!K7 Records have unveiled the first video to be released from Mudhoney: Live in Berlin, 1988, the upcoming DVD of Mudhoney's performance at the Independent Days Festival in Berlin that year. In stores on November 13th, Mudhoney: Live in Berlin, 1988 (Pre-Order available at Amazon.com) allows fans and those interested in owning a piece of music history an opportunity to relive the first ever Grunge concert to take place in Europe through recently re-discovered and never before seen footage. In anticipation of the DVD release, !K7 has unveiled video of the song "If I Think", premiered today on VICE's Noisey.com.
Mudhoney: Live In Berlin, 1988 presents one of the greatest rock groups at their very best - a glorious mess of flailed hair, acidic caterwaul, gnarly riffage and fried guitar skronk as Mudhoney tear through material from their epochal (but then-unreleased) Superfuzz Bigmuff EP and eponymous debut album. The show's wild, thrilling, and funny-as-fuck, much like Mudhoney themselves.
The footage, filmed by a professional camera crew at 1988's Berlin Independent Days festival and only recently rediscovered, captures the Seattle Grunge pioneers' first ever performance on foreign soil. Playing as representatives of Sub Pop Records to a crowd of curious punters, critics and members of Europe's independent music community, the show was also the first Grunge gig in Europe, laying essential groundwork for the genre's subsequent global domination.
With over 40 minutes of concert footage, the DVD also features an exclusive interview with Mudhoney front man Mark Arm, and liner notes written by renowned journalist Stevie Chick.
A testament to the enduring vitality of the independent music scene, the DVD release celebrates the 27th anniversary of !K7, a Berlin-based independent label and distributor with offices in New York and London, and an internationally renowned purveyor of electronic music in particular. In its early days, !K7 also served as a video production company run by label-owner Horst Weidenm_ller, whose crew filmed a number of performances from that year's Berlin Independent Days festival. Weidenm_ller recently rediscovered the Mudhoney footage, realising that he held in his hands a crucial rock 'n' roll document that had to be shared with the world.
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