To celebrate the label’s twentieth birthday, Sub Pop will release a series of re-issues starting with Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff: Deluxe Edition (which, like their brand new album The Lucky Ones , comes out May 20, 2008), launch a limited run of the Sub Pop Singles Club (more on that soon-ish), and throw a series of over-the-top birthday parties for itself this summer.
Herewith the scoop on these birthday parties:
SP20 Comedy Show – Friday, July 11th at The Moore Theatre
You can also buy tickets for SP20 in person at the Marymoor Park Office between 9am and 4pm, Monday-Friday. You can also phone them at 206-205-3661 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to buy tickets and have them mailed to you. A fee of $8 per ticket supports maintenance and operations of King County Parks. There’s more info about all of this on the Concerts at Marymoor site.
There is also, at this same link info for those interested in carpooling to SP20!
[Hey Philly Kid—Send me your address and I’ll send you a treat! -ed.]
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 10:34 AM
Subject: How is this? Re: Mail Bag Back in Action – L. Swain
Too Sober Right Now For Anything Too Interesting
I’ll write something better after I’ve had a few. Saw Mudhoney in Lancaster, PA last weekend. I wish I would have had a chance to talk with them, because I would have asked, “WHYTHEHELLAREYOUALLTHEHELLTHEWAYOUTHERE?!” I had to make the trek back to Philly [big town in PA, look it up on a map, bigger then Lancaster even] through dark of night and construction lanes that reminded me of a driver’s ed nightmare. But I did it for Mudhoney. They hold the record for band-that-I’ve-seen-in-the-most-number-of-towns, and it is not because they tour too much. Anyway, Steve Turner was my hero during most of my twenties, and the only interaction I remember having with Sub Pop was when I sent a cassette copy of “Bleach” back for replacement around 1992. When I wrote to inquire about my replacement, someone sent a rather sharp note back saying that Sub Pop wasn’t in the habit of replacing cassettes that had been tossed around the floorboard of someone’s car. I don’t know how that person knew, but I didn’t put it there, it was this undesirable female who ripped out the tape and threw it there in an unprovoked rage. In closing I will also mention our dog, named Mudhoney. She is a four-legged dog, but she walks with a gimp. No joke there, just plain fact in mention.
Although the national press coverage for this holiday has been a little light, you visitors here at the Sub Pop Interweb Concern are already well aware that today, May 20th, 2008, is MUDHONEYDAY! We declared it so a little while back.
And, in celebration of MUDHONEYDAY, we are hereby inviting you to come out to Easy Street Records in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood for a FREE IN-STOREPERFORMANCETONIGHT AT 7PM! Even better: this free in-store performance at 7pm will be performed by the actual Mudhoney!
What’s more, if you are unable to attend this evening’s FREE Mudhoney in-store performance because you live in some other city, or have plans or family members you cannot neglect, or have been committed of and incarcerated for a crime you did/did not commit, or have discovered far too late that those pot cookies are way, WAY stronger than you anticipated, you can watch this FREE Mudhoney in-store performance on your computer! The fine people at Easy Street have set up a live webcast of this evening’s FREE Mudhoney in-store performance which you can access here at 7pm PST.
We are, of course, also celebrating MUDHONEYDAY with the release of two record albums by the actual Mudhoney:
May 20th, 2008 is officially Mudhoney Day on the wall calendar in the Sub Pop International Global World Headquarters of America office. I know you’re scratching your head thinking, “How can I, Mudhoney fanatic that I am, celebrate Mudhoney Day?” Well I’ll tell you, presumably inquisitive reader! You pick up TWO new Mudhoney records (and maybe a t-shirt and a poster if you like)! We’re actually quite pleased with ourselves for unleashing The Lucky Ones (CD/LP), a brand new Mudhoney album, as well as a very deluxe, very special double-disc Superfuzz Bigmuff (CD) all on the same day. And due to our penchant for pandering to potential record-buyers, if you pre-order The Lucky Ones by May 20th, we’ll toss in a bonus 7” single. A new bonus 7” single by Mudhoney. And, we’ll toss in Mudhoney-related stickers and a button. So please, help us celebrate Mudhoney Day by turning your money into our money.