[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. [12], Critics have noted a Stooges influence in "Touch Me I'm Sick", typical of Mudhoney's early material. [5], Arm's lyrics, according to critic Steve Huey, are a rant about "disease, self-loathing, angst, and dirty sex". The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. [21] Sonic Youth covered "Touch Me I'm Sick" while Mudhoney covered Sonic Youth's "Halloween". 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! [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. Touch Me I'm Sick 7-Inch. [4], Mudhoney recorded the song at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio in April 1988, three months after the band's formation. On the Move 8. 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Mudhoney have dismissed this claim, and questioned the writer's knowledge of music. Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. I'm diseased And I don't mind Gunna make you love me Til the day you die C'mon. Mudhoney. You got a shtick, it'll take you to the top.' According to Allmusic, "the song's raw, primal energy made it an instant anthem which still stands as one of [grunge's] all-time classics". According to Pavitt, "It was just a limited edition, maybe 800 pieces, but people all over America started raving about it. "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released as Mudhoney's debut single by independent record label Sub Pop on August 1, 1988. Mudhoney contributed the song " Overblown " to the 1992 movie Singles , which was set in Seattle and featured a fictional band (made up of … It was released on 12" vinyl in the UK by Blast First in January 1989, and in Germany in 1990 by Glitterhouse Records. Bradford Allison of Prefix magazine suggested that Sonic Youth's version "seems even grimier than the original". The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. "Here's Mud in Your Ear". " It’s not like it’s 'Free Bird' where you have to suffer through 10 minutes of playing it every night. Touch me I'm sick! In & Out of Grace 11. No One Has 05. 2013-05-26T15:56:08Z Comment by Trickster-357. [26] First editions of the 7" itself are considered collector's items, "routinely command[ing] three-figure prices", according to Louder magazine in 2016.[16]. [15] Creswell, who also believes the song parodies the theme of seduction in contemporary rock music, points to lyrics that refer to impotence ("If you don't come, if you don't come, if you don't come, you'll die alone!") The Straight Life 03. [5] Producer Jack Endino was surprised by how noisy the sessions were and how dirty the band wanted the guitars to sound; "for the most part, I just sort of stood back and let them go at it". [15], "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released on August 1, 1988, as a 7" vinyl. 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. "As far as the lyrics go, the line, 'Touch me, I'm sick' really struck me as being a funny thing to say, and we built verses around that," he said. classic. The idea for the single came about when Arm mentioned his new band to Sub Pop label owner Bruce Pavitt. 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". Bradford Allison of Prefix magazine suggested that because of this, the cover "seems even grimier than the original". / Wow! I was just going to be a stripper for the rest of my life and never have a band again. Touch Me I’m Sick 07. Initially, Sub Pop released 800 clear coffee-brown vinyl copies, 200 black vinyl copies and a few assorted vinyl color copies of the single. Yeah Touch me I'm sick! " Touch Me I'm Sick/Halloween " is a split single by American alternative rock bands Sonic Youth and Mudhoney, released in December 1988 by the independent record label Sub Pop. "Touch Me I'm Sick" remains Mudhoney's most popular song. Rose, Cynthia. Hard-on for War 10. The split single was released on 7" vinyl as a limited edition by Sub Pop in December 1988. I don't know if it was the guitars or the recording. [8] A staple of Mudhoney's live set ever since its release, Arm says the band hasn't tired of performing the song: "The beauty of it is that it’s two minutes long. [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?". Since it did not exist—Arm briefly considered making a fake one by writing down the lyrics, crumpling the sheet, and then burning the edges—the band instead donated Turner's old Big Muff pedals. The Straight Life 3. Mudhoney From $10.00 Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge. cool.. with the touch of led zeppelin, but i'm not sick! No One Has 5. Mudride 2. "Touch Me I'm Sick/Halloween" is a split single by American alternative rock bands Sonic Youth and Mudhoney, released in December 1988 by the independent record label Sub Pop. Mudhoney was formed in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist Mark Arm and guitarist Steve Turner. "[19] I'm a creep yeah I'm a jerk Come on Touch me I'm sick Well I won't live long And I'm full of rot Gonna give you girl Everything I've got Touch me I'm sick Touch me I'm sick 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 Touch me I'm sick Fuck me I'm sick I think it had more to do with the actual electromagnetic chemistry of what was going through our amps that day. La Briola, John. [2][10] For its northwestern rock exhibit, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame requested the song's original lyrics sheet. [8], Another feature of "Touch Me I'm Sick" that has been commented upon is Arm's vocals. Touch Me I’m Sick: D: Where the Flavor Is: