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Mudhoney- Touch Me I’m Sick

~74 minutes
If you’ve heard of Mudhoney, then you’ve heard of the song “Touch Me I’m Sick.” Mudhoney’s sound fell solidly under the “Grunge” moniker, and the industry immediately slapped the Seattle label all over everything they wrote, played, wore, whatever. You could easily answer the question, “What is Grunge?” by playing Mudhoney’s first two studio albums, then Soundgarden’s first 2 studio albums and wrap it up with Nirvana’s first 2 studio albums. In my conversations on the show there was a general agreement on these albums, even though Soundgarden’s “Badmotorfinger” is technically their third album it still got many votes. Working my way through some of Mudhoney’s later albums I came across a number of excellent tracks that perpetuated their original style- outstanding vocals, heavy tones and satisfying rhythms tinged with grunge i.e. “Suck You Dry,” “Ghost,” and “Acetone.”

Playlist for Mudhoney – Touch Me I’m Sick

Scott’s picks:

  • Soundgarden – Outshined; but also recommends the whole album, Badmotorfinger
  • Nirvana – Love Buzz; Floyd the Barber
  • Temple of the Dog – Hungerstrike (Scott recommends the entire cd)
  • Pearl Jam – Jeremy

Rich’s picks:

  • Dead Kennedy’s – MtV Get Off the Air
  • Nirvana – Sliver
  • Sonic Youth – Halloween
  • Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger (the whole album) [i suggest Jesus Christ Pose]

Ryan couldn’t make it on the show but he writes:

  • Two tunes that come to mind are Nirvana’s “Negative Creep” and Soundgarden’s “Big Dumb Sex”. When the grunge thing was just blasting off and these bands were getting loads of attention and Mudhoney was throwing down just as many songs for an even longer time, these songs were big hits in the stock room at SSU bookstore. I priced lots of text books listening to grunge.

Dan’s Picks:

  • CatBUTT – I’m a Dick

Randy’s Picks

  • Nirvana – Floyd the Barber
  • Jesus Lizard – Here Comes Dudley
  • Jesus Chrysler – I Wanna Be
  • Operation Ivy – Knowledge
  • Soundgarden – Flower
  • My Pick’s

    • Mudhoney – Here Comes Sickness; Acetone
    • Screaming Trees – Alice Said
    • Soundgarden – Burden in My Hand; Ty Cobb
    • Tad – Giant Killer
    • Sonic Youth – Schizophrenia; Paper Cup Exit
    • Melvins – Copache

    Other media:

    Dan recommends the book “Everybody Loves Our Town” by Mark Yarm
    (while I was looking for a link to Mark Yarm’s work I came across this website – The Grunge Report – didn’t get a chance to browse it. . . yet

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