This album has had my dick hanging out the back of it since day one. It still gets me hard, unlike your mum.
I'd seen the name of this band before but never listened. I liked it!
They get labeled as grunge because they're a Seattle band using heavy distortion in 1991, but there are more punk elements here than anything: an abundance of two-minute songs, shouty repetitive choruses, a lead singer who can't carry a tune, and purposefully mediocre production quality (because using low quality tape totally owned those studios, man). I vacillated between being impressed by the balls on these guys and annoyed by this album's existence, which was probably the point. Best track: Good Enough
Sounds like a load of songs that didn’t quite make the Tony Hawks soundtrack.
yaaas lawd, YES!
I have loved this album since it came out!
One of my favorite bands... hell, at times they are my absolute favorite. Great band to see live. This is a classic in my book, just got the 30th anniversary version of this on vinyl. Glad to see it here on the list. These guys are still cranking out great stuff. I'd argue their last 3 records (The Lucky Ones, Vanishing Point, Digital Garbage) are as good as (and maybe better than) anything they've ever put out. Check them out too.
Now that's more like it
Sounds like 1992 and I love it.
Really good grunge album! Hadn't heard of these guys before. A couple really cool tracks. Highly recommend.
Personal preference is why I give this four stars
Grunge. No está mal, pero no me ha encantado del todo.
Sonido crudo, muy grunge. Estilo de voz parecido a Kurt Cobain
Really liked this. Guitars are mud but that’s okay with me 😎
1st half fucking banger 2nd residentsleeper zzzzzzzzz
Very energetic album that in the right mood is perfect to keep your head bopping. A lot of fun songs without any that really stood out, just a solid and consistent album.
Very listenable except for one song with snoring sounds in the middle. Sound is more late 90s indie, although can hear more classic early 90s seattle grunge too.
Pure grunge! Pure noise! Pure shit!
Been meaning to listen to them for years. Scrappy, garage punk version of grunge. Cool guitar shit. I dig it!
7/10, solid album
It was loud but I enjoyed the eclectic rock sound over a lot of other grunge I’ve heard. 7
Nice grunge album with better vocals than I typically expect from the genre!! 8/10
Enjoyable fudge packing. If I was to describe this as a footballer, it would be Marco Reus.
Amaai weer een goede week
oh deze vind ik leuk!
I feel like this one isn't as interesting as previous Mudhoney albums, but the influence on Nirvana is undeniable. There is such a raw energy here, the shift in tone between songs is really enjoyable and overall I have definitely enjoyed the experience of listening to it.
I'd like to hear this remastered. Full-blown heavy metal (am I right?) with this late 80s sound. Maybe a bit too monotonous, I'd like to hear more space between the sounds
Sounds like a Subpop punk album. Good stuff. 9/10 chance my next existential crisis will have a Subpup album in the background.
4/5. Underrated fo sho, not my vibe rn, but great dynamic (ftmp) grunge
Early grunge before the genre gets too into itself. They're not afraid to mix things up a bit and you can definitely still hear the punk influence
Though Mudhoney has never lived up to the hype of their first Sub Pop singles, they have carved out a rather successful career. Their early grunge work is what I remember best of Mudhoney and EGBDF might be their best album. A solid record in any era!
I had never heard of this album or band before this, but was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed listening. Big fan of the guitar work on this record - there's something magical about fuzzy sounding guitars. Lowkey inspiring me to whip out my electric again and mess around with my effect pedals. The guitar is definitely what stood out to me the most and what I enjoyed the most, but I also liked the vocals. Album was chaotic in a way that I thoroughly enjoyed. Might check out more by this band!
Not being very familiar with the genre, I find it hard to review classic grunge in any other way than through the lens set up by Nirvana. In a direct comparison, Mudhoney lack Nirvana's catchy choruses and Kurt's iconic delivery thereof. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this one a lot more than I thought I would. It has some pretty good hooks and isn't too chaotic and certainly not mindless (my usual complaints regarding grunge and punk-inspired genres in general). The album length was perfect too, as I stayed engaged throughout. Good album.
Pretty great grunge album.
Starts of pretty in the weeds but really opens up from Broken Hands onward. Fuzz Gun '91 is a no brainer addition to Fat Riff Friday.
Very underrated band and album. Excellent.
