Posted in music on March 6, 2012

Melvin's van

1972 Dodge Sportsman Royal Van, better known as the "MELVAN" Featured in many books, Cobain Unseen, Come As You Are ETC. & Many NIRVANA documentary films. This is a very unique piece of MELVINS/NIRVANA history & truly one of a kind. The KISS Mural on the side was hand drawn by Kurt Cobain using sharpie markers shoplifted from the Thriftway grocery store in Montesano Washington. (former employer of King Buzzo) This was one of the first MELVINS tour vans & was used on at least one U.S. tour. Kurt himself was often times known to drive this van to local shows, also included are two former registration's, one signed by Roger Osborne (King Buzzo) & the second signed by former MELVINS bass player Matt Lukin ! Bid High & Bid Often ,this will probably be your one & only chance to own this unique piece of music history !
Place your bid on the the "Melvan" at Ebay now. Maybe you can get Buzzo/Dale to sign it at their upcoming dates with Unsane.

In other news, Nirvana's former manager is part of a group that is "planning to pour substantial funds into the Occupy Wall Street movement in hopes of sustaining the protests and fostering political change."

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Comments (97)

Lame.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:02 PM

Powered by Black Flag. Screw the Kiss mural.

Posted by Blag | March 6, 2012 12:02 PM

That KISS mural alone is worth ten grand.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:04 PM

who cares!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:04 PM

Somebody is about to make a lot of money off this auction.

Posted by Jonny Corndawg | March 6, 2012 12:04 PM

NIRYANNA

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:04 PM

Would be nice if you actually read the whole auction.This is not THE Tad Doyle at all

"No, Thank You for the question, their have been lot's of false reports online saying Tad Doyle, front man of the Band TAD is selling this this van, I am not Tad Doyle, nor Have I ever claimed to be, my name is Mitch, & I have listed the MELVAN for my friend Ben, I am however a HUGE TAD FAN & I highly encourage you to check out his new band, "BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH" They are BAD A** !"

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:05 PM

12:04 - can you say "Courtney"?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:05 PM

Buy for $15G, sell to Rock Hall of Fame for $100G

Posted by scalper x | March 6, 2012 12:06 PM

I'm gonna buy this van, park it in my driveway, and beat off inside it everyday.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:07 PM

Hey 12:05. Thanks for bringing that to light... I read a false report earlier that stated the contrary and missed that. Thanks for reading all!

Posted by BBG | March 6, 2012 12:11 PM

"Buy for $15G, sell to Rock Hall of Fame for $100G"

I am sure the guy selling is not that much of an idiot and knows what he has on his hands. The latest bid is 11.000 and the reserve has not even been met yet. I would love to know what that is.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:15 PM

This is news? Who cares!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:24 PM

^ ^ lawyer!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:25 PM

That KISS mural is the best work Kurt Cobain ever did.

Posted by Klicka | March 6, 2012 12:28 PM

I kinda care, this is something different than just thew new Beast Coast tour dates, you know.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:28 PM

$1

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:31 PM


I'd buy this, if I could set it on fire and sending it barreling down 6th Street in Austin at 100 mph next Friday afternoon.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:37 PM

This is big news. I think this would look good on my back forty. Hell, it'd look good in my front forty.

Posted by Rich Texan(!) | March 6, 2012 12:38 PM

The Pacific Northwestern version of the Oscar Meier Weinermobile.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:49 PM

I banged a really hot heroin addict in there back in the day, yo.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 12:50 PM

The 90s are coming back.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 1:04 PM

hey klicka (12:28) - that comment is the only thing of worth (and that isn't saying much) that you'll EVER accomplish.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 1:22 PM

I jack off in my cereal

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 1:23 PM

I am the owner of the Thriftway that Kurt Cobain stole the markers from. I will be filing a lawsuit against the owner of this vehicle to be compensated for the loss of the markers and part of the profits made off this, seeing as how a lot of it's appeal was created from merchandise stolen from my store. See you in court pal!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 1:29 PM

Drugs, suicide, and to top it off shoplifting! Hey Kurt, hope you're enjoying hell you son of a bitch!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 1:37 PM

Fuck the van! That Dog is playing in May! 90s Nostalgia!