Notes Recorded live during their 2016 European tour at shows in Germany, Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Norway, and Slovenia LiE is the first unlimited-edition, non-bootleg live Mudhoney album to date. Whoooa. And he basically gave us five chords, but he said don't use more than three within one song. Live Mud Tracklist: 01. [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". The discography of Mudhoney, a Seattle, Washington-based punk/grunge band, consists of ten studio albums, four compilation albums, five extended plays (EP), one live album, and twenty singles.This list does not include material recorded by Mudhoney band members with any other project. Its heavily distorted and fuzzy guitars, snarling vocals, blunt bass line and energetic drumming contributed to a dirty sound that influenced many local musicians, and helped develop the nascent Seattle grunge scene. 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". 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. [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. [5] In 2003, Charles Peterson published a book of photography titled Touch Me I'm Sick. View interactive tab. Mudhoney’s song “Touch Me I’m Sick,” is a grunge anthem. [14] In a few years, many Seattle grunge bands signed to major labels and broke into the mainstream, achieving mass popularity. On the Move 08. Suck You Dry 9. Complete your Mudhoney collection. Huey refers to them as a "hysterical screech", and "snarling, demonic howls". The fictional band in the film, Citizen Dick, perform a song called "Touch Me I'm Dick"—a wordplay on Mudhoney's song. [2] A staple of Mudhoney's live shows, it remains the band's most recognizable song. "[20] The single's success caught the band by surprise; Arm had initially dismissed the song as a "B-side toss off". 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. "Touch Me I'm Sick"/"Halloween" was released as a limited edition 7" vinyl by Sub Pop in December 1988. Search. Cart (0) Check Out ... Touch Me I'm Sick 7-Inch. [25], Since its release, "Touch Me I'm Sick" has been accorded classic status within the grunge genre. 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. beats per minute. When it was first released, "Touch Me I'm Sick" was a hit on college radio. Prior to the release of the "Touch Me I'm Sick" single, Pavitt sent a five-song Mudhoney tape to New York alternative rock band Sonic Youth for the members' opinions. Both songs credited to Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Dan Peters and Matt Lukin. When it was first released, "Touch Me I'm Sick" was a hit on the indie circuit, and is still the band's most recognizable s… Damn good. [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. Our Time is Now 6. It was Mudhoney's debut release. [24] The band's early material received airplay on college radio and influenced many local musicians, including Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. [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. "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released as Mudhoney's debut single by independent record label Sub Pop on August 1, 1988. Regular price $6.00 Quantity. [6] Guitarist Steve Turner said that the band selected two of their "grungiest" songs for the single. I Saw the Light 04. The official home of Mudhoney, Seattle WA USA. 2013-05-04T20:17:26Z Comment by The Ink Twins. Check out Touch Me I'm Sick (Live at KCSB) [Explicit] by Mudhoney on Amazon Music. 34,060 views, added to favorites 631 times. Download Pdf I knew that I could scream on cue like that.". Touch me I'm sick! [11] The song has a basic sequence of G5–D5–C♯5–B5–F♯5–G5–D5–C♯5–B5 during the verses and follows a two-chord sequence of C♯5–B5 at the refrain as its chord progression. Fuck me I'm sick! Lyrics to "Touch Me I'm Sick" by MUDHONEY: Well I feel bad / And I've felt worse / I'm a creep yeah / I'm a jerk / Come on / Touch me I'm sick / Well I won't live long / And I'm full of rot / Gonna give you girl / Everything I've got / Touch me I'm sick / Touch me I'm sick / Come on baby now come with me / … [11] "Touch Me I'm Sick" has a straightforward garage punk structure with a simple repeating power chord riff played at a high tempo. [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? Keep up with the band on their website and Facebook, and below, watch video of the band playing "Touch Me I'm Sick" atop the Space Needle. The front and back cover photographs were taken by Charles Peterson. [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. 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. Touch me, I'm sick wow I won't live long, and I'm full of rot Gonna give you - girl - everything I got Touch me, I'm sick, yeah Touch me, I'm sick 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 wow ooh I'm diseased, I don't mind I'll make you love me … Editors’ Notes 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. Log in Sign up. Mudhoney Regular price $6.00 — Sold Out. Barr, Brian J. Mudhoney promotional biography for. [17] The limited release numbers were inspired by another indie label, Amphetamine Reptile. [2] This is accompanied by a blunt bass line and frenetic drumming. Orders over $50 save $5 using code paranoidcore at checkout. Sonic Youth's version offered a female perspective of the song, with bassist Kim Gordon handling the vocals. Higgins, JR. "Mudhoney: No Nonsense Seattle Supergrunge". The single was a hit among Seattle's underground music scene, as well as college radio stations across the United States. Sub Pop owners Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman reasoned the limited supply would increase demand, and utilized different colors of vinyl in order to rationalize further limited pressings and to increase the single's allure as a collectible item. "Sub Pop: See Label For Details – An Interview with Bruce Pavitt". "[3] Arm has also described "Touch Me I'm Sick" as a catchphrase around which the band built a song. [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. / Touch me I'm sick! According to Creswell, "In declaring 'Well, I'm diseased and I don't mind' and changing the final refrain to 'Fuck Me, I'm Sick!' The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. Suck You Dry 09. "In Fuzz We Trust: Mudhoney". 