Mudhoney - those prolific garage rock Gods are back for a stop in New York, tonight for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg(terrible name, venue was formerly known as North Six).
For this string of shows (yesterday they played at Maxwells, tomorrow at the Bowery Ballroom) they're playing their classic release Superfuzz Bigmuff in it's entirety.
Mudhoney is a band that you either like or don't. Mark Arm's probably isn't going to take conventional vocal lessons anytime soon because he knows that his brand of nasal delivery is something to be treasured. They are a classic garage band with an emphasis on fuzz with a knack for grooves.
The band as many have pointed out, love the Stooges, some say to a fault. With Mudhoney though, there was always an excellent sense of groove and a need to laugh at yourself. A sense of humor that wasn't found with some of the other large-scale grunge bands.
Off the Superfuzz Bigmuff release, I would argue that every single track is classic but some particular highlights are In and Out of Grace, Need, If I Think, and of course Touch Me I'm Sick.
My only regret is that I'd love them to play basically everything featured on March to Fuzz (a great hits compilation put out a few years back along with the new album).
When I made my to do list recently I actually didn't know Mud was in town - maybe this is their big shot and they'll work in a new single or two?