Greg McCorkle
Mudhoney crushed it at Easy Street Records in the West Seattle Junction on April 1 to help the store celebrate 25 years in business.

SLIDESHOW: Mudhoney rocks the junction at Easy Street Records

The crowd got there early and it became apparent that this was no ordinary show. Mudhoney, formed in 1988, were at Easy Street Records to help the store celebrate 25 years in the West Seattle Junction. Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Guy Maddison and Dan Peters rocked the crowd which had gone out into the sidewalk and street even before they started playing. Mudhoney has produced 10 studio albums previously and are now releasing their latest, Vanishing Point.

This was an all ages, in-store event for Easy Street and the roaring surging sound of the band filled the heart of West Seattle with the band's own brand of surging grungy punk.

Reporter/Photographer Greg McCorkle was at the show and wrote:

"I remember in 1996 I saw them play an awesome show at the Central Tavern in Pioneer Square. Mark Arm did a stage dive that blew my mind. Here we are seventeen years later and they can still rock the house.

Many of the people that gathered in the cramp confines of the iconic record store on the corner of California Avenue and SW Alaska looked like they could have been at the same show as I almost two decades ago.

Transported back in time when the world looked to Seattle for their music fix. Many bands have come and gone but these purveyors of Grunge keep on laying down the heavy chords that sent a generation out into the world with their own identity. Easystreet turned 25 years young tonight.

Mudhoney was young tonight, the crowd was young tonight, I was young tonight. Life is good."

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