Best MUDHONEY Album?

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To celebrate new albums the 2xCD deluxe reissue of Superfuzzbigmuff let's have a poll!
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Poll Results

OptionVotes
1988 Superfuzz Bigmuff (Plus Early Singles for those who have the cd) 21
1991 Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge 14
1992 Piece Of Cake 8
1989 Mudhoney 6
2002 Since We've Become Translucent 5
1995 My Brother the Cow 3
2006 Under a Billion Suns 2
1998 Tomorrow Hit Today 1
2008 The Lucky Ones1


Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 15 May 2008 18:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

Voted Since We've Become Translucent. Haven't heard The Lucky Ones yet.

Raw Patrick, Thursday, 15 May 2008 19:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

Loads of great stuff, but SF/BM+ES is still their ultimate classic, IMHO.

StanM, Thursday, 15 May 2008 19:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Their last few albums have been very strong. I'd agree superfuzz is their masterpiece but those latter albums are maybe stronger albums as a whole than the 90s ones.

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 15 May 2008 19:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Absolutely worshipped this band once upon a time. Superfuzz Bigmuff still crushes most of the grunge in its wake. But after checking a few years back, I clearly overrated the full-length debut at the time. As for the rest...

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 15 May 2008 19:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Can't wait to hear the new one. Will be buying a copy Tuesday...

Stormy Davis, Thursday, 15 May 2008 19:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Superfuzz by a long shot. Especially when you throw in the early singles and comp trax. In 'n' Out of Grace, Touch Me I'm Sick, Mudride, If I Think, Sweet Young Thing, Burn It Clean, Halloween & The Rose covers, single verisons of You Got It & Here Comes Sickness = best stuff they ever did.

The Mudhoney LP was a real disappointment, but Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge almost gives Superfuzz a run for its money. Not anywhere near as gnarly/heavy, but varied, memorable and a lot of fun. Suppose it's too poppy for some folks...

Agree w/ HGN that last 3 albums (Tommorow Hit Today thru Under a Billion Suns) are pretty damn good. Certainly better than Piece of Cake and My Mother the Cow, though occasionally somewhat bland & torpid in the manner of the S/T LP.

contenderizer, Thursday, 15 May 2008 20:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

New one ain't bad either. Although I wish they would steal their production back from Comets on Fire.

QuantumNoise, Thursday, 15 May 2008 20:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

I wish they would steal their production back from Comets on Fire
Yeah, me too. Though it wouldn't matter if they didn't steal back some rocket sauce while they're at it.

contenderizer, Thursday, 15 May 2008 20:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Im still quite fond of half the tracks on Piece Of Cake. Some of their best songs are on it. I remember excitedly getting it for xmas 92.

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 15 May 2008 20:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

The s/t debut was a big letdown at the time, and it remains an extremely meh listen, at least for me. All that said, "This Gift" is one of the best things they ever did.

DLee, Thursday, 15 May 2008 20:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

My favorite of the last three was definitely Translucent .. I was a little disappointed that for Billion Suns and, apparently, the new one (just based on the song lengths i've seen posted online) they haven't continued in the vein of "Baby, Can You Dig the Light" .. was really hoping that might be their new direction with the new lineup . .. full-on lengthy space jammage

Stormy Davis, Thursday, 15 May 2008 21:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

EGBDF

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 15 May 2008 21:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

I really like Piece of Cake a lot (the most!), but I'm just going off memory. I haven't listened to Mudhoney in earnest since the 90s.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 15 May 2008 21:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Listen to Every Good Boy, JF. I have a feeling that, if everybody in the world listened to all the Mudhoney albums, EGBDF would win by a fucking landslide.

contenderizer, Thursday, 15 May 2008 21:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

It would be a shame if people didn't listen to Mudhoney just because of when they were around as they're a lot better than that and deserve more.

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 15 May 2008 22:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I totally understand the revulsion, but some really great babies go out with the "grunge" bathwater.

contenderizer, Thursday, 15 May 2008 22:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

At least Melvins get credit now. Soundgarden don't seem to get any. Alice In Chains get blamed for the shite that came after, but they were great(Jerry fuck off with the reformation please).
If lite grunge hadnt hung around so long im sure these bands would've had more credit now.

