9/19/90 Mark Arm headed to Reciprocal Recording to record a cover of Robert (Bob Dylan) Zimmerman's ''Masters of War''.The recording session (with Jack Endino) lasted a day. the B-side is a shuffling novelty called ''My Life with Rickets'' jokingly credited to ''M. Arm / B. Diddley'' and featuring a ''Who Do You Love''-like riff and the refrain ''she beats the shit out of me''. Sub Pop released the record under the moniker The Freewheelin' Mark Arm at November 1990 and the cover ever goes so far as to parody Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' Bob Dylan record from the early 60s
Oh yeah what about guest appearances?
Mark sings on the Alice in Chains song "Right Turn."
Mark sings the song "I Need Somebody", a stooges cover on the Nebula album To the Center, released in 1999 on Sub Pop.
Mark also sings the song "Mama Lay Your Boy Down", on the Gary Heffern album Askew, released on Belltown Records.
Note: Here's a photo of Mark Arm, and Carla Torgerson from the Walkabouts and Gary Heffern at the "Mama Lay Your Boy Down" session. Listen it from Gary Heffern's MySpace Here
Gary told me:
"We did a show at the Crocodile right after the session with me singing, Chris and Carla from the Walkabouts on guitars and Mark on drums. i never knew he was a drummer!!! it was a short 20 minute set or so. but really cool.".
..and about Mudhoney
"I just fucking love these guys, their music, their spirit, their humor. but most of all
I like them because of the way they treat people. Nice bands are a dime a dozen...But "super nice" guys in bands are rare gems"
Mark plays synthesizer on the Gas Huffer song "You May Have Already Won" released on their album Just Beautiful Music
Mark sings one of the songs on the band Dickless 7" vinyl single"Lumberjack" / "C-word."
Note: Only 500 copies were made. 450 given away at Sub Pop 10th anniversary Party (4-11-98) and rest 50 were given away to first 50 customers with a $100 order in June 1999. The records are on purple vinyl, and know paper sleeve was provided, and nothing is written/labeled on the record. On one side in the center is a picture of Mark dressed in drag. awh, and he sings on "Lumberjack".
Mark plays organ on the Junkyard Dogs,
Note: Mark told me that he was barely involved in the Junkyard Dogs, "I just played a little organ one day in the studio."
Mark is guest musician on Martin Bland's Randomized Control Trials as well, more info later.. or from Bland's blog here
Melvins feat. Mark Arm cover the Scientists’ “Set It on Fire.” From the Melvins’ covers album Everybody Loves Sausages,
Mark sings on a cover of Suicide's Cheree for the Universal Daughters benefit compilation , Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me ? (Santeria SAN 070). Listen it from Soundcloud here
"Masters of War" b/w "My Life With Rickets"
Recorded and mixed at Reciprocal recordings By Jack Endino 9/19/90
Sub Pop SP87
Sub Pop SP9/130
Notes: Paper foldover sleeve and insert attached .
Copies pressed on different colors vinyl
The standard ones:
Mint Green Marble
Green w/ Red Marble
Very rare :
Blue & Red
Purple with Brown Marbling
Plain white labels
(Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' Bob Dylan -cover)
Chrome Peeler Records
Mark's 3rd solo song can be found on You've Got Your Orders - Volume One. that's the Chrome Peeler Records compilation. the track is "Coke Limo". Mark recorded it in his own basement.
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