Hear Melvins cover Soundgarden’s Spoonman with Matt Cameron

Roger "Buzz" Osborne from The Melvins performs at l' Alhambra on October 2, 2018 in Paris, France.
(Image credit: David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns)

Melvins have released a cover of Spoonman by fellow Seattle grunge legends Soundgarden, complete with Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron.

The condensed version of the track finds Buzz Osbourne tearing through some of the greatest drop-D riffs of the grunge era, and delivering a double-tracked solo that’s more composed than Kim Thayil’s original, but no less psychedelic.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.