Where's Savers next to Thrift City in Redwood City?! They have the attitude and incredible musical chops to go with their profound understanding of the Garage Punk ethos. You'll never see the flip side of this record in a store window or here on amazon. To me 60s garage for the most part cannot be topped by the original purveyors and there are ample reissues and comps of this music that usually more than satisfy me. If you think Garage Rock is cool, then pick up a Mummies reissue and be blown away by the garageyest Garage band in Rock 'N Roll history. Mummies did rock'n'roll without good gear, without money and without you! What did you assholes do to the future? And that's just the way they want it. August 20 2010 New Mummies 45!! In 1990, ' first single appeared on the band's own Pre-B.
We give you all the keys to the fucking kingdom, and you fuck it all up. Rock 'n' roll at it's most crude, raw, and unproduced. But don't worry - the skips and hiss have been retained. Oh yeah, and this ain't no bullshit. October 10 2008 The Mummies Are Back!! Listen and marvel at the Kings of Budget Rock as they define what was to be a world-wide revolution of retardo rock. The other nine are , mostly of , , and songs from the 1950s and 1960s.
Where did Thrift Center in Hayward go?! Title Writer s Length 9. In fact they developed more fans than they would have dreamed only after they had been broken up for years! Apparently, The Mummies did have a bass player, as these master tapes have revealed. One more parking ticket, and it's hide the salame. What happened to all the cheap equipment? Not to mention their dumb lyrics and middle finger atittude. This was only a test. Needless to say, the boys were appalled at the state of the future we all live in.
Though they subsequently reunited for European tours in 1993 and 1994, and have performed intermittently since 2008, Never Been Caught remains their only officially-released full-length studio album. The Mummies wouldn't be the cult underground legend that they are if they didn't do it themselves with the cheapest equipment they could find. They are reminiscent of the The Surf Punks, Saga and other per- renialy recycled bands, some with bad sound, some with bad members don't even get me into cheap trick's constant turnover of personnel and these 'bird-flipping' guys. The production however sounded like some worn out, shoddy, homemade record from the 50's. Have a fuckin' heart, will ya? But that's part of the charm.
So this is what happens when we call it quits. Never Been Caught was released by Telstar in 1992. Had this been an actual emergency, the shows played last week would have been followed by some kind of additional horseshit. This is worse than Chuck riding up to the statue of liberty at the end of the Planet of the Apes. That, plus their one hit single and a couple other 'bonus' tracks. Upwards and onwards with Mad Mummies March. Only eight of the album's 17 tracks are originals, all written by organist and saxophonist Trent Ruane.
Title Writer s Length 1. Not all farted about with years later by Those Who Fear The Holy Crackle. In 2002, after the Mummies had been inactive for eight years, Telstar re-released the album on compact disc for its tenth anniversary, adding five additional tracks. I recommend the Mummies to anyone who likes their rock and roll blemished, raucous, manic, sloppy and budget priced. However, the group briefly reunited in 1993 when fellow San Franciscans asked to open for them on a tour of Europe; being big fans of , agreed, and made enough of an impression on European rock fans that they were persuaded to come back for a headlining tour in the Spring of 1994.
In keeping with the band's lo-fi aesthetic, it was given a sound mix. The singer has six kids. No other Garage-Rock Revival band played this crudely with equipment this bootleg. Cut us a little slack!! Zombies have nothing on these guys. The bandages, the refusal to do cds, the olde hearse car, their refusal to go away. Remember that show in Spain last year? Title Writer s Length 18.
The band broke up shortly before the album's release and, though they have reunited since for intermittent touring and performances, Never Been Caught remains their only officially-released studio album. And if you don't like it, put yer ear buds back in and go listen to yer Bob Fuckin' Dylan again. Oh yeah, there's one last hitch: the show is in Spain, amigo. Those slave drivers at Maxwell's really know how to extract that pound of flesh. The playing was sloppy and downright bad, but the ideas were kickarse.
This album is a killer. Worst of all, the guitarist is living out of his '72 Monte Carlo. No profit is made from this blog. And all on account of a silly little mis understanding about a bar tab. What can be said about the Mummies that hasn't been said already? We need the fucking money. It just don't get any easier than this.
That one and only show we were gonna do? The Mummies started in the late 80's. After extensive West Coast gigging, a tour of the Northwest with garage icon called his favorite American band and a brief jaunt to the East Coast, threw in the towel in January 1992, shortly before came out. Most people regarded them as a joke which they were , with their bandage outfits, unspeakably worthless equipment, their rejection of cds and the heinous sound quality of their recordings. June 9 2009 The Mummies Invade H oboken!! Garage hipsters are dumb if they don't love the Mummies. In other words, the Mummies became the ultimate Punk Rock band. The recordings are all made from records I bought myself.