Mudhoney Since We've Become Translucent on LP + Download
2002's Since We've Become Translucent found Mudhoney back in the Sup Pop fold after over a decade on Reprise. Following Matt Lukin's retirement, Guy Madison (formerly of Bloodloss and Lubricated Goat) took over bass duties on this, their sixth full-length recording, joining founding members Mark Arm, Steve Turner and Dan Peters.
Since We’ve Become Translucent was recorded as 2001 became 2002 in three separate studios in Seattle: Gravelvoice (with producer Scott Colburn), Jupiter (with Martin Feveyear), and Egg (with Johnny Sangster). Three songs each at three studios. Which, makes nine. The tenth song, “Inside Job,” was recorded by Jack Endino in April 2000 with Wayne Kramer of MC5 on bass.
This album is one of the most varied records of Mudhoney's career, ranging from Hawkwind-esque psych freakouts to horn-inflected stompers. It is clear that it was as much of a blast for them to make as it is for us to listen. In the post-post-rock era, it became more and more difficult to channel the prime mover, thus the proto-rock of Since We’ve Become Translucent became more liberating/important/relevant than ever.
Mudhoney Since We've Become Translucent Track Listing:
1. Baby, Can You Dig the Light
2. The Straight Life
3. Where the Flavor Is
4. In the Winner’s Circle
5. Our Time Is Now
6. Dyin’ for It
7. Inside Job
8. Take It Like a Man
9. Crooked and Wide
10. Sonic Infusion