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 15 May 2008 22:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

SFBM+Early Singles, easily.

circa1916, Thursday, 15 May 2008 22:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

damn. s/t was the first one i ever heard and i always considered that my favorite. i guess i should re-listen to superfuzz/bigmuff before voting.

rockapads, Friday, 16 May 2008 03:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

EGBDF

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Friday, 16 May 2008 03:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

fudge, although SFBM and translucent come close

electricsound, Friday, 16 May 2008 04:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

Did anyone else pick up that 'Live Mud' LP from last year? Official release, tho it was vinyl only and had that good ol 'live at leeds'-style cover. Kind of lame, actually ... the sound was pretty bad. set list just OK

Stormy Davis, Friday, 16 May 2008 04:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

God damn, Mark Arm is a hot lookin' man.

Erm anyway. I'll go for Superfuzz.

Trayce, Friday, 16 May 2008 05:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

some arm for trayce

http://www.geocities.com/tg_stuff2/lkmark1.jpg

electricsound, Friday, 16 May 2008 05:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

I haven't kept up with these guys at all though - can he/does he still do That Scream? I used to wonder how his voice would cope long-term.

Trayce, Friday, 16 May 2008 05:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

That greasy Cobain bleach job wasn't his best look, heh.

Trayce, Friday, 16 May 2008 05:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

this is a pretty sweet vid ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bahXZIsDsc

I met Mark briefly when they played Chi about 6 years back now ... what a bro!

Stormy Davis, Friday, 16 May 2008 05:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

the s/t haters are dumb

am0n, Friday, 16 May 2008 05:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

^ agreed

Stormy Davis, Friday, 16 May 2008 05:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

Vocals on the new album suck balls.

Reatards Unite, Friday, 16 May 2008 05:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

s/t was the first I heard and I've always dug it. I'm surprised no one is talking up Tomorrow Hit Today. That album floored me when it came out. Not sure what I'm voting for though. Think I'll give a listen to a couple first.

steampig67, Friday, 16 May 2008 12:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

Another vote for EGBDF, but 'Piece of Cake' is close behind. I really need to listen to the newer ones, 'cause a buddy of mine swears by 'em. Very stoked to go see them in Chicago (the Venue has changed from the new 'Bottom Lounge' to Reggie's - that's cool). Hey - what are the Mudhoney side-projects on Sub-pop? I've heard them in friends cars and homes but the project names escape me at the moment.

BlackIronPrison, Friday, 16 May 2008 13:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

I bought Generation Spokesmodel when it came out and thought it was pretty crap, but My Brother The Cow is actually pretty good as an album. Not that I'd ever vote for it.

I dunno if I've ever heard Fudge!

I also think the self-title album is being unfairly bashed. Really though if yr gonna include the Early Singles with Superfuzz Bigmuff there's no competition

Colonel Poo, Friday, 16 May 2008 13:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

It would seem daft not to when most people own the cd of that version.
I have 1st album on vinyl and i like it.

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 16 May 2008 13:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Woah .. the Mudhoney show in Chicago has been moved to Reggie's now?? SWEET! that's like three blocks from my place. Niceness

Stormy Davis, Friday, 16 May 2008 14:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

I still like s/t; I just overrated it at the time is all. And even w/o the singles, Superfuzz Bigmuff would still dominate.

Kevin John Bozelka, Friday, 16 May 2008 14:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

allmusic doesn't even show Superfuzz/Bigmuff as an LP. Is the SF/BM+early singles an out of print compilation?

Screw it, I'm going for s/t.

rockapads, Friday, 16 May 2008 17:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes.
Sub Pop is reissuing it as a deluxe 2xCD.

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

Mudhoney isn't at all bad, but it was a bit disappointing at the time. Only a few album tracks can compete with the pre-release singles, notably "Here Comes Sickness" and "When Tomorrow Hits". Superfuzz and singles/comp trax were all so fucking blazing, that I - and, I think, a lot of other fans - expected something more. Lacks anything as flat-out fucked as "Mudride" or the "Halloween" cover, indicating that Mudhoney didn't wanna be Flipper Mk II after all, but they weren't yet writing tunes strong enough to make up for the relative lack of tarpit grime (a deficit they'd remedy on EGBDF).

contenderizer, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

"flat out fucked" is on the s/t

am0n, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes it is. Not a terribly great song, tho.

contenderizer, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

I mean, when one of the very best songs on your debut album is a goofy acid-funk throwaway jam called "Magnolia Caboose Babyshit", it's maybe an indication that you need to spend a little more time in the woodshed.

contenderizer, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's a Blue Cheer cover!

