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).
"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)
"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)
"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)
^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).