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Mudhoney : Vanishing Point

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In August 1988 Mudhoney released their debut single “Touch Me I’m Sick” on the fledgling Sub Pop label; now, 25 years later, they are back at their spiritual home with their ninth album Vanishing Point. They may be in their 50s, but Mark Arm (the man who coined the term “grunge”) and his band of punk survivors still know how to rock, and how to bury a tune under layers of swampy, fuzzy guitar noise; as the strutting, snarling ode to “minimal production… limited appeal… dingy basements (&) low expectations” “I Like It Small” proves, these guys are better at being the Stooges than the Stooges are these days. Listen to the scabrous, howling blues of “The Only Son Of The Widow From Nain” below, and stream the whole thing via Exclaim.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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