The Melvins to Collect 'Hostile Ambient Takeover' Covers for New Comp

'Hostile Ambient Besides' finds them taking on Germs, the Gun Club, Ramones and more

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Sep 1, 2020

The Mevlins are about to have a look back with a new covers effort called Hostile Ambient Besides, which will find the grunge titans taking on the likes of Germs, the Gun Club, Ramones and Alice Cooper.

As fans could no doubt guess, the upcoming record will be a sister effort to 2002's Hostile Ambient Takeover. As Punknews reports, the comp will gather up various covers the Melvins released on a series of 7-inches in support of the studio album.

In addition to the aforementioned acts, Hostile Ambient Besides features covers of Mott the Hoople, the Tubes and Warlock Pinchers.

So far, it's unclear exactly when the collection will arrive, but Hostile Ambient Besides will apparently come out over the next few weeks as various variants via Amphetamine Reptile.

You can see one of those above, while the Hostile Ambient Besides tracklist is below.

Hostile Ambient Besides:

Side A

1. Jerkin Krokus (Mott the Hoople)

2. Promise Me (The Gun Club)

3. Arny (Warlock Pinchers)

4. Fast Foaming (Germs)

Side B

1. Return of the Spiders (Alice Cooper)

2. White Punks on Dope (The Tubes)

3. Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World (Ramones)

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