By Andrew Hunter
My Brother The Cow
I missed this first time round mostly because I was about seven when it came out, but this album got rereleased last year (2014) on vinyl and cause I still play Superfuzz Big Muff a lot I thought I would buy My Brother The Cow. Mudhoney are one of those bands that never quite had the same success as their other “Grunge” contemporaries like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, whatever grunge really is. Maybe you’re not a Mudhoney fan, but if you’ve ever heard/watched anything to do with grunge, sub-pop or the Seattle scene you will probably have heard of Mark Arm and Mudhoney.
But you can call Mudhoney grunge or whatever but My Brother The Cow just sounds so punk and it makes me kinda bummed out that I just found it two months ago. Produced by legendary producer and Shellac member Jack Endino , the guitars maybe aren’t as fuzzy as previous albums, but it still has that element in parts and doesn’t lose any verve for it. I particularly love “F.D.K (Fearless Doctor Killers)”, the highly optimistic “Today Is A Good Day, the slowed down mournful “In My Finest Suit” and “Execution Style” which makes me think of The Stooges at their most aggressive.
Plus Mark Arm and Steve Turner seem really cool in any interview I’ve ever seen. So if you havn’t already listened to this album go get it.