Mudhoney - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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The thirtieth anniversary release of Mudhoney's classic 1991 second album, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, a landmark of the Seattle grunge era, is a remastered and expanded edition with rare and previously unreleased tracks, and extensive liner notes by band biographer Keith Cameron. 

Recorded in the spring of 1991 at Conrad Uno’s Egg Studio, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge is a whirlwind of the band’s influences at the time: the fierce ‘60s garage rock of their Pacific Northwest predecessors The Sonics and The Lollipop Shoppe, the gnashing post-hardcore of Drunks With Guns, the heavy guitar moods of Neil Young, the lysergic workouts of Spacemen 3 and Hawkwind, the gloomy existentialism of Zounds and the satirical ferocity of ‘80s hardcore punk. The quartet’s special alchemy meant these fond homages never slid into pastiche. Ultimately, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge epitomised the best of Mudhoney: here was a band reconnecting with its purest instincts and, in the process, reinventing itself. 

Rejecting early attempts at recording the album in Seattle's large 24-track Music Source Studio, the band's decision to go back to basics with Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge flipped conventional wisdom (Egg Studio was named after the cartons pasted on the walls in an optimistic attempt at sound-proofing, and boasted a vintage 8-track console from the 1960's), but it was a decision that would be vindicated: a month after its release in July 1991, the album entered the UK album chart at Number 34 (five weeks later, Nirvana’s Nevermind entered at 36) and went on to sell 75,000 copies worldwide. A more meaningful measure of success, however, lay in its revitalisation of the band, casting a touchstone for the future. The record is a major chapter in Mudhoney’s ongoing story, the moral of which has to be: when in doubt, fudge it. 

This special double-album edition, remastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, stands as testimony to the creative surge that drove them in this period. The album sessions yielded a clutch of material that would subsequently appear on B-sides, compilations, and split-singles. This edition includes all those tracks and a slew of previously unreleased songs, including all five songs recorded during the early Music Source session. 

 

TRACKLIST: 
  1. Generation Genocide 
  2. Let It Slide 
  3. Good Enough 
  4. Something So Clear 
  5. Thorn 
  6. Into the Drink 
  7. Broken Hands 
  8. Who You Drivin’ Now? 
  9. Move Out 
  10. Shoot the Moon 
  11. Fuzzgun ‘91 
  12. Pokin’ Around 
  13. Don’t Fade IV 
  14. Check-Out Time 


    BONUS TRACKS: 
  15. March to Fuzz 
  16. Ounce of Deception 
  17. Paperback Life (alternate version) 
  18. Fuzzbuster 
  19. Bushpusher Man 
  20. Flowers for Industry 
  21. Thorn (1st attempt) 
  22. Overblown 
  23. March From Fuzz 
  24. You’re Gone 
  25. Something So Clear (24-track demo) 
  26. Bushpusher Man (24-track demo) 
  27. Pokin’ Around (24-track demo) 
  28. Check-Out Time (24-track demo) 
  29. Generation Genocide (24-track demo) 

 

  • Double-LP pressed on red (disc 1) and light blue (disc 2) coloured vinyl and housed in gatefold jacked with custom inner-sleeves and full-colour poster 
  • Double-CD housed in deluxe gatefold card jacket with 12mm spine and 12-page booklet 
  • Features original alternative cover artwork by illustrator (and vocalist in Mudhoney side-project, The Thrown Ups) Ed Fotheringham 

 

 

 

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