32 Songs, 2 Hours 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mudhoney’s debut single “Touch Me I’m Sick” and its follow-up Superfuzz BigMuff EP defined an era of late-80s-early ‘90s Seattle grunge, with its sludgy guitars, roughshod rhythms and singer Mark Arm’s emphatic whelps and screams. Other bands from the region went on to greater success — Nirvana, Soundgarden — but none represented the scene’s spirit more effectively; Mudhoney schooled every band that heard them. The band’s playful vibe channeled genuine rage; their cover of the Texas punk group the Dicks’ “Hate the Police” is a most forceful anti-authority anthem. This deluxe edition collects the early singles, the original EP, various compilation tracks, several early demos, live recordings from Berlin, and a 1988 radio program in Santa Barbara. It captures them at their spontaneous and magical best with an energy and un-jaded enthusiasm that only true believers can channel. The live version of “If I Think” expresses the perfect dynamic, lying low for the verses and exploding for the chorus with unrelenting force. Even at this early stage with tunes like “In n’ Out of Grace,” “Need,” and “You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)” they already had a deep catalog to draw from. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mudhoney’s debut single “Touch Me I’m Sick” and its follow-up Superfuzz BigMuff EP defined an era of late-80s-early ‘90s Seattle grunge, with its sludgy guitars, roughshod rhythms and singer Mark Arm’s emphatic whelps and screams. Other bands from the region went on to greater success — Nirvana, Soundgarden — but none represented the scene’s spirit more effectively; Mudhoney schooled every band that heard them. The band’s playful vibe channeled genuine rage; their cover of the Texas punk group the Dicks’ “Hate the Police” is a most forceful anti-authority anthem. This deluxe edition collects the early singles, the original EP, various compilation tracks, several early demos, live recordings from Berlin, and a 1988 radio program in Santa Barbara. It captures them at their spontaneous and magical best with an energy and un-jaded enthusiasm that only true believers can channel. The live version of “If I Think” expresses the perfect dynamic, lying low for the verses and exploding for the chorus with unrelenting force. Even at this early stage with tunes like “In n’ Out of Grace,” “Need,” and “You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)” they already had a deep catalog to draw from. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Jojo The Great ,

Great, Thank You So Much!!!

Finally, a remaster version of one the most over-looked albums of all times.

havesomedip ,

Such a classic

I dont think too many people know or care for that matter about how much influence albums like theese had on the genre. Nirvana broke the underground from behind the scenes to the mainstream, but it was albums like Surfer Rosa, Entertainment, Espescially for you, and this one that were loved by Kurt Cobain so just remeber that while you review Nevermind and praise its genius.

G-dog Wyo ,

This is it

This is what growing up in a small, conservative town sounded like for me in the late 80s and early 90s. For me, and it seems like many others out there, this is hands-down THE "grunge" album to have. A close second for me is Soundgarden's UltraMega OK.

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