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Monday, February 19
Interview

Steve has an interview with Nardwuar.

Sunday, February 18
Shows

Added more European tour dates - The Hague NL, Brussels BE, and Eindhoven NL - to the Tour page.

Saturday, February 17
Shows

European tour dates are trickling in ahead of the full announcement. Added four shows in Germany to the Tour page.

Friday, February 16
Event

Steve is DJing at The Miwaukie Tattoo Co in Milwaukie, OR (Portland suburb) for a record pop-up, at around 3pm tomorrow.

Thursday, February 15
Records

For Record Store Day on April 20, Mudhoney will release Suck You Dry: The Reprise Years, a 5xLP (color) box set of their releases on Reprise, including Piece of Cake, Five Dollar Bob's..., My Brother the Cow, Tomorrow Hit Today, and live tracks and demos. It's limited to 3,500 copies in the US, and 5,000 worldwide.

The album cover and full tracklist is available at recordstoreday.com. Of note is the last side of 4-track demos for Tomorrow Hit Today:

  1. BTVU (Beneath the Valley of the Underdog)
  2. Drinking for Two
  3. Evil Umpire
  4. Fun and Games
  5. I Had to Laugh [typo?]
  6. Oblivion
It appears that only 'Fun and Games' is previously released (on the Head on the Curb demos compilation), and that 'Evil Umpire' is an unheard song (that they played live in 1997).

Wednesday, February 14
Article

Mark and Steve have an interview with Guitar World.

Tuesday, February 6
Events

Mark is singing a song with Girl Trouble for their 40th anniversary show at the Spanish Ballroom in Tacoma, WA on March 8.

Steve is DJing at Linda's Tavern in Seattle on February 13 for that venue's 30th anniversary.


Thursday, February 1
New Show

It's the start of a European tour announcement - Vera in Groningen NL on October 6.

Sunday, January 28
Dan on TV

Dan will be playing with The 8G Band, the house band on Late Night with Seth Meyers, from February 5-8. The show generally airs at 12:30am (early the next morning) on NBC.

Dan Side Project
(Thanks to Zach J.)

1/26/24 The Central Saloon. Seattle, WA
Supporting: Student Nurse, Dragontail Peak
Set: What are You Doing Tonight?, Art School, To No One, She Cracked, Farewell Excitement, Walk on Water, Erase You (w/Carmella), Diebold, Dig it a Hole, Iceman
Notes: No. 3 - with Dan (drums), Kurt Bloch (singing and guitar; The Fastbacks, et al.), and Jim Sangster (bass and guitar; Dan's Tripwires, et al.) - play their first show. It's all covers. 'What are You Doing Tonight?' is from Kurt's band Yes Masters; 'Art School' is by The Jam; 'To No One' is from Ten Years After; 'She Cracked' is from The Modern Lovers; 'Farewell Excitement' is from Kurt; 'Walk on Water' is from Creedence Clearwater Revival; 'Erase You' is from Kurt's band Sgt. Major (with Carmella from that band singing); 'Diebold' is from Paul Lynne Fan Club; 'Dig it a Hole' is from The U-Men; and 'Iceman' is from Kurt's band The Cheaters.


Sunday, January 21
Mark Appearance

Mark joined Dinosaur Jr. at a recent show:

1/17/24 The Neptune Theater. Seattle, WA
Set: Real Cool Time, T.V. Eye (set incomplete)
Notes: Mark sings two Stooges songs with Dinosaur Jr. near the end of their set. In a traditional pairing, after he finishes, Dave Matthews comes out for a Neil Young cover.


Friday, January 19
Steve Event

Steve is appearing at Bolen Books in Victoria Canada for a book event on February 6 at 7pm. He'll be there with co-author Adem Tepedeln, and John Wright of Nomeansno (a book about that band was just published). There'll be a book signing.

Saturday, January 13
Steve Event

Steve is appearing at Neptoon Records in Vancouver Canada for a book event on February 7 at 7pm. He'll be there with John Wright of Nomeansno, Jason Lamb who just published a book on that band, and moderator Grant Lawrence of The Smugglers. There'll be a book signing and Q&A.

