It was just a cool, fried-out sound. But I heard Mudhoney's 'Touch Me I'm Sick' one night, and I was saved. The split single was released on 7" vinyl as a limited edition by Sub Pop in December 1988. 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". "Touch Me I'm Sick" is a song by the American alternative rock band Mudhoney. The Straight Life 03. "[3] Arm has also described "Touch Me I'm Sick" as a catchphrase around which the band built a song. Suck You Dry 09. Check out Touch Me I'm Sick (Live at KCSB) [Explicit] by Mudhoney on Amazon Music. [2] This is accompanied by a blunt bass line and frenetic drumming. [2] A staple of Mudhoney's live shows, it remains the band's most recognizable song. I'm diseased And I don't mind Gunna make you love me Til the day you die C'mon. [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". / Wow! Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. Our Time Is Now 06. The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. 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. "Touch Me I'm Sick" remains Mudhoney's most popular song. Suck You Dry 9. Damn good. Regular price $6.00 Quantity. cool.. with the touch of led zeppelin, but i'm not sick! "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. 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. [15], "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released on August 1, 1988, as a 7" vinyl. [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. Hard-on for War 10. [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). Live Mud by Mudhoney, released 05 June 2020 1. 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. Whoooa. 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". [5][10] Turner said: "In retrospect, it's The Yardbirds' 'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago' by way of The Stooges' 'Sick of You'. La Briola, John. "[20] The single's success caught the band by surprise; Arm had initially dismissed the song as a "B-side toss off". [8], Another feature of "Touch Me I'm Sick" that has been commented upon is Arm's vocals. When it was first released, "Touch Me I'm Sick" was a hit on college radio. No One Has 05. 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! 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 / … In & Out of Grace 11. On the Move 8. [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. [12], Critics have noted a Stooges influence in "Touch Me I'm Sick", typical of Mudhoney's early material. According to Pavitt, "It was just a limited edition, maybe 800 pieces, but people all over America started raving about it. 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. The idea for the single came about when Arm mentioned his new band to Sub Pop label owner Bruce Pavitt. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Sonic Youth / … Fuck me I'm sick! Initially, Sub Pop released 800 clear coffee-brown vinyl copies, 200 black vinyl copies and a few assorted vinyl color copies of the single. Barr, Brian J. Mudhoney promotional biography for. Joe Ehrbar called it "the song most of us would come to know [the band] by". Touch Me I'm Sick 7-Inch. "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released as Mudhoney's debut single by independent record label Sub Pop on August 1, 1988. At the time I was trying for the stuttering R&B guitar of The Nights and Days. The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. Touch me I'm sick! Check out Touch Me I'm Sick (Live in Berlin) by Mudhoney on Amazon Music. In 2008, both Sub Pop and Mudhoney celebrated our 20th anniversaries. [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. "Touch Me I'm Sick"/"Halloween" was released as a limited edition 7" vinyl by Sub Pop in December 1988. 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!' [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!") "In Fuzz We Trust: Mudhoney". Touch me I'm sick! [24] The band's early material received airplay on college radio and influenced many local musicians, including Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. 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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… [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". Huey refers to them as a "hysterical screech", and "snarling, demonic howls". [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. [4], Mudhoney recorded the song at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio in April 1988, three months after the band's formation. It was Mudhoney's debut release. 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. Sonic Youth immediately proposed a split single where each band covered the other. [2][10] For its northwestern rock exhibit, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame requested the song's original lyrics sheet. Our Time is Now 6. Mudhoney officially formed on January 1, 1988. Mudhoney have dismissed this claim, and questioned the writer's knowledge of music. Higgins, JR. "Mudhoney: No Nonsense Seattle Supergrunge". It was recorded in April 1988 at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio with producer Jack Endino. The fictional band in the film, Citizen Dick, perform a song called "Touch Me I'm Dick"—a wordplay on Mudhoney's song. [6] Guitarist Steve Turner said that the band selected two of their "grungiest" songs for the single. Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. Orders over $50 save $5 using code paranoidcore at checkout. You got a shtick, it'll take you to the top.' [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". 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! Mudride 2. Mudhoney contributed the song " Overblown " to the 1992 movie Singles , which was set in Seattle and featured a fictional band (made up of … "Sub Pop: See Label For Details – An Interview with Bruce Pavitt". It was released on 12" vinyl in the UK by Blast First in January 1989, and in Germany in 1990 by Glitterhouse Records. 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. I Saw the Light 04. 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The B-side sticker featured the toilet picture that later became the cover art of the sleeved second edition of the single.[18]. "Here's Mud in Your Ear". " [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?". Hate the Police First digital release of long out of print limited-edition vinyl-only release from 2007. Mudhoney’s song “Touch Me I’m Sick,” is a grunge anthem. [2] Music writer Brian J. Barr referred to this noisy sound as "the sonic equivalent of an amplified comb scraping against paper". "[19] On the Move 08. Mudhoney From $10.00 Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge. " 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. [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. [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. 2013-05-26T15:56:08Z Comment by Trickster-357. I think it had more to do with the actual electromagnetic chemistry of what was going through our amps that day. Both songs credited to Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Dan Peters and Matt Lukin. Just four months later Touch Me I’m Sick hit the streets. 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. 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. [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 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. The Straight Life 3. People that we really respected. [14] In a few years, many Seattle grunge bands signed to major labels and broke into the mainstream, achieving mass popularity. We here at Sub Pop could think of no better way to do so than by putting out as many Mudhoney records as possible. Live Mud Tracklist: 01. Download Pdf The front and back cover photographs were taken by Charles Peterson. [5], Arm's lyrics, according to critic Steve Huey, are a rant about "disease, self-loathing, angst, and dirty sex". 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. "[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. Log in Sign up. Rose, Cynthia. "[27], The song was referenced in the 1992 film Singles, which is set against the backdrop of the Seattle grunge scene. 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. 2 contributors total, last edit on Jan 09, 2017. [1] Sonic Youth covered "Touch Me I'm Sick", while Mudhoney covered Sonic Youth's "Halloween". 34,060 views, added to favorites 631 times. [11] "Touch Me I'm Sick" has a straightforward garage punk structure with a simple repeating power chord riff played at a high tempo. 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. Ehrbar, Joe. Mudhoney. You sing about being sick. Skip to content. [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]. "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released as Mudhoney's debut single by independent record label Sub Pop on August 1, 1988. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. The single was a hit among Seattle's underground music scene, as well as college radio stations across the United States. 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". 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 … Sonic Youth's version offered a female perspective of the song, with bassist Kim Gordon handling the vocals. Cart (0) Check Out ... Touch Me I'm Sick 7-Inch. Yeah Touch me I'm sick! 2013-05-04T20:17:26Z Comment by The Ink Twins. [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. 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