Mudhoney Under A Billion Suns on LP
Mudhoney is a four-piece rock group from the old, weird Seattle. For over 20 plus years they have plugged into wall sockets all over the world, proving to be one of the most consistently electrifying acts to survive the grunge implosion, whatever that was. The wolfish howls of singer Mark Arm, soulful splatterings of guitarist Steve Turner and frenzied fills of drummer Dan Peters have produced 9 albums to date, most of which are considered neo-garage classics. In addition, they have had two bassists over the years, Matt Lukin, who retired in 1999, later replaced by the inimitable Australian Guy Maddison.
2006's Under a Billion Suns is the band’s seventh LP, performed with the same amplified urgency of their previous work. While history has shown musicians to be a largely unreliable lot, Mudhoney has never swayed in its vision of making really loud rock music and this album is no exception. Produced with the help of three notable knobsters (Phil Ek, Johnny Sangster, Tucker Martine) and boasting a blaring horn section, Under a Billion Suns exposes a more snidely political-fueled side to our shaggy heroes, but one revealed through the invariables of the Mudhoney recipe: thick, soggy punk riffs and underrated guitar dynamics, psychedelic tangents and snot-nosed finger-pointing.
Mudhoney Under A Billion Suns Track Listing:
1. Where Is the Future
2. It Is Us
3. I Saw the Light
4. Endless Yesterday
5. Empty Shells
6. Hard-On for War
7. A Brief Celebration of Indifference
8. Let’s Drop In
9. On the Move
10. In Search of