Melvins - Mad vegetable management

The city of Montesano in Grays Harbor County (Washington) is quite proud to be the hometown of the Melvins.

How the Melvins got their band name - Melvin Mole - Mad magazineOne of the members of this band, proficient in sludge metal and stoner rock, Buzz Osborne, worked after school in the administrative department of the Thriftway Pick-Rite, a supermarket on Pioneer Ave in Montesano.

According to Buzz the Vegetable Department Manager, Pete 'Melvin' Loman, was the most-hated fellow employee of this Pick-Rite. And because it was the intention to give the band a name that was as ridiculous as possible, the choice fell on The Melvins.

Pete Loman owed his nickname Melvin by the way to the eponymous anti-hero who appeared in the first issues of satirical magazine Mad.

Active: 1983-present, USA

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