Mudhoney

TrackAlbum / EP / Single
Touch Me I'm SickSub Pop SP18
I Like It SmallVanishing Point
Sweet Young Thing
Ain't Sweet No More
Sub Pop SP18
You Got ItMudhoney
I'm NowThe Lucky Ones
No One HasSuperfuzz Bigmuff EP
Make It Now AgainFive Dollar Bob's Mock Cooter Stew EP
Let It SlideEvery Good Boy Deserves Fudge
Suck You DryPiece Of Cake
Paranoid CoreDigital Garbage

 

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Mudhoney – original lineup (l-r): Matt Lukin (bass), Dan Peters (drums), Steve Turner (guitar), Mark Arm (guitar, vocals)

 

 

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Mudhoney playlist

 

 

Contributor: Ann Chambers

Mudhoney’s time line begins in 1980, when teenaged Mark Arm formed the band Mr. Epp and the Calculations with some high-school friends from the Seattle suburb of Bellevue; none of whom actually knew how to play at the time. They were described as “the worst band in the world” on more than one occasion … In January 1988, after going through several line-ups and band names – the Ducky Boys, the Limp Richerds, the Thrown Ups, and the more successful Green River – they renamed themselves Mudhoney, after a Russ Meyer film none of them had actually seen. The new foursome took the punk metal formula, added a dollop of 60s garage rock swagger and a large portion of Fun House-era Stooges, and ran it all through the cheap stomp boxes Mark Arm and Steve Turner so cherished. Turner initially expected the band to last about six months … (edited from the band’s website)

“It’s hard not to admire how Mudhoney’s perennial piss-takes are subtly deepening and how their saturated superfuzz always sounds so good.”

I hope you enjoy these ten tracks and five covers and go on to explore the rest of Mudhoney’s extensive catalogue.

 

Touch Me I’m SickSuperfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles (1990)
“Buried in the kicked-up smoke of screaming guitars and pounding drums.”

and

I Like It SmallVanishing Point (2013)
“A group steeped in trash-culture and venomous kitsch.”

 

Sweet Young Thing Ain’t Sweet No MoreSuperfuzz Bigmuff…
“Songs like a Roger Corman B-movie delivered with a buzzsaw guitar.”

 

You Got ItMudhoney (1989)
“A throat-scraping sardonic yowl.”

 

I’m NowThe Lucky Ones (2008)
“A sludgy breathless rush of fuzz, flavoured with flecks of psych-era ephemera.”

and

No One HasSuperfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles (1990)
“Scuzzed-up, sleazy and subterranean treasure.”

 

Make It Now AgainFive Dollar Bob’s Mock Cooter Stew (1993)
“A rampage of nihilistic primal menace.”

and

Let It SlideEvery Good Boy Deserves Fudge (1991)
“Faster and fiercer than ever but no less fuzzy or messed up.”

 

Suck You DryPiece Of Cake (1992)
“There’s still no time like the present to get ripped apart.”

 

Paranoid CoreDigital Garbage (2018)
“Scuzzy and sleazy, just the way you like it.”

 

 

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BUBBLING UNDER …

Hate The Police – originally by The Dicks (1980) and on the 1989 Mudhoney EP, Boiled Beef & Rotting Teeth.

The Money Will Roll Right In – originally by Fang (1982)

Revolution – written by Peter Kember and recorded by Spacemen 3 in 1989 on Playing With Fire.

Over The Top – was the B-side of Motörhead’s sixth single, Bomber, in 1979.

Fix Me – from the debut EP by Black Flag, Nervous Breakdown, also in 1979.

You’ll find all of these five covers by Mudhoney on their March To Fuzz compilation album – and here’s three of them from YouTube. Hear all five on the spotify playlist:

 

 

 

 

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Mudhoney – current lineup (l-r): Dan Peters (drums), Guy Maddison (bass), Mark Arm (guitar, vocals), Steve Turner (guitar)

 

 

Mudhoney poster

 


Mudhoney at Leeds Beckett University, 30th November 2018 – full gig

 


Come On Down (1985) is the debut EP by the Seattle-based alternative rock band Green River, pioneers of grunge – it is considered to be the first grunge record. Band members went on to form Mudhoney, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, Melvins, Brad, Pearl Jam.

 

Mudhoney official website

Mudhoney fansite (including Discography and Lyrics)

Mudhoney on Sub Pop

Exploring Mudhoney at Discogs!

Mudhoney YouTube channel

“I’m Now: The Story of Mudhoney” – full documentary

Mudhoney on the John Peel Show

“Mudhoney: The Sound & The Fury From Seattle” by Keith Cameron (Omnibus Press 2013)

Mudhoney biography (AllMusic)

Ann Chambers loves the psychedelic music of the 80s/90s. In between gigs, she runs her own business, Sequin World and Bead Monster. This is Ann’s fourth post for the site; the first three on Loop, The Heads and Thee Hypnotics, others are in the pipeline. You can follow her on twitter @ann_sequinworld and other social media sites.

TopperPost #819

1 Comment

  1. David Lewis
    Nov 13, 2019

    Nice Toppermost on one of the more important grunge bands. Very much enjoyed it.

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