The Muffs (album)

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The Muffs
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 11, 1993
GenrePunk rock, pop punk
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerRob Cavallo, David Katznelson, The Muffs
The Muffs chronology
The Muffs
Blonder and Blonder
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Punknews.org4.5/5 stars[2]

The Muffs is the debut album by the pop punk band The Muffs, released on May 11, 1993 on Warner Bros. Records. The album contains the single "Big Mouth". "Everywhere I Go" was later used in a popular Fruitopia television commercial (the cassette version of the track is actually the demo; the band was torn between which version to release and ended up splitting the difference).[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kim Shattuck, except where noted

  1. "Lucky Guy" – 2:46
  2. "Saying Goodbye" – 2:16
  3. "Everywhere I Go" – 3:12
  4. "Better Than Me" – 2:48
  5. "From Your Girl" – 3:27
  6. "Not Like Me" – 3:08
  7. "Baby Go Round" – 2:47
  8. "North Pole" (Barnett) – 0:35
  9. "Big Mouth" – 1:51
  10. "Every Single Thing" – 2:22
  11. "Don't Waste Another Day" – 2:35
  12. "Stupid Jerk" (Mike Saunders) – 0:31
  13. "Another Day" – 2:16
  14. "Eye to Eye" (Shattuck, Vammen) – 3:30
  15. "I Need You" (Barnett, Shattuck) – 3:41
  16. "All for Nothing" – 3:20


  • Kim Shattuck – Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Ronnie Barnett – Bass
  • Melanie Vammen – Rhythm Guitar
  • Criss Crass – Drums
  • Korla Pandit – Organ
  • Rob Cavallo – Producer
  • David Katznelson – Producer
  • The Muffs – Producer


  • "There's a certain charm to the group's 3-chord riffing and primitive rhythms that seems to have most appeal when driving a vehicle beyond the posted speed limit on a hot, sunny day. But stretched over 16 tracks, the forced minimalism begins to wane in appeal." (Roch Parisien, Allmusic)[1]
  • "The Muffs is a powerful pop-punk album that has Ramones-styled power-chord rockers in addition to more laidback and soothing numbers. " (Matt Carlson, Billboard/Allmusic)[4]
  • "You'd have to reach all the way back to Blondie's Plastic Letters to find punkish power pop this endearing." (Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times)[5][6]
  • "PERHAPS it's post-punk integrity that makes "The Muffs" such an uneven affair, but it's probably just incompetence. The debut album from this half-female, half-male LA quartet has its bristly moments - notably the 31-second "Stupid Jerk," a cover of an Angry Samoans rant." (Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post)[7]


  1. ^ a b Parisien, Roch. The Muffs at AllMusic. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Cocksedge, Rich (July 2, 2013). "The Muffs - The Muffs (1993)". Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  3. ^ Freek, Jim (Jan 20, 2000). "The Muffs - Hamburger (Sympathy for the Record Industry)". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved August 25, 2011. And practically everyone with a television set is by now familiar with the opening strums of "Everywhere I Go" (a.k.a. the song from that Fruitopia commercial), a morsel of jangly '60s pop that appeared on the Muffs' debut long-player but shows up here in a rawer demo version (which was actually released on the cassette version of that first album).
  4. ^ Carlson, Matt. "The Muffs - The Muffs". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  5. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (June 27, 1993). "Barbra Streisand Shows Regards For `Broadway'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  6. ^ ASIN B000002MJM, The Muffs
  7. ^ Jenkins, Mark (Jun 4, 1993). "Muffs: Sometimes On, Sometimes Off". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 6, 2011.

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