Live At El Sol

MR 291CD MR 291CD

2009 release. Munster Records presents a live album from Mudhoney, recorded in Madrid in 2007, where the band played many of their most defining songs in full-frontal, sonic attack mode, recorded directly into a professional mixing desk. "They had very long hair and looked like four Linda Blairs with their heads spinning in time with the massive swathes of guitar. Visually they reminded me of what I perceived Redd Kross to look like. It was all fairly mind-blowing. They came on late and we were all very drunk. The hypnotic psychedelic onslaught had traces of Detroit in its bloodstream and my own take on it all was that these guys were The Damned to Nirvana's Sex Pistols in that respective 'scene.' All the late '80s/early '90s Pacific Northwest bands were different in some way but connected in the sense that the media feeding-frenzy turned it into a movement even although it never actually was. I never ever got Cobain's mob like I got Mudhoney'd that fateful night. The next time I saw them, they'd cut their hair but still managed to shred Sonic Youth in Glasgow. Fast forward 20 years, then to this release. Recorded at the fine Madrid establishment El Sol in July of 2007, their recorded works always made a lot more sense after you saw them. I'm not sure that any such equipment exists that could adequately harness the unbridled horsepower of this combo, but this release comes mighty close." --Lindsay Hutton; Artwork by Art Chantry.