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.Wikipedia
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 a load of songs that didn’t quite make the Tony Hawks soundtrack.
Sounds like 1992 and I love it.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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.
Нечего не могу сказать
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
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”.
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