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Houdini
Houdini
Studio album by Melvins
Released September 21, 1993
Recorded 1992–1993
Genre Sludge metal, doom metal, stoner rock, grunge, alternative metal
Length 54:41
Label Atlantic
Producer Melvins, Kurt Cobain, GGGarth
Melvins chronology
Lysol
(1992)
Houdini
(1993)
Prick
(1994)

Houdini is the fifth studio album by the Melvins, released in 1993 through Atlantic Records. The album was the band's major label debut after releasing their previous albums on the independent label Boner Records.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by the Melvins unless otherwise noted.

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Hooch"    2:51
2. "Night Goat"    4:41
3. "Lizzy"    4:43
4. "Going Blind"  Simmons, Coronel 4:32
5. "Honey Bucket"    3:01
6. "Hag Me"    7:06
7. "Set Me Straight"    2:25
8. "Sky Pup"    3:50
9. "Joan of Arc"    3:36
10. "Teet"    2:51
11. "Copache"    2:07
12. "Pearl Bomb"    2:45
13. "Spread Eagle Beagle"    10:13


Some vinyl copies include a cover of "Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)", originally by the MC5, instead of "Spread Eagle Beagle". A Japanese CD release (catalog# AMCY-625) also contains "Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)" as the 14th track at the end of the disc, coming after "Spread Eagle Beagle".

PersonnelEdit

  • King Buzzo – guitar, vocals, producer, mixing, engineer, bass (uncredited)
  • Lorax – bass (in name only)
  • Daledrums, vocals, producer, mixing, engineer, bass (uncredited)
with
  • Bill Bartell - bass & lead guitar (4)
  • Billy Anderson - bass (6 & 10); engineer (2-6, 8, & 10-12), mixing (3-6, 10 & 11)
  • Kurt Cobain - guitar (8), additional percussion (13); producer (1, 7-9, 12 & 13), mixing (1 & 7)
  • Al Smith - additional percussion (13); A&R
  • Mike Supple - additional percussion (13)

Additional personnelEdit

  • Jonathan Burnside - engineer (1, 2, 7-9, 12 & 13)
  • Tom Doty - second engineer (1 & 7)
  • GGGarth Richardson - mixing (3-6, 9, 10 & 13), producer (6 & 10)
  • Joe Marquez - second engineer (3-6, 9, 10 & 13)
  • Wolf Kessler - second engineer (6, 9, 10 & 13)
  • Lou Oribin - engineer (8 & 12)
  • Barrett Jones - engineer & mixing (11)
  • Stephanie Wells - David Lefkowitz Management
  • Elliot Cahn - "Legal Beagle"
  • Jeff Saltzman - "Legal Beagle"
  • Peter Davis - booking
  • Don Lewis - band photo
  • Frank Kozik - art direction, illustration
  • Valerie Wagner - art direction, design
  • Stephen Marcussen - mastering

ReferencesEdit

Template:The Melvins

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