Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: Mudhoney

Rating: 85%

Mudhoney_Every_Good_Boy_Deserves_Fudge.jpg“Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge” was the second studio album by Mudhoney. It was released in 1991 and is a good example of the new sound coming from Seattle, Washington that was being called Grunge. Over the course of the years since it’s release, it is considered as one of the “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.” When listening to this, I hear many influences including Neil Young who is the “Godfather of Grunge” to the 1960’s rock sound. I hear punk influences all over this record as well as much of the 1970’s Garage Rock. Not to polk fun, but I swear Mark Arm sounds like Izzy Straddlin from Guns N’ Roses on acid when he sings.

I like everything about this record. The sound is funky, chunky, and big. It’s got a very deep sound to it. The melodies are soothing, listen to “Check Out Time” and you’ll see why I said that. There is some harmony on this record too. I like the mixture of tempos used. It has some great riffs to it as well. I do the 1970’s sounds that I hear all over this record, including the fuzztone. I think that it bridges the gap between punk rock and hard rock.

Mark Arm’s vocals are good and strong. His guitar work along with Steve Turner go well together. I do like Turner’s harmonica work on several of the tracks. Matt Lukin on bass is clearly heard. The backbone to this record is Dan Peters drum work.  Another nice touch was the organ work of Mark Arm on “Check Out Time.” If you have not heard of this band, then they are a must hear. I think that this album showcases what the Grunge sound consisted of.

Track Listing:

“Generation Genocide” – 1:13
“Let It Slide” – 2:35
“Good Enough” – 3:25
“Something So Clear” – 4:14
“Thorn” – 2:10
“Into the Drink” – 2:08
“Broken Hands” – 6:02
“Who You Drivin’ Now?” – 2:21
“Move Out” – 3:32
“Shoot the Moon” – 2:27
“Fuzzgun ’91” – 1:52
“Pokin’ Around” – 3:30
“Don’t Fade IV” – 3:58
“Check-Out Time” – 3:07

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