March to Fuzz [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Jon Wiederhorn
Although it was Nirvana that spread the smell of teen spirit far and wide across the land, making "grunge" an MTV buzzword and flannel an early '90s fashion statement, Mudhoney in the late '80s was perfecting its own recipe for Seattle sludge. Combining a cup of garage punk, a pinch of metal, a tablespoon of psychedelia, and a smidgen of surf rock, and then glazing the whole concoction with layers of fuzzy guitar distortion, Mudhoney developed alongside Nirvana as a harder-edged, more garagey sounding sibling. The double disc MARCH TO FUZZ chronicles Mudhoney's development from the early, rambunctious material of 1989's SUPERFUZZ BIGMUFF to the trancier but still ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jon Wiederhorn
Although it was Nirvana that spread the smell of teen spirit far and wide across the land, making "grunge" an MTV buzzword and flannel an early '90s fashion statement, Mudhoney in the late '80s was perfecting its own recipe for Seattle sludge. Combining a cup of garage punk, a pinch of metal, a tablespoon of psychedelia, and a smidgen of surf rock, and then glazing the whole concoction with layers of fuzzy guitar distortion, Mudhoney developed alongside Nirvana as a harder-edged, more garagey sounding sibling. The double disc MARCH TO FUZZ chronicles Mudhoney's development from the early, rambunctious material of 1989's SUPERFUZZ BIGMUFF to the trancier but still rowdy fare of 1998's TOMORROW HIT TODAY. The first disc features such underground classics as the dizzying "Touch Me I'm Sick," the blistering "Suck You Dry," and the insidious "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More." Even if you've already got all these goodies in your record collection, they sound great sandwiched together. And if that's not enough, the second disc of 28 rarities and B-sides should enthrall even the most seasoned Mudhoney fan. Here's where the band really lets down its muddied locks to toy with Ventures-style dynamics on "You Stupid Asshole" and "March to Fuzz," to deconstruct the blues on "Fuzzbuster," to cover a broad swath of artists including Elvis Costello, Void, Suicide, the Damned, and Spacemen 3, and to bash out more messy handfuls of grungelicious originals. Feast on the fuzz.
All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Mudhoney was most convincing when the 7" recording format limited their more indulgent tendencies. In general especially early on, their albums were always peppered with great songs -- usually variations on the band's trademark scuzzy sound and sneering attitude -- but rarely sustained momentum all the way through, thanks in part to the band's weakness for ponderous jams. The sorely needed, two-disc best-of March to Fuzz attempts to have it both ways: the first disc is a generous, 22-track overview of their recordings from 1988-1998, while the second compiles 30 rarities for the devotees. It's a tactic that's been used before, and it's usually maddening, giving both casual and die-hard fans an entire disc they don't want. But March to Fuzz actually works very well. For one, it's not priced as a double-disc set, and for another, both discs are actually very strong. Mudhoney's sound didn't change very much over the course of their career, which means that even though disc one isn't arranged chronologically, everything is pretty much of a piece. It's also very well chosen, even if the surprisingly strong latter-day albums My Brother the Cow and Tomorrow Hit Today aren't heavily represented. But the disc makes a convincing case that Mudhoney never stopped making bruising, vital rock & roll, or writing great albeit samey songs. The rarities disc is surprisingly entertaining, featuring plenty of cover versions, cranky goofs, and songs that were certainly better than some of their album tracks, but were relegated to B-sides or indie compilations. Their '60s garage and surf roots are actually summed up very effectively here, as well as their love of early-'80s hardcore. March to Fuzz might be a little hard to handle all in one sitting, but it's hard to imagine a better overview of Mudhoney's career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2000
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787050028
  • Catalog Number: 500
  • Sales rank: 80,419

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In 'n' out of Grace (5:30)
  2. 2 Suck You Dry (2:32)
  3. 3 I Have to Laugh (3:28)
  4. 4 Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More (3:44)
  5. 5 Who You Drivin' Now (2:21)
  6. 6 You Got It (2:48)
  7. 7 Judgement, Rage, Retribution and Thyme (2:33)
  8. 8 Into the Drink (2:07)
  9. 9 A Thousand Forms of Mind (4:42)
  10. 10 Generation Genocide (1:14)
  11. 11 If I Think (3:36)
  12. 12 Here Comes Sickness (3:40)
  13. 13 Let It Slide (2:34)
  14. 14 Touch Me I'm Sick (2:30)
  15. 15 This Gift (3:34)
  16. 16 Good Enough (3:25)
  17. 17 Blinding Sun (3:40)
  18. 18 Into Your Shtik (3:45)
  19. 19 Beneath the Valley of the Underdog (5:15)
  20. 20 When Tomorrow Hits (2:40)
  21. 21 Make It Now Again (4:35)
  22. 22 Hate the Police (2:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hey Sailor (0:23)
  2. 2 Twenty Four (2:45)
  3. 3 Baby Help Me Forget (2:30)
  4. 4 Revolution (2:18)
  5. 5 You Stupid Asshole (1:25)
  6. 6 Who Is Who (0:54)
  7. 7 Stab Your Back (3:11)
  8. 8 Pump It Up (2:33)
  9. 9 The Money Will Roll Right In (0:52)
  10. 10 Fix Me (1:19)
  11. 11 Dehumanized (2:11)
  12. 12 She's Just 15 (3:46)
  13. 13 Baby O Baby (2:36)
  14. 14 Over the Top (1:05)
  15. 15 You Give Me the Creeps (2:19)
  16. 16 March to Fuzz (1:50)
  17. 17 Ounce of Deception (1:35)
  18. 18 Paperback Life (2:26)
  19. 19 Bushpusher Man (2:00)
  20. 20 Fuzzbeater (2:59)
  21. 21 Overblown (2:50)
  22. 22 Run Shithead Run (2:44)
  23. 23 King Sandbox (2:50)
  24. 24 Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown (2:48)
  25. 25 Holden (3:38)
  26. 26 Not Going Down That Road Again (2:24)
  27. 27 Brand New Face (2:11)
  28. 28 Drinking for Two (3:31)
  29. 29 Butterfly Stroke (2:39)
  30. 30 Editions of You (2:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mudhoney Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Jimmie Dale Gilmore Composer
Bryan Ferry Composer
Mudhoney Producer
Jack Endino Producer, Engineer
Greg Ginn Composer
Mark Arm Composer, Sleeve Notes
Kurt Bloch Producer, Engineer
"Fast" Eddie Clarke Composer
James Luther Dickinson Producer
Adam Kasper Engineer
Lemmy Composer
Matt Lukin Composer, Sleeve Notes
Dan Peters Composer, Sleeve Notes
John Reed Composer
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor Composer
Steve Turner Composer, Liner Notes
Conrad Uno Producer, Engineer
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