A seven inch tribute to David Bowie by Melvins will be released Monday April 14 2014. The lead vocal duties on both sides of the single are handled by JG Thirlwell. The tracks on the single are “Station To Station” and “Breaking Glass”. This limited edition of 500 on Amphetamine Reptile features cover art by HAZE XXL & Mackie. It’s on clear red vinyl with white splatters, and is already sold out. A longer version of “Station To Station” is available on the 2013 album Everybody Loves Sausages on Ipecac. The version of “Breaking Glass” is exclusive to the seven inch release.
The cat’s out of the bag : JG Thirlwell is appearing on the new Melvins album, lending his vocal talents to a cover David Bowie’s “Station to Station”. The album also features guests Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird, Mark Arm, Jello Biafra and many more. The album is all cover versions, featuring their interpretations of songs from artists ranging from Roxy Music and Queen to Throbbing Gristle and Venom.
The album will be released on April 30 on Ipecac Records.
Track listing is as follows
01. Warhead – Venom (feat. Scott Kelly)
02. Best Friend—Queen (feat. Caleb Benjamin)
03. Black Betty—Unknown
04. Set It On Fire—The Scientists (feat. Mark Arm)
05. Station To Station—David Bowie (J.G. Thirlwell)
06. Attitude—The Kinks (feat. Clem Burke)
07. Female Trouble—Divine (Melvins Lite)
08. Carpe Diem—The Fugs
09. Timothy Leary Lives—Pop-O-Pies (Melvins Lite)
10. In Every Dream Home A Heartache—Roxy Music (feat. Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)
11. Romance—Tales Of Terror (Melvins Lite)
12. Art School—The Jam (feat. Tom Hazelmeyer)
13. Heathen Earth—Throbbing Gristle