Buzzo's last suppers 

Key Kurt Cobain influence the Melvins still rock after a quarter-century of ear damage. Check out last year’s Nude With Boots for proof. Here, leader King Buzzo burps up his Top Five Last Meal Requests from Death Row. If you need to ask why, go listen to Lysol again. Actually, do that anyway; that record kicks ass.

5. Robert Dale Conklin, 2005: Executed for stabbing and dismembering gay lover with a screwdriver. Filet mignon wrapped with bacon, shrimp sautéed in garlic butter with lemon, baked potato with butter, sour cream, chives, and real bacon bits; asparagus with Hollandaise sauce; French bread with butter; goat cheese; apple pie; vanilla-bean ice cream, and iced tea. Last words: “Amen.”

4. Charles Daniel Thacker, 2005: Executed for strangling and attempted rape of an elementary school teacher. Two double cheeseburgers; French fries; onion rings; fajitas; and two Mountain Dews, Coca-Colas, and Dr. Peppers; guacamole dip with tortilla chips; four slices of pepperoni pizza; a chocolate-chip cookie; two slices of double-chocolate cake; and two pints of ice cream. Last words: “I’m sorry … I know God will forgive me,” followed by, “They couldn’t find a vein on my arm.”

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3. Henry Lee Hunt, 2003: Executed for the contract killing of a man and a police informant. Domino’s pizza with pepperoni, hamburger, Canadian bacon, sausage, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers, and Coke. Last words: “It’s a good day to die.”

2. James Willie Brown, 2003: Executed for raping and suffocating a topless dancer. Foot-long chili dog with everything, French fries, dill pickle, strawberry ice cream, and 7-Up. Last words: “No comment.”

1. Anthony Johnson, 2002: Executed for the shooting of a jeweler. A prison vending-machine sandwich. Last words: “I’d just like to say to my friends, I loved them.”

This article originally appeared in Current sister paper Metro Times. Check out Serene Dominic’s video interview with Melvins drummers Dale Crover and Coady Willis at sacurrent.com/music/mixxedmedia.asp


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