Saturday, December 23
Mark and Steve Interview

Mark and Steve discuss their guitar equipment on their just-completed tour on Premier Guitar's Rig Rundown.

Tuesday, December 12
Mark and Steve Podcast

Mark and Steve are on the Life of the Record podcast [Apple Podcasts link], talking making Superfuzz Bigmuff.

Tuesday, December 5
Mudhoney on TV

Mudhoney is guest-hosting the Rage video program on Australia's ABC TV this weekend, where they'll show music videos they've selected by Devo, The Stranglers, Blondie, Roxy Music, The Pop Group, and Cosmic Psychos.

Monday, December 4
Side Show

Dan's Tripwires are playing Darrell's Tavern in Seattle on December 31, with The Basements Pajama Party Express and Zach Static & Friends. The Tripwires will be playing as Knife, Fork, Spoon & Plate (a reference to their recent covers record), and playing all covers "of party rock, roll and R&B styles."

Steve Book Giveaway
Publisher Omnibus Press is giving away a copy of Steve's Mud Ride as part of its 12 Books of Christmas, via twitter.com/omnibuspress.


Thursday, November 30
Side Show

Dan's Tripwires are playing Tim's Tavern in Seattle on December 9, with The Fucking Eagles, The Hot Rollers, and DJ BS-System opening.

Tuesday, November 28
Interview

Mark has an interview with mxdwn.

Thursday, November 23
Side Project Release

Dan plays on the Screaming Trees LP being released tomorrow for Record Store Day Black Friday. It'll also be available on another color of vinyl via Goldmine Magazine in February.

Monday, November 20
Show Recap

Added more notes for last night in Seattle to the Tourbook. (Thanks to Toby W.)

Sunday, November 19
Show Recaps

Added recaps for San Diego through the end of the tour to the Tourbook.

Monday, November 13
Auction Item

Mudhoney has donated a signed Mudhoney hat to the SMASH benefit auction for musicians in need. The auction is open until next Sunday.

Sunday, November 12
Show Recaps

Added recaps for Asheville to now to the Tourbook. (Thanks to Nick S. for Asheville)

Friday, November 10
Interview

Mark has an interview with The Phoenix New Times.

Saturday, November 4
Interview

Mark has an interview with The Memphis Flyer.

Friday, November 3
Mudhoney on Devo

Mark and Steve, via The Seattle Times:
Mark Arm of Mudhoney was at Devo's legendary Aug. 12, 1980 concert at the Showbox, which he calls one of the most important nights of his life.

"It was life-changing," Arm said. "They were a gateway for many of us. It proved to me that music could have an edge and yet still be great."

Arm had just turned 18 that year, and he hadn't even met Steve Turner yet, with whom he'd form Mudhoney, but Turner was also at the show. “It was my introduction to what I saw as a cool, weird, and kind of dangerous scene," Turner wrote in his memoir Mud Ride.

Both members of Mudhoney recalled how the dance floor of the Showbox bounced like it never had before (or maybe since).


Tuesday, October 31
Show Recaps

Added recaps for the tour to date to the Tourbook. (Thanks to Justin L. for Tacoma and John K. for Philadelphia)

Monday, October 16
Guy Release

Guy has a 45 for sale at Mudhoney shows of his synth project, Plant. Other Plant music is at plant2.bandcamp.com.

Interview
Mark has an interview with The Spokesman-Review.


Thursday, October 12
Interview

Mark has an interview with The Pacific Northwest Inlander.

Monday, October 2
New Old Side Project Release

Screaming Trees are releasing the Wrong Turn to Jahannam: Live from Egg Studio 1991 LP (limited to 2,500 copies, on white-and-yellow "fried egg" colored vinyl) as part of Record Store Day on November 24. Dan plays drums on the record, which was recorded in 1991 when he was in the band. Here's what Dan says about it:
We went into Egg to record some B-sides for their 'Something About Today' single. A couple covers - one by the Saints and one by Jethro Tull. Then we just rolled tape and ran through 14 songs that I knew from touring. 10 made the record. It's pretty killer. Totally ripping yo!

This is a "Record Store Day first" release, so it'll be available by other means later.

