The Melvins Celebrate The Arrival of Baseball Season with “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Cover‏

The Melvins, avid baseball fans that they are, share a cover of the venerable ballpark favorite, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”:  The song is featured on the band’s forthcoming album, Basses Loaded (June 3, Ipecac Recordings).

The twelve-song album features six bass players: including Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren, Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and Melvins’ drummer Dale Crover swapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration.

Basses Loaded pre-orders are available now via the Ipecac webstore (, Bandcamp (, Amazon ( and iTunes (  Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Hideous Woman” and  “War Pussy.”

Buzz Osborne, Crover and McDonald are currently on tour, enjoying a co-headlining run with friends Napalm Death:

April 5  Tallahassee, FL  Sidebar Theatre
April 7  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Culture Room
April 8  Orlando, FL  The Plaza Live
April 9  Tampa, FL  The Orpheum
April 10  Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade
April 12  Washington, DC  930 Club
April 13  Philadelphia, PA  Underground Arts
April 14  Brooklyn, NY  Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 15  New York, NY  Webster Hall
April 16  Boston, MA  Paradise Rock Club
April 17  Montreal, QC  Club Soda
April 19  Toronto, ON  The Opera House
April 20  Detroit, MI  Majestic Theatre
April 21  Cleveland, OH  Agora Ballroom
April 22  Chicago, IL  The Metro
April 23  Milwaukee, WI  The Rave II (Downstairs)
April 24  Minneapolis, MN  First Avenue
April 25  Omaha, NE  The Waiting Room
April 27  Denver, Co  Ogden Theatre
April 29  Salt Lake City, UT  Urban Lounge
May 1  Seattle, WA  The Showbox
May 2  Vancouver, BC  Venue
May 3  Portland, OR  Roseland Theater
May 5  San Francisco, CA  Slim’s
May 6  San Francisco, CA  Slim’s
May 7  Los Angeles, CA  The Troubadour
May 8  Los Angeles, CA  The Troubadour
May 9  Los Angeles, CA  The Troubadour (Dead Cross play instead of Melt Banana)

June 3 -5  Bristol, UK  Temples Festival
June 8  Copenhagen, Denmark  Jazzhouse
June 11  Malmo, Sweden  Babel
June 17  Clisson, France  Hellfest

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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