Hostile Ambient Takeover

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Hostile Ambient Takeover
Studio album by Melvins
Released April 15, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Sludge metal, noise rock, electronic
Length 46:28
Label Ipecac
Producer Toshi Kasai
Melvins chronology
Millennium Monsterwork 2000
Hostile Ambient Takeover
Melvinmania: Best of the Atlantic Years 1993-1996
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]"   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]