David Duet of Cat Butt fame joins Mudhoney onstage to perform the Dicks’ “Hate the Police” in Austin, November 2011.
Mudhoney play their cover of the Dicks’ “Hate the Police” in Denver Friday. With guest vocals by Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys and Garrett Shavlik of the Fluid.
Mudhoney, “Hate the Police,” live in São Paulo, Brazil, May 23, 2010. (Video by Sebastián Jarpa.)
Jason Finn, of Presidents of the USA/Love Battery/Skin Yard fame, explained the origin of this delightful cover image to me in 2009:
“I was in Japan a couple weeks ago, and I was taken to a record store… One of the Mudhoney bootlegs had a picture of Matt Lukin on the front. [Ed. note: He’s presumably talking about the Australian EP pictured above.] And he’s passed out in his underwear, and in thick Sharpie, shit is drawn all over his body. Big eyebrows drawn on him; his eyeballs are drawn to be open. Across his chest it says I FUCK ARSES.
“And I looked at the photo and I’m like, That was in my house and I remember that night. It was the first time that the Cosmic Psychos flew over from Australia to play American dates, right after they signed to Sub Pop for what turned out to be just the one record. But they flew over, and of course everything went nuts at the house, and Matt, to his credit, had stripped down to his underwear before he passed out—we didn’t do that to him. But once he was out, of course, all bets were off.”