En 1992, Mudhoney dejó Sub-Pop y firmó con Reprise Records, filial de Warner Brothers. Después de haber trabajado en un puñado de canciones, nos propusimos grabar unas maquetas de lo que teníamos. Mi amigo de la escuela secundaria, Rolf Bertieg, y su amigo Jim Collier habían montado un estudio en el sótano de la casa de Jim en el vecindario de Wedgwood en Seattle, donde, con algunas canciones y varias cajas de cerveza, hicimos estas grabaciones.
Las canciones en este disco finalmente fueron regrabadas y lanzadas en nuestro álbum Piece Of Cake, excepto "Knock It On The Head", que ha permanecido inédita hasta ahora (tal vez haya una razón para ello, pero dejaré que el oyente tome su decisión).
La energía y el ambiente de estas grabaciones reflejan cómo deseábamos que hubiera sonado el Piece Of Cake final. Espero que disfrutes de esta excavación arqueológica a través de nuestro pasado.
In 1992 Mudhoney left Sub-Pop and signed with Warner Brothers’ subsidiary Reprise Records. Having already worked on a batch of songs, we set out to demo what we had. My buddy from high school, Rolf Bertieg, and his friend Jim Collier had set up a studio in the basement of Jim’s house in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle, where, armed with a few tunes and several cases of beer we made these recordings.
The songs on this record would eventually be re-recorded and released on our album Piece Of Cake, except “Knock It On The Head” which has remained unreleased until now. (Maybe there’s a reason for that, but I’ll leave it up to the listener to make that judgment.)
The energy and the vibe of these recordings reflect how we wish the final Piece Of Cake would have sounded. Hope you enjoy this archaeological dig through our past.
Dan Peters, 9/16/2019
released December 2, 2019
All songs: (Mudhoney) Better Than Your Music (ASCAP)
Recorded and mixed by Rolf Bertieg and Jim Collier at Wedgwood One, April 1992
Mastered by Johnny Sangster at Crackle & Pop, June 2019
Contemporary paintings by Steve Larose.
Cover by Arthole.
supported by 11 fans who also own “FOLC123 MUDHONEY "Pedazo de pastel"”
Last tour I saw them for in 1991. I can remember this show as being fantastic at Liberty Lunch in Austin with Urge Overkill opening... they were blasting the soon to be released Nevermind over the speakers between bands but until then Mudhoney were the undisputed kinds of the underground world. john316jr
supported by 9 fans who also own “FOLC123 MUDHONEY "Pedazo de pastel"”
My family drove in silence for the whole album, soaking up every song, on a road trip to visit family. The kids, now grown, grew up on Fugazi. As usual, we all get something different out of each song, but in conclusion, we agree- this is a rocking, listening experience worth sharing. We are also grateful for Amy Farina’s voice and percussion. What a great marriage of music! We hope for more <3