Welcome to Buzz Osborne’s Life, and His Favorite Song You’ve Never Heard

This Who classic sounds best on "Live at Leeds," according to The Melvins' frontman



The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne tells BlastEcho his favorite song you’ve never heard:

“Tattoo” by The Who

One of my favorite bands is The Who. They’re amazing. And there’s a song of theirs on The Who Sell Out called “Tattoo.” It’s also on the extended version of Live at Leeds. It’s about these two kids who decide to get tattoos. They have a religious experience once they get them. And that’s a really great song, one of my favorites. The live version especially is really good. I think The Who Sell Out is one of the weirdest records I’ve ever heard. They put the whole thing together like it’s a radio show. I think they are one of the weirdest bands from the ‘60s, and they are easily my favorite band. I’ve loved them since I was about 11. And I’ve never stopped liking that stuff. There’s nothing like them. They are a force to be reckoned with, a force of nature. Art school and Jerry Lee Lewis rolled into one. They were the first band to truly be an arena-rock band. They showed everyone how to do that. And they were good at it. And I don’t really like arena rock.

(as told to Stephanie Wargin)

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