Where the hell is the review for the Pete & Pete reunion?!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 1:37 PM

Nirvana is playing with Crash Test Dummies at 285 Kent on Saturday. Get there early!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 1:40 PM

"the license tabs expired April of 94"

Coincidentally, that is the average birth month of brokyln vegan commenters.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 1:41 PM

^so what if alot of BV commenters were born in April! Who cares? Aerage borth month I never heard someone describe it that way..I was born in August any other summer born folks here?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 1:50 PM

Average birth month I mean

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 1:51 PM

yaeh, Learn to speel spernm wagon.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:11 PM

Don't let your tags expire .....and you WON'T kill yourself?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:15 PM

I'd rather have my tags expire then having my containers of Sabra expire. And that's my official statement.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:19 PM

Sabra expire? *Pfft* Nigga please. That shit's so fuckin' processed. That shit'll be here when your mutant descendents are disintegrated by the red gianting sun.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:27 PM

ha ha ha 2:19 gets his/her hummus from wal-mart. eat shit, hillbilly!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:30 PM

Really cool piece of history!

Posted by Fazer um MSN | March 6, 2012 2:35 PM

2:11 why don't you learn how to write what you think..

Let me help you...

Plates expired in April 1994..that is probably the average birth date for the people on this board.

You're welcome,
anon

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:37 PM

2:37's having a hard time in life :-(

Normally I'd never pay you any attention, but if you were holding out a cup ......I'd put a quarter in it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:55 PM

How have I not heard for 20+ years that Buzz's real name is ROGER?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:56 PM

2:55..I would be pissed at you because you messed up a good cup of coffee.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:01 PM

dental plan

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:07 PM

3:01 ....and I wouldn't care.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:07 PM

^ as I dumped the coffee on your head and ruined your man purse, ipad and nyu student id.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:10 PM

Man 3:07 got pwnd

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:13 PM

The first time I walked into an NYC bar where every single person was sporting a grunge look, I thought I'd discovered where all of the city's young plumbers hang out.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:21 PM

someone or some people need money badly

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:28 PM

I have a scooter where Frohawk drew a portrait of A.R.E. Weapons. I'm willing to listen to offers if anyone is interested.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:29 PM

Melvins are a great band. Nirvana is overrated garbage for little girls.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:31 PM

@3:10 ...in your imagination. Then you'd pull the quarter out (because you need it) and finish drinking it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:34 PM

Foo Fighters are better than Nirvana. Nirvana was just a vehicle for Dave Grohl to sing and play guitar in a famous band.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:36 PM

Dave Grohl? Good drummer. Shitty everything else.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:42 PM

dude thats truly sad. 3:10 dosent have a man purse ipad or a nyu student id. all poor people should kill themselves. sooner rather than later if possible.

hee hee hee see what i did there?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:46 PM

3:10 LIVES IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!!!!!!!

hee hee hee. Get it?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 3:48 PM

FOO FIGHTERS DESTROY NIRVANA.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:04 PM

Curt Kobain was a talented guitar player, but his voice was horrible. He could not hit the high notes live. Dave Grohl has a tremendous voice. Dave is just so much better with the Foos.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:07 PM

If Nirvana never happened, there would be no Foo Fighters! no R.E.M.! no Melvins! You stupid hipsters don't know jack shit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:11 PM

lol are you serious 4:11

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:15 PM

cobain tried out for the melvins on bass and didn't make the cut, so he started nirvana.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:16 PM

Dave Grohl couldn't find a drummer so he played in Nirvana. But he never liked Kurt.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:19 PM

Kurt auditioned for R.E.M. but Peter Buck thought he was gay.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:24 PM

Peter Buck tried out for the B-52's but he was only 7 years old so they passed. Without Nirvana there'd be no B-52's.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:37 PM

Nirvana was fucking epic.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:45 PM

As stated in a thread from earlier this year, without the S P I N D O C T O R S there would not be any of these loser bands.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:47 PM

I bet that van smells like a fart tournament.

