It isn't the most original approach to rock & roll, but when it all comes into focus -- as on their (and Sub Pop's) debut single, the ultimate grunge anthem "Touch Me I'm Sick" -- Mudhoney's power is absolutely throttling."Touch Me I'm Sick" would be essential listening for anyone even remotely interested in the genesis of the Seattle scene, but the album is full of menacing, vital rock & roll, plus sharp songwriting that elevates several other songs to classic status.The tone switch engages a 1 k Hz filter that scoops the mids creating a robust, bass-y tone.The on/off switch kicks on the circuit that produces both an upper octave and a slight, lower octave—giving the Uni-Fuzz some compression and a mild ring-modulator effect.One of the robbers was caught, one was found dead, and the third disappeared. Plata and Salud are pilots ditching aircraft for insurance money.They wind up crashing for real in the jungles of South America. See full summary » Two missionaries (Bud Spencer and Terence Hill) come into conflict with the authorities when they turn their missionary into a parrot farm. See full summary » After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy.
Today, the Super-Fuzz still breathes fire in Dan Auerbach’s speaker-eating tone, playing a central role in Black Keys cuts like “Thickfreakness” and “’Till I Get My Way.” The following year, Shin-ei developed the U-250 Uni-Fuzz, which was an AC-powered brother to their Super-Fuzz.
Named after the band's favorite distortion pedal, Superfuzz Bigmuff was actually Mudhoney's first EP; the Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles package collects that recording, as well as the A- and B-sides of their first two 45s and two covers (of the Dicks and Sonic Youth), all released in 1988-1989.
Taken as a whole, this output makes a case for Mudhoney as the first true grunge band; due to the time constraints of the forms in which this material was originally released, it also makes for their best, most consistent album, as the band largely refrains from the sort of aimless, grinding Stooges updates that slow the momentum of most of its records.
" Averaging per song, the shortest track is just above 2 minutes, with the lengthiest at just over 4. So get yourself ready and stop being so super impossible.
Those are track lengths even the Ramones would have a hard time contending with.
Instead, Superfuzz Bigmuff has all the best attributes of Mudhoney's Stooges fixation -- whether slow or fast, this music is grimy, raucous, and violently enthusiastic, with a stronger melodic sensibility than Iggy's band possessed.