Steve Turner (guitarist)

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Steve Turner
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Steve Turner in 2007
Background information
Birth nameSteve Turner
Born (1965-03-28) March 28, 1965 (age 53)
OriginHouston, Texas, USA
Alternative rock
Punk rock
InstrumentsGuitar, Bass, Vocals
Associated actsMudhoney
Green River
Mr. Epp and the Calculations

Steven Neil Turner (born March 28, 1965) is an American guitarist, most famous for his work with Seattle band Mudhoney.


Turner was born in 1965 in Houston, Texas.[1] His first band was called The Ducky Boys. The line up included future Pearl Jam member Stone Gossard. The Ducky Boys split around 1983. Turner later joined Mark Arm in Mr. Epp and the Calculations, which Arm described as "The worst band in the world". Mr. Epp played their final show with Turner in 1984.

Turner was also the first guitarist in Green River which again featured Arm and Gossard, and also acquired the services of Jeff Ament (later Pearl Jam) on bass guitar. [1] Turner left the band in 1985, citing differences with the "careerist" Ament.

Arm and Turner started Mudhoney on New Year's Day, 1988. The Melvins bassist Matt Lukin was brought in, as was Dan Peters on drums.[1] With Mudhoney, Turner recorded all their albums from Superfuzz Bigmuff in 1988 to Digital Garbage in 2018.

Turner also has side projects such as The Thrown Ups, Monkeywrench, and The Fall Outs. He also has released various solo recordings in a folk-vein.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 431-2