Here's the promotional copy for it:

In early 1991 Screaming Trees were in a shambles. Mark Pickerel had left the band a year earlier and Van was off playing bass for Dinosaur Jr. Mark Lanegan and Gary Lee Conner were set to continue with Donna Dresch on bass and a friend of hers on drums. Uncle Anesthesia, the band's first major label album, on Epic, had just been released. While it seemed that working with the new band members might work, Gary Lee was despondent at the prospect of again playing in the band without his brother as Van had already quit and come back once in 1988. He came up with a plan to ask his brother to return to the Trees if he could get Van's good friend Dan Peters, who was on a partial hiatus from Mudhoney, to play drums with the band. It worked, Van flew home and the band started rehearsals and soon was touring for the new Epic album.

During this time Screaming Trees went into Conrad Uno's Egg Studio in Seattle to record a couple of demo tracks. After finishing, Mark Lanegan uncharacteristically suggested they record a live set while all the gear and microphones were set up. All alone in Uno's Seattle basement, the Trees kicked some rock and roll ass. No audience, no cheering crowd but raw Trees power nonetheless. Here is that session which sat unheard for over 30 years. It's a great testament to why Screaming Trees are remembered as one the Northwest's most exciting and intriguing live bands. Pressed on white and yellow "fried egg" colored vinyl.

SIDE A
Orange Airplane
Uncle Anesthesia
Alice Said
Ivy
Caught Between
Bed Of Roses

SIDE B
Don't Look Down
Beyond This Horizon
Change Has Come
Ocean Of Confusion
End Of The Universe

Another Record Store Day Release
Also on November 24, in conjunction with Record Store Black Friday, the Judgment Night soundtrack will be released. Mudhoney's song is 'Freak Momma' with Sir Mix-a-Lot. It's exclusive to Record Store Day, and limited to 3,150 copies on red vinyl through Legacy.


Sunday, October 1
Tour Update

The Spokane venue has changed, on the Tour page.

Thursday, September 21
Side Gig

Dan's Tripwires are playing Slim's Last Chance in Seattle on September 29, supported by the Cheap Cassettes and the Fucking Eagles.

Thursday, August 24
EU/UK Vinyl Represses

You can get the EU/UK versions of the color vinyl represses of Superfuzz Bigmuff and "Touch Me I'm Sick" at Subpop's new EU/UK store.

Wednesday, August 23
Steve Press

Steve is a guest on the Too Much Effing Perspective podcast [Apple Podcasts link].

Sunday, August 20
Steve Press

Steve is a guest on the KEXP Sound & Vision podcast [Apple Podcasts link].

Friday, August 18
Happy Birthday, Dan!

Wednesday, August 16
Happy Birthday, Matt!

Monday, August 14
Vinyl Represses

Sub Pop is repressing Superfuzz Bigmuff and Touch Me I'm Sick on vinyl, and they'll be released on October 6. If you haven't heard these songs before, you're in for a treat. They both come in colored Loser editions, in both US and EU versions. The US Touch Me I'm Sick is on yellow-brown(?), the EU Touch Me I'm Sick is on orange(?), and both verions of Superfuzz Bigmuff are on yellow(?).

Purchase links from Sub Pop:


Sunday, July 30
Steve Appearance

Steve will play, do a book reading, and do a Q&A and talk with Thomas Paul, at the Record Exchange in Boise, ID, on August 17. (Thanks to John K.)

Monday, July 10
Steve Press

Steve appears on the Life Elsewhere podcast [Apple Podcasts link].

Sunday, July 9
Steve Show

Added the setlist and notes for Steve's performance yesterday to the Tourbook.

Monday, July 3
Steve Press


Friday, June 30
Steve Press

Steve appears on the Appetite for Distortion podcast [Apple Podcasts link].

Thursday, June 29
Reissue

No doubt due to popular demand, Jackpot Records is reissuing Five Dollar Bob's Mock Cooter Stew on vinyl. There's 500 copies on "tiger eye" color vinyl, and the rest are on dark red vinyl. There was probably one original pressing order of this on vinyl in 1993, and none since.

