The Crybaby

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The Crybaby
Studio album by Melvins
Released February 7, 2000
Recorded Various
Genre Sludge metal, electronic, alternative metal, alternative rock, country
Length 73:03
Label Ipecac
Producer The Melvins, Tim Green, Tool, Ryeland Allison, Vince DeFranco
Melvins chronology
The Bootlicker
The Crybaby
The Trilogy Vinyl
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.7/10)[2]

The Crybaby is the twelfth album by Melvins, released in 2000 through Ipecac Recordings, and the last part of a trilogy: The Maggot, The Bootlicker and The Crybaby. The trilogy was released on vinyl by Ipecac Recordings (The Trilogy Vinyl. IPC-011, November 27, 2000).

On the CD version, after a few minutes of silence there is a spooky sample of the intro to "Amazon" (the first song on The Maggot) after "Moon Pie." followed by more silence.

The Trilogy vinyl version features an edited version of "Divorced" and does not contain the last four tracks from the CD.

"Divorced" contains performances by the band Tool, as well as a conversation between Tool drummer Danny Carey and frontman Maynard James Keenan.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit"   Cobain, Nirvana 5:01
2. "Blockbuster"   Jesus Lizard 3:09
3. "Ramblin' Man"   Williams 3:14
4. "G.I. Joe"   Patton, Rutmanis 3:59
5. "Mine Is No Disgrace"   Osborne, Thirlwell 8:21
6. "Spineless"   Sanko 4:01
7. "Divorced"   Crover, Melvins 14:42
8. "Dry Drunk" (with Interlude by Godzik Pink) Osborne, Yow 4:03
9. "Okie from Muskogee"   Haggard 2:10
10. "The Man with the Laughing Hand Is Dead"   Osborne, Blood 11:26
11. "Moon Pie"   Osborne, Sharp 12:44


The Melvins[edit]


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Billy Howerdel - mixing & recording (guitar & bass) (track 1)
  • Tim Green - recording (track 1 [drums only], tracks 4 & 5), mixing (track 6)
  • Roderick Kohn - recording (track 6)
  • Vince DeFranco - producer (track 7)
  • Ryeland Allison - producer (track 7)
  • Sir David Scott Stone - recording (track 8 ["Interlude"])
  • Kurt Wolf - recording (Track 10)
  • Mackie Osborne - art