Known primarily as a band that Kurt Cobain once worshipped, Melvins were a Washington state based band that have been called by some as the true “Godfathers of Grunge”. Their music had a deliberately slow and plodding pace and their Godfather nickname does have some credence as many Grunge acts cited them as an influence. They were far from one dimensional; as they were a very experimental band whose entire catalogue shows depth. Still together, still touring and still recording, the Melvins are seemingly the last of their genre still together. Based on who they have influenced, they may have an outside shot for induction.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (Aberdeen, WS)
NIHOF’s Favorite Album:
NIHOF’s Favorite Song:Boris (From Bullhead, 1991)