"Mudhoney" is a grunge band, formed in Seattle in 1988. The band is named after a Russ Meyer movie, Mudhoney.
The very beginnings of Mudhoney start out in Bellevue, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. While at Bellevue Christian High School, Mark McLaughlin (later Mark Arm) started a band with his friends named Mr. Epp and the Calculations, after a math teacher of his. The band was more a joke band than a real band; their first "show" was in class singing Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up" and using rolled up maps as guitars because they couldn't play real instruments. Mr. Epp finally played their first show 3 years after they formed in 1981. Around this time Mark Arm and a friend of his, Steve Turner formed a more serious yet still humorous band, Limp Richerds. Mr. Epp appeared on KZAM-AM radio and were introduced being called "the worst band in the world". They played their last show on February 3, 1984 with Malfunkshun at the Metropolis. In 1996 Lou Reed had asked the members of Mr. Epp to back him up at the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame show. They declined and the part went to Soul Asylum.