Mudhoney-Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
Mudhoney is an American alternative rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988, following the demise of Green River. Mudhoney's members are singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Arm, lead guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison and drummer Dan Peters. Original bassist Matt Lukin left the band in 1999.
This band in my opinion is one of the most underrated bands that came out of the late 80s-early 90s Seattle scene, and that’s why we’re doing a throwback to one of their older records. They were one of the bands that got me into music.
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge is the second studio album It was recorded in 1991, at a time when the band was thinking of signing to a major record label, but decided to release the album on Sub Pop. The album sold around 50,000 copies on its original release. 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.
This fourteen track record starts off really strong with two of my all time favorite songs from the band “Let it Slide” and “Good Enough.”
These two tracks instrumentally are still some of the best work that I have ever heard not only just out of the Seattle scene but in the general music I have been exposed to. “Something so clear” has such a fun groovy riff, “Thorn” and “Into the Drink” are head banging punk number with a classic Mudhoney flair.
Some of my other strong points from this record are “Move Out” which is another classic groovy riff with Mark’s raspy vocals. The last song I’m going to mention is the albums closer “Check-Out Time.” It’s a slow hypnotizing melody with super smooth vocals.
This album one of the bands smoothest listens from beginning to end, If you are a fan of alterative punky music this is a must listen to. I cannot speak higher of this bands work and I wish more people gave them a shot. Go look this album up it’s a great introduction to Mudhoney.