Mudhoney made out quite well monetarily when it came to penning songs for soundtracks during the '90s. Case in point, this tune from the With Honors
soundtrack. As the group's frontman, Mark Arm
, told us, "We got asked to do a couple of songs for a couple of movies, like Singles
and With Honors
. They would give us like $20,000 to record one song. And we were just like, 'What? This is crazy!' But then you realize your average major label at the time, it was like a $200,000 record. That was probably on the cheap side for some of the bands that were on the soundtracks. So if a record has 10 songs, and you record it for $200,000, one song is $20,000, right? So we recorded the Singles
soundtrack song ["Overblown
"] for about $164, and just kept the rest of the money. We did a similar thing with virtually every soundtrack song, unless it was a song that we'd already recorded."