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Mudhoney's Mark Arm Hurt His Left One Fulfilling Record Store Orders

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If this had been a real world, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam would be shining Mark Arm's shoes.
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Respect to Mark Arm.
Thank you for keeping the music fresh, dirty and powerful. Even when you signed with Reprise for a few albums, you never sold out.

Other 50 year old legends like Kiedis and Stipe sold their souls to Warner and haven't produced anything worthwhile since the nineties.

Under A Billion Suns and The Lucky Ones still have that Arm/Turner/Peters drive that excited so much in the late eighties. Look forward to hearing whatever comes next and hope to see Mudhoney back in the UK some time soon.

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interesting...funny, I just bought a import record entitled Bushpig (1990), a band from Australian in the late 80s-early 90s feat. Mark, Steve & Guy.
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Beautifully done. Reading this makes me very happy indeed.
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Great memories of Mudhoney shows. I don't believe him about skateboarding. I've seen him longboarding around Greenlake. He must be a much better surfer than me because I've had all kinds of injuries.
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Hell, I remember when Arm was running a copy machine at a UW library in 1985; don't think he had a chair there, either. He did have a sweet Helen Reddy "I Am Woman" t-shirt, though.

Fact is that between then and now Mark has proven to be one of the greatest artists to ever emerge from the NW. Mudhoney are still incredibly vital; the new song "Chardonnay" is an instant classic. And he's a helluva nice guy. Maximum respect.
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@#1 - Indeed!
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Packing peanuts are an abomination unto the Lord.
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Mark Arm fucking rocks. Mudhoney was my fav grunge band of the era and I have awesome memories of him on stage in a dress with Dickless back when those girls made a go of it. Oh yeah!!!! We still love you out here, dude!
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YES!
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I am glad to hear that someone from the grunge scene has found fulfillment.
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I am glad to see that someone from the grunge scene has found fulfillment.
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I love Mark Arm. He's definitely one of my rock heroes. I remember being at a Mudhoney gig in Olympia MANY years ago and I was drunk as hell. I was taking a piss and singing "Hate the Police" at the top of my lungs. Arm sidled up to the urinal next to mine and joined in. Class act.
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The most under-rated guy out of the Seattle music scene of the 80's-90's. People forget that Nirvana opened for Mudhoney in the early days. Mudhoney was THE band to see back in '88-'89 and put grunge on the map.
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So cool to read this. Mark's voice is one in a kazillion - he was absolutely born for Mudhoney. And he looks great in the photo.

Not quite sure why the writer would assume he'd be rich, sitting back sipping mai tais in Hawaii. It's absolutely fitting Mark Arm works for the Subpop warehouse, still plays and is friends with his bandmates, and surfs. Perfect.
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I love Mark Arm!!!!
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was it Steve or Mark that owned pinball machines? do they still?

what are Matt Lukin and Danny Peters up to?
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This article highlights how unfair the industry is. While the day jobs and the need to tour may provide the hunger and desire required to keep making great records (and Vanishing Point is precisely that), I think it's tragic that these guys can't live off the royalties of a magnificent, 25-year discography. If there's any justice in this world, Hollywood will save the day and include one of their tracks in a major blockbusting production. Perhaps we The People should try and make this happen. This is Mudhoney after all.
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I understand yet disagree with the comment above. Including their work on a major blockbuster is kind of the antithesis of Mudhoney's ethos. I don't feel bad for Mark Arm. He clearly doesn't (then or now) feel he's above earning his sustenance. There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when your art is art. The pot of gold is in the creation of the art itself. If he was motivated solely by money that would contradict and perhaps even negate his artistic fire.