The Thrown Ups, Seven Years Golden

Joe Gross

By Joe Gross

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Come on in, the mud is fine.

A prankish band playing prankish sludge that somehow morphed into a real band playing real sludge, this precursor to Mudhoney (Steve Turner and Mark Arm did time as Thrown-Ups) was the first non-Halo act signed to AmRep. Golden compiles every released note of the Thrown-Up's proto-grunge. The operative word there is "proto" — this stuff is the Neanderthal cousin to Mudhoney's homo grungus — where Mudhoney uses tools, the Thrown Ups bang on rocks. But come on in, the mud is fine.