Hate the Police/Symptom of the Universe

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"Hate the Police/Symptom of the Universe"
Single by Mudhoney and The Melvins
Released 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Grunge
The Melvins chronology
"Oven/Revulsion/We Reach"
"Hate The Police/Symptom Of The Universe"
"Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More/I Dreamed, I Dream"

Hate the Police/Symptom of the Universe is a split single released in 1989 by Mudhoney and The Melvins. Both songs are covers, Hate the Police is originally by The Dicks and Symptom of the Universe is originally by Black Sabbath.

Pressing Information[edit]

There were 500 copies made, hand numbered with a red pen, some copies come in a white picture sleeve with classic promo band snapshots on each side, while the others have a pink sleeve featuring a photo of a heavily tattooed naked man.

The record is on black vinyl with yellow labels, on one side there is a vampire face with its mouth open, while the other has a drawing of a wimpy guy standing over the prostrate body of someone who looks similar to Saddam Hussein. In bold letters it says "Make'em bleed and suffer for their crimes! Even a 110-pound wimp could put down a Zulu chief with the Urban Skinner. Just think what a strong well-coordinated person like you could do. Skinner in your fist you could make a crowd of hugger/mugger/pimpo thieves look like they've been through a Bologna slicer!".

Track listing[edit]

  1. Mudhoney - "Hate the Police"
  2. The Melvins - "Symptom of the Universe"