Sounds like a load of songs that didn’t quite make the Tony Hawks soundtrack.
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge is the second studio album by the grunge band Mudhoney. It was recorded in 1991, at a time when the band was thinking of signing to a major record label, but decided to release the album on Sub Pop. The album shipped 50,000 copies on its original release. It is credited with helping to keep Sub Pop in business.Guitarist Steve Turner has said that the album is his "favorite Mudhoney album as a whole." There is an alternate version of "Check-Out Time" on the Let It Slide EP.
Sounds like a load of songs that didn’t quite make the Tony Hawks soundtrack.
This album has had my dick hanging out the back of it since day one. It still gets me hard, unlike your mum.
Sounds like 1992 and I love it.
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.
I'd seen the name of this band before but never listened. I liked it!
Grunge. No está mal, pero no me ha encantado del todo.
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.
Been meaning to listen to them for years. Scrappy, garage punk version of grunge. Cool guitar shit. I dig it!
Nice grunge album with better vocals than I typically expect from the genre!! 8/10
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!
Early influential grunge, but not overly impresive nowadays. Nothing stands out as exceptional or as terrible. A recording of its time
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
Some pretty passable Seattle grunge, but someone else did it better
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.
I tried to like it. I really did. And any one of those songs is fine. Good, even. But, man that album felt like a slog to me. There’s just so much of it. And every song is not as [adjective] as [contemporary reference band].
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
Really good grunge album! Hadn't heard of these guys before. A couple really cool tracks. Highly recommend.
This is like if In the Aeroplane over the sea was a punk album. Maybe that comparison is stupid but it makes sense to me at this particular moment in time. Either way, this is quite good for my punk-loving soul, unlike anything I've ever heard.
Okay, this isn’t universal, but it’s a classic to me (even if you never heard it, you heard Nirvana and Pearl Jam after Mudhoney’s influence).
I recall being sniffy about this album at the time, it didn't seem to have the youthful swagger & snarl of earlier releases. Listening to it now ... sounds amazing!
Ooh, this was a very good grunge and punk album, which I'd never heard before. All these tracks were amazing in my opinion, and I have to admit I was kinda into the harmonica in one or two of these tracks. Favourite: Move Out
Such a good album, easy 5 star
HELL YEAH GRUNGE LET'S GOOOOOOOOO
A little dark and gloomy, but good bit of energy and chaos in this. It's dirty, gritty, drone-y and perfect. Listened to this nonstop for about two hours before settling on a five. Would def. listen to this againif I didn't have such a mountain of unfinished reviews to write.
Punchy. I want some fudge now.
Very important album in my teenage years. Incredible!
Something new, surprised I hadn’t heard of them before
Loved the metal grunge vibe!
Personal preference is why I give this four stars
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.
Pure grunge! Pure noise! Pure shit!
7/10, solid album
It was loud but I enjoyed the eclectic rock sound over a lot of other grunge I’ve heard. 7
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!
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
Of all the tragedies I endured growing up in the Midwest in the 90s, not immediately discovering Mudhoney may have well been the worst.
Had never heard of this band, but a fun album that I will come back to
Very enjoyable, like an early Nirvana with even less focus or production work. Not super catchy, or immediate, but one I will probably come back to.
Defines the 90s
Worth another listen at some point
Not heard them before. I was probably just a few years too young. Enjoyed this - some good grooves.
This album probably gets overlooked more than it should. Worthy of a spot in the list.
Really enjoyed this. Loved the weird guitar riffs and the nasty yet warm guitar tone. Cool blending of styles from punk to indie rock to rock n roll.
LO AME QUEEEEE
Another band i missed when I was listening to music from the early 90's. This is a good one for sure.
90’s grunge but with a 60’s rock spirit. Some tracks sound like something The Doors might have done if The Doors formed thirty years later than they did. “Generation Genocide” has a psychedelic feel and “Something So Clear” could almost be a grunge-ified “Break On Through (To the Other Side).” Hearing harmonica on a few songs was a surprise! The album has a fiery punk energy and strong songwriting. An excellent album overall.
Grunge rock, pretty standard sound for the genre/era. Solid but nothing caught my ear
This album is far better than I gave it credit for when I was a teenager in the 90s! Some really great songs on here, and an important foundation for the sounds to come after.
Really solid stuff
Enjoyed, if at points anonymous. As with a lot of stuff like this, I bet it was amazing live.
