Mudhoney, Mudhoney

Kevin O'Donnell

By Kevin O'Donnell

on 09.21.11 in Reviews

If there was any band poised to break on a level equal to Nirvana and Pearl Jam, it was Mark Arm’s post-Green River group, whose 1988 anthem “Touch Me I’m Sick” remains grunge’s National Anthem. Unfortunately, the band never took off, but their debut album is one of the genre’s most overlooked records — and sounds amazingly polished for a Jack Endino-produced record. Highlights include the album opener “This Gift” and the blues-tinged anthem “Flat Out Fucked.”