There are two artists named Altamont. 1. Altamont is a side project by Dale Crover, longtime drummer for the Melvins. Dale started the band because he had picked up a Les Paul guitar and decided to use it. Joey Osbourne and Dan Southwick of Acid King joined him. The line up has changed a few times ever since. So far Altamont has released three albums on the now defunct Man's Ruin label: a split record with Acid King, Civil War Fantasy and Our Darling. In 2005 The Monkee's Uncle was released on the label AntAcidAudio, an offshoot of Ipecac Recordings, home of the Melvins.