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Tuesday, January 24
Plastic Eternity - New Album out April 7 on Sub Pop

The world is filling up with trash. Humanity remains addicted to pollution despite the planet getting hotter by the minute. People are downing horse dewormer because some goober on television told them it cured COVID. Tom Herman of pioneering avant garage band Pere Ubu still doesn't have his own Wikipedia article. The apocalypse, it seems, is stupider than anyone could've predicted.

Fortunately, the absurdities of modern life have always been prime subject matter for Seattle-based band Mudhoney. The foursome take aim at all of them with barbed humor and muck-encrusted riffs on Plastic Eternity, their 11th studio album.

Mudhoney (vocalist Mark Arm, guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison, and drummer Dan Peters) remain the ur underground group, their gnarly primordial punk stew and Arm's sharply funny lyrics as potent a combination as they've been since the band's formation in the late 1980s. From taking on climate change from the perspective of the climate if the climate tried to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix ("Cry Me An Atmospheric River") to a driving rock and roll song about taking drugs meant for livestock ("Here Comes the Flood") to a classic punk attack on treating humans like livestock ("Human Stock Capital"), Plastic Eternity is a heady run through all the proto-genres of guitar rock with a keen eye on the inanities of the world in the 2020's.

The recording of Plastic Eternity delivered several firsts for the band. With Maddison planning on moving his family to Australia, Mudhoney was forced to work on a deadline, booking nine days at Crackle & Pop! in Seattle with longtime producer Johnny Sangster. Since the pandemic had made it impossible for them to convene in their practice space for nearly a year and a half, this meant they were going in to make a record with an assortment of half-forgotten riffs and nascent ideas rather than fully-fledged, well-rehearsed songs.

This was unusual for a band used to writing songs by "standing in a room and looking at each other and playing," says Arm. "We had the time and space to think about things as we were doing them, and to make a kind of course correction-to use a fucking terrible cliche." They built "Flush the Fascists" around a looping synth line, broke out a harmonizer on two tracks, added a vocoder to "Plasticity," and even created a protest song out of a spontaneous jam on "Move Under," the chorus of which Arm calls "something the Runaways might have come up with if they were us." "Undermine the foundations/ Of the lies that they repeat," implores Arm on the chorus. "You gotta move under/ Until it all comes down."

Plastic Eternity also marks the first time Mudhoney has given writing credit to anyone outside the band, thanks to Sangster, whom Arm calls "a brilliant musician and way more adept at musical theory than any of us," stepping in at times to offer advice on where the songs could go.

Also unusual for Mudhoney: Plastic Eternity contains two genuine love songs. The first is for the aforementioned Tom Herman, one Arm's favorite guitarists and the protagonist of "Tom Herman's Hermits." Then there's closing track "Little Dogs," a paean to the simple joys of hanging out with tiny canines, and one in particular: Arm's Pomeranian, Russell, whom he couldn't bear to give up after fostering him, sure that any other owner wouldn't allow the little fellow to "let his freak flag fly." No irony here-just gratitude to a little pal in dark times.

So it seems, despite its mordant delivery and crusty exterior, Plastic Eternity is not just a rebuke to the constant attacks on our intelligence and our planet-it's an ode to the connections we make with other living beings. What is the persistence of Mudhoney but a testament to that? When asked why they continue making records nearly four decades after forming, Arm's answer is simple.

"We like each other and we like being in a band together," says Arm. "Some people have poker night or whatever the fuck, and they have the excuse to get together with their friends. For us, this [band] is that. This is what we do."


  1. Souvenir of My Trip
  2. Almost Everything
  3. Cascades of Crap
  4. Flush the Fascists
  5. Move Under
  6. Severed Dreams in the Sleeper Cell
  7. Here Comes the Flood
  8. Human Stock Capital
  9. Tom Herman's Hermits
  10. One or Two
  11. Cry Me an Atmospheric River
  12. Plasticity
  13. Little Dogs
There's a video for "Almost Everything."

The vinyl is available on four colors - black, "shiny gray matter" (US Loser edition), silver (Euro Loser edition), and white (Euro web store).

