Ozma (album)

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Studio album by The Melvins
Released 1989
Recorded May 1989
Length 33:42
Label Boner
Producer Mark Deutrom
The Melvins chronology
Gluey Porch Treatments
Your Choice Live Series Vol.12
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Ozma is the second album by the Melvins, released in 1989 through Boner Records.

"Love Thing" is a cover of the KISS song "Love Theme (from KISS)", "Creepy Smell" begins with the intro to the song "Living In Sin" from Gene Simmons' solo album. "Candy-O" is originally by The Cars and was a bonus track on the cassette and CD editions.

The title refers to the character Princess Ozma from the Oz series of books.

The CD version includes the entire Gluey Porch Treatments album. The track listing that is printed on the CD lists 34 tracks, but the CD only has 33 tracks. This is due to "Exact Paperbacks" and "Happy Grey Or Black" being mistakenly combined on track 23 and not split into separate tracks as credited.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Buzz Osborne except where noted.

Side one[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Vile"   3:47
2. "Oven"   1:28
3. "At a Crawl"   2:46
4. "Let God Be Your Gardener"   1:52
5. "Creepy Smell"   2:04
6. "Kool Legged"   2:48
7. "Green Honey"   1:13
8. "Agonizer"   1:40

Side two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Raise a Paw"     1:11
2. "Love Thing"   Criss, Frehley, Simmons, Stanley 1:17
3. "Ever Since My Accident"     1:30
4. "Revulsion/We Reach"     6:21
5. "Dead Dressed"     2:07
6. "Cranky Messiah"     1:25
7. "Claude"     1:15
8. "My Small Percent Shows Most"     0:58

CD/cassette bonus track[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
17. "Candy-O"   Ocasek 1:27


Additional personnel[edit]


  1. ^ September 16, 2014. "10 Grunge Albums You Need to Own". Revolver. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ozma - Melvins". Allmusic.