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- Posted on Jul 31st 2009 2:30PM by Benjy Eisen
"I was against the idea of giving the remixers separate tracks, because almost all songs mixed like that end up sounding just like the original," Melvins' singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne tells Spinner. "If that's the case, then who cares? We wanted our remix record to be different, and it certainly is. Judging by the cast of characters asked to work on this, we knew the songs would be very strange. And we weren't wrong."
Remixers include Matmos, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and Eye Yamantaka and the resulting album, 'Chicken Switch,' will be released by Ipecac Recordings on September 29. "I think it's a great addition to our discography," Osborne says. "I don't really like remix records, but I like this one."
That said, don't expect the band to play any of the revamped versions when they tour in August and September. We guess that means the Melvins aren't taking the normal route by touring specifically in support of the album. But we already established -- the Melvins aren't a normal band.