In 2008, Revolver's blog (remember those?) MetalKult caught up with Buzz Osborne in Brooklyn, where he was crashing at his buddy Mr. Bungle/Fantômas/Tomahawk bassist Trevor Dunn's place while the Melvins were in town on tour. The occasion for the meeting was the 15-year anniversary of the Melvins' fifth studio album, 1993's Houdini, and Buzzo invited us over to discuss the making of that seminal record, which was co-produced by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and featured such standout tracks as "Hooch," "Honey Bucket," "Copache" and a ripping cover of Kiss' "Goin' Blind."
Never one to pull a punch, Buzzo reflected — with at-times shocking candor — on working with Cobain and the tragic loss of his friend, getting signed to Atlantic Records, and his belief that his music "isn't part of an exclusive club" and should be heard by everyone and "sell millions and millions and millions of records," before giving us an impromptu down-and-dirty lesson on how to play some of Houdini's key tracks. See those lessons below.