The iconic fifth album Houdini by the Melvins captures the band's unreconstructed power, vision, and musical strangeness. It’s an essential ‘90s release, combining elements of grunge with hard rock and sludge metal. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) was accepted by Melvins as a producer to the album. Their biggest commercially success and first major label release is an album where they displaying the full width of their musical abilities. Buzz Osbourne’s guitar sound is deep and heavy and in combination with the Dale Crover powerful drum rolls and fills it sounds really impressive. Kurt Cobain added his guitar skills to the track “Sky Pup” and can be heard as a percussionist on "Spread Eagle Beagle". It’s one of the most accessible Melvins albums and the gateway to discover more records by the band. Houdini is the ultimate Melvins classic and a must for every grunge and music fan in general.
From the start of the Melvins' formation guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover created some influential pieces and released records on a yearly basis. The variety of different musical styles used on their records, made them popular in all kinds of different music genres.