Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
Mudhoney formed in Seattle in 1988. The band is named after a Russ Meyer movie, Mudhoney. The band was an inspiration and influence on many musicians, including Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.
In the summer of 1988, the band released their first single, "Touch Me I'm Sick", on the Sub Pop label. They also put out the EP Superfuzz Bigmuff. The album defined what the "Seattle Sound" was and what grunge was going to be. Mudhoney were also Sub Pop's flagship band before Nirvana hit huge with Nevermind. The band enjoyed moderate success in the United States although overseas in Europe they had a few tours. Sonic Youth, who were fans of the band, had invited them to join them for a tour in England in 1989. After this tour Superfuzz Bigmuff landed on the British indie charts and they received a fair amount of press coverage in Europe. Following the success the band released their first full length album Mudhoney in 1989 (also on the Sub Pop label).
Posted by wino at Wednesday, April 04, 2007