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Chicken Switch


Download links and information about Chicken Switch by Melvins. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Grunge, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 01:09:47 minutes.

Artist: Melvins
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Grunge, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 01:09:47
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No. Title Length
1. Washmachine Sk8tronics (Remixed By Eye Yamatsuka) (featuring Yamatsuka Eye) 5:09
2. Emperor Twaddle Remix (Remixed By Christoph Heemann) (featuring Christoph Heemann) 4:20
3. She Chokes Her Dying Breath & Does It In My Face (Remixed By V/VM) (featuring V, V / Vm) 4:24
4. AAHHH… (Remixed By John Duncan) (featuring John Duncan) 5:02
5. Linkshänder (Remixed By Matmos) (featuring Matmos) 5:12
6. EggNog Trilogy: I) She's Ivanhoe, II) Cancer, III) Inebriated (Remixed By Lee Ronaldo) (featuring Lee Ranaldo) 4:24
7. SNOW REM REM IBVZ (Remixed By Merzbow) (featuring Merzbow) 5:56
8. P***k Concrete/Revolution M (Remixed By David Scott Stone (featuring David Scott Stone) 3:23
9. Queen (Electroclash Remix By Panacea) (featuring The Panacea) 4:40
10. The Silky Apple Butter Of Youth (Remixed By Sunroof!) (featuring Sunroof!) 3:12
11. 4th Floor Hellcopter (Remixed By Kawabata Makoto) (featuring Kawabata Makoto) 5:06
12. disp_tx_skel_mach_murx (Remixed By Farmersmanual) (featuring Farmers Manual) 5:06
13. Overgoat (Remixed By Void Manes) (featuring Void Manes) 4:35
14. Over From Under The Dog, Girl & Boy Treatment (Remixed By RLW) (featuring Rlw) 4:03
15. Hard Revenge Milly Bloody Battle VS. The Melvins Ozmatized Gore Police (Remixed By Speedranch) (featuring Speedranch) 5:15



As outlandish as Melvins records tend to be, Chicken Switch surpasses expectations. As if remixing the grunge pioneers' baritone vocals and chunky guitar isn't a bizarre notion to begin with, the chosen contributors weren't taken from the typical pool of electronic DJs (no Justice or Girl Talk here!). These are the guitar-slinging, experimental/noise variety of remixers, with Matmos, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, the Boredoms' Yamatsuka Eye, Acid Mothers Temple's Kawabata Makota, and noise icon Merzbow doing the cutting and tweaking. Stranger still is the fact that these artists aren't reworking particular songs, but instead are each using a full album's worth of material (or more) to deconstruct and rework into a single track. Usually the material is warped beyond recognition. It's difficult to tell what album spawned Merzbow's song, since it's rendered indecipherable by a wall of trebly distortion and static. Meanwhile, for "Prick Concrète/Revolution M," onetime Melvin David Scott Stone elongates a bassy Buzzo a cappella into three minutes of whale-like throat singing. Lee Ranaldo's "Eggnog Trilogy" is one of the few tracks that actual feels like a real song with an actual backbeat — although, like the rest of the album and most of the Melvins' back catalog, it's disturbingly choppy and at times frightening. Chicken Switch is a punishing, twisted mess — and in that aspect, it remains true to the warped Melvins aesthetic, and fans will probably eat it up. Even diehards may find it hard to decipher the source material, but the wealth of creativity on board is highly admirable.