Mudhoney is a grunge band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988. They have been an inspiration and influence on many alternative rock musicians, most notably Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. Mudhoney’s career is chronicled in Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad, a study of several important american underground rock groups.
* Mark Arm - vocals, guitar
* Steve Turner - Guitar
* Dan Peters - drums
* Matt Lukin - bass (1988-1999, 2000-2001)
* Wayne Kramer - bass (2000)
* Guy Maddison - bass (2001-present)
* Steve Dukich - bass (2001)
Mr. Epp and the Calculations
The very beginnings of Mudhoney start out in Bellevue, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. While at Bellevue Christian High School, Mark McLaughlin (later known as Mark Arm) and some friends started Mr. Epp and the Calculations, a band named after a math teacher of his. The band was more a joke band than a real band; their first “show” was in class singing Marvin Gaye’s “PlayGot To Give It Up” and using rolled up maps as guitars because they couldn’t play real instruments. “Mr. Epp” finally played their first show three years after they formed in 1981. Around this time Mark Arm and a friend of his, Steve Turner formed a more serious yet still humorous band, Limp Richerds. Mr. Epp appeared on KZAM-AM radio and were introduced being called “the worst band in the world”. They played their last show on February 3, 1984 with Malfunkshun at the Metropolis in Seattle.