Mudhoney is an American grunge band from Seattle, Washington.
The band was founded in 1988 by Mark Arm (vocals), Steve Turner (guitar), Dan Peters (drums), and Matt Lukin (bass). Mark Arm and Steve Turner knew each other from Green River (formed in 1984). Their first productions on the Sub Pop label, which are relatively successful, contribute to the definition of "Seattle sound" and grunge. A first maxi 45 rpm called SuperFuzz BigMuff, containing among others Touch Me I'm Sick (which will be taken over by Sonic Youth) released in 1988 at Sub Pop.
Mudhoney followed by two albums on the same label, Mudhoney in 1989 (Spacemen 3 took the title When Tomorrow Hits) and Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge in 1991. Following the good reception of these records and the media phenomenon around Seattle and grunge, they sign on Major Reprise Records.
Mudhoney's debut album Reece Records, Piece of Cake (1992), departs from grunge to get closer to garage rock, but three years later My Brother the Cow marks a return to their original sound >>> ( in the meantime, the group participated in 1993 in the soundtrack of Judgment Night with rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot). The next album, Tomorrow Hit Today (1998), recorded with the help of producer Jim Dickinson, continues in this line by incorporating elements of blues rock. Despite the success of the tours, sales are at their lowest, and after this latest album Reprise decides to separate from the group. Shortly after, the bassist Matt Lukin leaves them tired of the tours. During this period Mudhoney gives only a few concerts in their region of northwestern origin; many think that the group will stop. Mudhoney's career is told in Our Band Could Be Your Life, an essay on American underground bands.