Mudhoney – Touch Me I’m Sick (1988)

March 13, 2020 – Day 264

Seattle loved Iggy and the Stooges, they were an influence for the entire Sub Pop scene but Mark Arm and Mudhoney really wore the influence on their sleeves. They are quoted about the song in the liner notes to their 2000 Compilation “March To Fuzz”: “Mark: I thought this song was a b-side toss off, until it stormed up the independent charts L.A.M.F. That’s when I said to the rest of the guys, “Hang on, the rollercoaster ride is about to begin.” Turns out we were in the kiddie park. Steve: In retrospect, it’s The Yardbirds’ “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” by way of the Stooges’ “Sick Of You.” At the time I was trying for the stuttering R&B; guitar of The Nights And Days.” “Come on / Touch me, I’m sick”

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