Monday, June 26
Steve Press

  • Steve and co-writer Adem Tempeleden are on the Booked on Rock podcast [Apple Podcasts link]
  • Steve will soon be a guest on the Life Elsewhere NPR show, which will also be available in podcast form

Thursday, June 22
Steve Press

Steve is on The James McMahon Music Podcast [Apple Podcasts link].

Wednesday, June 21
Single

There are 40 copies of the Australian tour 45 available at mudhoney.org. The songs are 'Light Your Way' and 'Get On My Cloud' (both from the Plastic Eternity sessions). They should eventually appear on a forthcoming EP of the songs from those sessions that didn't make the album (like with the Morning in America EP from the Digital Garbage sessions), but there's no release date for that, or guarantee it'll actually happen.

Tuesday, June 20
Steve Book Events

Steve will do a reading and signing at:
  • June 20, Book Soup in Los Angeles, CA, at 7pm
  • June 21, Green Apple Books (9th Ave location) in San Francisco, CA, at 7pm

Saturday, June 17
Steve Press


Thursday, June 15
Steve Press

Other Interview
Arturo Baston, who created the animated video for 'Almost Everything,' had his work on that video recognized for excellence in animation, and there's a corresponding interview. That's in French, and there's a variety of ways to translate it to your language of choice.


Wednesday, June 14
Steve Book

Steve's book, Mud Ride (out now), is available on audiobook, with Steve reading at least part of it. He's appearing in Seattle at Elliott Bay Books tonight and Third Place Books tomorrow.

Steve Interview
Steve has an interview with shondaland.com. Note where he talks about touring Europe for about a month next Spring. And that his band Sunday State is going to record, and he'll play a few solo shows.

Release
The expanded version of the soundtrack to the film Singles, is available on vinyl from mondoshop.com. Titled Singles Vol. 2 - Blues for a T-Shirt, it contains a demo of 'Overblown,' and is available on both black and translucent blue vinyl.


Tuesday, June 13
Steve Book

Steve's book, Mud Ride is out today! At Amazon and all your finer independent retailers.

Interview
Steve has an interview with Spin about his new book.


Sunday, June 11
Interview / Steve's Book

Steve's co-author - Adem Tepedelen - on his new memoir, Mud Ride, has an interview with the Victoria Times Colonist.

Friday, June 9
Side Record / Record / Show

Dan's Tripwires will release two new albums through FOLC Records on July 7 - Do it Some More and Are Knife, Fork, Spoon & Plate In Good Party Tape.

They also have a record relase show that same day - July 7 - at Slim's Last Chance in Seattle, supported by The Tom Price Desert Classic and Scott and the Hottheads.

Article
Steve has an interview with The Seattle Times. In it, he says:

I was actually recording some random music with Stone [Gossard; Green River, Pearl Jam] and Regan Hagar [Malfunkshun]. These friendships carry on for sure. I see Stone quite often. We'd love to go out on the road with them again at some point.

Can you tell me about the project?

This was just the three of us laying down some experimental grooves and see what comes of it. There's going to be a lot of editing involved. We didn't write any music, we just got in there and had a synthesizer and couple guitars and a drum kit and just went at it. I'm sure we'll do a little bit more of it and see if we can tease together a few things that make sense.

(Thanks to John K.)

Steve Book Event
Steve will appear at Powell's City of Books in Portland, OR (Pearl District location) at 7pm on June 13. He'll have a conversation with Jay Martin about his new memoir Mud Ride, and do a book signing. You can pre-order a signed edition of the book at powells.com.


Tuesday, June 6
Steve Book

Signed copies of Steve's book are available from omnibuspress.com. It's out June 8 in the UK, June 12 in the US

Thursday, June 1
Side Project

Steve is playing solo this Satuday (June 3, 11am) in Boise, ID, at the Alchemist Cafe (3130 E State St, Eagle, ID).

Friday, May 26
Side Project

Dan's Tripwires are releasing two albums this summer - Do It Some More and Are Knife, Fork Spoon & Plate in: Good Party Tape. The latter is a cover album of party songs.

Thursday, May 25
"Side Project"

Melvins have released The Devil You Knew, The Devil You Know on Amphetamine Reptile Records (AmRep 149). The album has six songs recorded with Matt in 1986. Those six songs were originally released on Melvins' first 45, on C/Z Records. It's available on CD, silk-screened art vinyl, and "mass produced" vinyl.

