Mudhoney is an American grunge band. Formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1988 following the demise of Green River, Mudhoney's members are vocalist and rhythm guitarist Mark Arm, lead guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison), and drummer Dan Peters. Original bassist Matt Lukin left the band in 1999 but briefly returned in December of 2000 to complete touring obligations. Mudhoney's early releases on Sub Popthe "Touch Me I'm Sick" single and the Superfuzz Bigmuff EPwere very influential in the Seattle music scene, and helped inspire the dirty, high-distortion sound that would characterize grunge. Mudhoney were also notable for their mixing of heavy blues rock and punk rock. They have found little commercial success during their long career, which has yielded eight studio albums. They have inspired notable grunge and alternative rock musicians, most notably Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.