Mudhoney, forged from a host of hobbyist bands, could lay claim to the accolade godfathers of grunge more legitimately than most - whether or not they desired that title. The band, named after a movie by cult US film director Russ Meyer, was formed in Seattle at the start of 1988 by Mark Arm (Mark Thomas McLaughlin, 21 February 1962, California, USA; vocals), Steve Turner (b. 28 March 1965, Houston, USA; guitar), Matt Lukin (b. 16 August 1964, Aberdeen, Washington, USA; bass) and Dan Peters (b. 18 August 1967, Seattle, Washington, USA; drums). Arm and Turner were both ex-Green River, the band that also gave birth to Pearl Jam, and the less serious Thrown Ups. Lukin was ex-Melvins, and Peters ex-Bundle Of Hiss.
Mudhoney was the band that first took the sound of Sub Pop Records to wider shores. In August 1988, they released the fabulous Touch Me Im Sick single, one of the defining moments in the evolution of...
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