Tuesday, January 17
Mark Guest Apperance

Mark is one of many, many singers on this song from Tim Kerr's [The Monkeywrench] new band, Up Around The Sun: Mark sings/speaks the opening line.

It's now available on various colors of vinyl, and download. (Thanks to Zach J. and John K.)

Sunday, January 1
Happy Birthday, Mudhoney!

35 years in, baby!

And that's somehow 25 years of this website. Thank you for emailing informationa and sharing with other fans.

2023 already has a new Mudhoney album (details coming this month) and Australian tour in store. An American tour should be announced eventually. See you in the pit!

Thursday, December 29
Bloodloss Record

Bang! Records has released Bloodloss's In-a-gadda-da-change record on vinyl for the first time. It was originally issued in 1993 on CD. (Thanks to Dean B.)

Friday, December 2
Wylde Ratttz Record

Mark sings in the Wylde Ratttz, who recorded a batch of songs in 1997. He sings on two songs on their record, which now has a physical release that's now available at The LP is released on December 5, limited to 1,000 copies, and comes in a variety of colors. (Thanks to John K.)

Saturday, November 19
Australian Support Acts

Added the support acts for most dates of the 2023 Australian tour, on the Tour page.

Sunday, November 13
Tourbook Update

Corrected the setlist order for 5/11/01 Seattle in the Tourbook. (Thanks to Nick S.)

Wednesday, November 9
New Show

They're also playing Rye, Australia on 4/25/23 as part of the Australian tour, on the Tour page.

Tuesday, November 8
New Album

The new Mudhoney album is on track for release in April-ish, on Sub Pop. They just got test pressings back.

Tourbook Update
Corrected the setlist for the New Original Sonic Sound's 10/14/00 Seattle show in the Tourbook. (Thanks to Nick S.)

Friday, November 4
Tourbook Updates

Added setlists (and some notes) for the rest of the 2022 European tour (starting with 9/15/22 Barcelona), and sorted out how the 2020 tour dates were rescheduled to 2021 and then 2022. (Thanks to Mark B. for Dusseldorf)

Friday, October 28
New Song!

Mudhoney contributed a new song - 'Black Wire' - to the The Eleventh Hour: Songs for Climate Justice compilation released by Sub Pop. It's digital-only, and you can get yours from a variety of sources.

Monday, October 24
New Tour!

They're playing Australia in April and May, on the Tour page.

Sunday, October 9
Mark Guest Apperance

Mark is one of many, many singers on this song from Tim Kerr's [The Monkeywrench] new band, Up Around The Sun: It's unclear just how much of the song he sings. It's available for preorder on various colors of vinyl.

Monday, October 3
Dan Article

Dan comments on Ringo Starr for The Seattle Times:
Dan Peters drums with Mudhoney (and played with Nirvana), and his style comes close to the finesse that Ringo is notable for. "Ringo is the master of the left-handed drum fill," Peters said. "His left hand is his secret weapon!"

Tuesday, September 13
Tourbook Updates

Added all the UK setlists from the start of the European tour - Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, London, Bristol, and Brighton. Please note the debut of two new songs from a forthcoming album. There's rumors of more new songs being debuted as the tour goes on.

Thursday, July 14
Side Show Cancelled

The Tripwires show in Seattle tomorrow is cancelled (the other bands are playing). Three guys in the band caught covid last week.

Wednesday, June 29
New Old Record

The Singles movie soundtrack (with 'Overblown') is being re-released by Mondo. It's a double-LP, available on orange or black vinyl, etc. It goes on sale today at 10am PT (GMT -0700) at

Monday, June 6
Tourbook Update

Added the setlist and notes for last night in Bellingham to the Tourbook. (Thanks to Nick S.)

Tuesday, May 24
Tourbook Updates

Added setlists and some notes for both San Francisco shows to the Tourbook.

Saturday, May 21
Tourbook Updates

Added setlists for Santa Fe, Tucson, San Diego, and Los Angeles to the Tourbook.

Thursday, May 19
Side Gig

Dan is playing with The Tripwires at the Conor Byrne Pub in Seattle on July 15.