Stormy Davis, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

man, I loved the s/t when it came out. I remember picking up the "This Gift" single (with "Baby Help Me Forget" on the B-side) and just thinking holy fuck these guys are on a roll

Stormy Davis, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

Good point. when one of the very best songs on your debut album is a cover of someone else's goofy acid-funk throwaway jam...

contenderizer, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

that was to the x

Anyways, stormy makes a good point. The fact that I only half dug it doesn't really prove the album isn't great.

contenderizer, Friday, 16 May 2008 18:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Maybe it needs another listen, i always liked it though.

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 16 May 2008 21:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

tracklist for the SF/BM reissue (new track order & a couple that weren't on there before)

disc 1
1. Touch Me I'm Sick
2. Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More
3. Twenty Four
4. Need
5. Chain That Door
6. Mudride
7. No One Has
8. If I Think
9. In 'n' Out of Grace
10. The Rose
11. Hate the Police
12. You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)
13. Burn It Clean
14. Halloween
15. Need (demo)
16. Mudride (demo)
17. In 'n' Out of Grace (demo)

disc 2
18. No One Has (live in Berlin 10/10/88)
19. Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More (live in Berlin 10/10/88)
20. Need (live in Berlin 10/10/88)
21. Chain That Door (live in Berlin 10/10/88)
22. If I Think (live in Berlin 10/10/88)
23. Mudride (live in Berlin 10/10/88)
24. Here Comes Sickness (live in Berlin 10/10/88)
25. Touch Me I'm Sick (live in Berlin 10/10/88)
26. In 'n' Out of Grace (live in Berlin 10/10/88)
27. Mudride (live at KCSB 11/16/88)
28. Here Comes Sickness (live at KCSB 11/16/88)
29. No One Has (live at KCSB 11/16/88)
30. By Her Own Hand (live at KCSB 11/16/88)
31. Touch Me I'm Sick (live at KCSB 11/16/88)
32. Dead Love (live at KCSB 11/16/88)

StanM, Friday, 16 May 2008 21:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

'Mudhoney' is the first one I heard and it blew me away. There is a couple of better songs on the Superfuzz Bigmuff, but I got to go with the self titled one.

After the first two, I think 'Tomorrow Hit Today' is the best one. That one is really consistent and they seemed to let some of the songs jam out a bit more. EGBDF is pretty good, but back then I thought it was kind of samey after the first two. There are some good tunes on the two in between, but there are also a couple of jokey things that make me hit the next button on them.

The comp 'March to Fuzz' is excellent. The first disc hits everything hot and the bonus disc of odd and rare stuff is really fun. If you are a fan, it is worth picking up for that second disc and the fact that the first disc sounds remastered compared to the early CDs. The Best of the BBC collection is also really good if you are a Mudhoney fan.

earlnash, Saturday, 17 May 2008 08:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

Voted Superfuzz by a nose, but I'm really loving the new one too!

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 17 May 2008 19:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

EGBDF.

Zeno, Saturday, 17 May 2008 20:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

I get the feeling all albums will get one vote

Herman G. Neuname, Saturday, 17 May 2008 23:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

I really dig that Fang cover (The Money Will Roll Right In) on their Best Of/Rarities album. Don't remember what it was originally on.

circa1916, Sunday, 18 May 2008 08:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

"The Money Will Roll Right In" was originally a "Let It Slide" b-side. One of the best covers the band ever did, so low and greasy and evil-sounding. Motorhead's "Over the Top" = another excellent cover from about the same time - 1st appeared as a "Suck You Dry" b-side. One of the nice things about that March to Fuzz collection is how damn comprehensive it is. A lot of Mudhoney's best tunes appeared in the margins of their discography. "Brand New Face" only ever showed up as a Tommorow Hit Today b-side, and it's one of my favorite songs from that album/era.

Agree w/ earlnash & others about the late-arriving greatness of Tomorrow Hit Today. Only recent Mudhoney album I'd have a hard time parting with.

contenderizer, Sunday, 18 May 2008 17:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Sunday, 25 May 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

easy street records has video up from this past tuesday's cd release instore.

drone/a/sore, Monday, 26 May 2008 01:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh shit, my blue flannel wearing suburned bald head is in the spotlight in the lower right. yay easy street! uh thanks i think, lol.

Mackro Mackro, Monday, 26 May 2008 02:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm curious about this since I'd always loved Soundgarden and The Melvins, but had a weird Mudhoney blindspot… A pal won tickets to see them back in high school, then at the last minute decided he didn't want to see them and since he had a car and I didn't, I couldn't see them either. He was happy just to let the tickets go to waste.

Fuck you, Mike.

