Greg McCorkle
Packed beyond capacity Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center was the scene of a concert by the classic Seattle grunge rock band Mudhoney, there to play as part of a launch of an ice cream named after the band.

Mudhoney was hot for White Center Ice Cream launch

By Greg McCorkle

On a cold evening in White Center a large crowd began to gather outside Full Tilt Ice Cream in anticipation of what? A new ice cream flavor? A new version of Full Tilt’s great Root beer?

No. Well, yes and no. Rock and Roll is still king in the Great Northwest and one of those rock kings were making their White Center debut at one of the area's premier ice cream shops.

The long time iconic band Mudhoney whose dark thrashing sounds have led over two generations out of puberty into adulthood brought their song “Touch me I’m sick” to hundreds of fans that spanned multiple generations.

There were teenagers to gray hairs standing in the cramped confines inside and lining the sidewalk outside just to get a glimpse of lead singer Mark Arm and hear the classic grunge chords of a band that personifies an era when Seattle ruled the music world.

The band was there to help launch an ice cream flavor that bears their name.

Mudhoney ice cream is a blend of single pollen organic honey supplied by West Seattle's Shipwreck Honey, cinnamon and fudge. The plan was to let the early gathering crowd sample the new flavor and then hear the band.

The band took the stage around 8pm and, set up in the front window, the 50 person capacity shop was a throng that surged and spilled outside as the volume shook the windows of the neighborhood.

If you missed this show… well you missed an historic opportunity.

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