Last November, for Record Store Day Black Friday, Matt Cameron — you know, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam's drummer — released a vinyl-only EP, Gory Scorch Cretins, not only named after the Melvins' Gluey Porch Treatments but featuring contributions from the band's core duo of Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover. Today, said EP is finally up on streaming music platforms for non-turntablists' listening pleasure.
Comprised of five tracks, the record isn't as sludgy and weird as most of the Melvins' output, but it is plenty grungy and catchy. Melvins bassist Steven McDonald, as well as Toshi Kasai, Nate Yaccino and Meagan Grandall, also contributed.
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"I have been a massive Melvins fan since I first saw them play live in Seattle around 1985," Cameron commented of the EP late last year. "They were a huge influence on me as a musician and big part of our local Seattle burgeoning underground rock music scene in the 80s.
"I reconnected with the Melvins in 2019 when they performed at the Chris Cornell tribute concert in Los Angeles. After the show, I emailed Buzz and asked if he, Dale, Steven and Toshi could help me record some solo material I had kicking around. I also collaborated with Seattle musician/producer Nate Yaccino and Meagan GrandallI on this release. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, completely dug the results and decided to pay homage to the Melvins by reimagining the artwork (with their permission) from their groundbreaking record Gluey Porch Treatments. Enjoy."