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Melvin’s King Buzzo Is a King of Grunge

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When people think of grunge music, images of a rainy Seattle and flannel shirts may come to mind, as bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden made the city synonymous with the genre. But the seeds of what eventually would become one of the biggest musical movements ever were planted closer to the Washington coast in a little town called Montesano, where a band named Melvins formed in 1983.
Led by the now-iconic Buzz Osborne, who has earned the moniker King Buzzo with his crown of curly hair, Melvins is the best grunge band you may have never heard of over the past forty years, if not the first grunge band.

As a godfather of grunge and sludge, Osborne takes a certain amount of pride in serving as inspiration for grunge mega acts (Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell both named Melvins as an…

Justin Criado

2022-04-08 08:00:00

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