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This record by fuzz-propelled garage grunge anti-stars from the Washington State area doesn't have the all-time hits the band are still known for today (such as "Touch Me, I'm Sick" or "Suck You Dry"). But overall, it's the most cohesive and convincing entry from their early output. Buy either this or a compilation from them (or better, buy both--there's only *one* compilation out there anyway). Number of albums left to review or just listen to: more than 900, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: approximately a half so far Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter (including this one) Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter
Not really my thing, but still quite enjoyable psych garage.
Grungy, scuzzy, blues. Sometimes out of its goddamn mind, but overall a pretty cool look as to what was going on in 91. Favorite tracks: "Shoot the Moon", "Love Gun 91", "Check-out Time"
Typical 3 stars for me, nothing special
This is so quintessentially grunge I could practically feel my clothes turning plaid as I listened. I was very into the whole grunge thing at the time, and hearing this now is both nostalgic and yet also feels rather cliched. Once you put aside that it isn't a parody, it came before the cliche, then it's all quite enjoyable.
Recht door zee grunge. Dit is genre definiërend. De mondharmonica in sommige nummers stoort me. Beetje eentonig op momenten. Leuk om eens te luisteren om de zoveel tijd
Not bad. Little more mellow than I expected
Heavvvyyy 90s fuzz-rock with some pretty good hooks. It's like if the Eels were more angry than sad and feels very much like the early 90s while somehow riding the wave of more modern (2010s) sound that makes it relatively timeless. Still, it's not entirely my style
Another album I wish I had heard back in the '90s
I see the appeal but not for me
Not bad but kind of irrelevant
Pretty decent punk album. Nothing too memorable, but it was a good listen.
Was OK, nothing special
The guitars were mud, honey
quite noisy, few moments of a bit of a groove
It's a solid-to-good grunge album to listen to, but some of the studio decisions kind of baffle me. Why is there an acoustic guitar only on the right channel on Broken Hands? Why is there a harmonica on Pokin' Around?
i think they broke ground with some of the lyrics and the instrumentation was usually interesting. southern grunge vibes.
Pretty good rock music
I like the heavy guitar rock instrumentals. Vocals are average and expected from an early 90s record. There are some highlights in the record where the instrumentals intertwine with the vocals very fluidly however. Lyrical substance is questionable.
Very Garage-y aesthetic. Let It Slide is good. The low recording quality makes all of the songs sound exactly the same. Shoot The Moon is more my speed, but Move Out was good too. The harmonica does a lot to add something bright and cutting with everything else being fuzzed out, like in Pokin' Around.
5/10. They seem oddly self aware about song length. Like all of the songs that extended much longer than 2 minutes did so because they were a bit better than the rest of the album. Still pretty meh from where I'm standing though.
Fun, kinda grungy music I guess is how I’d describe it. Not my favorite but I’d leave it on in the background sometime.
I haven't listened to Mudhoney before. They are somewhat similar to some of the grunge bands I have listened to, with stronger punk influences. I liked it well enough, and there was some good playing going on, but it never really grabbed me. I liked the guitar solo in “Thorn”. “Fuzzgun ‘91” would be great for a grunge beach movie. “Pokin’ Around” was my favorite song - the harmonica was a welcome addition. I don't know if I would have liked this album more if I had listened to it when it was released. Today, I didn’t mind listening to EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FUDGE, but I can't say I'm very motivated to do so again.
As a Seattle-ite, I'm glad I've now listened to a Mudhoney album. I was solidly...whelmed. I didn't want to leave the room because of it or anything but I'm not in a big rush to listen again. I did listen to it twice: once on headphones, mostly just paying attention to the music, and again on speakers while doing other things. I liked it better the second time. As my sole focus, there wasn't much there that caught my interest, nothing particularly unusual or catchy or moving. But while I was doing other things (making breakfast, answering emails), I found myself bopping around a bit to it. That's gonna elevate it from a 2 to a 3 for me. Thanks, though, Mudhoney for saving Sub Pop.
I'm not sure "charming" is the adjective that comes to mind with this album, but it does have an exuberant, fun garage band feel without ever becoming unlistenable. I like the fast, edgy "Thorn." Not too many songs stand out for me, though. I was going to remark that the lyrics as a whole were pretty bland, but then I got to the verse about "Driving reckless in your Pinto/full tank of gas" which made me smile real big, but I didn't find many other moments like that. I liked the look into early Seattle grunge. I liked it more than I thought I would (and probably more than I would have in 1991). I didn't like it enough to listen to 15 bonus tracks.