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. Mudride 02. [5][10] Turner said: "In retrospect, it's The Yardbirds' 'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago' by way of The Stooges' 'Sick of You'. It features black-and-white photographs of bands (including Mudhoney) and concerts, and focuses on the alternative music scene of the 1980s and 1990s.[28]. "[27], The song was referenced in the 1992 film Singles, which is set against the backdrop of the Seattle grunge scene. "[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. Hard-on for War 10. and violent possession or forcing ("I'll make you love me till the day you die!"). Our Time Is Now 06. Joe Ehrbar called it "the song most of us would come to know [the band] by". Hate the Police First digital release of long out of print limited-edition vinyl-only release from 2007. [7] "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More" was to be the A-side of the single and "Touch Me I'm Sick" the B-side before, in drummer Dan Peters's words, "that all got flipped around". [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. [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. Mudhoney S/T. It was recorded in April 1988 at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio with producer Jack Endino. At the time I was trying for the stuttering R&B guitar of The Nights and Days. But I heard Mudhoney's 'Touch Me I'm Sick' one night, and I was saved. The B-side sticker featured the toilet picture that later became the cover art of the sleeved second edition of the single.[18]. [13] "Touch Me I'm Sick" and B-side "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More" were later included on the Mudhoney compilation albums Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles (1990) and March to Fuzz (2000). [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". I Saw the Light 4. Mudhoney just returned from South America and will be playing intermittent North American shows throughout the rest of the year, including spots at Muddy Roots Festival and Riot Fest. [12] Writing for Allmusic, Steve Huey described the song as "the ultimate grunge anthem" and "a crucial and vastly influential touchstone in the evolution of the grunge movement, virtually defining the term". You sing about being sick. People that we really respected. It was recorded in April 1988 at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio with producer Jack Endino. 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". 2 contributors total, last edit on Jan 09, 2017. Just four months later Touch Me I’m Sick hit the streets. Touch Me I'm Sick 7. Live Mud by Mudhoney, released 05 June 2020 1. "Touch Me I'm Sick" is a song by the American alternative rock band Mudhoney. According to Mudhoney vocalist Mark Arm, "Touch Me I'm Sick" originated from a discussion with Sub Pop owner Bruce Pavitt, who "said: 'Hey, you sing about dogs. "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released as Mudhoney's debut single by independent record label Sub Pop on August 1, 1988. And aside from a few albums in the mid-'90s, all of Mudhoney’s music has come out on Sub Pop, which also released the early recordings of Soundgarden and Nirvana, marketed the Seattle sound, and is principally responsible for grunge’s popularly. [1] Sonic Youth covered "Touch Me I'm Sick", while Mudhoney covered Sonic Youth's "Halloween". Ehrbar, Joe. Author SublimeGuitar [a] 211. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. It was just a cool, fried-out sound. It was just a really gnarly, gnarly guitar sound. Skip to content. [2] Music writer Brian J. Barr referred to this noisy sound as "the sonic equivalent of an amplified comb scraping against paper". the speaker declares himself to be the viral, 'AIDS-bearing,' 'polluting' person of contemporary fantasy". We here at Sub Pop could think of no better way to do so than by putting out as many Mudhoney records as possible. Check out Touch Me I'm Sick (Live in Berlin) by Mudhoney on Amazon Music. "[13] The song is also reminiscent of the hardcore punk of Black Flag. In 2008, both Sub Pop and Mudhoney celebrated our 20th anniversaries. Mudhoney - Touch me I'm sick - live in Space Needle - YouTube Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Sonic Youth / … Touch Me Im Sick tab by Mudhoney. 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. 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 Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. Sonic Youth immediately proposed a split single where each band covered the other. "Touch Me I'm Sick" is a song by the American alternative rock band Mudhoney. Sonic Youth immediately proposed a split single where each band covered the other. 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