Sunday, May 15
Tourbook Updates

Added the setlists (or not) for Houston, Dallas, Austin 1, and Austin 2 to the Tourbook.

Tourbook Update
Added more notes for St. Louis to the Tourbook. (Thanks to John K.)

Thursday, May 12
Tourbook Updates

Added setlists and notes for Chicago, Ferndale, Newport, Nashville, and New Orleans to the Tourbook. (Thanks to John K. for most of these)

Mark has an interview with the Albuquerque Journal.

Tuesday, May 10
New Orleans Cancelled

New Orleans tomorrow, May 11, is cancelled.

Saturday, April 30
Tourbook Update

Added the setlists (and some notes) for Boise through St. Louis to the Tourbook. (Thanks to James F. and Blain M. for Denver, and Tim D. for St. Louis)

Mark has an interview with

Saturday, April 30
Tourbook Update

Added the setlist and notes for last night in Portland to the Tourbook.

New Show
Belilngham WA is rescheduled for June, on the Tour page. (Thanks to Justin L.)

Sunday, April 10
Tourbook Update

Added the setlist and notes for last night in Olympia to the Tourbook.

Thursday, March 31
Happy Birthday, Guy!

Monday, March 28
Happy Birthday, Steve!

Side Gig
Guy's Beauty Hunters are playing Seattle on Friday, April 1, at 8pm:

Calling all Resistors, The Electronic Resistance marches on as Beauty Hunters will perform the new composition "Performance Enhancement" on the 1st of April 2022 at 8pm. We can't tell you what "performance Enhancement" entails, so you'll just have to be there to see. The location is just a short distance from our last performance of "Cruising" at Smith Cove Park. It's under the Emerson Street Via-Duct, at the fisherman's terminal Magnolia. Right on the bike trail, in between the harbors net sheds and the BNSF railyard. Find your way to the south end of Net Shed N-8. Here's a geolocation if you need it!
47.65414552016098, -122.37989436460252

Piece of Cake LP Reissue
Music on Vinyl is reissuing the Piece of Cake LP. 180-gram green vinyl, limited to 1,500 numbered copies.

Sunday, March 20
Tourbook Update

Added the setlist and notes for the two recent Seattle shows to the Tourbook. (Thanks to Justin L. and Nick S.)

Friday, March 4
Tourbook Update

Added the support acts for 12/12/90 Canberra, Australia. (Thanks to Tom L.)

Monday, February 21
Happy Birthday, Mark!

Tuesday, February 15
Rescheduled Show

Olympia, WA from long ago is rescheduled for April 9, on the Tour page.

Friday, January 28
Tourbook Updates

Added another act to the bill for 6/8/88 Seattle, WA, and added notes for 11/3/90 Irvine, CA in the Tourbook. (Thanks to Jimmy H. for Seattle)

Thursday, January 20
Tourbook Updates

Added 2/17/89 Chico, CA and added notes to 10/29/91 Portland, OR in the Tourbook.

Tuesday, January 18
New Shows

Added dates for a Spring U.S. tour to the Tour page.

Saturday, January 15
Tourbook Update

Added the setlist for 10/29/91 Portland to the Tourbook. (Thanks to Karl B.)

Saturday, January 1
Happy Birthday, Mudhoney!

34 years in!

Much like with 2020, Mudhoney had (rescheduled) plans for 2021 and covid said No. Here's looking forward to a 2022 where the world is in good enough condition to do things.

But, in things that didn't require large groups of people, they recorded a new album (and then some), which should be released this year.

Today also marks the 24th anniversary of this website. That's a long time! Thanks to everyone who wrote in to contribute information to this site over the past year (and the previous 21). It's always appreciated, and you can do it at

Monday, December 13
New Old Shows

The Crocodile shows in Seattle that were scheduled before covid are going to be held on March 16-17. Tickets available at

Tuesday, December 7
Autographed Skateboards

There are five autographed Mudhoney skateboards, available here.

Update from Mark
Mark proclaims:

Recording has been going very well and everyone in the band is good.

