The Melvins’ Van, With Kurt Cobain Artwork, Hits eBay -
The Melvan

The Melvan

The Melvins’ Van, With Kurt Cobain Artwork, Hits eBay

by Andrew Tijs on March 7, 2012

in News

The old tourvan used by sludge rockers The Melvins, and featuring a KISS drawing by Kurt Cobain, is being auctioned on eBay.

The Melvan

The Melvan

NME discovered that ‘The Melvan’ is up for auction on eBay. The 1972 Dodge Sportsman Royal Van was used by alt-rock weirdoes The Melvins and has appeared in many books on Cobain and Nirvana, as it features a pen drawing of KISS on the side done by Kurt and was supposedly driven by him when he was hanging out with the band.

The seller claims that the mural was done “using sharpie markers shoplifted from the Thriftway grocery store in Montesano Washington (former employer of King Buzzo [frontman for The Melvins])”.

It also features the Black Flag logo on the side (stenciled by the current owner ‘Ben’) and “NOTALENT” and “MEAN MACHINE” spray-painted on the body.

The seller claims that passengers have included Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana; Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Matt Lukin of The Melvins; and Greg Hokanson, drummer for Kurt’s first band Fecal Matter.

He also claims that the original registration expired in April 1994, the month Cobain died.

If you want a piece of rock history, bid here.



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