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THE CONTENT OF THIS ARTICLE BELONGS HERE: w:c:melvins:Buzz_Osborne Roger "Buzz" Osborne, also known as King Buzzo (born March 25, 1964), is an American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He is a founding member of the Melvins, as well as Fantômas and Venomous Concept. He also played with late Kurt Cobain in their old band, Fecal Matter and he was also the one who introduce Dave Grohl to Nirvana.

Early Life, Fecal Matter, Aftermath[edit | edit source]

In the early 1980s Osborne founded the Melvins with Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard who all attended Montesano High School in Montesano, Washington, where he graduated in 1982. The Melvins began playing fast hardcore punk after Osborne was introduced to bands such as Black Flag, Flipper, and MDC by a friend from out of state. When Dillard left the band in 1984, Dale Crover was recruited, and the band's rehearsals moved to a back room of Crover's parents' house in Aberdeen, Washington. They began to play slower and "heavier" songs.

In 1986, Osborne, along with Dillard joined Fecal Matter for the short time before Kurt Cobain can even disband the band. Afterwards, the Melvins released their Six Songs EP on C/Z Records (later re-released as Eight Songs, 10 Songs and as 26 Songs in 2003 on Ipecac Recordings) that was recorded live to a two track at Ironwood, February 8, 1986. In October 1986 they recorded their first full album, Gluey Porch Treatments, at Studio D in Sausalito, California, which was released in 1987 on Alchemy Records (and later re-released as a bonus on the CD version of their second album Ozma on Boner Records and in 1999 on Ipecac Recordings with some garage demos).

In 1988, Osborne, with Crover, relocated to San Francisco where the band recorded their next album, Ozma, in May 1989. It was released later that year.

Osborne, along with the rest of the Melvins, knew the members of Nirvana. When Dave Grohl's previous band, Scream, disbanded, he approached Osborne for advice. Osborne, in response, introduced Grohl to Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic.

Discography[edit | edit source]

With Melvins[edit | edit source]

  • Six Songs (1986)
  • Glue Porch Treatments (1987)
  • Ozma (1989)
  • Bullhead (1991)
  • Eggnog (1991)
  • Salad of Thousand Delights (1992)
  • Dale Crover (1992)
  • Lysol (aka Melvins) (1992)
  • Houdini (1993)
  • Prick (1994)
  • Stoner Witch (1994)
  • Stag (1996)
  • Honky (1997)
  • Singles 1-12 (1997)
  • Alive at Fucker Club (1998)
  • The Maggot (1999)
  • The Bootlicker (1999)
  • The Crybaby (2000)
  • Colossus of Destiny (2001)
  • Hostile Ambient Takeover (2002)
  • Neither Here Nor There (2004)
  • (A) Senile Animal (2006)
  • Nude With Boots (2008)
  • The Bride Screamed Murder (2010)
  • Freak Puke (2012) (Melvins Lite)
  • Everybody Loves Sausages (2013)
  • Tres Crabones (2013)
  • Hold It In (2014)
  • Basses Loaded (2016)
  • A Walk With Love & Death (2017)
  • Pinkus Abortion Technician (2018)

With Fantômas[edit | edit source]

  • Fantômas (aka 'Amenaza Al Mundo') (1999)
  • The Director's (2001)
  • Millennium Monsterwork (2002)
  • Delìrium Còrdia (2004)
  • Suspended Animation (2005)

With Venomous Concept[edit | edit source]

  • Retroactive Abortion (2004)

Solo[edit | edit source]

  • This Machine Kills Artists (2014)
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