Saturday, September 27, 2008

695. Mudhoney - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (1991)

Track Listing

1. Generation Genocide
2. Let It Slide
3. Good Enough
4. Something So Clear
5. Thorn
6. Into The Drink
7. Broken Hands
8. Who You Drivin' Now
9. Move Out
10. Shoot The Moon
11. Fuzzgun 91
12. Pokin' Around
13. Don't Fade IV
14. Check Out Time


Mudhoney, the less popular but more interesting grunge. If your conception of grunge comes solely from Nirvana or Pearl Jam or both this will sound a bit rough. And it is a bit rough, it owes more to people like Neil Young than their own contemporaries in the Seattle scene.

The Neil Young tributes are thick and fast here, from the outro to Cinnamon Girl starting off Broken Hands to the beginning of Pokin' Around with it's harmonica which is very reminiscent indeed or the title of Don't Fade IV with references to rust and fading away. But they are making something different here, they acknowledge their influences but repackage it for a new generation.

This album ends up being better than Superfuzz Bigmuff, firstly it is more accessible and shows more variety in the music, Superfuzz was too short to really be a good showcase of their talent, this is a different thing and all the better for it. Highly Recommended.

Track Highlights

1. Broken Hands
2. Pokin' Around
3. Into The Drink
4. Shoot The Moon

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Guitarist Steve Turner has said that the album is his "favorite Mudhoney album as a whole" and many critics agree that the band reached a peak on Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge.

The album is named after a mnemonic used by music students to recall the notes (EGBDF) on the lines of the treble clef.

Into the Drink:

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