The Melvins Do A Tweeked Out Cover Of Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend”



The Melvins are putting out an album of covers, titled Everybody Loves Sausages, and they’ve just started streaming “You’re My Best Friend,” originally by Queen. Queen is legendary, and despite my predilection toward metal, they’ve always been among my favorite bands.

Stream The Melvins’ cover of “You’re My Best Friend” at

Before settling in to have a listen to The Melvins do this song, I was tepid; most Queen covers fail miserably, mostly because vocalists just can’t compete with the late Freddie Mercury. It’s usually best when they don’t, as Puscifer did on “Bohemian Rhapsody.” But the vocals on The Melvins’ cover, which features Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird, are great. The track also features the full Melvins lineup: Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Coady Willis, and Jarred Warren.

The Melvins didn’t go all-out gaming mode with “You’re My Best Friend,” but there is a distinctive 8-bit element to the track. I don’t think everyone will like it, but there is a certain appeal to it. At least it’s an original take on a mostly straight cover of a classic tune.

Everybody Loves Sausages is set for an April 30th release date via Ipecac. The 13-track album features guests Mark Arm, Jello Biafra, JG Thirlwell, and Scott Kelly on a wide variety of songs including Venom’s “Warhead,” Roxy Music’s “In Every Dream Home A Heartache,” and The Scientists’ “Set It On Fire.”

The complete track listing with original artist and guest player notation:
1. Warhead (Venom; Guest: Scott Kelly of Neurosis)
2. You’re My Best Friend (Queen; Guest: Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird)
3. Black Betty (Ram Jam)
4. Set It On Fire (The Scientists; Guest: Mark Arm)
5. Station To Station (David Bowie; Guest: JG Thirlwell)
6. Attitude (The Kinks: Guest: Clem Burke of Blondie)
7. Female Trouble (Divine, written by John Waters)
8. Carpe Diem (The Fugs)
9. Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies)
10. In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music; Guests: Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)
11. Romance (Tales of Terror)
12. Art School (The Jam; Guest: Tom Hazelmeyer)
13. Heathen Earth (Throbbing Gristle)

The Melvins have also confirmed a June 1 performance on Scion Rock Fest in Memphis as well as a handful of U.S. dates in late May. The band will travel to Europe in April for a number of Melvins and Melvins Lite performances.

Melvins Lite Tour Dates:
Apr. 23 Tourcoing, France Le Grand Mix
Apr. 24 Brussels, Belgium VK* Concerts
Apr. 25 Haarlem, Netherlands Patronaat
Apr. 26 Cologne, Germany Burgerhaus Stollwerck
Apr. 27 Luxembourg Kulturfabrik
Apr. 28 Schorndorf, Germany Club Manufaktur
Apr. 29 Geneva, Switzerland L’Usine
Apr. 30 Livorno, Italy The Cage
May 1 Milan, Italy Bloom
May 2 Munich, Germany Hansa 39
May 3 Prague, Czech Republic Matrix
May 4 Wroclaw, Poland Asymmetry Festival
May 5 Leipzig, Germany UT Connewitz

Melvins Tour Dates:

May 7 & 8 Berlin, Germany Festsaal Kreuzberg
May 10 & 11 Paris, France Trabendo
May 13 & 14 Vienna, Austria Arena Wien
May 16 & 17 Zurich, Switzerland Rote Fabrik
May 19 & 20 London, UK Electric Brixton
May 25 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest
May 27 Millvale, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
May 28 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
May 29 Cincinnati OH The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre
June 1 Memphis, TN Scion Rock Fest

Rock Hard \m/

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