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MARCH TO FUZZ

March To Fuzz


Mudhoney was most convincing when the 7" recording format limited their more indulgent tendencies. In general (especially early on), their albums were always peppered with great songs -- usually variations on the band's trademark scuzzy sound and sneering attitude -- but rarely sustained momentum all the way through, thanks in part to the band's weakness for ponderous jams. The sorely needed, two-disc best-of March to Fuzz attempts to have it both ways: the first disc is a generous, 22-track overview of their recordings from 1988-1998, while the second compiles 30 rarities for the devotees. It's a tactic that's been used before, and it's usually maddening, giving both casual and die-hard fans an entire disc they don't want. But March to Fuzz actually works very well. For one, it's not priced as a double-disc set, and for another, both discs are actually very strong. Mudhoney's sound didn't change very much over the course of their career, which means that even though disc one isn't arranged chronologically, everything is pretty much of a piece. It's also very well chosen, even if the surprisingly strong latter-day albums My Brother the Cow and Tomorrow Hit Today aren't heavily represented. But the disc makes a convincing case that Mudhoney never stopped making bruising, vital rock & roll, or writing great (albeit samey) songs. The rarities disc is surprisingly entertaining, featuring plenty of cover versions, cranky goofs, and songs that were certainly better than some of their album tracks, but were relegated to B-sides or indie compilations. Their '60s garage and surf roots are actually summed up very effectively here, as well as their love of early-'80s hardcore. March to Fuzz might be a little hard to handle all in one sitting, but it's hard to imagine a better overview of Mudhoney's career. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi

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    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Sub Pop (USA)
  • UPC: 098787050028
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Track listings

  • Disc 1: Best Of:
  • 1. In 'n' Out Of Grace
  • 2. Suck You Dry
  • 3. I Have To Laugh
  • 4. Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More
  • 5. Who You Drivin' Now
  • 6. You Got It
  • 7. Judgement, Rage, Retribution And Thyme
  • 8. Into The Drink
  • 9. Thousand Forms Of Mind, A
  • 10. Generation Genocide
  • 11. If I Think
  • 12. Here Comes Sickness
  • 13. Let It Slide
  • 14. Touch Me I'm Sick
  • 15. This Gift
  • 16. Good Enough
  • 17. Blinding Sun
  • 18. Into Your Shtik
  • 19. Beneath The Valley Of The Underdog
  • 20. When Tomorrow Hits
  • 21. Make It Now Again
  • 22. Hate The Police
  • Disc 2: Rarities:
  • 1. Hey Sailor
  • 2. Twenty Four
  • 3. Baby Help Me Forget
  • 4. Revolution
  • 5. You Stupid Asshole
  • 6. Who Is Who
  • 7. Stab Your Back
  • 8. Pump It Up
  • 9. Money Will Roll Right In, The
  • 10. Fix Me
  • 11. Dehumanized
  • 12. She's Just 15
  • 13. Baby O Baby
  • 14. Over The Top
  • 15. You Give Me The Creeps
  • 16. March To Fuzz
  • 17. Ounce Of Deception
  • 18. Paperback Life
  • 19. Bushpusher Man
  • 20. Fuzzbeater
  • 21. Overblown
  • 22. Run Shithead Run
  • 23. King Sandbox
  • 24. Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown
  • 25. Holden (Previously Unreleased)
  • 26. Not Going Down That Road Again
  • 27. Brand New Face
  • 28. Drinking For Two (Previously Unreleased)
  • 29. Butterfly Stroke (Previously Unreleased)
  • 30. Editions Of You (Previously Unreleased)
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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