Mudhoney / Sonic Youth Halloween

Out of print

Release Date December 1, 1988

Catalog No SP26

Legend has it that this iconic release from Sub Pop’s Singles Club series came from Bruce Pavitt sending Sonic Youth a short tape of Mudhoney’s early work for feedback, only for the art-punk heroes to float the idea of both bands covering each other. Kim Gordon’s growl and the scrambled guitars of Sonic Youth’s version of “Touch Me I’m Sick” emphasizes the guttural power of Mudhoney’s career-defining moment, while Mark Arm and company take a moody and cerebral b-side and fashion it into a pummeling monolith.

-Martin Douglas, courtesy of KEXP