In a new feature from Rolling Stone, MELVINS frontman Buzz Osborne picks a handful of grunge records that he enjoyed, though says he’s “not overly intrigued by that whole genre.”
One of his picks is Spanking Machine by BABES IN TOYLAND, and recalls touring with them and WHITE ZOMBIE in the early 90s. Osborne says
BABES IN TOYLAND were great but said they were treated like dogsh*t by WHITE ZOMBIE and Rob Zombie:
“We played a lot of shows with them [Babes In Toyland] back then, and they were always fun. We did a tour with them and White Zombie, and we both got treated like f*cking dogsh*t on that tour by the powers that be. It was a massively unnecessary situation of pointless rock-star behavior. I don’t know what was going through his [Rob Zombie’s] head, but if making enemies is what you set out to do, well, mission accomplished.
I’ve been around people you would consider a rock star, like the guys in Kiss, and they never behaved like that. It just makes you hate lower-level f*ckheads like Rob Zombie even more. If I got treated like that by the f*cking mailman, I’d hate his guts. So it was fun to have Babes In Toyland along.”