This is exactly why Seattle is the coolest city I’ve never been to.  Mudhoney graced the front page of the city’s premier news publication, The Seattle Times, in Thursday’s edition with an exposé honoring their 25 years together.

When asked for a comment on the band’s ‘silver annivesary,’ Mudhoney guitarist, Steve Turner expressed, “The 25 years means something, maybe, but you can use that kind of thinking to boggle your mind on any front,” he said. “I’ve been skateboarding for 35 years, and I’ve been alive for 48 years.”

Turner went on to say that if an anniversary brings more attention to Mudhoney’s new album, that isn’t a bad thing. The record takes its place as one of the their best in years, showing that age is just a number, and that the band still has plenty of fuel left after 9 full length albums spanning a quarter of a century.

“We can’t deny that rock music was created as a youth thing,” Turner admitted. “But people just keep doing it as they get older, like us. How do you age in something, and stay youngish, if that’s possible? It’s a weird, built-in problem.”

Vanishing Point is the band’s latest forth-coming release which hits record stores this Tuesday, April 2nd.  It will be succeeding the documentary of the band, I’m Now, which was released late last year. The documentary revisits the beginnings of Mudhoney and the birth of grunge, as well as Sub Pop records, which (not so coincidentally) celebrates it’s 25th anniversary next month. Now– back to the future, Mudhoney’s new release is still up and available for free streaming in it’s entirety right here. For the full story, click The Seattle Times link at the top of the page.

I also want to remind you that while you are at the record store picking up Vanishing Point on April 2nd to look for the Deluxe Reissue of Mad Season’s Above, which includes bonus tracks, and the remastered DVD of their legendary performance at the Moore Theater, April 29, 1995.

  • nikhil1994

    They deserve man!!I was suprised with poor response to vanishing point.not that bad albulm:)

  • Search and Destroy

    Poor response?? It hasn’t even been officially released. They have been receiving a lot more press and attention as of late

  • nikhil1994

    I am talking about this site.everybody comments on alice in chains,billy co.but nobody is interested in mudhoney

  • Search and Destroy

    Oh gotcha..yeah it is a shame, but it does seem like they are getting more press recognition as of late

  • Creep

    Can’t wait to see them in a few weeeeeks~

  • Dave

    Lets be honest if it weren’t for their opening gig for Pearl Jam they would have hung it up many years ago

  • EvenFlow

    I like this Whip guy. Write more articles Whip.

  • GenXLady

    Nikhil1994-^^^^^^^ I don’t know if it is a lack of interest, or more likely less “controversy” around Mudhoney that draws less commenting. A lot of the commenters on here seem like they like to come here and rag on different musicians or bands for different reasons. Maybe negative view on my part, but it sure seems like it sometimes scrolling through different threads. That is not a dig on this site. I still enjoy checking out the various stories.

  • Shoegazer

    I have a great amount of respect for this band, and they deserve all the attention they’ve been getting lately. Mudhoney never tried being something they weren’t, even if it meant they wouldn’t have commercial success.

  • Whip

    I agree Shoe. That’s why Mudhoney and Melvins are two of my favorite bands that get reported on in here. They love their fans, but when it comes to writing music they are doing it for THEMSELVES. They’re like the local band that doesn’t have to sacrifice anything to please their label, or to impress the media constantly, but popular enough to get press and have fans all over the world. That’s the perfect scenario if you ask me.

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