Posted by wingwalker77 | March 6, 2012 4:48 PM

who needs the melvan when you can ride in the PT Spinster

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:53 PM

Foo Fighters are epic. Nirvana was ok.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:55 PM

Saw Nirvana at the New York Coliseum on their last tour. The Breeders opened. One of the best shows I've ever seen. The Foo Fighters are OK I guess, but please.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 4:59 PM

Courtney Love wrote most of Kurts lyrics. Yup.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 5:01 PM

Nirvana sucked live. I've been a fan since Bleach. Not a hater. I love the albums, but they were embarrassing live.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 5:04 PM

Remember when Nirvana played SNL? and Kurt wrote E.V. on his shirt and ate a brownie? That was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 5:07 PM

504pm cool story bro. we have youtube

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 5:14 PM

Reserve is $150K

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 5:20 PM

I wish I got to see Nirvana live. Everything on youtube sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 5:23 PM

Anybody bidding on this ....
(a) has way too much disposable money (they are obviously the 1%)
(b) has way too much time on their hands (anyone who buys a vehicle other than to get to / from work is part of the problem), and
(c) should be taken out back and beat with a bag of dildos (the black "ass-to-ass" ones)

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 5:39 PM

I only saw Nirvana live once, and they definitely didn't suck.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 5:46 PM

@ 4:55 PM "Foo Fighters are epic. Nirvana was ok."

LULZ so much epic fail


MORE LULZ "are epic (sic)"

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 5:59 PM

You fucking snobs hate the Foo Fighters! None of the bands talked about on this blog hold a candle to the Foos!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 6:05 PM

3:34, 3:46 and 3:48...Lame, Lame, Lame...

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 6:06 PM

@6:06 PM try harder. You can't fail forever. Given a long enough time line, probability's with you.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 6:27 PM

Man 6:06 got pwnd

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 6:31 PM

Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music and lyrics. I only wished he could have stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations. I was compelled to compose a portrait of him In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html Drop in and tell me your memories of his music and how it’s affected you.

Posted by Brandt Hardin | March 6, 2012 6:39 PM

6:39 is a prince among trolls.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 6:53 PM

Got my bid in, and when I win I'm gonna set up a nice little business where I charge people money to come for a ride in the van to 'live the history'. $15 a ride, 100 riders a day, 50 weeks a year (gotta vacation, though I could charge people while I'm on vacation too), I'll clear half a mil in no time. That's not even taking into account any money made on gifts, because I will make it so people have to exit through the gift shop. Anybody want in on this exciting opportunity?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 7:14 PM

Ride needs some pimpin'

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 7:29 PM

I hear you get some of kurdts used needles in the glove box!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 7:42 PM

black fag

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 9:47 PM

^^
Wow, what are the odds that this 9:47 person would have thought of that exact pun on Black Flag's name that LITERALLY every other kid since 1976 who's ever heard the name Black Flag has also thought of? Uncanny.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 10:18 PM

well, they didn't start going by Black Flag until 1978, so your comment is moot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2012 8:52 AM

Ha ha (Nelson Muntz impression)!

10:18's a dummy!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2012 11:14 AM

fuck you 5.39. anyone who judges everyone else by their philosophy should be blah blah blah blah......

and what "problem" is this? I have a vintage sports car I like to drive - it's fun. it's something I saved a long time for, and is ultimately worth it (to me, and I sure do not care what people like you think of that). it goes point a to point b just like your...wait you probably don't have a car.

it would be pretty awesome to tool around in Curt's old van. now get to work and work hard - britney's old geo will be up for auction soon!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2012 11:36 AM

too many comments - stop now everyone

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2012 12:00 PM

everyone except for me that is, hehe

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2012 12:00 PM

If we are not judged by our philosophy, then how can you rationally judge actions? Is not judging actions without intent a little unreasonable?

I think you may want to audit that logic course, next time it comes up at BMCC again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2012 12:09 PM

Ha ha (Nelson Muntz impression)!

Posted by Souq | March 15, 2012 9:23 AM

Oh my God what a piece of junk that is

Posted by Fazer um Msn | April 9, 2012 8:02 AM

Very unique piece, I liked a lot.

I hope someone buy this car and make it even better.

Posted by elaele | March 23, 2014 2:27 PM

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