Mudhoney to release ‘Live in Berlin 1988’ DVD documenting ‘first grunge gig in Europe’

Seattle rockers Mudhoney this fall will release a concert DVD featuring newly re-discovered, professionally shot footage of the band’s 40-minute set at the Berlin Independent Days festival in 1988 in front of Sub Pop Records reps, music critics and fans in what’s now being billed as “the first grunge gig in Europe.”

“Mudhoney: Live in Berlin 1988” will be released Nov. 13 via !K7 Records, featuring the festival set plus a bonus interview with frontman Mark Arm. The label has not released a tracklist, but says the performance featured material from their then-unreleased Superfuzz Bigmuff EP and self-titled debut album.

In the announcement of the DVD’s release, Arm is quoted as saying of the Berlin set: “We couldn’t understand quite why this was happening, why ours was the band that was flying out, or what was going on. We’d only played Portland, outside of Seattle, at that point. And to be flown out to Berlin to play a show, at that point, seemed almost like a joke to us.”

 

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