Dale Crover

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Dale Crover
Crover performing at Toad's Place in New Haven, Connecticut in October 2006
Crover performing at Toad's Place in New Haven, Connecticut in October 2006
Background information
Born (1967-10-23) October 23, 1967 (age 56)
Aberdeen, Washington
GenresSludge metal, grunge, hardcore punk, doom metal, stoner metal
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, engineer, producer
InstrumentsDrums, vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, sitar

Dale Crover (born October 23, 1967) is an American musician. He is best known as the drummer for the band, Melvins. Crover has also played the bands Men of Porn, Shrinebuilder, and Nirvana. He is the current vocalist and guitarist for the band Altamont.

Career[change | change source]

After Mike Dillard left Melvins, the band brought Crover in to drum for them. He was recruited out of an Iron Maiden cover band.[1] In late 1985, Crover formed the band Fecal Matter with Kurt Cobain and Greg Hokanson. Hokanson would later leave the band. After he left, Cobain and Crover decided to record Illiteracy Will Prevail on a 4-track in December 1985 at Cobain's aunt's home in Seattle, Washington.[2] The band would break up in 1986.[3]

Crover would end up drumming on Nirvana's ten-song demo that was recorded on January 23, 1988 at Reciprocal Recording Studios in Seattle. He played a 14-song show with Nirvana in Tacoma, Washington, the night of the demo session. Three of the cuts from the show "Downer", "Floyd the Barber" and "Raunchola/Moby Dick" would appear on the 2004 box set, With the Lights Out. Crover would relocate to San Francisco, California along with Melvins' bandmate Buzz Osborne later in 1988. During Nirvana's west coast tour with Sonic Youth in August 1990, he rejoined the band.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Buzz Osborne. "Liner Notes to Mangled Demos from 1983". Ipecac Recordings. May 31, 2005.
  2. Gillian Gaar. "Nirvana Timeline, Booklet to With the Lights Out". Geffen Records/Universal Music Group. November 23, 2004.
  3. Michael Azerrad. "Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana". Doubleday, 1993. ISBN 0-385-47199-8.
  4. Nirvana Live Guide, August 1990 tour (08/16/90-08/25/90) Archived 2006-11-22 at the Wayback Machine.