Yeah Touch me I'm sick! Touch Me I'm Sick 7. Mudride 2. The idea for the single came about when Arm mentioned his new band to Sub Pop label owner Bruce Pavitt. Mudhoney officially formed on January 1, 1988. You sing about being sick. In 2008, both Sub Pop and Mudhoney celebrated our 20th anniversaries. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. [25], Since its release, "Touch Me I'm Sick" has been accorded classic status within the grunge genre. Mudhoney "Touch Me I'm Sick" originally released Summer 1988 ast a domestic 45 on Sub Pop records re-released on the Sub Pop album "Superfuzz Bigmuff and Early Singles" / I know there's alre Fuck me I'm sick! [22], — Courtney Love on her decision to give up stripping and pursue a career in music[23], Following the success of the "Touch Me I'm Sick" single in the Seattle area, Sub Pop positioned Mudhoney as the flagship band of their roster and heavily promoted the group. Although Mudhoney never attained this level of mainstream acceptance, according to Allmusic's Mark Deming, the band's "indie-scene success laid the groundwork for the movement that would (briefly) make Seattle, WA, the new capital of the rock & roll universe". Mudhoney S/T. Touch Me I'm Sick Lyrics: Well, I feel bad / And I've felt worse / And I'm a creep, yeah / And I'm a jerk / Come on! On the Move 08. "[20] The single's success caught the band by surprise; Arm had initially dismissed the song as a "B-side toss off". and violent possession or forcing ("I'll make you love me till the day you die!"). [16] Creswell considers Arm's "overboard" vocals to mock a variety of rock stereotypes: the punk snarl, the "woozy slur" of hard rock, garage rock "yea-ahs", R&B-style wails and a "Jerry Lee Lewis shudder". [17] The record, which came in a white paper bag without a picture sleeve, had an inscription on the A-side: "What does the word 'crack' mean to you?". Tracks 2-1 to 2-9 recorded on 2 inch 24 track, October 10, 1988 at the Metropol in Berlin during Berlin Independence Days Festival by a couple of anonymous Germans who changed reels immediately before "Touch Me I'm Sick". Mudhoney contributed the song " Overblown " to the 1992 movie Singles , which was set in Seattle and featured a fictional band (made up of … Skip to content. "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released as Mudhoney's debut single by independent record label Sub Pop on August 1, 1988. [15] However, Arm says that he had not put much thought into the lyrics; while performing the song in concerts, he sometimes changes them to amuse himself. 2 contributors total, last edit on Jan 09, 2017. Huey refers to them as a "hysterical screech", and "snarling, demonic howls". "[16] He considers the track to be Mudhoney's highwater mark, "There's something special about that first single, we were never quite able to recapture that sound. Prior to the release of Mudhoney's " Touch Me I'm Sick " single in March 1988, Bruce Pavitt sent a five-song Mudhoney tape to Sonic Youth for the band's opinion. Sonic Youth immediately proposed a split single where each band covered the other. The cover was included in the deluxe edition of Daydream Nation (2007), and offers a female perspective of the song with bassist Kim Gordon handling the vocals. It was Mudhoney's debut release. classic. [2] A staple of Mudhoney's live shows, it remains the band's most recognizable song. Complete your Mudhoney collection. "[3] Arm has also described "Touch Me I'm Sick" as a catchphrase around which the band built a song. I'm diseased And I don't mind Gunna make you love me Til the day you die C'mon. [2] In an essay called "'Touch Me I'm Sick': Contagion as Critique in Punk and Performance Art", Catherine J. Creswell suggests that some of the lyrics refer to AIDS. [2][10] Similarly, the music writer Sleazegrinder compares Arm's singing to "a gargly, half-mad howl, the panicky yelp of a rabid dog falling down a well". [2], Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991, "Charts of the Year - The Best Selling Records of 1989 - Top 50 Independent Singles", SYR6: Koncertas Stan Brakhage prisiminimui, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Touch_Me_I%27m_Sick_/_Halloween&oldid=998125563, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Sonic Youth: "Touch Me I'm Sick" (Arm, Lukin, Peters, Turner) – 2:36, Mudhoney: "Halloween" (Sonic Youth) – 6:07, This page was last edited on 3 January 2021, at 23:10. Mudhoney’s debut single “Touch Me I’m Sick” and its follow-up Superfuzz BigMuff EP defined an era of late-80s-early ‘90s Seattle grunge, with its sludgy guitars, roughshod rhythms and singer Mark Arm’s emphatic whelps and screams. Mudhoney Regular price $6.00 — Sold Out. The official home of Mudhoney, Seattle WA USA. / Wow! Our Time is Now 6. Barr, Brian J. Mudhoney promotional biography for. It was just a cool, fried-out sound. Sonic Youth's "Touch Me I'm Sick" cover was later included on the deluxe edition of Daydream Nation, released on June 12, 2007, while Mudhoney's cover of "Halloween" was featured in the 2008 deluxe edition reissue of Superfuzz Bigmuff. Author SublimeGuitar [a] 211. [10][11] According to the sheet music published at Sheet Music Plus by Better Than Your Music, it is written in the time signature of common time, with a moderately fast tempo of 120? [8], Another feature of "Touch Me I'm Sick" that has been commented upon is Arm's vocals. [2] This is accompanied by a blunt bass line and frenetic drumming. [14] In his book Loser: The Real Seattle Music Story, Clark Humphrey accuses the song of being a copy of "The Witch" by The Sonics. The split single was released on 7" vinyl as a limited edition by Sub Pop in December 1988. [8] The song's dirty sound was produced using an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff distortion pedal, which is augmented by a second guitar providing more distortion. [2][10] For its northwestern rock exhibit, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame requested the song's original lyrics sheet. Check out Touch Me I'm Sick (Live at KCSB) [Explicit] by Mudhoney on Amazon Music. [5][10] Turner said: "In retrospect, it's The Yardbirds' 'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago' by way of The Stooges' 'Sick of You'. Hard-on for War 10. Ehrbar, Joe. Sonic Youth immediately proposed a split single where each band covered the other. [8][9], "Touch Me I'm Sick" is an alternative rock and garage punk song that lasts for a duration of two minutes and thirty-three seconds. When it was first released, "Touch Me I'm Sick" was a hit on college radio. I Saw the Light 4. Come on, baby Now come with me If you don't come If you don't come If you don't come You'll die alone. [11] "Touch Me I'm Sick" is composed in the key of G major, while Mark Arm's's vocal range spans one octave and three notes. It was just a really gnarly, gnarly guitar sound. Bradford Allison of Prefix magazine suggested that Sonic Youth's version "seems even grimier than the original". [16] When asked in an interview about the sales figures of the single, Turner replied, "The first [pressing sold] 1,000, then 3,000 of the reissue, then it was out of print for a while; then they made 2,000 more and those are probably gone. I was just going to be a stripper for the rest of my life and never have a band again. "Sub Pop: See Label For Details – An Interview with Bruce Pavitt". 34,060 views, added to favorites 631 times. "Here's Mud in Your Ear". " Touch Me I'm Sick 7-Inch. The front and back cover photographs were taken by Charles Peterson. Tracks 2-1 to 2-9 recorded on 2 inch 24 track, October 10, 1988 at the Metropol in Berlin during Berlin Independence Days Festival by a couple of anonymous Germans who changed reels immediately before "Touch Me I'm Sick". Suck You Dry 9. Hard-on for War 10. [12], Critics have noted a Stooges influence in "Touch Me I'm Sick", typical of Mudhoney's early material. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick • Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More at Discogs. The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. [15], "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released on August 1, 1988, as a 7" vinyl. 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