Singles 1–12

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Singles 1-12
Compilation album by Melvins
Released August 26, 1997 (1997-08-26)
Recorded 1983-1997
Genre Sludge metal
Length 93:06
Label Amphetamine Reptile
Producer Various
Melvins chronology
Honky
(1997)
Singles 1-12
(1997)
Alive at the F*cker Club
(1998)

Singles 1–12 is a compilation album by Melvins which was released in 1997 through Amphetamine Reptile Records. In 1996, The Melvins had released a 7 inch single each month on Amphetamine Reptile Records, each limited to 800 copies worldwide. This 1997 compilation contains all of these singles.

In January, Melvins played a series of three shows at Club Spaceland. A special handmade digipak edition of album was sold here, limited to 50 copies.

Track listing (disc one)[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

All songs written by The Melvins except where noted. (Song descriptions from CD liner notes)

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lexicon Devil" (Recorded 1993. A Germs Cover) Germs 1:42
2. "Pigtro" (Recorded 1995. A special mix for A&R guy at Atlantic)   3:54
3. "In the Rain" (Recorded 1995. The Birth of Brit Pop... shit pop)   1:30
4. "Spread Eagle" (Recorded 1993. A special mix for our A&R guy)   4:18
5. "Leech" (Recorded live to two track. 1994 in memory of "Bing") Arm, Turner 3:09
6. "Queen" (Recorded 1994. Special mix for A&R guy)   3:13
7. "Way of the World" (A Flipper cover. Recorded on Chinese new year) Flipper 3:58
8. "Theme" (A Clown Alley cover recorded in Sweden on our first euro tour) Clown Alley 3:19
9. "It's Shoved" (We think it's live, but it might be a rehearsal/keg party)   3:16
10. "Forgotten Principles" (Recorded 1983 with original line up of Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard)   1:09
11. "GGIIBBYY" (A bad song we chopped off the Houdini record)   3:09
12. "Theresa Screams" (Hands down our all time favorite Melvins song)   4:13

Track listing (disc two)[edit]

All songs written by The Melvins except where noted. (Song descriptions from CD liner notes)

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Poison" (Our mix of the Wayne Kramer original.) Kramer 3:33
2. "Double Troubled" (A weird mish mash recorded ?????)   5:15
3. "Specimen" (Recorded for Stag at the last minute)   6:45
4. "All at Once" (Nuff said)   3:28
5. "Jacksonville" (1994 with L7. Our favorite gig of the tour)   7:36
6. "Dallas" (1995 with NIN. Our favorite gig of the tour.)   6:14
7. "The Bloat" (Demo for Stag sessions)   3:15
8. "Fast Forward" (Buzz & Dale playing with a cassette recorder)   4:03
9. "Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings" (Teen age attempts at arena level rock) Beard, Gibbons, Hill 2:34
10. "HDYF" (Recorded in 1996 with IMA of Yoko Ono fame) Ono, Lennon 6:28
11. "How-++-Harry Lauders Walking Stick Tree" (A rare blend of 2 classics)   3:29
12. "Zodiac" (performed by Brutal Truth)   3:36

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Lori Black - bass (disc 1, tracks 7-8)
  • Matt Lukin - bass (disc 1, track 10)
  • Mike Dillard - drums (disc 1, track 10)
  • Wayne Kramer - guitar, vocals (disc 2, track 1)
  • Sean Lennon (disc 2, track 10)
  • Timo Ellis (disc 2, track 10)
  • Sam Koppelman (disc 2, track 10)
  • Rich Hoak - drums (disc 2, track 12)
  • Dan Lilker - bass (disc 2, track 12)
  • Brent McCarty - guitar (disc 2, track 12)
  • Kevin Sharp - vocals (disc 2, track 12)

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