Rabbits' Revenge (partially found unreleased Melvins song; mid-1980s)

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The album containing the song with a sample from the unreleased Melvins performance.

Status: Partially Found

Rabbits' Revenge is an unreleased track by American sludge metal/experimental metal band the Melvins. The track was allegedly played live by the band in the mid-1980s.

History

The Seattle-based drone metal band Sunn O))) released a song titled Rabbits' Revenge on their 2000 debut album ØØ Void (also known as "Double-O Void") that was credited to the Melvins. This "cover" of the supposed Melvins song features a sample of a Melvins performance from roughly 5:20 to 6:20, in which Melvins lead singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne can be heard singing the words "I get my revenge" or something similar.

Greg Anderson, guitarist for Sunn O))), may be the only person in possession of this recording, which, according to a comment on a YouTube video,[1] may have been recorded by Chris Quinn of the Skank Puppies during a 1985 live performance by the Melvins. The user (Anderson) also claims the video on YouTube to be the same one sampled in the Sunn O))) song.

This YouTube video is possibly the only available recording of the song online, beginning at 16:52.

A similarly-titled song, Hung Bunny, can be found on the Melvins' 1992 album Lysol; however, this song seems to follow a different chord progression from the Sunn O))) song, and does not feature the sample used in the cover. Further, this is disputed in an article on the Village Voice.[2]

It is unknown if a studio recording of this song exists, or if the band even intended to record it.

Gallery

A digitized recording of the song (16:52).

References