Mark Arm

Mark Arm (born Mark McLaughlin on February 21, 1962) is the vocalist for the grunge band Mudhoney. He is also credited with coining the term "grunge" to describe his (and other Seattle rock groups) style of rock music (although Kurt Cobain claimed that Sub Pop executive Jonathon Poneman created the term). His former group, Green River, is one of the first grunge bands, along with Malfunkshun, Soundgarden, Skin Yard, the U-Men, and others. He is also the manager of the Sub Pop warehouse and previously worked at Fantagraphic Books . Mark Arm first entered the Seattle rock scene in 1980, when he formed a band, while attending Bellevue Christian High School, called "Mr. Epp and the Calculations". The band played its first show in 1981, opening for the band Student Nurse. In 1982 they released a 7" EP. The next year they added a second guitarist, Steve Turner, and released a cassette. Mr. Epp and the Calculations came to an end the following year. After Mr. Epp and the Calculations ended, Mark Arm and Steve Turner (who had become close friends) joined the band Limp Richerds for a few weeks.


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