Cracking early nineties slice of grunge
Not a bad grunge-like album. Enjoyed the two play throughs. No song really caught my ear, but I might give it another listen
Great stuff. Would listen again
Didn't feel like there was a chance I didn't like this one. Mudhoney are mainstays of a scene that I've always had an affinity for. Oh, and if you haven't read Our Band Could Be Your Life and you're even remotely interested in American underground and/or DIY music, go buy it and read it immediately. Standouts: Let It Slide, Something So Clear, Broken Hands, Shoot The Moon
There is something to be said for a band revered amongst the Seattle grunge scene, opting to stick with 8-track mixes and holding firm to their sub pop label. In an amongst the grunge power-chord tropes like 'Shoot The Moon', there are tracks like 'Something So Clear', 'Thorn', and 'Fuzz Gun '91' that show this group had a lot more to say and do. Kudos to them for going after that vision and kudos to this list for recognizing the value of it.
I really enjoyed this album! Most of the songs kind of blended together for me, but there were none I disliked and overall I loved the general sound of the album. Fav songs: Let It Slide, Check-Out Time
Solid album, this feels more like Dinosaur Jr or other noisy indie rock than grunge to me, but I suppose grunge has always been a weird fuzzy boundary in that respect. In any case, I liked this, will probably go check out their other albums soon!
Grungy sound. New fave
rocking grungey goodness. 4 stars.
Great grunge/punk album. I loved most of the songs on the album. It was so close to a 5/5 but it is not perfect so I can’t give it a 5/5. My favorite song was “Something so Clear”.
Torn between a 3 and a 4 on this one cuz nothing stuck out as great but I liked the rough and noisy vibe of the album a lot. Other grunge bands seemed a little clean and whiny while this one still has the rawness and energy of an underground band. The guitar playing is never off but has a loose vibe that feels like it’s about to fall off the rails but never does. Broken hands goes hard and the beat on pokin around is a lot of fun. Gonna rate a 4 cuz I think this would be sick to see at a show and I like that they tried to keep that feel. 👍:poking around, broken hands, good enough
Made me wanna go surf then slam some cold beers
Every Good Boy Does Fine Every Good Boy Deserves Favour Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge Every Good Boy Deserves Food Every Girl Buys Designer Fashions Every Good Bear Deserves Fish Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit Every Good Boy Deserves Fun Every Good Bird Does Fly Every Good Boy Deserves Football Empty Garbage Before Dad Flips Elvis Goes Belly Dancing Fridays Every Green Bus Drives Fast Elephants Get Big Dirty Feet Every Good Burger Deserves Fries Elvis's Guitar Broke Down Friday Even George Bush Drives Fast Every Girl Buys Designer Flip Flops Every Girl Bakes Delicious Fudge Eat Good Bread Dear Father Ernie Gave Bert Dead Frogs Elephants Go Bouncing Down Freeways Apparently no one can agree on one mnemonic for the lines of the treble clef, as all of the above (and probably more) exist. Nice to see that they don't all offer nice things only to good boys. But girls can just buy and bake things? I won't hold the sexism of treble clef mnemonics against Mudhoney.
So glad to have listened to this album.
The recording quality on this leaves a lot to be desired, but no complaints here. This record rips. Mudhoney is a behemoth in the Grunge scene and Mark Arm already saw the wriring on the wall. This is a classic album, one of the best of the era and the genre.
Mudhoney is, of course, essential grunge from the earliest days of the genre. Masters of the fuzz, Mudhoney brings much of the same energy from their breakout Superfuzz Bigmuff, but with more matured songwriting. Much of EGBDF is solid and clearly delivers on the punk-inspired grunge sound that they're so well-known for.
Mudhoney’s best effort
I had vaguely been aware of Mudhoney's existence, but never listened to an actual song by them, never mind a whole album. This turned out to be an enjoyable experience. They sounded like a mix of Nirvana, the Pixies, with a bit of Neutral Milk Hotel thrown in for good measure. The vocals were great, the guitar was fantastic, nothing irritated me or felt off. This was very close to being a 5 star album, but not quite there.
Liked the sound, really like the guitars of the grunge era, something so clear was fave song on this one, will check out more by the artist whilst prob not putting this on again anytime soon
With its groove and high distortion and overdrive, I can hear the transition from fuzzy alt rock of Dinosaur Jr or Fugazi to grunge of the following year. It's groovy at times but often fast, wild, fun, and even humorous. Compared to Superfuzz Bigmuff, it's much more consistent and polished with better deep cuts. Only a few forgettable tracks.
I don't really have much to say about this album besides it is a really good grunge album. If you like grunge you will like it. A solid 9/10
I thought of this as the non-grunge grunge album when I bought this in the 90s and was a tad disappointed. Listening to it now, I realize that I was a tad harsh and Mudhoney's return to the garage and away from the traditional grunge was an important "moving on" statement that is powerful today. Today I am a sucker for the great farfisa sound.