Tuesday, November 16
New Album Rumblings

Mudhoney is in the middle of nine days of recording for a new album, with producer Johnny Sangster at Crackle & Pop! studio in Seattle.

Tuesday, November 9
Steve's Big Muff

You can own one of Steve's Big Muff pedals, via eBay.

Wednesday, October 27
Guy Interview

Guy was recently a guest on KEXP radio's Sound & Vision podcast. His interview starts at the one-hour mark, and covers his experience as a RN during covid, his podcast dealing with the same, and a bit on Mudhoney's recording plans (next month!).

Friday, October 12

There's an interview with Guy at

Side Show
Steve is playing The Bearded Monkey Bike Shop in Yakima, WA on Saturday.

Friday, September 17
Side Show

Steve's Sunday State is playing The Fixin' To in Portland on September 23.

Friday, September 10

Mark and Steve talk about previous Mudhoney records, for

A new pressing of My Brother the Cow is being released by Music on Vinyl on September 24. It's on color vinyl, and limited to 1,500 copies.

Side Project
Dan's Tripwires are playing a free show at Hex Enduction in Seattle on September 18 at 3pm. Supporting are Tuff Talk and The Yes Masters.

Bloodworks NW is holding a blood donation drive, and Guy has the following to say:

"Blood donors are critical to providing the best care for the sickest patients. When you donate blood you're helping someone live another day. To have an opportunity to combine my role as an ER nurse and a musician to educate people about the real need for blood donors, that's important to me and for our community."

Sunday, August 22
Tourbook Update

Added the setlist and more notes for 8/24/90 Reading Festival to the Tourbook.

Wednesday, August 18
Happy Birthday, Dan!

Monday, August 16
Happy Birthday, Matt!

Sunday, August 15

Guy has a podcast about his experience as a RN during covid:
My old friend Mathew Hall and I have been working on a podcast series about the experiences of a Level One Trauma Hospital during the initial outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic, that being my place of employ Harboview Medical Center. I was reassigned to Covid duties from my regular job in 2020 and the journaling I did during these months forms the basis for the Podcast series. Each episode will feature a member of the hopstials staff with their own perspective on what happened. Episode one is Vanessa Markarewicz, our amazing Infection Prevention Operations Manager. I hope you can find some time to listen to her fascinating account. Please share this post or promote this podcast anywhere you see fit, as I believe the information is interesting and useful, and I hope that this sort of factual presentations of the the real expirences of Health Care workers during the pandemic can help people understand the importance of getting vaccinated and fighting this virus. Thank you for listening.
You can listen here.

Friday, August 13
Tourbook Update

Added 10/26/91 Pullman, WA (and merged it with 10/27/91, for which not even a city was known), and added notes for 7/27/91 Kennewick, WA. (Thanks to Sean H.)

Thursday, August 12
Tourbook Update

Added notes for 3/2/99 Hoboken, NJ to the Tourbook.

Tuesday, July 27
Beauty Hunters Show

Beauty Hunters are playing a free show in Seattle, at Smith Cove Park, on August 6th (7:30-9:30pm).

Sunday, July 25

There's an interview with Steve that was published in Scream & Yell.

Friday, July 23
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge Deluxe is Released!

An entire bonus disc, color vinyl, all that good stuff! You can get yours at a variety of locations, including your local independent record store.

Thursday, July 22
Tour Rescheduled

The Fall European tour has been rescheduled for the Fall of 2022, on the Tour page. Some venues are changed. Nottingham, Brighton, Benidorm, Besancon, Paris, and Leuven are newly added. Ljubjana couldn't be rescheduled.

The plan is to similarly make up the Spring 2020 North America tour in the Spring of 2022. No dates are known yet.

Tuesday, July 20

Thursday, July 15
Another Side Activity

Dan is playing with The Tripwires on September 3 in Seattle at Conor Byrne Pub. They're supported by The Fall-Outs and Head.

Tuesday, July 13
Side Activities

  • Steve is playing at Lombard House in Portland tonight - both with Sunday State and some solo songs. Both will be acoustic.
  • Dan is playing with The Tripwires at Darrell's Tavern in Shoreline, WA on July 24. They're supporting The Yes Masters and supported by Fred Speakman.
  • Guy is a guest on The DR and the DJ Podicast.

