 2013). "Melvins, Everybody Loves Sausages". Decibel Magazine (104): 99. 
  3. ^ Kerr, Dave (April 3, 2013). "Melvins – Everybody Loves Sausages". 
  4. ^ Campbell, Hernan M. (May 10, 2013). "Album review - Melvins: Everybody Loves Sausages". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ipecac Recordings Releases extras". April 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Melvins 'Everybody Loves Sausages'". The Sleeping Shaman. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Melvins Unveil 'Everybody Loves Sausages' Covers Album". Loudwire. Retrieved April 8, 2013.