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|Birth name||Lori Black|
April 9, 1954 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Lori Black (born April 9, 1954), also known as Lorax, is an American musician born in Santa Monica, California. She is the daughter of Shirley Temple and Charles Alden Black. She played bass for Clown Alley and for the Melvins. She has since stopped performing, and has become a photographer.
After Matt Lukin left the Melvins and joined Mudhoney, the group replaced him with Lori Black as the bassist. At the time Buzz Osborne was dating Lori Black; so the idea developed to have her play bass for the band. The first album she played on was Ozma, and then eventually Bullhead. She is also credited with playing on major label album Houdini, but it was said by Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover that her credit is false, as she was forced to quit in order to deal with her struggle with heroin addiction around the time of the production for the album.
With The Melvins
- Ozma (1989)
- Your Choice Live 012 (1990)
- Bullhead (1991)
- Eggnog (1991)
- Here She Comes Now/Venus in Furs (1991, Split with Nirvana)
- Houdini (1993)
- Singles 1-12 (Tracks "Theme" and "Way Of The World", released 1996-1997)
- Neither Here Nor There (Tracks 3, 8 & 12, released 2004)
- Pick Your Battles (Tracks 1-8, recorded circa 1989, released 2009)
With Clown Alley
- Circus of Chaos (1986)
- Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Clown Alley". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- Shirley Temple helped daughter Lori Black get sober from heroin | Daily Mail Online