The Bulls & the Bees

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The Bulls & The Bees
Melvins - The Bulls & The Bees front cover.jpg
EP by Melvins
Released 2012
Genre
Length 23:33
Label Scion A/V
Melvins chronology
Sugar Daddy Live
(2011)
The Bulls & The Bees
(2012)
Freak Puke
(2012)

The Bulls & The Bees is an EP by the Melvins. It was released on March 13, 2012[1] through Scion A/V for free download. It was also released as a free CD for their May 2012 tour with Unsane and released as a 10" vinyl later that year for the 51/51 tour.[2] On June 2, 2015, an expanded CD containing the Electroretard album was released on Ipecac Recordings.

Music and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Punknews.org 4/5 stars[3]
Spin 7/10[4]
QRO Magazine 7.9/10[5]

According to Christopher R. Weingarten of Spin, the EP features experiments with neoclassical and dark ambient styles while also continuing the rock sound of the band's last three LPs.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Original EP[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The War On Wisdom"   3:40
2. "We Are Doomed"   7:03
3. "Friends Before Larry"   4:19
4. "A Really Long Wait"   4:22
5. "National Hamster"   4:09

Electroretard (2015 CD re-release)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Shit Storm"     1:01
7. "Youth of America"   Sage 9:17
8. "Gluey Porch Treatments"     0:47
9. "Revolve"     4:20
10. "Missing"   Cows 4:09
11. "Lovely Butterflies"     6:02
12. "Tipping the Lion"     3:48
13. "Interstellar Overdrive"   Barrett, Waters, Wright, Mason 9:51

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Toshi Kasai - engineer
  • John Golden - mastering
  • Mackie Osborne - artwork
  • Kevin Rutmanis - bass (7-11 on 2015 re-release)
  • Mark Deutrom - bass (12-13 on 2015 re-release)
  • Tim Green - engineer (6-11 on 2015 re-release)
  • Michael Rozon - engineer (6-11 on 2015 re-release)
  • Joe Barresi - engineer (12-13 on 2015 re-release)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Melvins announce new free EP 'The Bulls and the Bees'". Loudwire. February 27, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ The Bulls & The Bees at Scion A/V
  3. ^ Gentile, John (March 20, 2012). "Melvins - The Bulls and the Bees (2012)". Punknews.org. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Weingarten, Christopher R. (March 19, 2012). "Melvins, 'The Bulls & The Bees' (Scion A/V)". Spin. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ Fath, Aaron. The Melvins : The Bulls and The Bees EP. QRO. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2013.

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