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|Released||August 5, 1994|
Prick is the sixth studio album by the Melvins which was released in 1994 through Amphetamine Reptile Records under the name ƧИIV⅃ƎM. It has been said that because the Melvins already had a contract with Atlantic Records, Prick was released with the band name in mirror writing, which resulted in some sites such as RateYourMusic crediting it to Snivlem.
The album displays a distinctly experimental quality, with an eclectic selection including field recordings, electronic effects and loops, band jam sessions, a stereotypical drum solo that segues into an archetypal heavy metal guitar solo, and a track that's introduced as "pure digital silence" -- followed by silence for a minute. Singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne has stated that Prick is "a total noise crap record we did strictly for the weirdness factor. Complete and utter nonsense, a total joke."
The band claimed that they wanted to call the album Kurt Kobain but changed it after Cobain's death to eliminate the possibility of people mistaking it for a tribute record. They implied that Cobain, a friend and collaborator since their teenage years in rural Washington, was actually the titular "prick", because he died and therefore forced them to change the album's name.
All songs written by The Melvins.
|3.||"Pick It n' Flick It"||1:39|
|5.||"Chief Ten Beers"||6:28|
|8.||"Punch the Lion"||3:14|
|9.||"Pure Digital Silence"||1:32|
|11.||"Roll Another One"||14:20|
- Allmusic review
- Guitar World (1995). "The Father the Son and the Holy Grunge". Interview. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
- Brian Walsby (1994). "MASSIVE MELVINS INTERVIEW FROM THE PRE-"STONER WITCH" ERA". Interview. Retrieved September 2, 2010.