Dale Crover, "Hillbilly Math"
Here we find Dale Crover playing one of the most straightforward rock songs that he's probably ever been involved with. I guess you can see how this might not really be a Melvins song, and I'm not sure it's really necessary, but whatrever, it's totally fine.
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Such Is Love, Such Is Life"
We're in 1963 with this song today. Frankly, Smokey is sounding a little Chipmunk-y on this song, making this a little less than the best from him.
Less Than Jake, "Weekends All Year Long"
This is pretty late-period Less Than Jake, from 2013's See The Light. It finds the band sounding more or less like they've always sounded, but there's a little bit of an edge missing or something else. It's hard to exactly put my finger on it, but it's just a step behind their peak material. Maybe it's just that it doesn't differentiate itself enough, so I just prefer the stuff I'm familiar with.
Samiam, "Where D'ya Go"
Math time! (Less Than Jake) - horns = ?
That's right, Samiam! Wait, hang on, this is from before Less Than Jake. So, (Samiam + Horns) = Less Than Jake. Still works!
And, let's head even further back! This is just pure, uncut snotty punk from the some of the kings of the form. For all I know, you could probably trace inspiration directly from the Descendents to Samiam to Less Than Jake. It's plausable! Although Less Than Jake probably also listened to a ton of Descendents themselves.