Mudhoney
Superfuzz Bigmuff


4.0
excellent

Review

by keep on phishin' USER (13 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 30 replies


Release Date: 1988 | Tracklist


For all you guitar players out there you may recognize the title of this resembles the legendary distortion pedal. Which it does and you can just hear that distortion in this album. Mudhoney are one of those great bands from the 90's that got forgotten in the dust by nirvana. sure nirvana was alright but mudhoney deserved just as much if not more credit than nirvana.
this is one of the greater albums to come out of the grunge era. most people have probaly heard Touch Me I'm Sick at some point in their life. it is to be considered one of the defining "grunge" songs. Now onto the songs.

1) Touch Me I'm Sick- ah heres the big single off the album. this is the definitive mudhoney song if there ever was one. it is also definitely one of the defining songs of the grunge era. on this one mudhoney turns the volume and distortion way up. the drumming is just insane the guy goes nuts on his drums on this song.
great song 5/5

2) Sweet Young Thing- the band seems to try to expand theirr sound on this one. it seems to me that this a kind of bluesy with a lot of distortion. the drumming is excellent on this one that what really stands out on this track. the guitar is mediocre compared to the other tracks on the album.
4/5

3) Hate The Police- i find this song ok. it has a really heavy riff at the beginning. but i think from there it just doesnt sound that great.
2.5/5

4) Burn It Clean- the riff in this one is great. actually everything seems to be sounding pretty good on this one. although the singing couldve been better but still a great track
4/5

5) You Got It- we get another great riff on this one. the vocals are also pretty good on this one. drumming is mediocre though. a nice guitar solo makes up for that though. this song is pretty good
3.5/5

6) Halloween- this is a sonic youth cover so you'll be familiar with it if you're into them. this one is a little slower paced than the rest. the swirling guitar and marks voice are the highlights on this track.
4.5/5

7) No One Has- i dont really like this song. nothing really sticks out to me.
2/5

8) If I Think- here is the slow song on the album. its an alright song and everything. it has some heavy and fast parts too. but if you ask me it seems a little out of place on a mudhoney album.
3/5

9) In N' Out Of Grace- a really funny intro with some old man talking about getting "loaded" :lol: . The rest of the song is really good too. What a great guitar riff. and the rest of the band is really excellent on here too. one of my favorites. the drumming is also fantastic.
5/5

10) Need- this song reminds of smells like teen spirit for some reason or another. i really like the singing on this one it seems to be some of his best on the album. the drums are pretty good. i dont find the guitar that great compared to some of the other stuff though.
3/5

11) Chain That Door- now we got a really fast paced one :). the drumming gets this one goin from the start. i find the vocals to be nothing really special ive heard much better from mark. its a little too short though coulve be better if it was longer but still great.
3.5/5

12) Mudride- a change of pace a little slower to end the cd. i like this song alot. kind of reminds me of alice in chains in a way. got some great vocals from mark. everything else is just mediocre. but good stuff never the less.
4/5

overall i think this is just a great grunge or even rock cd in general. its got everything u should want in a grunge album. heavy distorted guitars, great drum work, and crushing vocals. so if ur a fan of grunge or just rock in general i highly recommend you pick this album up. :thumb:

overall rating 4/5



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Shadows
Moderator
July 20th 2004


2530 Comments


Weird. This was posted about the same time I reviewed My Brother The Cow. I like Mudhoney, but I've never heard this. Wouldn't mind checking it out though.
Nice review - 4/5

Faith No Doubt
October 29th 2004


4 Comments


You like Mudhoney, and you never heard Superfuzz Bigmuff.

That's like being a Nirvana fan and being oblivious to Nevermind.

Lumiere
October 29th 2004


53 Comments


MMM.

Superfuzz Bigmuff is **** good - my favourites on that compilation are Touch Me, I'm Sick and Mudride.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
October 29th 2004


2125 Comments


Strange, I was just reading this yesterday. 'Tis a good album.

ATC
October 29th 2004


42 Comments


This is a wicked album.
Its a crying shame mudhoney werent in the big 4 of the grunge era.
i like pretty much the whole album.

Tarantino's Tarantulas
December 27th 2005


819 Comments


I'm not a huge fan of Mudhoney, even though I like a lot of other "grunge" bands (that label really irritates me, it was just applied to any rock/metal band in the early 90s who wasn't 80s cheese), but this album does have some good tracks on - Touch Me I'm Sick, Mudride, In 'N Out of Grace etc. Personally, I never found Mudhoney's lyrics or sound anything special, but maybe I should listen to their stuff more.


Waterloo_Sunset
March 14th 2006


452 Comments


I havent heard this album, but I have heard alot of the songs off it - Touch Me I'm Sick, Sweet Young Thing, Hate the Police, You Got It and In n Out of Grace. My faves are Sweet Young Thing, Touch Me I'm Sick and In n Out of Grace! I should really purchase this to rate it! If it as good as those songs it will score highly with me! Btw that old guy you refer to on In N Out of Grace is from Wild Angels a 1966 film about Bikers I think...and he aint old Peter Fonda was in his late 20s when he did that - it a famous quote anyways think was also on a Stone Roses or Chemical Brothers track or something

"We want to be free to do what we wanna do. We want to be able to ride our machines and not get hassled by the man. And we want to get loaded."


AlienEater
April 8th 2006


716 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think it was a Primal Scream track.
Anyway, this is my favorite Mudhoney album, along with Since We've Become Translucent.

Two-Headed Boy
June 24th 2006


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I don't mind the actual EP itself, but the Early Singles portion bores me.

skatersonic2002
June 27th 2006


48 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This album is one of the best I own. Mudhoney completly blows Nirvana outta the water. This is the definitive "grunge" album.

PS- Hate The Police was originally recorded by a band named The Dicks. Just a little fun fact

stinkypoptart
September 2nd 2006


1169 Comments


I need to get this i like mudhoney but i was kind of dissapointed by my brother the cow.

MrKite
November 1st 2006


5020 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

In N Out Of Graceis fuckin awesome.

king sandbox
January 14th 2007


26 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

How can you give Hate the Police 2.5/5?!?! It's one of the best songs on the album! It's so fun and energetic and y'know kinda sleazy. It symbolises everything mudhoney is about, even though it's not their song origanaly.

Ephex
May 3rd 2007


730 Comments


MUMMY MUMMY MUMMY

LotteMae
August 13th 2010


3 Comments


Right on, I'm going to see them in Belfast for the fifth time!! I'm just learning all the words here so I can sing along - http://www.thelyricvault.com/Artist/mudhoney-lyrics/

zakalwe
March 3rd 2014


9098 Comments


Rules

Digging: The dB's - Stands For Decibels

jefflebowski
March 3rd 2014


8257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

grunge in its purest form

zakalwe
March 3rd 2014


9098 Comments


Exactly!

jefflebowski
March 3rd 2014


8257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this deserves a rating up

Green Baron
March 3rd 2014


20325 Comments


Mother Love Bone



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