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
Melvins chronology
Freak Puke
Everybody Loves Sausages
Tres Cabrones
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 American band 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. Though it's an album of covers, 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 but rather Heathen Earth being the name of 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.".

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" singles series entitled "Nine Clowns of the Apocalypse" has been announced for ten of the tracks from Amphetamine Reptile Records in the midst of the split series being released for Sugar Daddy Live. Ten of the songs will be released with seven of the 7" releases featuring bonus cover songs of each respective band.

The first two volumes were released in July (Venom and The Scientists). Two more volumes (The Kinks and Pop-O-Pies/Tales of Terror have been confirmed) were released in November. The tribute to Roxy Music was released in December and the last one of the series in 2013. The tributes to Queen and David Bowie are slated for April of 2014. The final two volumes (The Jam and Throbbing Gristle) will be released in March of 2015. Female Trouble, Carpe Diem and Black Betty will be left out of the tribute series due to previously appearing on vinyl before the album was released.

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"     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

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 City"    


The Melvins[edit]

Special Guest Stars[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages". The Skinny. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  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 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ipecac Recordings Releases extras". April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  6. ^ "Melvins ‘Everybody Loves Sausages’". The Sleeping Shaman. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  7. ^ "The Melvins Unveil ‘Everybody Loves Sausages’ Covers Album". Loudwire. Retrieved 2013-04-08.