Tuesday, May 9
Tourbook Update

Added the rest of the Australian tour to the Tourbook.

Side Show
Freshly back from Australia, Dan's Tripwires are playing The Sunset Tavern in Seattle on Saturday night (5/13). They're supporting the Boss Martians, and The Pop Cycle are opening.


Saturday, April 29
All the News that Fits

Sub Pop is collaborating with the Kimpton Palladian Hotel and its Pennyroyal bar. Mudhoney-inspired items will be offered for a few months: Honey Prosciutto Toast with chili-onion jam, honey, brie cheese and sourdough; and MudHoney Pie Tart with chocolate pudding, Oreo crumble, fudge, honey whipped cream, and honeycomb.

Tuesday, April 25
Interview

Steve was interviewed on the Sunglasses After Dark radio show on PBS 106.7 FM Melbourne. The interview originally aired April 20, and is now posted.

Wednesday, April 19
Interviews

Merch
Most of the new Mudhoney merch (shirt, hat, flannel, postcards, reader glasses ... and the actual record) is now for sale via Sub Pop. The wine will be a little trickier to source, given alcohol-related regulations.


Friday, April 14
Interview

Mark is on the It's Real with Jordan and Demi podcast [Apple Podcasts link]. This is perhaps not the typical media outlet that covers Mudhoney.

Tourbook Update
Added the setlist for today in Coolangatta to the Tourbook.


Wednesday, April 12
Tour Single

On their Australian tour, Mudhoney will be selling a 45 that has the songs 'Light Your Way' and 'Get on Your Cloud.' It's limited to 400 copies. You can get it at the shows, from tym-records.com (soon), or from Sub Pop (less soon). It's released on Tym Records (TYM065). Both songs were recorded during sessions for Plastic Eternity.

Interview
Mark is interviewed by themusic.com.au.

Steve Book
Purchases of Steve's book via monorailmusic.com come with a signed book plate.

Tangential News
There's an update on the MudHoney tunnel boring machine, for those who combine a passion for music with a passion for civil engineering.


Monday, April 10
Tourbook Update

Added the opening act for 11/25/89 Edinburgh to the Tourbook. (Thanks to Tim A.)

Sunday, April 9
Interview

Mark discusses each song on Plastic Eternity with Flood Magazine.

Merch
In conjunction with the new record, there's some merch available:

  • A Plastic Eternity logo t-shirt
  • A Plastic Eternity logo baseball cap
  • Four different strengths of reading glasses - one for each band member, which correspond to the strength he uses
  • A twelve-card album cover postcard set
  • A 'Schloss Mudhoney' 2022-vintage bottle of reisling wine
  • A flannel shirt
  • A tour 45 for Australia, featuring two songs recorded during the Plastic Eternity sessions
The shirt is already available via subpop.com, and likely most of the rest will in due time.

Saturday, April 8
New Show

Tacoma, WA is added to the October U.S. tour, on the Tour page.

Interviews
They've given the following interviews recently (Thanks to John K.):


Friday, April 7
Plastic Eternity is Released!

It's available at all your finer record stores.

Tuesday, April 4
New Video

There's a video for 'Little Dogs,' off the new album Plastic Eternity, out this Friday, April 7: youtube.com.

Sunday, April 2
Press


Friday, March 31
Happy Birthday, Guy!

Tuesday, March 28
Happy Birthday, Steve!

Saturday, March 18
Interviews

Mark has interviews with beat.com.au and smh.com.au.

Monday, March 13
Steve Book Events

Steve has three more events in Seattle for his book Mud Ride:
  • June 14 at Elliott Bay Books
  • June 15 at Third Place Books
  • July 8 at Fantagraphics
Details are TBA.

Another Book
Estrus: Shovelin' the Shit Since '87 will have plenty on The Monkeywrench, who recorded for the label. It has interviews with Mark, Tim, and Tom. Written by Chris Alpert Coyle and Scott Sugiuchi, the book will be released in August by Korero Press, and available at from all the classiest book retailers.


