The Melvins have announced the impending release of remix album with a twist: instead of a single track to work with, each remixer was given a full Melvins album, and then some, to work with. This is remarkable news if only to hear how the producers treat Dale Crover's drum fills; the drummer is, along with Drumbo's work with Captain Beefheart, one of the great untapped breakbeat sample sources. “Apache” has been played out; why not the “Houdini” break?? Toss in King Buzzo's growl and guitar, and some of those menacing bass lines, and you've got a recipe for disaster. (Where's the chopped 'n screwed version?)

The record, called Chicken Switch, comes out September 29. Track list after the jump:

1. Washmachine Sk8tronics – Eye Yamatsuka

2. Emperor Twaddle Reemix – Christoph Heeman

3. She Chokes Her Dying Breadn and Does It In my Face – V/VM

4. AAHHH… – John Duncan

5. Linksh änder – Matmos

6. EggNog Trilogy i) She's Ivanhoe ii) Cancer iii) Inebriated – Lee Ranaldo

7. SNOW REM REM IBVZ – Merzbow

8. Prick Concrete/Revolution M – David Scott Stone

9. Queen (Electroclash Remix) – Panaceea

10. The Silky Apple Butter of Youth – Sunroof!

11. 4th Floor Hellcopter – Kawabata Makoto

12. disp_tx_skel_mach_murx – Farmersmanual

13. Overgoat – Void Manes

14 Over from Under the Dog, Girl & Boy Treatment – RLW

15. Hard Revenge Milly Bloody Battle VS. The Melvins Ozmatized Gore Police (Feat. Cardopusher of the Five Deadly Venoms) – Speedranch

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