Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge This extremely loud and grungy Pacific Northwest foursome, torchbearers of the overhyped "Seattle Sound," take their name from a Russ Meyer soft-porn movie; their music… Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge This extremely loud and grungy Pacific Northwest foursome, torchbearers of the overhyped "Seattle Sound," take their name from a Russ Meyer soft-porn movie; their music… Mudhoney Rock
Music Review

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (1991)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Mudhoney; Genre: Rock

This extremely loud and grungy Pacific Northwest foursome, torchbearers of the overhyped ''Seattle Sound,'' take their name from a Russ Meyer soft-porn movie; their music is only slightly more genteel. Imagine the heaviest of Black Sabbath heavy metal, only somewhat speeded up and with added touches of humor, and you have a good approximation of the Mudhoney way of life. The band — led by very, very loud guitarists Steve Turner and Mark Arm — seems to care less about songs than it does about reproducing the violence its members hear in their heads. The result conjures images of skyscrapers bashing, but wait: Fudge is not all noise. There's a surprisingly friendly harmonica on ''Pokin Around'' and some uncharacteristically textured guitar strumming on ''Something So Clear.'' At root, though, Mudhoney is for those who value high-volume guitar for its own sake. B-

Originally posted Aug 02, 1991 Published in issue #77 Aug 02, 1991 Order article reprints