The Melvins' Buzz Osborne Announces Debut Solo Album, 'This Machine Kills Artists'

"I have no interest in sounding like a crappy version of James Taylor or a half-a-sed version of Woody Guthrie," says Buzz.

The Melvins' Buzz Osborne Announces Debut Solo Album, 'This Machine Kills Artists'
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Buzz Osborne, the Melvins frontman for 30 years, will release his first ever solo album, "This Machine Kills Artists," on June 3rd, via Ipeac Recordings.

The album is all-acoustic. "I have no interest in sounding like a crappy version of James Taylor or a half-a-sed version of Woody Guthrie," Buzz said in a press release, continuing, "which is what happens when almost every rock and roller straps on an acoustic guitar. No thanks ... 'This Machine Kills Artists' is a different kind of animal."

Here's the opening track, brooding acoustic number called "Dark Brown Teeth." Listen below.

"This Machine Kills Artists" Tracklist:

01. Dark Brown Teeth
02. Rough Democracy
03. Laid Back Walking
04. Drunken Baby
05. Vaulting Over a Microphone
06. New River
07. The Vulgar Joke
08. Everything's Easy for You
09. The Ripping Driving
10. How I Became Offensive
11. Instrument of God
12. The Spoiled Brat
13. Illegal Mona
14. Good and Hostile
15. The Blithering Idiot
16. Useless King of the Punks
17. The Hesitation Twist

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    Shredric
    the live versions of this album sound so much better, in my opinion. listening to Dark Brown Teeth produced and processed, just fails when compared to his KEXP performance. The tone is much larger, faster, and deeper.