Got a Nirvana sound for sure. I like their whole vibe. They seem like a fun band with a great sense of reality around them. They also sound a little like Pearl Jam. That Seattle Grunge scene was remarkable.
There’s the grunge!
These "important" bands never really do it for me. I guess this is considered the beginning of grunge, but I just didn't hear many songs that stood out to me. Wasn't bad at all but not that good either.
Another one I've heard of but probably never listened to. The first few tracks and the last one were a lot of fun. I'll return to those for sure. It reminds me of Sponge and Morphine.
Grungy & angsty, love it. Fave lyric There's a certain comfort in being confused. I revisited the book Touch Me I'm Sick while listening - Charles Peterson's photojournal of the grunge scene. Made me long for my youth and another beer! My Highlights! Generation Genocide Broken Hands esp guitar solo Move Out Shoot the Moon
Pretty enjoyable, pretty creative, pretty good
I like classic rock, but wasn't really in the mood.
It's pleasingly heavy and amateurish. Like Nirvana if they weren't getting first rate producers in. I would have adored this 20 years ago. It's great, noisy fun, but some of the edge lord nihilism is a bit dated and meh. I enjoyed it, but I don't know if I'll go back to it.
Not quite lo-fi, not quite grunge, this album was in between in a way that it made it less interesting to me than it could have been.
Il fatto che sia uscito il giorno prima che nascessi potrebbe aumentare il suo voto finale. Un sound che sembra il punto di incontro tra punk rock e grunge. (effettivamente leggo che sono il primo gruppo grunge) Le prime 2 molto bene, le 2 successive un po' meno... Per mio gusto preferisco quelle "meno" grunge, tipo 'Thorn'. Non mi dispiace, ma rimane un 3 con il bonus quasi 4
Not a great guitar sound or vocal but it all matches at the very least. If smash mouth wore eyeliner
Ok grunge, not quite as angsty or infectious as some of its contemporaries *cough* Nirvana *cough*
It's ok I guess, rough and energetic, shouty punk-grunge. But seriously, Superfuzz Bigmuff is on the list too and you don't need to hear 2 Mudhoney albums before you die.
This is fine, it's not bad but it's definitely not good.
Some pretty passable Seattle grunge, but someone else did it better
A bit of a blander listen than I was hoping for, but not bad at all.
It reminded me of early REM but grungier!
Loved the energy, of not the aesthetic
This is an interesting one to come back to after many years. I bought this album when I was young, but it didn't make much of an impact on my, and I didn't listen to it all that much. I think now that some of the reason that I didn't immediately like this album is that the vocals aren't mixed very well. They always feel like they're fading into the background a bit, and that leaves nothing out in front leading the band. I think a remastered version of this album could be really cool. As it is, there's certainly a lot of promise here, but it doesn't quite follow through 3/5
Punk but the guitar gets a considerable exposure to spotlight. And I guess that's how grunge is born. Those "grungy" tracks are the best in the album, "Generation Genocide", "Thorns", and "Broken Hands". The rest are, to be honest, just mediocre punk.
This was hit and miss. Some quick, short punky songs, some obvious grunge defining tracks, some solid instrumentals, but overall nothing that stuck with me.
Punk rock quoi
Not a big fan
Nota a bad punk album but I think there are better ones that could be included here.
Not my favorite style of music. 0RS
Definitely disappointed in this one, thought I would like it a lot more than I did
Most grunge was pretty rubbish, this included.
I've never been into grunge, but I can appreciate some of the influences on the members of Mudhoney, like the Stooges' Iggy Pop. Unfortunately, this evolution of punk on this record isn't that impressive. It's not humorous, energetic and doesn't make me feel much. Rating 2/5
Not a big grunge fan but I can see where this album would have been influential on the grunge scene. Has a bit of 60s garage feel and feels like a bridge between that and later Grunge scene. Do like Good Enough and a few of the slower grooves.