I eat cannibals, Monday, 26 May 2008 03:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh shit, my blue flannel wearing suburned bald head is in the spotlight in the lower right. yay easy street! uh thanks i think, lol.

sorry donut....i was wondering what that reflection was .

drone/a/sore, Monday, 26 May 2008 04:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's ok. hopefully your resulting eye strain will go away.

Mackro Mackro, Monday, 26 May 2008 04:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

so...how are mudhoney live these days?
should i stay or should i go?

Zeno, Monday, 26 May 2008 07:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Would've loved to see the Superfuzzbigmuff live gig they did.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 26 May 2008 13:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

IMO there were better singles off of Superfuzz, the s/t, and Piece of Cake, but as far as a cohesive album, it's Every Good Boy over Tomorrow Hit Today by a hair.

MC, Monday, 26 May 2008 17:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

I wonder if this is going to be one of those polls where noone votes the obvious choice thinking loads of others will and ends up in a how the fuck did that win poll.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 26 May 2008 18:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Monday, 26 May 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

no surprises

Zeno, Monday, 26 May 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

wow i dont think ive listened to mudhoney since high school but i mustve listened to them a lot cause i remember every song - i was expecting to be all this is toooo noisy but im enjoying it

are we supposed to take these drama queen lyrics at all seriously tho? theres something in the music thats decidedly fun and good natured

jhøshea, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 00:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think i still like the s/t one best

jhøshea, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 00:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

"After the first two, I think 'Tomorrow Hit Today' is the best one."

I strongly agree.

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 00:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised it only got 1 vote and my brother the cow got 3.

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 10:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

these were pretty good results, i think the lucky ones might get another vote or two if it was held again.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 20:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

'if i think' just came on shuffle. i momentarily forgot what it was and thought it was galaxie 500. true story.

charlie h, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 06:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

would be fun to do a cover of it in g500 stylee

tullamore dew hart (electricsound), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 06:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

having read only the last post, i thought that might mean glee (the show) style. which would be okay too.

phish in your sleazebag (contenderizer), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 08:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Been thinking about Mudhoney recently

Cristal Kieslowski (admrl), Wednesday, 15 December 2010 19:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Was there ever like a Mudhoney Greatest Hits? Because I would buy that.

Cristal Kieslowski (admrl), Wednesday, 15 December 2010 20:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, well sort-of, there was the 2-disc March To Fuzz, where the first disc was as close to a greatest hits as they would get (pre-2000 anyway) and the second disc is rarities and b-sides.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 15 December 2010 20:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://www.mudhoneymovie.com

trebek sajak iii (cwkiii), Sunday, 28 October 2012 05:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I will watch that.

Mule, Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:44 (five years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Heard the new Mudhoney song driving into work this morning and it sounds like Mark Arm doing an impersonation VOM-era Richard Meltzer. Not that that is a bad thing.

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 16:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I saw 'em in Toronto in '91 and Mark spent the whole show pretending they were Rush! He'd go like "Are you ready...for 'The Spirit of Radio!'" and they'd play "This Gift", then "this is about the Priests...of the Temples of Syrinx!" and they'd go into "Touch Me I'm Sick". Fun show.

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 4 April 2013 01:28 (five years ago) Permalink

haha awesome

my favorite Mudhoney record, weirdly, may be Five Dollar Bob's Mock Cooter Stew

some dude, Thursday, 4 April 2013 01:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I quite liked My Brother The Cow

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 4 April 2013 03:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah I dig that one

the drummer for gay Daddy Yankee (some dude), Thursday, 4 April 2013 11:51 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Has anybody seen them live recently who can report?

maybe/whatever/so what/boring (admrl), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 15:18 (three years ago) Permalink

No, but two of my friends have and from their reports it was great - met one right after the show and he was ecstatic, praising grunge as genre etc.

niels, Wednesday, 10 June 2015 15:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Really? haha

maybe/whatever/so what/boring (admrl), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 15:34 (three years ago) Permalink

I saw 'em last year and they were great.

Granted I'd never seen them before so I don't any basis for historical comparison but I certainly wasn't disappointed.

Birds in Hell, Thursday, 11 June 2015 01:00 (three years ago) Permalink

For the sake of this long-completed poll, my vote's for Piece of Cake.

The band (and some fans) seem down on it for some reason, I think it's fab.

Birds in Hell, Thursday, 11 June 2015 01:01 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtnzoY2RVoA

The vocals on this sound weird, too separate from the music

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:17 (one week ago) Permalink


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