Friday, July 2
Songs Mudhoney Likes

Mudhoney has a playlist on Spotify containing 53 songs they like:
These songs and bands were among our favorites when we were writing and recording Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge. Get down, eat fudge!

Saturday, June 12
Record Released!

The Mudhoney/Meat Puppets split 45 is out today for Record Store Day. Released by Sub Pop, Mudhoney's song is 'The Warning,' which was originally by The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, and popularized by Black Sabbath. This is limited to 2,500 copies. You can get a copy at your finer independent record stores.

Tuesday, June 2
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge Vinyl Editions

The music is the same, but for the collectors, there will be multiple versions of the Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge LP, out July 23: And presumably Sub Pop will press the record on black after doing color vinyl for its "Loser Edition" preorders, like it regularly does with its releases.

Tuesday, May 25
New Old Mudhoney!
Mudhoney is releasing a 30th anniversary deluxe edition of Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge on July 23. The record is remastered, released via Sub Pop (SP1414), is on limited color vinyl (and also CD), and has the following bonus tracks on the second disk:
  1. March to Fuzz
  2. Ounce of Deception
  3. Paperback Life (alternate version)
  4. Fuzzbuster
  5. Bushpusher Man
  6. Flowers for Industry
  7. Thorn (1st attempt)
  8. Overblown
  9. March From Fuzz
  10. You're Gone
  11. Something So Clear (24-track demo)
  12. Bushpusher Man (24-track demo)
  13. Pokin' Around (24-track demo)
  14. Check-Out Time (24-track demo)
  15. Generation Genocide (24-track demo)
About half of those tracks are previously unreleased: the alternate versions of 'Paperback Life' and 'Thorn,' 'Flowers for Industry,' and then four of the five demos. Most of the rest were released on the March to Fuzz compilation, 'March to Fuzz' was released on the split single with Gas Huffer in 1991, and the 'Something So Clear' demo was released on a flexi disc with Reflex magazine in 1991.

They've released a video for 'Ounce of Deception:'

You can order your copy at

Thursday, May 20
Two Steve Performances

You may have caught Steve's Sunday State on Portland, OR radio (Portland Radio Project, 99.1 FM) yesterday, with a performance and interview. Sunday State will be playing tomorrow in Portland: Strum Guitars on Friday, May 21, at 7pm (doors at 6:30). Limited seating, $10.

Mudhoney on Compilation
Mudhoney's performance of 'What to do with the Neutral' from KNDD radio Seattle on 4/1/2013 is available on the soundtrack to The Glamor and the Squalor, which is now available on vinyl from Enjoy the Ride Records (ETR 118). 350 copies on gold, 150 copies on "silver Space Needle stripe." The movie is a documentary about Marco Collins, who was a DJ at KNDD. (Thanks to Zach J.)

Tuesday, May 11
New Old Shirts

Mudhoney's European t-shirt company has reissued some classic Mudhoney shirts, and you can get them at

Saturday, April 17
Tourbook Updates

Updated the following entries in the Tourbook:

Tuesday, April 13
MudHoney Tunnel Boring Machine

Seattle Public Utlities has christened its new tunnel boring machine "MudHoney." You can read all about the project (with quotes from Mark) at

You can see MudHoney for yourself (from a safe distance!) before it goes underground. It's located on the west side of Shilshole Ave NW in Seattle just south of NW Market St.

Wednesday, April 7
New Release

Mudhoney will release a split 45 with The Meat Puppets on June 12 as part of Record Store Day, and via Sub Pop. Mudhoney's song is 'The Warning,' which was originally by The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, and popularized by Black Sabbath. This is limited to 2,500 copies.

Beauty Hunters Livestream Friday
Beauty Hunters will be starting their Friday livestream at 8:30pm PDT, and the link is below.

Monday, April 5
Beauty Hunters Album Out Friday!

Guy's Beauty Hunters are releasing their Animal Magmatism LP on Friday, at It's limited to 250 copies on color vinyl, with the first 50 including a blotter-art rendition of the album artwork.