There's a place in time for this kind of music. Right now it just sounds incredibly low effort
You can hear the influences: Iggy Pop, a bit of Sabbath, garage, punk and so forth. But the deliberately muddy lo-fi production is probably more of a hindrance than a help. I enjoyed parts of this, but found it to be a bit of slog overall.
Stort plus för albumets omslag, den var ju riktigt fräsig. När det gäller musiken blir det ganska ofta lite för skrikigt och ett snäpp för flippat. Jag märkte dock under lyssningens gång att dom hade en del fina riffs som lyfte låtarna något. Bäst: "Broken hands"
very generous 2, 1.6
I wrote this whole thing about how this is just another below average grunge band from the 90s. Honestly, I don't have the energy. This is fine. It's better than Pearl Jam, but that is an incredibly low bar. Some of the songs are fine, but I really just don't care for it. Highlight: 6.
It started off fine. It got noisy and unbearable at times in the middle but got better towards the end. I feel like this album lacks a bit of identity. Its genre is listed as grunge, but it doesn't feel like grunge sometimes. I wasn't expecting a harmonica to be featured, but it was and it kinda slapped, all things considered. But again, not really grunge at points. Favorite track: Pokin' Around
Works best when it explores the fray between indie arrangements and grungier instrumentation, unfortunately leans too hard into the latter on most tracks and becomes a bit homogenous and unremarkable throughout
got all the stuff i should like in an album. didn't like it.
I love grunge but Mudhoney is at the crappy end of it imo. Yeah I know they were practically the first grunge band, but they lean too heavily into the alternative art rock DIY garage band stuff where I prefer my grunge to sound like AIC and Soundgarden. I've heard this album a few times, it kinda just exists. It's not horrible, but it's not actually good and I wouldn't listen to it for fun. Seems to be propelled by reputation alone. 2/5.
This is a distinct difference from the hair metal rock that came before it. I wouldn't call this album great but it was an okay listen.
Got bored. And it annoys me that to be underground / indy, they make these records that sound like they were recorded in a Wheely bin. 2
Oh, grunge. I knew the band name - knew the era, but not the style or the quality. Now I do.
Grungy, noisy early alt rock. Not bad but not something i would listen to again, would rather put on Nirvana for sure.
Sounds like yet another punk rock simplistic power chords and screaming record. I want to see the merit in this kind of music, but I just don’t. 2 stars cause it at least has some point to it, I just don’t see anything that stands out or is that significant whatsoever. I can play power chords and scream about my tortured soul too, why aren’t I on the list?
Lots of energy. I would guess that they’d put on a rambunctious live show. For just listening, I was not all that captivated though.
In de 90's was ik enorm fan van zo'n beetje alles wat met Seattle en 'grunge' te make had. En ik wilde Mudhoney ook altijd tof vinden. Maar elke keer als ik eran begon kwam ik weer tot de conclusie dat het niet mijn ding was. En zo ook nu weer. Muziekaal wat onrustig en rommelig maar nog wel te doen. Maar dat zeikerige gesnerp van Mark Arm verpest het echt volledig.
Arjan gaat me vast vervloeken, maar dit trek ik echt niet. Veel te rommelig en wat een zeurzang van die Mark Arm. Pff.
Not for me.
Fun riffs but mostly forgettable. 5/10
I love metal but somehow I just can’t get into most grunge. Grunge is like metal but with less talent and more whining. I was pretty bored with this one. I can see how it would be a classic for diehard grunge fans though. My favorite part was the drums, they were great throughout
it's ok, struggling to have any thoughts on this. I've never listened to any grunge, but this was not what I was expecting. Some good energy to it, but left me feeling rather underwhelmed.
Didnt grab me at all but didnt have to stop or skip around either
Para nada ni estilo.
Your run-of the-mill grunge album. Pretends to be raw and angry, but is mainly one thing: boring. 1.5/5
Pas vraiment mon genre. Je resiste jusqua la fin mais je ne reexouteraipas et je n’ai pas vraiment d’interet. 2.5
Energetic but just missing something
It was not good
Not for me. The rhythm section seems like something I could get along with but the distorted guitar and morose vocals both stress me out and bring me down.
