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The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex. When it was first released, "Touch Me I'm Sick" was a hit on college radio. 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. 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".
You sing about being sick. You got a shtick, it'll take you to the top. Mudhoney recorded the song at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio in Aprilthree months after the band's formation. Barr referred to this noisy sound as "the sonic equivalent of an amplified comb scraping against paper". Mudhoney have dismissed this claim, and questioned the writer's knowledge of music.
Arm's lyrics, according to critic Steve Huey, are a rant about "disease, self-loathing, angst, and dirty sex". Creswell suggests that some of the lyrics refer to AIDS.
Huey refers to them as a "hysterical screech", and "snarling, demonic howls". It was Mudhoney's debut release. 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.
The B-side sticker featured the toilet picture that later became the cover art of the Love Calling Earth - Robbie Williams - Sing When Youre Winning second edition of the single.
According to Pavitt, "It was just a limited edition, maybe pieces, but people all over America started raving about it. People that we really respected. Sonic Youth immediately proposed a split single where each band covered the other. The cover was included in the Im Sick - Various - FYF Members Mix Tape edition of Daydream Nationand offers a female perspective of Im Sick - Various - FYF Members Mix Tape song with bassist Kim Gordon handling the vocals.
Bradford Allison of Prefix magazine suggested that Sonic Youth's version "seems even grimier than the original". 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.
Since its release, "Touch Me I'm Sick" has been accorded classic status within the grunge genre. Since it did not exist—Arm briefly considered making a fake one by writing down Rockbottom (Stereovox Remix) - Various - GU Mixed lyrics, crumpling the sheet, and then burning the edges—the band instead donated Turner's old Big Muff pedals.
Joe Ehrbar called it "the song most of us would come to know [the band] by". I don't know if it was the guitars or the recording. It was just a really gnarly, gnarly guitar sound. I think it had more to do with the actual electromagnetic chemistry of what was going through our amps that day. It was just a cool, fried-out sound. The song was referenced in the film Singleswhich is set against the backdrop of the Seattle grunge scene.
It features black-and-white photographs Im Sick - Various - FYF Members Mix Tape bands including Mudhoney and concerts, and focuses on the alternative music scene of the s and s. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Touch me im sick. Song Im Sick - Various - FYF Members Mix Tape Mudhoney. Sample of "Touch Me I'm Sick", illustrating its high tempo, heavily distorted main guitar riff and frenetic drumming.
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