Mudhoney - Vanishing Point

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Vanishing Point is the ninth studio album by American grunge rock band Mudhoney, released in April 2013 by Sub Pop Records.

Mudhoney formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988 by singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Arm, lead guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Matt Lukin and drummer Dan Peters. Original bassist Lukin left the band in 1999 and was replaced by Guy Maddison.

Mudhoney's early releases were massively influential on the Seattle music scene. More than almost any other release of the era they inspired the dirty, high-distortion sound that would become grunge. Later on, Mudhoney also mixed heavy blues rock and punk rock into their sound at various stages. Although the band has found little commercial success during its long career, which has yielded 10 studio albums, it has inspired countless grunge and alternative rock musicians.

Growing up gracefully would seem to be a contradiction for a band like Mudhoney, but there's no mistaking that the members of the quintessential Seattle quartet are comfortable within their own skins. They know what they are, they know they're not gonna change their stripes, not even as they glare at middle age right in the face. If anything, they revel in being crotchety old gits on 2013's Vanishing Point, pledging allegiance to garage punk, dropping references to long-gone pop culture phenomena, happy to wallow in their misanthropy.

Mark Arm's savage wit is on full display, as he scrapes himself against all manner of modern irritations. Arm rails against Chardonnay popping up on a backstage rider and people acting like long-lost friends; gets revolted by the Douchebags On Parade and facetiously sings a song of joy and feigns positivity on What To Do With The Neutral.

As he sneers out his disgust, Mudhoney stomp out blitzkrieg rockers, working within their wheelhouse but gamely stretching out, encompassing hints of blues and elastic slide guitars. It is, in other words, a Mudhoney album through and through: no outright surprises sonically, but beneath the roar it's hard not to admire how their perennial piss-takes are subtly deepening and how their saturated superfuzz always sounds so good.

Check out these tracks: Chardonnay; Douchebags On Parade; In This Rubber Tomb and What To Do With The Neutral.

This LP on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl with album digital download is pressed in the USA.

 

(098787102017)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Slipping Away

4:44

A2

I Like It Small

3:39

A3

What To Do With The Neutral

3:29

A4

Chardonnay

1:39

A5

The Final Course

4:19

B1

In This Rubber Tomb

3:33

B2

I Don’t Remember You

2:35

B3

The Only Son Of The Widow From Nain

2:45

B4

Sing This Song Of Joy

3:32

B5

Douchebags On Parade

3:51

SKU 098787102017
Record Label Sub Pop Records
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number SP 1020
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 02 April 2013
Original Release Date (Year) 02 April 2013
Barcode # 098787102017
Shipping Weight 0.2700kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Vinyl LP Record, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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