Olipas tämä erilaista kuin odotin. Kuvittelin että Mudhoney on jotain 1990-luvun pomppuheavya/nu-metallia mutta se taisikin olla Mudvayne. Vaikka genre olikin jonkinlainen positiivinen yllätys, ei levy silti herätä suuria hurraahuutoja. Aika tylsää rokkiräimettä nuhaisilla soundeilla. Kappaleista ei parilla kuuntelulla jäänyt yksikään positiivisesti mieleen. Ei kyllä myöskään negatiivisesti. Jotain vastaavaa tässä on kuin aiemmin listalla olleessa Modern Loversin levyssä, mutta taso ei yllä lähellekään samaa. Kakkonen hennolla plussalla.
Nie sadzilem, ze kolejny albumik od tej bandy sie pojawi, a jednak jest ich drugi studyjny krazek, rownie podziemny i lofikowy jak pierwszy, every good boy deserves fudge z 91, nadal jest to grungowe granie z humorkiem, sklad sie nie zminil, wiec muzycznie plyta przypomina to co bylo na superfuzzie, tylko ze jest troche wiecej materialu, bo az 42 minuty na 14 trakach, nie tylko instrumentalnie, ale i lirycznie nadal jest to to samo, czyli utwory dziwnie luzne, mocno sarkastyczne na tematy przerozne, na plejke leci good enough i into the drink
Started terrible, but I felt the back half of the album had a few redeeming tracks. 1.5/5
I believe this is our second from Mudhoney, another fuzzy, grungy rock album. Again, similar to the Sonic Youth album we just had, I just don't feel in the mood for this kind of music. It ran together and not much stood out. I think I enjoyed the previous album more, but yeah. Not much here for me. Favorite tracks: Thorn, Broken Hands. Album art: Cute? It's a very child-like drawing, but note the NAKED WOMAN in front of the boat! I do like this one though, fun style and coloring. The title is also an obvious reference to those sheet music lines. I wonder if an actual kid drew this? 2/5
Had some good drums/guitars, but overall this felt just the same as many other mediocre grunge bands and I'm not a huge fan of that.
meh no stand out songs, not really the genre for me, grunge rock but just kinda underwhelming
Probably great.... for someone who enjoys grunge.
Remarkably bad. 1/10.
I had an odd thought while listening to Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: on a couple of cuts (Good Enough, Something So Clear), the band reminds me of Velvet Underground. Obviously, the two bands are from completely different genres, but the guitar strumming is straight up Lou Reed, and the drumming has the single (and simple) minded intensity of Maureen Tucker. Considering this album is considered a classic, it's disappointing. You have to wait 5 songs until you get to a solid tune like Into The Drink. Up until then, the tunes are so basic as to be borderline insulting. I mean, primitivism can be legitimate, but there are limits, at least for me. Unfortunately, Mudhoney is the sort of band that lives and dies on individual songs. They don't have the requisite musicianship to carry them through marginal material. The lead guitarist can't play a lick, and he doesn't have great ears either, so his attempts at artful noise fall flat. I actually like grunge, but this is pretty weak.
This album was not my idea of a good time. I felt like I was grasping for straws of things to hold onto. And maybe part of it is the outsize influence this kind of music has had on terrible bar bands I've had the misfortune of playing with, but this just felt like a major slog to me. Kind of a stoner-grunge mashup. I know grunge was a major moment in the early 90s, but I'd much rather be listening to almost any other emergent contemporary music scene (shoegaze, indie, hip hop, Britpop) instead. Favourite track: "Move Out"
First time listening: 2/14 songs liked For an album named after the pneumatic device for note naming, they really don't keep to their conventions. Super atonality on a wide variety of tracks, and extremely slow grunge. My god, not my thing. No songs saved.
Did not like.
Ik kon het aanhoren maar daar is ook alles mee gezegd. Die klagerige stemmen 😩.
I have this playing in repeat in the back garden, it scares the cats and other wild animals away. My god this is awful, that’s an hour of my life that I will never get back, .i truly don’t understand how this made it on to the list, maybe it’s to show the listener just how dire bid music can get
This album did nothing for me. No hooks, nothing catchy. They are the grunge version of Almost Famous. But at least they can look down on the successful Seattle bands under the guise of not having "sold out".
Not a fan.
All mud and no honey, and sheer monotony besides; guitars are fast and scratchy, vocals screechy and howly. If the songs weren’t so uniformly noisy, the snoring effect on the penultimate cut would be even more apt. 1.2 / 1.