Hostile Ambient Takeover

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Hostile Ambient Takeover
Studio album by Melvins
Released April 16, 2002
Genre Sludge metal, noise rock, electronic
Length 46:23
Label Ipecac
Producer Toshi Kasai
Melvins chronology
Millennium Monsterwork 2000
(2002)Millennium Monsterwork 20002002
Hostile Ambient Takeover
Melvinmania: Best of the Atlantic Years 1993-1996
(2003)Melvinmania: Best of the Atlantic Years 1993-19962003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (5.6/10)[3]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[4]

Hostile Ambient Takeover is an album by the Melvins, released in 2002 through Ipecac Recordings.

Each song was released as a limited 7" vinyl single (limited to 2,500 copies each) that included exclusive B-sides, which are mostly covers (except for "The Anti-Vermin Seed" which was split up onto both sides of its single).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Buzz Osborne except where noted. The track listing has "Black Stooges" as track 1 and has no entry for track 2, meaning that both tracks form one whole song.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Black Stooges [5][6]" Crover, Osborne 0:31
2. Untitled   5:58
3. "Dr. Geek"   2:35
4. "Little Judas Chongo"   2:03
5. "The Fool, the Meddling Idiot"   7:49
6. "The Brain Center at Whipples"   3:50
7. "Foaming" Rutmanis, Osborne 7:47
8. "The Anti-Vermin Seed"   15:51


Vol. 1[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Black Stooges" 6:05
2. "Foaming (Fast Version)" 1:55

Vol. 2[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dr. Geek" 2:41
2. "Return of the Spiders (Alice Cooper cover)" 3:07

Vol. 3[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Little Judas Chongo" 2:02
2. "Jerkin' Krokus (Mott the Hoople cover)" 2:56

Vol. 4[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Fool, The Meddling Idiot" 7:24
2. "Promise Me (The Gun Club cover)" 3:14

Vol. 5[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Brain Center at Whipples" 3:44
2. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World (Ramones cover)" 3:17

Vol. 6[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Foaming" 7:54
2. "Arny (Warlock Pinchers cover) / White Punks on Dope (The Tubes cover)" 3:12

Vol. 7[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Anti-Vermin Seed" 6:35
2. "The Anti-Vermin Seed" 6:36



Additional personnel[edit]