217 E. Houston St. (corner Ave A & Houston)
New York City, New York 10002

Performing Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles
Doors 7pm
$20 tickets


When Mudhoney issued its debut EP, Superfuzz Bigmuff (named after the vintage distortion pedals used by guitarists Mark Arm and Steve Turner), and a bilious Stooges-worthy single, "Touch Me I'm Sick," it birthed Seattle grunge. Arm and Turner are Green River alums, just like Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard, who went on to form Pearl Jam. Whereas Pearl Jam updated the anthemic possibilities of early '70s arena rock, Mudhoney played as if it had emerged from the same '60s garage in which Pacific Northwest heroes the Sonics honed their no-frills assault. Equal parts alienation and inebriation, the quar-tet's music never caught on commercially like that of their peers Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Soundgarden. That's because Mudhoney's records boast a caustic, dirty-fingernails sound that falls just short of slipshod. - Greg Kot, Rolling Stone

Added by sadotter on September 25, 2007