It's hard to overstate the cultural significance of Pink Floyd's 1979 canonical album The Wall, and countless artists since have taken liberties with their own versions of the record's songs. Sludge doom's favorite prolific weirdos the Melvins have joined this lineage with a very special re-imagining of the album's opener, which will appear on the compilation The Wall (Redux), dropping soon via New York's Magnetic Eye Records.
Incorporating into the experimental nature of the original their own brand of tone-in-cheek peculiarity, Buzzo and the gang have out-stranged Pink Floyd with campier organ tones and their signature gut-rumbling guitar fuzz. The cover's warped tonality make the creep-out antics of the sweetly sung lyrics play out like an unsettling love story.
The Wall (Redux) sees each track of the album recreated by a contemporary heavy artist, from newcomer cult rockers Church of the Cosmic Skull taking on "The Trial," to established Gen X rocker Mark Lanegan lending his signature rough-edged vocals to "Nobody's Home." Check out the full roster on the album's official Bandcamp page alongside other reduxed classics like Helmet's Meantime and The Best of James Marshall Hendrix, and hear the final product when it's released November 9th.
Below, join the Melvins on an insane and profane game of golf, full of great shots and bad jokes: