Mudhoney was formed in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist Mark Arm and guitarist Steve Turner. Mudhoney From $10.00 Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge. Touch Me I'm Sick 7. Mudhoney’s song “Touch Me I’m Sick,” is a grunge anthem. Mudride 2. I was just going to be a stripper for the rest of my life and never have a band again. Author SublimeGuitar [a] 211. No One Has 5. Our Time Is Now 06. [17] The record, which came in a white paper bag without a picture sleeve, had an inscription on the A-side: "What does the word 'crack' mean to you?". Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick • Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More at Discogs. "[3] Arm has also described "Touch Me I'm Sick" as a catchphrase around which the band built a song. Mudhoney "Touch Me I'm Sick" originally released Summer 1988 ast a domestic 45 on Sub Pop records re-released on the Sub Pop album "Superfuzz Bigmuff and Early Singles" / I know there's alre cool.. with the touch of led zeppelin, but i'm not sick! You got a shtick, it'll take you to the top.' Its heavily distorted and fuzzy guitars, snarling vocals, blunt bass line and energetic drumming contributed to a dirty sound that influenced many local musicians, and helped develop the nascent Seattle grunge scene. Just four months later Touch Me I’m Sick hit the streets. And he basically gave us five chords, but he said don't use more than three within one song. "Touch Me I'm Sick/Halloween" is a split single by American alternative rock bands Sonic Youth and Mudhoney, released in December 1988 by the independent record label Sub Pop. The idea for the single came about when Arm mentioned his new band to Sub Pop label owner Bruce Pavitt. Touch Me I’m Sick 07. In 2008, both Sub Pop and Mudhoney celebrated our 20th anniversaries. "Touch Me I'm Sick" is a song by the American alternative rock band Mudhoney. [24] The band's early material received airplay on college radio and influenced many local musicians, including Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. Tracks 2-1 to 2-9 recorded on 2 inch 24 track, October 10, 1988 at the Metropol in Berlin during Berlin Independence Days Festival by a couple of anonymous Germans who changed reels immediately before "Touch Me I'm Sick". The cover was included in the deluxe edition of Daydream Nation (2007), and offers a female perspective of the song with bassist Kim Gordon handling the vocals. the speaker declares himself to be the viral, 'AIDS-bearing,' 'polluting' person of contemporary fantasy". Whoooa. "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released as Mudhoney's debut single by independent record label Sub Pop on August 1, 1988. [21] Sonic Youth covered "Touch Me I'm Sick" while Mudhoney covered Sonic Youth's "Halloween". Fuck me I'm sick! Come on, baby Now come with me If you don't come If you don't come If you don't come You'll die alone. La Briola, John. 34,060 views, added to favorites 631 times. and violent possession or forcing ("I'll make you love me till the day you die!"). Since it did not exist—Arm briefly considered making a fake one by writing down the lyrics, crumpling the sheet, and then burning the edges—the band instead donated Turner's old Big Muff pedals. Live Mud Tracklist: 01. [5] Producer Jack Endino was surprised by how noisy the sessions were and how dirty the band wanted the guitars to sound; "for the most part, I just sort of stood back and let them go at it". Touch Me I'm Sick 7-Inch. On the Move 08. [2] In an essay called "'Touch Me I'm Sick': Contagion as Critique in Punk and Performance Art", Catherine J. Creswell suggests that some of the lyrics refer to AIDS. On the Move 8. Sonic Youth immediately proposed a split single where each band covered the other. In & Out of Grace 11. [15] However, Arm says that he had not put much thought into the lyrics; while performing the song in concerts, he sometimes changes them to amuse himself. "[27], The song was referenced in the 1992 film Singles, which is set against the backdrop of the Seattle grunge scene. [15], "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released on August 1, 1988, as a 7" vinyl. Sonic Youth immediately proposed a split single where each band covered the other. Yeah Touch me I'm sick! [2] This is accompanied by a blunt bass line and frenetic drumming. The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. "[16] He considers the track to be Mudhoney's highwater mark, "There's something special about that first single, we were never quite able to recapture that sound. The discography of Mudhoney, a Seattle, Washington-based punk/grunge band, consists of ten studio albums, four compilation albums, five extended plays (EP), one live album, and twenty singles.This list does not include material recorded by Mudhoney band members with any other project. According to Mudhoney vocalist Mark Arm, "Touch Me I'm Sick" originated from a discussion with Sub Pop owner Bruce Pavitt, who "said: 'Hey, you sing about dogs. According to Allmusic, "the song's raw, primal energy made it an instant anthem which still stands as one of [grunge's] all-time classics". Bradford Allison of Prefix magazine suggested that Sonic Youth's version "seems even grimier than the original". Sub Pop owners Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman reasoned the limited supply would increase demand, and utilized different colors of vinyl in order to rationalize further limited pressings and to increase the single's allure as a collectible item. Prior to the release of Mudhoney's " Touch Me I'm Sick " single in March 1988, Bruce Pavitt sent a five-song Mudhoney tape to Sonic Youth for the band's opinion. Prior to the release of Mudhoney's "Touch Me I'm Sick" single in March 1988, Bruce Pavitt sent a five-song Mudhoney tape to Sonic Youth for the band's opinion. "Touch Me I'm Sick"/"Halloween" was released as a limited edition 7" vinyl by Sub Pop in December 1988. Mudhoney just returned from South America and will be playing intermittent North American shows throughout the rest of the year, including spots at Muddy Roots Festival and Riot Fest. [7] "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More" was to be the A-side of the single and "Touch Me I'm Sick" the B-side before, in drummer Dan Peters's words, "that all got flipped around". The front and back cover photographs were taken by Charles Peterson. When it was first released, "Touch Me I'm Sick" was a hit on the indie circuit, and is still the band's most recognizable s… Search. "Touch Me I'm Sick" is a song by the American alternative rock band Mudhoney. The official home of Mudhoney, Seattle WA USA. [11] "Touch Me I'm Sick" has a straightforward garage punk structure with a simple repeating power chord riff played at a high tempo. [8] A staple of Mudhoney's live set ever since its release, Arm says the band hasn't tired of performing the song: "The beauty of it is that it’s two minutes long. Mudhoney have dismissed this claim, and questioned the writer's knowledge of music. [12], Critics have noted a Stooges influence in "Touch Me I'm Sick", typical of Mudhoney's early material. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. Although Mudhoney never attained this level of mainstream acceptance, according to Allmusic's Mark Deming, the band's "indie-scene success laid the groundwork for the movement that would (briefly) make Seattle, WA, the new capital of the rock & roll universe". The split single was released on 7" vinyl as a limited edition by Sub Pop in December 1988. The single was a hit among Seattle's underground music scene, as well as college radio stations across the United States. Mudhoney officially formed on January 1, 1988. It was released on 12" vinyl in the UK by Blast First in January 1989, and in Germany in 1990 by Glitterhouse Records. The Straight Life 3. Keep up with the band on their website and Facebook, and below, watch video of the band playing "Touch Me I'm Sick" atop the Space Needle. People that we really respected. "[20] The single's success caught the band by surprise; Arm had initially dismissed the song as a "B-side toss off". [2][10] For its northwestern rock exhibit, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame requested the song's original lyrics sheet. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. I Saw the Light 04. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Sonic Youth / … [6] Guitarist Steve Turner said that the band selected two of their "grungiest" songs for the single. [8], Another feature of "Touch Me I'm Sick" that has been commented upon is Arm's vocals. Log in Sign up. Mudhoney contributed the song " Overblown " to the 1992 movie Singles , which was set in Seattle and featured a fictional band (made up of … Touch me, I'm sick wow I won't live long, and I'm full of rot Gonna give you - girl - everything I got Touch me, I'm sick, yeah Touch me, I'm sick Come on baby, now come with me If you don't come If you don't come If you don't come You'll die alone wow ooh I'm diseased, I don't mind I'll make you love me … Hard-on for War 10. [12] Writing for Allmusic, Steve Huey described the song as "the ultimate grunge anthem" and "a crucial and vastly influential touchstone in the evolution of the grunge movement, virtually defining the term". Editors’ Notes Mudhoney’s debut single “Touch Me I’m Sick” and its follow-up Superfuzz BigMuff EP defined an era of late-80s-early ‘90s Seattle grunge, with its sludgy guitars, roughshod rhythms and singer Mark Arm’s emphatic whelps and screams. I knew that I could scream on cue like that.". We here at Sub Pop could think of no better way to do so than by putting out as many Mudhoney records as possible. It features black-and-white photographs of bands (including Mudhoney) and concerts, and focuses on the alternative music scene of the 1980s and 1990s.[28]. The fictional band in the film, Citizen Dick, perform a song called "Touch Me I'm Dick"—a wordplay on Mudhoney's song. "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released as Mudhoney's debut single by independent record label Sub Pop on August 1, 1988. Touch Me I'm Sick Lyrics: Well, I feel bad / And I've felt worse / And I'm a creep, yeah / And I'm a jerk / Come on! 2013-05-26T15:56:08Z Comment by Trickster-357. Check out Touch Me I'm Sick (Live at KCSB) [Explicit] by Mudhoney on Amazon Music. [2][10] Similarly, the music writer Sleazegrinder compares Arm's singing to "a gargly, half-mad howl, the panicky yelp of a rabid dog falling down a well". Our Time is Now 6. Check out Touch Me I'm Sick (Live in Berlin) by Mudhoney on Amazon Music. [2] A staple of Mudhoney's live shows, it remains the band's most recognizable song. It was just a really gnarly, gnarly guitar sound. Skip to content. [8] The song's dirty sound was produced using an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff distortion pedal, which is augmented by a second guitar providing more distortion. Suck You Dry 09. "In Fuzz We Trust: Mudhoney". Bradford Allison of Prefix magazine suggested that because of this, the cover "seems even grimier than the original". Touch Me I’m Sick: D: Where the Flavor Is: Notes Recorded live during their 2016 European tour at shows in Germany, Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Norway, and Slovenia LiE is the first unlimited-edition, non-bootleg live Mudhoney album to date. [11] "Touch Me I'm Sick" is composed in the key of G major, while Mark Arm's's vocal range spans one octave and three notes. 2013-05-04T20:17:26Z Comment by The Ink Twins. You sing about being sick. According to Creswell, "In declaring 'Well, I'm diseased and I don't mind' and changing the final refrain to 'Fuck Me, I'm Sick!' It was recorded in April 1988 at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio with producer Jack Endino. Mudhoney’s debut single “Touch Me I’m Sick” and its follow-up Superfuzz BigMuff EP defined an era of late-80s-early ‘90s Seattle grunge, with its sludgy guitars, roughshod rhythms and singer Mark Arm’s emphatic whelps and screams. Touch Me Im Sick tab by Mudhoney. Prior to the release of the "Touch Me I'm Sick" single, Pavitt sent a five-song Mudhoney tape to New York alternative rock band Sonic Youth for the members' opinions. The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. [1] Sonic Youth covered "Touch Me I'm Sick", while Mudhoney covered Sonic Youth's "Halloween". Mudhoney Regular price $6.00 — Sold Out. Lyrics to "Touch Me I'm Sick" by MUDHONEY: Well I feel bad / And I've felt worse / I'm a creep yeah / I'm a jerk / Come on / Touch me I'm sick / Well I won't live long / And I'm full of rot / Gonna give you girl / Everything I've got / Touch me I'm sick / Touch me I'm sick / Come on baby now come with me / … [25], Since its release, "Touch Me I'm Sick" has been accorded classic status within the grunge genre. I think it had more to do with the actual electromagnetic chemistry of what was going through our amps that day. Huey refers to them as a "hysterical screech", and "snarling, demonic howls". Sonic Youth's version offered a female perspective of the song, with bassist Kim Gordon handling the vocals. View interactive tab. It was Mudhoney's debut release. At the time I was trying for the stuttering R&B guitar of The Nights and Days. Higgins, JR. "Mudhoney: No Nonsense Seattle Supergrunge". "Sub Pop: See Label For Details – An Interview with Bruce Pavitt". I'm diseased And I don't mind Gunna make you love me Til the day you die C'mon. [22], — Courtney Love on her decision to give up stripping and pursue a career in music[23], Following the success of the "Touch Me I'm Sick" single in the Seattle area, Sub Pop positioned Mudhoney as the flagship band of their roster and heavily promoted the group. [11] The song has a basic sequence of G5–D5–C♯5–B5–F♯5–G5–D5–C♯5–B5 during the verses and follows a two-chord sequence of C♯5–B5 at the refrain as its chord progression. Hate the Police First digital release of long out of print limited-edition vinyl-only release from 2007. When it was first released, "Touch Me I'm Sick" was a hit on college radio. The B-side sticker featured the toilet picture that later became the cover art of the sleeved second edition of the single.[18]. Sonic Youth's "Touch Me I'm Sick" cover was later included on the deluxe edition of Daydream Nation, released on June 12, 2007, while Mudhoney's cover of "Halloween" was featured in the 2008 deluxe edition reissue of Superfuzz Bigmuff. I Saw the Light 4. Download Pdf Joe Ehrbar called it "the song most of us would come to know [the band] by". [8][9], "Touch Me I'm Sick" is an alternative rock and garage punk song that lasts for a duration of two minutes and thirty-three seconds. Mudhoney. Mudride 02. [2], Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991, "Charts of the Year - The Best Selling Records of 1989 - Top 50 Independent Singles", SYR6: Koncertas Stan Brakhage prisiminimui, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Touch_Me_I%27m_Sick_/_Halloween&oldid=998125563, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Sonic Youth: "Touch Me I'm Sick" (Arm, Lukin, Peters, Turner) – 2:36, Mudhoney: "Halloween" (Sonic Youth) – 6:07, This page was last edited on 3 January 2021, at 23:10. It’s not like it’s 'Free Bird' where you have to suffer through 10 minutes of playing it every night. Live Mud by Mudhoney, released 05 June 2020 1. [2] Music writer Brian J. Barr referred to this noisy sound as "the sonic equivalent of an amplified comb scraping against paper". And aside from a few albums in the mid-'90s, all of Mudhoney’s music has come out on Sub Pop, which also released the early recordings of Soundgarden and Nirvana, marketed the Seattle sound, and is principally responsible for grunge’s popularly. / Touch me I'm sick! According to Pavitt, "It was just a limited edition, maybe 800 pieces, but people all over America started raving about it. [14] In a few years, many Seattle grunge bands signed to major labels and broke into the mainstream, achieving mass popularity. "As far as the lyrics go, the line, 'Touch me, I'm sick' really struck me as being a funny thing to say, and we built verses around that," he said. Damn good. 2 contributors total, last edit on Jan 09, 2017. Hard-on for War 10. Ehrbar, Joe. beats per minute. " Touch Me I'm Sick/Halloween " is a split single by American alternative rock bands Sonic Youth and Mudhoney, released in December 1988 by the independent record label Sub Pop. "Here's Mud in Your Ear". " Touch me I'm sick! [15] Creswell, who also believes the song parodies the theme of seduction in contemporary rock music, points to lyrics that refer to impotence ("If you don't come, if you don't come, if you don't come, you'll die alone!") [16] Creswell considers Arm's "overboard" vocals to mock a variety of rock stereotypes: the punk snarl, the "woozy slur" of hard rock, garage rock "yea-ahs", R&B-style wails and a "Jerry Lee Lewis shudder". Regular price $6.00 Quantity. [10][11] According to the sheet music published at Sheet Music Plus by Better Than Your Music, it is written in the time signature of common time, with a moderately fast tempo of 120? Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. [14] In his book Loser: The Real Seattle Music Story, Clark Humphrey accuses the song of being a copy of "The Witch" by The Sonics. 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[26] First editions of the 7" itself are considered collector's items, "routinely command[ing] three-figure prices", according to Louder magazine in 2016.[16]. Complete your Mudhoney collection. I don't know if it was the guitars or the recording. [4], Mudhoney recorded the song at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio in April 1988, three months after the band's formation. Initially, Sub Pop released 800 clear coffee-brown vinyl copies, 200 black vinyl copies and a few assorted vinyl color copies of the single. It was just a cool, fried-out sound. "[13] The song is also reminiscent of the hardcore punk of Black Flag. "[19] It was recorded in April 1988 at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio with producer Jack Endino. Mudhoney - Touch me I'm sick - live in Space Needle - YouTube Touch me I'm sick! [13] "Touch Me I'm Sick" and B-side "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More" were later included on the Mudhoney compilation albums Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles (1990) and March to Fuzz (2000). [5], Arm's lyrics, according to critic Steve Huey, are a rant about "disease, self-loathing, angst, and dirty sex". Both songs credited to Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Dan Peters and Matt Lukin. I'm a creep yeah I'm a jerk Come on Touch me I'm sick Well I won't live long And I'm full of rot Gonna give you girl Everything I've got Touch me I'm sick Touch me I'm sick Come on baby now come with me If you don't come If you don't come If you don't come You'll die alone Touch me I'm sick Fuck me I'm sick classic. [17] The limited release numbers were inspired by another indie label, Amphetamine Reptile. "Touch Me I'm Sick" remains Mudhoney's most popular song. [5] In 2003, Charles Peterson published a book of photography titled Touch Me I'm Sick. [16] When asked in an interview about the sales figures of the single, Turner replied, "The first [pressing sold] 1,000, then 3,000 of the reissue, then it was out of print for a while; then they made 2,000 more and those are probably gone. Mudhoney S/T. No One Has 05. The Straight Life 03. Orders over $50 save $5 using code paranoidcore at checkout. But I heard Mudhoney's 'Touch Me I'm Sick' one night, and I was saved. Tracks 2-1 to 2-9 recorded on 2 inch 24 track, October 10, 1988 at the Metropol in Berlin during Berlin Independence Days Festival by a couple of anonymous Germans who changed reels immediately before "Touch Me I'm Sick". The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. [5][10] Turner said: "In retrospect, it's The Yardbirds' 'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago' by way of The Stooges' 'Sick of You'. "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released as Mudhoney's debut single by independent record label Sub Pop on August 1, 1988. 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