Also on Friday, they'll be doing a livestream on their YouTube channel at 8pm PDT (GMT -0700).

Friday, April 2
Sunday State Album Out Today!

Steve's Sunday State has released a self-titled LP today, available at Vinyl should be available in the Summer.

Wednesday, March 31
Happy Birthday, Guy!

Matt is the guest on the latest episode of the Seattle Today podcast, available at

Sunday, March 28
Happy Birthday, Steve!

Friday, March 26

Seattle Public Utilities is having a vote on the name of its new tunnel boring machine, and one candidate is Mudhoney. Dan says, "Hey everyone. Click this link and help name this machine Mudhoney." You can vote at

Wednesday, March 10
Tourbook Update

Added the complete setlist and other details for 7/12/11 Turku, Finland and 7/13/11 Helsinki, Finland in the Tourbook. (Thanks to Pyry K.)

Monday, March 1
New Sunday State Song

Steve's Sunday State have released the first single from their next, self-titled, record - 'White Pine County' - via They're releasing the record on April 2, and it can be pre-ordered at They recorded it with Ken Stringfellow at his studio in Seattle, and with Larry Crane at Jackpot! Studio in Portland.

Saturday, February 27
Tourbook Update

Added the complete setlist and notes for 6/21/90 London in the Tourbook.

Sunday, February 21
Happy Birthday, Mark!

Kerrang! has an interview with Mark.

Tourbook Updates
Added the setlist for Green River - 9/25/84 Seattle, WA, and added Green River - 2/21/86 Seattle, WA, to the Tourbook.

Monday, February 1
Guy Update Update

The second Beauty Hunters LP, Animal Magmatism will be available for purchase when it's released - February 15 (no pre-orders). You can get yours at on that date. 250 copies, first 50 with a blotter art version of the sleeve image.

Monday, January 25
Guy Updates

Guy has a lot of side project activity, so let's just quote him in full:
Well the New year is well and truly underway, and with it come new music!

I'm happy to announce that after 10 years in the can the Bricklane album Sleepers, Ballast and the Permanent Way is now released. This was a band that was active in the second half of the oughts. Kelly Berry and I hatched the idea after many hours on the road with Mudhoney, and we were rounded out by the mighty talents of Matt Nims and Don Blair. There's bio info about the band on the Bandcamp page and the Facebook page.

Band Camp runs a great program to help their musicians called Bandcamp Fridays, find out more here

There are so many great bands and musicians out there on Bandcamp, please consider supporting independent music (and Bricklane) through this business!

But wait, more music news! Stay tuned to this space for an upcoming Beauty Hunters Youtube TV show, due out on Valentine's day 2021

Our new album Animal Magmatism will be released mid-February on English psych label extraordinaire Weird Beard Records.

I'm also hoping to post some more Plant tracks to the Band camp page, so be prepared for an onslaught of promotions in the coming weeks. We May not have any live music these days (well Aussie and NZ friends might?), so please consider supporting your musical community, where ever that may be, through these online resources.

Wishing you all a safe and well new year and remember, Rock On anyway you know how!

Wednesday, January 20
Green River Tourbook

Added two more acts to the bill for 11/??/85 Green River, Hoboken NJ in the Tourbook. (Thanks to John K.)

Thursday, January 7
Moneywrench Reissue

The Monkeywrench have reissued Electric Children on vinyl, via Bang! Records ( You can no doubt get your copy at finer music retailers. This happened last year but slipped under the radar. (Thanks to Dean B.)

Friday, January 1
Happy Birthday, Mudhoney!

33 years in!

Mudhoney had some plans for 2020, and then covid came. They got one show in, and cancelled tours of the Western U.S. and Canada, and Europe. Hopefully those can go on in 2021.

They did manage some releases, both for Mudhoney and for side projects. You can see those by perusing through the prior year's updates.

Today also marks the 23rd anniversary of this website. That's a long time! Thanks to everyone who wrote in to contribute information to this site over the past year (and the previous 21). It's always appreciated, and you can do it at

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