1994's 'Stoner Witch' was the Melvins second release on major label Atlantic, who dropped the band in 1997 and banned the group from releasing their follow-up 'Prick' under their own name when they took it to Amphetamine Reptile Records due to it being a bit experimental. 'Stoner Witch' remains a firm fan favourite - a Melvins classic from the Mark Deutrom on bass period.
Vinyl LP £29.99 TMR296
180g vinyl gatefold reissue LP on Third Man. Mastered directly from original analog tapes.
Vinyl LP £20.74 MOVLP2131
180g black vinyl reissue LP on Music On Vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
Limited Vinyl LP £20.74 MOVLP2131C
180g silver coloured vinyl reissue LP on Music On Vinyl. Edition of 1000 numbered copies, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
8/10 Jack 15th June 2016
The Melvins are among the innovators of '80s and '90s "grunge," though they easily defied this simple categorisation with every release. For every churning bucket 'o' sludge like Bullhead they released some off-the-wall album of ambient noodling like Ambient Noise Takeover or Honky. Stoner Witch, one part of the trio released during the Atlantic era (the other two are Houdini and Stag), combines both sides of the Melvins' sound into a surprisingly coherent whole while adding a small dose of commercial hard rock sensibility for good measure.
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