Buzz from Melvins “10 albums that made me”. Sticky Fingers
“Sticky Fingers, to me, is rock & roll, top to bottom. It's the basis of why rock & roll is so cool. It's brimming with their influences, from blues to country, and they embrace it. They see the good in all those sorts of things. I see the good in them as well.
How did the Rolling Stones influence the Melvins? Oh my god, I don't even know where to begin. The simplicity of their playing is amazing. It's part of their genius. Yet it's very complex. If you listen to a song like "Moonlight Mile," just the rhythms and the way Mick Taylor is playing, it's very complex. And a song like "Brown Sugar," I can't believe they got away with that, you know? But that's the song. It's like, not everything is a social commentary. And there is such a thing as writing something from the third person. Just because I wrote a song it doesn't mean it's what I personally think. People need to lighten up about that sort of thing. It's just music. It's art. And art is something you enjoy”