Thursday, March 9
Steve Book

Pre-orders at ellittbaybook.com and thirdplacebooks.com get signed copies.

Pre-orders at barnesandnoble.com are entered into a sweepstakes. The sweepstakes winner gets a signed Plastic Eternity LP, a poster from the 7/15/07 Torino IT show, a custom Jeff Ament [Green River] guitar pick that Steve used, and three Mudhoney stickers.


Wednesday, March 8
Interview

Guy has an interview with mandurahmail.com.au.

Sunday, March 5
Interview

Mark has an interview with bigtakeover.com.

Wednesday, March 1
New Song

Another song from the new album Plastic Eternity - 'Move Under' - is available on youtube.com. Details about the album are below.

New Tour
Mudhoney is touring America in October and November, on the Tour page. (Thanks to Toby W.)


Tuesday, February 28
Another Steve Book Event

Steve is appearing at the Rabbit Box Theater (94 Pike St) in Seattle on March 10.
7.13 Presents: Attack of the Book People ~ Happy Hour 4pm -6pm Hosted by Jonathan Evison with special guest, Steve Turner of Mudhoney.
It's also listed a running from 4pm to midnight with other people appearing, so your call on when Steve is doing his thing. (Thanks to Toby W.)

Saturday, February 25
Steve Book

Steve has written a book! His memoir, Mud Ride: A Messy Trip Through the Grunge Explosion will be released on June 13 by Chronicle Prism. It's 304 pages, it has photos, etc. He co-wrote it with Adam Tepedelen, and you can get it at all the finest book sellers.

It's released by Omnibus in the UK, where Rough Trade has signed copies available for pre-order at roughtrade.com. You can see a short preview at amazon.com.

Before the book comes out, Steve is appearing at Hex Induction Records & Books in Seattle at 6:30pm on March 11 for reading and discussion along with author Matt Goody (a book about Flying Nun Records) and moderated by Dave Segal. (Thanks to Joel S.)


Tuesday, February 21
Happy Birthday, Mark!

Monday, February 13
Guy Side Project (also Mark) - The Paire d'Or

Guy and Martin Bland (The Monkeywrench, Bloodloss) recorded a nine-song album last year. Guy plays synth and Martin plays drums. Mark sings on two songs (one in French). Annabella Kirby, of Moon-spinners and Lushy, sings on others. Vinyl should be released this year.

A song - X-Ray Girl - is available on youtube.com. (Thanks to John K.)


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."

Tracklisting:

  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: bandcamp.com. 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 information 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 bandcamp.com. 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: bandcamp.com. 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 mondoshop.com.

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)

Interview
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)

Interview
Mark has an interview with rockandrollglobe.com.


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 ptn@ocf.berkeley.edu.


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 eventbrite.com

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
Article

There's an interview with Guy at crosscut.com.

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
Article

Mark and Steve talk about previous Mudhoney records, for tidal.com.

Record
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.

Other
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
Podcast

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
Interview

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
Press


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:' youtube.com.

You can order your copy at subpop.com.


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 bingomerch.com.

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 seattletimes.com.

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 bigcartel.com. 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 bandcamp.com. Vinyl should be available in the Summer.

Wednesday, March 31
Happy Birthday, Guy!

Podcast
Matt is the guest on the latest episode of the Seattle Today podcast, available at anchor.fm.


Sunday, March 28
Happy Birthday, Steve!


Friday, March 26
Vote

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 survey.participate.online

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 bigtakeover.com. They're releasing the record on April 2, and it can be pre-ordered at bandcamp.com. 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!

Article
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 theweirdbeard.bigcartel.com 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.
https://bricklane.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/Bricklane-100240785420182

Band Camp runs a great program to help their musicians called Bandcamp Fridays, find out more here https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/update-on-bandcamp-fridays

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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9hQeojP0km_54e-bRy97yQ

Our new album Animal Magmatism will be released mid-February on English psych label extraordinaire Weird Beard Records.
https://x.facebook.com/WeirdBeardRecs/

I'm also hoping to post some more Plant tracks to the Band camp page https://plant2.bandcamp.com/, 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 (bang-records.net). 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 ptn@ocf.berkeley.edu.





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