[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. / Wow! [17] The limited release numbers were inspired by another indie label, Amphetamine Reptile. 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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!' Touch me I'm sick! Mudhoney From $10.00 Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge. Mudhoney Regular price $6.00 — Sold Out. 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. "Touch Me I'm Sick" remains Mudhoney's most popular song. [11] "Touch Me I'm Sick" has a straightforward garage punk structure with a simple repeating power chord riff played at a high tempo. "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. Suck You Dry 09. [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. 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. The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. Mudhoney. At the time I was trying for the stuttering R&B guitar of The Nights and Days. Mudride 02. 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. Bradford Allison of Prefix magazine suggested that Sonic Youth's version "seems even grimier than the original". Mudhoney - Touch me I'm sick - live in Space Needle - YouTube Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. [12], Critics have noted a Stooges influence in "Touch Me I'm Sick", typical of Mudhoney's early material. 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! 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 [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". [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". "[3] Arm has also described "Touch Me I'm Sick" as a catchphrase around which the band built a song. 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… On the Move 8. 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 2013-05-04T20:17:26Z Comment by The Ink Twins. And he basically gave us five chords, but he said don't use more than three within one song. [1] Sonic Youth covered "Touch Me I'm Sick", while Mudhoney covered Sonic Youth's "Halloween". 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. [2] This is accompanied by a blunt bass line and frenetic drumming. [8], Another feature of "Touch Me I'm Sick" that has been commented upon is Arm's vocals. The fictional band in the film, Citizen Dick, perform a song called "Touch Me I'm Dick"—a wordplay on Mudhoney's song. Touch Me I'm Sick 7. "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. [5] In 2003, Charles Peterson published a book of photography titled Touch Me I'm Sick. Cart (0) Check Out ... Touch Me I'm Sick 7-Inch. Touch Me I’m Sick 07. Mudhoney contributed the song " Overblown " to the 1992 movie Singles , which was set in Seattle and featured a fictional band (made up of … Live Mud by Mudhoney, released 05 June 2020 1. Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. [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], "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released on August 1, 1988, as a 7" vinyl. The single was a hit among Seattle's underground music scene, as well as college radio stations across the United States. 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. Skip to content. the speaker declares himself to be the viral, 'AIDS-bearing,' 'polluting' person of contemporary fantasy". Hard-on for War 10. [6] Guitarist Steve Turner said that the band selected two of their "grungiest" songs for the single. [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. [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 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. "[20] The single's success caught the band by surprise; Arm had initially dismissed the song as a "B-side toss off". " 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. Both songs credited to Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Dan Peters and Matt Lukin. Mudride 2. Yeah Touch me I'm sick! [2] Music writer Brian J. Barr referred to this noisy sound as "the sonic equivalent of an amplified comb scraping against paper". [2][10] For its northwestern rock exhibit, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame requested the song's original lyrics sheet. Sonic Youth's version offered a female perspective of the song, with bassist Kim Gordon handling the vocals. [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". Check out Touch Me I'm Sick (Live at KCSB) [Explicit] by Mudhoney on Amazon Music. Log in Sign up. I'm diseased And I don't mind Gunna make you love me Til the day you die C'mon. [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. Fuck me I'm sick! In & Out of Grace 11. [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". [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. You sing about being sick. [25], Since its release, "Touch Me I'm Sick" has been accorded classic status within the grunge genre. [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. I think it had more to do with the actual electromagnetic chemistry of what was going through our amps that day. On the Move 08. Orders over $50 save $5 using code paranoidcore at checkout. / Touch me I'm sick! The Straight Life 3. The idea for the single came about when Arm mentioned his new band to Sub Pop label owner Bruce Pavitt. "Touch Me I'm Sick" is a song by the American alternative rock band Mudhoney. [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. I was just going to be a stripper for the rest of my life and never have a band again. 2013-05-26T15:56:08Z Comment by Trickster-357. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Sonic Youth / … Bradford Allison of Prefix magazine suggested that because of this, the cover "seems even grimier than the original". I knew that I could scream on cue like that.". 2 contributors total, last edit on Jan 09, 2017. [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? Complete your Mudhoney collection. Initially, Sub Pop released 800 clear coffee-brown vinyl copies, 200 black vinyl copies and a few assorted vinyl color copies of the single. [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?". It was recorded in April 1988 at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio with producer Jack Endino. Hard-on for War 10. The Straight Life 03. and violent possession or forcing ("I'll make you love me till the day you die!"). 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. 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". I Saw the Light 4. I don't know if it was the guitars or the recording. The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. 34,060 views, added to favorites 631 times. Ehrbar, Joe. View interactive tab. cool.. with the touch of led zeppelin, but i'm not sick! Regular price $6.00 Quantity. It was Mudhoney's debut release. According to Pavitt, "It was just a limited edition, maybe 800 pieces, but people all over America started raving about it. It was recorded in April 1988 at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio with producer Jack Endino. [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. Damn good. Mudhoney was formed in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist Mark Arm and guitarist Steve Turner. Sonic Youth immediately proposed a split single where each band covered the other. 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 … Touch Me Im Sick tab by Mudhoney. 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]. Just four months later Touch Me I’m Sick hit the streets. 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. "In Fuzz We Trust: Mudhoney". I Saw the Light 04. [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). Search. [21] Sonic Youth covered "Touch Me I'm Sick" while Mudhoney covered Sonic Youth's "Halloween". It’s not like it’s 'Free Bird' where you have to suffer through 10 minutes of playing it every night. 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. Our Time is Now 6. When it was first released, "Touch Me I'm Sick" was a hit on college radio. The split single was released on 7" vinyl as a limited edition by Sub Pop in December 1988. Mudhoney have dismissed this claim, and questioned the writer's knowledge of music. The official home of Mudhoney, Seattle WA USA. "Touch Me I'm Sick" is a song by the American alternative rock band Mudhoney. 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